55 days in Italy Itinerary

55 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 2 nights
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Mantua
— 6 nights
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Milan
— 4 nights
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Turin
— 4 nights
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Genoa
— 3 nights
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Lucca
— 4 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Urbino
— 4 nights
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Assisi
— 4 nights
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Orvieto
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 5 nights
Train
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Naples
— 4 nights
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Matera
— 4 nights
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Venice

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico di Venezia and Cannaregio. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice online driving holiday planner.

Raleigh, USA to Venice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In March in Venice, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mantua.

Things to do in Venice

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Canal Grande ©
Must see
Canal Grande
4.8
Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Historic Walking Area
Centro Storico di Venezia
4.8

6
nights
Mantua

Sleeping Beauty

Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parco Giardino Sigurta and Rotonda di San Lorenzo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mantua: Caseificio San Pier Damiani (in Parma), Piazza dei Martiri (in Carpi) and Modena (Ghirlandina & Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Te, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, examine the collection at Il Museo Storico dei Vigili del Fuoco, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Sordello.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mantua journey planning website.

You can take a train from Venice to Mantua in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Mantua

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Palazzo Te ©
World heritage site
Palazzo Te
4.6

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nights
Milan

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa Necchi Campiglio and Dialogo nel Buio. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, take in nature's colorful creations at Casa Degli Atellani - La Vigna Di Leonardo, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and have some family-friendly fun at Trap Milano.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Milan trip builder site.

You can take a train from Mantua to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a shuttle. March in Milan sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

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Duomo di Milano ©
Must see
Duomo di Milano
4.8
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
History Museum
Villa Necchi Campiglio
4.6
Dialogo nel Buio ©
Landmark
Dialogo nel Buio
4.8

4
nights
Turin

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza San Carlo and Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and appreciate the history behind Ai Cavalieri d`Italia.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turin itinerary site.

Getting from Milan to Turin by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Milan, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 50°F to lows of 40°F. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

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Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
4.5
Piazza San Carlo ©
Landmark
Piazza San Carlo
4.8
Piazza Castello ©
Landmark
Piazza Castello
4.7

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nights
Genoa

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Explore hidden gems such as Boccadasse and Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, make a trip to Galeone Neptune, step into the grandiose world of D'Albertis Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Genoa visit planning app.

Take a train from Turin to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Genoa: highs are around 59°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Boccadasse ©
Neighborhood
Boccadasse
4.5
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Historic Walking Area
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi
4.5

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Lucca

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica of San Frediano and Le mura di Lucca. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata, and contemplate the long history of Puccini Museum - Casa Natale.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lucca online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Genoa to Lucca by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Genoa in March since evenings lows in Lucca dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Lucca

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Fattoria al Dotto ©
Must see
Fattoria al Dotto
4.8
Basilica of San Frediano ©
Religious Site
Basilica of San Frediano
4.5
Piazza Anfiteatro ©
Landmark
Piazza Anfiteatro
4.3

4
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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Centro Storico. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Torre del Mangia & Biblioteca Piccolomini). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and appreciate the history behind Perseus Statue.

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Getting from Lucca to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Urbino.

Things to do in Florence

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Must see
Food Tours
4.9
Centro Storico ©
Historic Walking Area
Centro Storico
4.9
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
World heritage site
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4

4
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Urbino

Urbino is a walled city in the Marche region of Italy, south-west of Pesaro, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture, especially under the patronage of Federico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palazzo Ducale di Urbino and Casa Natale di Raffaello. There's still lots to do: walk around Parco della Resistenza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista, take in panoramic vistas at Rampa Elicoidale, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano Albani.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Urbino online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Urbino in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in March: highs in Urbino hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Urbino

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Palazzo Ducale di Urbino ©
World heritage site
Palazzo Ducale di Urbino
4.6

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Assisi

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Eremo delle Carceri. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Chiara, don't miss a visit to Via San Francesco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Assisi.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Urbino to Assisi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Assisi are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:
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4
nights
Orvieto

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Orvieto and Pozzo di San Patrizio. Take a break from Orvieto with a short trip to Tempio di San Biagio in Montepulciano, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovenale, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Orvieto, learn about winemaking at Decugnano dei Barbi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant'Andrea, Orvieto.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Orvieto online trip builder.

You can take a train from Assisi to Orvieto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April in Orvieto, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Val d'Orcia ©
Must see
Val d'Orcia
4.8
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Architectural Building
Duomo di Orvieto
4.7
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Historic Site
Pozzo di San Patrizio
4.2

5
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Rome

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Monastero Di S.Benedetto in Subiaco--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip tool.

Drive from Orvieto to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:
Highlights from your trip
Pantheon ©
Must see
Pantheon
4.8
©
Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
4.8
St. Peter's Basilica ©
Historic Site
St. Peter's Basilica
4.8

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Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Galleria Borbonica and Catacombe di San Gaudioso. The adventure continues: make a trip to Oltre I Resti, explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, and contemplate the long history of Museo delle Arti Sanitarie.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
Miglio Sacro ©
Must see
Miglio Sacro
5.0
Galleria Borbonica ©
Military Museum
Galleria Borbonica
4.8

4
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Matera

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Aqvaworld Bluwellness Family Club. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, examine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura, steep yourself in history at Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, and make a trip to Chiesa rupestre di Santa Lucia alle Malve.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Matera online trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Naples to Matera in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Naples in April: high temperatures in Matera hover around 63°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:
Highlights from your trip
Sassi di Matera ©
Historic Walking Area
Sassi di Matera
4.8

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