16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Peretola Airport, Drive to Poppi
— 7 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Train to Rome, Fly to Tampa


Poppi — 7 nights

Poppi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Arezzo in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 40km east of Florence and about 30km northwest of Arezzo.Poppi borders the following municipalities: Bibbiena, Castel Focognano, Castel San Niccolò, Chiusi della Verna, Ortignano Raggiolo, Pratovecchio.Main sightsPoppi Castle, or the Castello dei Conti Guidi, the main building in the Casentino, known from 1191, was owned by the Counts Guidi. Explore Poppi's surroundings by going to Museo casa natale di Michelangelo Buonarroti (in Caprese Michelangelo), Chiusi della Verna (Cappella delle Stimmate & La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary) and Bagno di Romagna (Diga di Ridracoli, IDRO Ecomuseo delle Acque di Ridracoli, &more). Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castello Dei Conti Guidi Di Poppi, make a trip to Pieve di Romena, look for all kinds of wild species at Sorgente del Tevere, and steep yourself in history at Borgo Medievale di Poppi.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Poppi trip itinerary tool.

Tampa, USA to Poppi is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tampa in August, with highs in Poppi at 87°F and lows at 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Como.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
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Como — 3 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Change things up with these side-trips from Como: La Citta Alta (in Bergamo), Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello) and Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Fedele, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and trek along Chilometro della Conoscenza.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Como online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Poppi to Como takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Como, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.
Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors
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Venice — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Como to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Naples.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Naples — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with a short trip to Lupanar in Pompeii (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park, delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito.

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Getting from Venice to Naples by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. August in Naples sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Lake Como travel guide

Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."