11 days in Florence & City of Venice Itinerary

11 days in Florence & City of Venice Itinerary

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Florence
— 6 nights
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Florence

— 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: St Martin Cathedral (in Lucca), Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli & Leaning Tower of Pisa) and Accademia del Buon Gusto (in Panzano in Chianti). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence trip site.

Toronto, Canada to Florence is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Toronto in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Venice

— 4 nights

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

City of Venice travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Bodies of Water · Historic Walking Areas
Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges, of which there are 400. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.In 2014, 264,579 people resided in Comune di Venezia, of whom around 55,000 live in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico). Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE), with a total population of 2.6 million. PATREVE is a statistical metropolitan area without any degree of autonomy.The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC. The city was historically the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been known as the "La Dominante," "Serenissima," "Queen of the Adriatic," "City of Water," "City of Masks," "City of Bridges," "The Floating City," and "City of Canals."

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