11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Milan
Drive
2
Parma
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Porto Venere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Barolo
— 1 night
Drive
5
Alba
— 3 nights
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Certosa di Milano, view the masterpieces at Galleria Deodato Arte, then take in the exciting artwork at Dep Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Libreria dell'Automobile - International motoring bookstore.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Milan trip planner.

Boston, USA to Milan is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Milan. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Parma.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Parma

— 2 nights

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiostri di S.Giovanni Evangelista. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pieve di San Giorgio, then get a taste of the local shopping with Il Giardino Della Poesia - Evadoavanti, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Parma online travel route planner.

You can drive from Milan to Parma in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Parma are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Porto Venere

— 2 nights
Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Pieve di Sant'Andrea, learn about winemaking at Azienda Vinicola Baia Del Sole - Federici, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Stella Maris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio di Santa Maria in Selaa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Ameglia, don't miss a visit to Villa Romana del Varignano, take a leisurely stroll along Portido Marina, then do a tasting at De Gustibus, and finally stop by La Bottega Di Rena.

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Traveling by car from Parma to Porto Venere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Parma in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Porto Venere, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Barolo.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Barolo

— 1 night
Barolo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50km southeast of Turin and about 40km northeast of Cuneo. On the 10th (Thu), stop by Damilano Azienda Agricola S.r.l, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vittore Martire, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Maria V. Assunta, then learn about winemaking at Marziano Abbona, and finally do a tasting at Costa di Bussia - Tenuta Arnulfo.

Before you visit Barolo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Porto Venere to Barolo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Porto Venere in October, expect Barolo to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alba.

Things to do in Barolo

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Alba

— 3 nights
Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palazzo Tornielli di Crestvolant and Castello di Monastero Bormida. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello di Cisterna D'Asti and Abbazia di Santa Giustina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alba: L' ARMANGIA AZ. AGR. / WINE CELLAR (in Canelli), Castello e Torre di Roccaverano (in Roccaverano) and Centro Storico Cairo Montenotte (in Cairo Montenotte). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Bajaj, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Giovanni Battista, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Guarene, and look for gifts at Per Tutti I Gusti.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alba day trip planning tool.

Alba is very close to Barolo. In October, daytime highs in Alba are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alba

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.