41 days in Italy Itinerary

41 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy visit planner

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Venice
— 2 nights
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Padua
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Bellagio
— 3 nights
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Milan
— 1 night
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
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Porto Venere
— 2 nights
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Lerici
— 2 nights
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Sarzana
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Lucca
— 2 nights
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San Miniato
— 1 day
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Volterra
— 2 nights
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San Gimignano
— 1 night
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Monteriggioni
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Siena
— 2 nights
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Montalcino
— 5 nights
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Pienza
— 2 nights
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Montepulciano
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Castiglione del Lago
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Sorano
— 2 nights
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Pitigliano
— 2 nights
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Civita di Bagnoregio
— 1 night
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Venice

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, and finally explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice travel planner.

Dallas, USA to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Venice is 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in July, with highs in Venice at 36°C and lows at 22°C. You'll set off for Padua on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Padua

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
On the 2nd (Mon), make a trip to Prato della Valle and then get a sense of history and politics at Ragione Palace.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Padua using our trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Padua by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Verona.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites

Verona

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, wander the streets of Via Mazzini, then hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona trip website.

You can drive from Padua to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Padua in August, Verona is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bellagio.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife

Bellagio

— 3 nights

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes I Giardini di Villa Melzi. On the 5th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at I Giardini di Villa Melzi. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, stroll around La Punta Spartivento, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bellagio driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Verona to Bellagio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bellagio are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Milan

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, see the interesting displays at Leonardo3 - Il Mondo di Leonardo, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, examine the collection at Museo del Novecento, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Ancient Art, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and finally browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Milan to Cinque Terre by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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. On the 10th (Tue), stroll through Arenella Beach, make a trip to Santuario della Madonna Bianca - Chiesa di San Lorenzo, look for gifts at Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale, then make a trip to Palazzata a Mare, then do a tasting at De Gustibus, and finally steep yourself in history at Porta del Borgo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): head off the coast to Isola del Tino, appreciate the history behind Statua Mater Naturae, step off the mainland to explore Isola Palmaria, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Byron, then don't miss a visit to Villa Romana del Varignano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Santuario Nostra Signora delle Grazie.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Porto Venere travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Porto Venere, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lerici.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Lerici

— 2 nights
Lerici is a town and comune in the province of La Spezia in Liguria (northern Italy), part of the Italian Riviera. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio di Santa Maria in Selaa, get a new perspective on nature at Punta Corvo, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Lerici, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiagge di Fiascherino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Francesco, don't miss a visit to Colonnata, kick back and relax at Asciutti Carlo, don't miss a visit to Pontile Medaglie d'Oro, then pause for some photo ops at Forte Lorenese, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio e San Biagio Abate.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lerici online trip planner.

Lerici is very close to Porto Venere. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sarzana.

Things to do in Lerici

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sarzana

Sarzana is a town, comune (municipality) and former short-lived Catholic bishopric in the Province of La Spezia, of Liguria region, northwestern Italy, 15km east of Spezia, on the railway to Pisa, at the point where the railway to Parma diverges to the north. On the 14th (Sat), admire the striking features of Villa Dosi Delfini, then explore the historical opulence of Castello del Piagnaro, and then make a trip to Centro storico di Pontremoli.

Plan a Sarzana trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Sarzana is just a stone's throw from Lerici. In August, daily temperatures in Sarzana can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Sarzana

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Lucca

— 2 nights

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.
On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, then contemplate the long history of St Martin Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lucca day trip planner.

Drive from Sarzana to Lucca in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Miniato.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites

San Miniato

— 1 day
San Miniato is a town and comune in the province of Pisa, in the region of Tuscany, Italy.San Miniato sits at an historically strategic location atop three small hills where it dominates the lower Arno valley between the valleys of Egola and Elsa. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi, admire the striking features of Il Palazzo Comunale di San Miniato, don't miss a visit to Tower of Federico II, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di San Miniato, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e di San Genesio, and finally don't miss a visit to Palazzo del Seminario.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Miniato trip builder.

You can drive from Lucca to San Miniato in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in San Miniato

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Florence tour builder.

Traveling by car from San Miniato to Florence takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Volterra.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Volterra

— 2 nights
Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Etrusco Guarnacci, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca e Museo Civico, then steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Priori, then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre, and finally contemplate the long history of Porta all'Arco. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Bolgheri - Borgo Medievale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Giacomo e Cristoforo, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parco Gallorose, then cool off at Acqua Village Cecina, and finally kick back and relax at Bagno La Lanterna.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Volterra trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Volterra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Volterra

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

San Gimignano

— 1 night

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
On the 21st (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then explore the galleries of Torre e Casa Campatelli, then take in panoramic vistas at Rocca of Montestaffoli, and finally make a trip to Duomo di San Gimignano.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Gimignano itinerary planner.

Drive from Volterra to San Gimignano in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monteriggioni.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Monteriggioni

On the 22nd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, then admire the striking features of Walls of Monteriggioni, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico di Monteriggioni.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Monteriggioni trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Monteriggioni takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Monteriggioni, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Monteriggioni

Historic Sites

Siena

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the next day, contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, then see the interesting displays at Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana, then admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and finally admire the masterpieces at Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Siena day trip site.

Siena is just a short distance from Monteriggioni. In August in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Siena

Museums · Historic Sites

Montalcino

— 5 nights

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo della Mezzadria and Museo Civico e Diocesano. Raccolta Archeologica. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello Tricerchi and Borgo Medievale Cinto da Mura. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore and step into the grandiose world of Fortezza di Montalcino.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Montalcino trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Siena to Montalcino takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Montalcino can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pienza.

Things to do in Montalcino

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Pienza

— 2 nights
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Comunale di Pienza, contemplate the long history of Corso il Rossellino, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Piccolomini, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Pio II. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiata di San Quirico, admire the natural beauty at Horti Leonini, take a stroll around San Quirico d'Orcia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, then steep yourself in history at Terme Bagno Vignoni, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Sorgenti.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pienza journey maker site.

Pienza is just a short distance from Montalcino. August in Pienza sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Pienza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Montepulciano

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
On the 31st (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Via di Gracciano nel Corso, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dome of Montepulciano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio di San Biagio.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Montepulciano road trip tool.

Montepulciano is just a short distance from Pienza. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Castiglione del Lago.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Historic Sites

Castiglione del Lago

Castiglione del Lago is a town in the Province of Perugia of Umbria (central Italy), on the southwest corner of Lake Trasimeno. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Isola Maggiore, make a trip to La Rocca di Passignano Sul Trasimeno, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Domenico, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo della Corgna - Palazzo Ducale, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca del Leone.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Castiglione del Lago trip planning website.

Castiglione del Lago is just a short distance from Montepulciano. August in Castiglione del Lago sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sorano.

Things to do in Castiglione del Lago

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sorano

— 2 nights
Sorano is a town and comune in the province of Grosseto, southern Tuscany (Italy).It as an ancient medieval hill town hanging from a tuff stone over the Lente River.HistorySorano was probably inhabited by Villanovan culture, but the first historical mentions are relative to the 3rd century BC, when it was an Etruscan city under the influence of the more populous nearby Sovana.Disappearing from history under the Roman domination, it is again known in 862 when a county was founded by Emperor Louis II, under the Aldobrandeschi suzerainty. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Parco degli Etruschi, don't miss a visit to Fortezza Orsini, walk around Parco Archeologico Citta del Tufo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Pietro, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico, and finally make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Insediamento rupestre di Vitozza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Santuario di Maria SS. del Suffragio, examine the collection at Museo civico archeologico e delle tradizioni popolari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo, then examine the collection at Museo del Costume Farnesiano, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Della Terra.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sorano route planning app.

Drive from Castiglione del Lago to Sorano in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pitigliano.

Things to do in Sorano

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Pitigliano

— 2 nights
Pitigliano is a town in the province of Grosseto, located about 80km south-east of the city of Grosseto, in Italy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Acquedotto Mediceo di Pitigliano, see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Archeologico della Civilta Etrusca, don't miss a visit to Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Palazzo Orsini, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Paolo (Duomo di Pitigliano), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pitigliano planning app.

Pitigliano is just a stone's throw from Sorano. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Civita di Bagnoregio.

Things to do in Pitigliano

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Civita di Bagnoregio

— 1 night
Civita di Bagnoregio is a town in the Province of Viterbo in central Italy, a suburb of the comune of Bagnoregio, 1km east from it. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Castello e Torre Monaldeschi, explore the historical opulence of Castello Baglioni, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Celleno Vecchia, step into the grandiose world of Castello Orsini, then get curious at Museo Geologico e delle Frane, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Donato Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Civita di Bagnoregio trip website.

Traveling by car from Pitigliano to Civita di Bagnoregio takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Civita di Bagnoregio sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Civita di Bagnoregio

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Orvieto

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Pozzo di San Patrizio and then admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Orvieto.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Orvieto online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Civita di Bagnoregio to Orvieto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Orvieto to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.

Province of Viterbo travel guide

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See also Viterbo, Texas and Viterbo University. For ancient Ferento, see Ferentium. For the municipality in Colombia, see Viterbo, CaldasViterbo is an ancient city and comune in the Lazio region of central Italy, the capital of the province of Viterbo.It conquered and absorbed the neighboring town of Ferento in its early history. It is approximately 80km north of GRA (Rome) on the Via Cassia, and it is surrounded by the Monti Cimini and Monti Volsini. The historic center of the city is surrounded by medieval walls, still intact, built during the 11th and 12th centuries. Entrance to the walled center of the city is through ancient gates.Apart from agriculture, the main resources of Viterbo's area are pottery, marble, and wood. The town is home to the Italian gold reserves, an important Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Tuscia, and the Italian Army's Aviation Command headquarters and training centre. It is located in a wide thermal area, attracting many tourists from the whole of central Italy.HistoryThe first report of the new city dates to the eighth century CE, when it is identified as Castrum Viterbii. It was fortified in 773 by the Lombard King Desiderius in his vain attempt to conquer Rome. When the popes switched to the Frankish support, Viterbo became part of the Papal States, but this status was to be highly contested by the emperors in the following centuries, until in 1095 it is known it was a free comune.

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