46 days in Italy Itinerary

46 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Padua
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Verona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bellagio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive
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Porto Venere
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Lerici
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sarzana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucca
— 1 night
Drive
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San Miniato
— 1 night
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Volterra
— 2 nights
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San Gimignano
— 2 nights
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Monteriggioni
— 2 nights
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Siena
— 2 nights
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Monticiano
— 1 night
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Montalcino
— 1 night
Drive
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Castiglione D'Orcia
— 2 nights
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Pienza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montepulciano
— 1 night
Drive
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Castiglione del Lago
— 1 day
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Bagni di San Filippo
— 1 night
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Sorano
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Pitigliano
— 2 nights
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— 1 night
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— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice 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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in July: high temperatures in Venice hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Padua

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle and then admire the striking features of Ragione Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Padua travel route builder.

Take a shuttle from Venice to Padua in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites

Verona

— 3 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai, then browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, and finally take a stroll through Via Mazzini.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Verona trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Padua to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Padua in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Verona, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Bellagio

— 2 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.
You've now added I Giardini di Villa Melzi to your itinerary. On the 5th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, then pause for some serene contemplation at S. Giovanni Battista, and finally admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, walk around La Punta Spartivento, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bellagio day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Bellagio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Bellagio sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Milan

— 2 nights

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.
On the 7th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, examine the collection at Leonardo3 - Il Mondo di Leonardo, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, explore the world behind art at Museum of Ancient Art, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and finally get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 9th (Mon), 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

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 9th (Mon), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Fegina, take a leisurely stroll along Passeggiata Lungomare, hike along Cinque Terre Trails, then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola, then trek along Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Milan to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car 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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sporting Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Arenella Beach, don't miss a visit to Santuario della Madonna Bianca - Chiesa di San Lorenzo, look for gifts at Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale, then don't miss a visit to Palazzata a Mare, and finally learn about winemaking at De Gustibus. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Isola del Tino, appreciate the history behind Statua Mater Naturae, head off the coast to Isola Palmaria, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Byron, then don't miss a visit to Villa Romana del Varignano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Santuario Nostra Signora delle Grazie.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porto Venere trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Porto Venere sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lerici.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Nature

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): pause for some serene contemplation 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 kick back and relax at Spiagge di Fiascherino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giorgio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Francesco, make a trip to Colonnata, kick back and relax at Asciutti Carlo, don't miss a visit to Pontile Medaglie d'Oro, then appreciate the history behind Forte Lorenese, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio e San Biagio Abate.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lerici trip itinerary maker app.

Lerici is very close to Porto Venere. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sarzana.

Things to do in Lerici

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sarzana

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Villa Dosi Delfini, examine the collection at Museo Delle Statue Stele Lunigianesi, take an in-depth tour of Castello del Piagnaro, don't miss a visit to Centro storico di Pontremoli, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Libera Attrezzata Oasi Chiosco, and finally Head underground at Marble Caves of Carrara. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with La Goletta Beach, explore the ancient world of Museo archeologico nazionale di Luni e zona archeologica, step into the grandiose world of Castello Malaspina, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Remigio, then explore the historical opulence of Castle dell'Aquila, and finally make a trip to Grotte di Equi.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sarzana travel site.

Sarzana is just a short distance from Lerici. In August, daily temperatures in Sarzana can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Sarzana

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lucca

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, contemplate the long history of St Martin Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, then make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, and finally don't miss a visit to Le mura di Lucca.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lucca trip app.

You can drive from Sarzana to Lucca in an hour. In August in Lucca, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Miniato.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

San Miniato

— 1 night
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. On the 17th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi, contemplate the long history of Il Palazzo Comunale di San Miniato, don't miss a visit to Tower of Federico II, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di San Miniato, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e di San Genesio, and finally admire the striking features of Palazzo del Seminario.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Miniato trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Lucca to San Miniato in an hour. In August in San Miniato, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in San Miniato

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 18th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): admire the striking features of Cappelle Medicee, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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

Traveling by car from San Miniato to Florence takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) 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. On the 20th (Fri), 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, steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Priori, then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Porta all'Arco. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Bolgheri - Borgo Medievale, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Giacomo e Cristoforo, then get to know the resident critters at Parco Gallorose, then cool off at Acqua Village Cecina, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno La Lanterna.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Volterra trip builder.

Getting from Florence to Volterra by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. August in Volterra sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Volterra

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

San Gimignano

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then take an in-depth tour of Torre e Casa Campatelli, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca of Montestaffoli, and finally make a trip to Duomo di San Gimignano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Mura di San Gimignano, then don't miss a visit to San Gimignano Bell Tower, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sant'Agostino.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Gimignano sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Volterra to San Gimignano in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Monteriggioni.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Monteriggioni

— 2 nights
On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, contemplate the long history of Walls of Monteriggioni, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico di Monteriggioni, then explore the historical opulence of La Rocca di Staggia, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca di Castellina.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Monteriggioni day 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, daytime highs in Monteriggioni are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Monteriggioni

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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 26th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, take an in-depth tour of Museo della Tortura, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, then examine the collection at Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Contrada Priora della Civetta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, and finally take an in-depth tour of MOnd - Museo della Contrada Capitana dell'Onda.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Siena online attractions planner.

Siena is just a stone's throw from Monteriggioni. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monticiano.

Things to do in Siena

Museums · Historic Sites

Monticiano

— 1 night
Monticiano is a town and comune on the right bank of the Val di Merse, Tuscany, Italy, administratively part of the Province of Siena. On the 28th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at I Canaloni Del Torrente Farma, indulge in some personalized pampering at Terme di Petriolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Fabiano e Sebastiano, then step into the grandiose world of Castello La Poderina, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Galgano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eremo di Montesiepi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Monticiano tour planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Monticiano takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Monticiano are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Montalcino.

Things to do in Monticiano

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Montalcino

— 1 night

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Fortezza di Montalcino, examine the collection at Museo della Mezzadria, examine the collection at Museo Civico e Diocesano. Raccolta Archeologica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Tricerchi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Medievale Cinto da Mura.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Montalcino road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Monticiano to Montalcino in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Castiglione D'Orcia.

Things to do in Montalcino

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Castiglione D'Orcia

— 2 nights
Castiglione d'Orcia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 90km southeast of Florence and about 40km southeast of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia, not far from the Via Cassia.Castiglione d'Orcia borders the following municipalities: Abbadia San Salvatore, Castel del Piano, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani, San Quirico d'Orcia, Seggiano.HistoryThe settlement is mentioned for the first time in 714, when it was a possession of the Aldobrandeschi family. On the 30th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Terme Bagno Vignoni, make a trip to Piazza delle Sorgenti, explore the activities along Terme di San Filippo, see the interesting displays at Mining Museum Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia San Salvatore, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Laghetto Verde. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Parco dei Mulini, visit Piscina Val di Sole, take in panoramic vistas at Rocca degli Aldobrandeschi, then see the interesting displays at Parco Nazionale Museo delle Miniere dell'Amiata, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Cisterna, and finally explore the world behind art at Fortress of Tentennano.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Castiglione D'Orcia day trip planning site.

Castiglione D'Orcia is just a stone's throw from Montalcino. August in Castiglione D'Orcia sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Pienza.

Things to do in Castiglione D'Orcia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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. On the 1st (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Comunale di Pienza, make a trip to Corso il Rossellino, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Piccolomini, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiata di San Quirico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Horti Leonini, get into the urban bustle at San Quirico d'Orcia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, then contemplate the long history of Terme Bagno Vignoni, and finally make a trip to Piazza delle Sorgenti.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pienza trip itinerary planning tool.

Pienza is just a stone's throw from Castiglione D'Orcia. In September in Pienza, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Pienza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Montepulciano

— 1 night

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 3rd (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Via di Gracciano nel Corso, get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico, make a trip to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dome of Montepulciano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio di San Biagio.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Montepulciano trip planner.

Montepulciano is just a short distance from Pienza. September in Montepulciano sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Castiglione del Lago.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Historic Sites

Castiglione del Lago

— 1 day
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 4th (Sat): make a trip to Isola Maggiore, don't miss a visit 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.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Castiglione del Lago trip itinerary planning website.

Castiglione del Lago is very close to Montepulciano. In September, daily temperatures in Castiglione del Lago can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bagni di San Filippo.

Things to do in Castiglione del Lago

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bagni di San Filippo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo, don't miss a visit to Fortezza di Radicofani, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Agata, then make a trip to Pieve di San Pietro, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Antica Stazione Di Posta Di Radicofani.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bagni di San Filippo trip website.

You can drive from Castiglione del Lago to Bagni di San Filippo in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Bagni di San Filippo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Sorano.

Things to do in Bagni di San Filippo

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Parco degli Etruschi, make a trip to Fortezza Orsini, walk around Parco Archeologico Citta del Tufo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Pietro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico, and finally make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sorano online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bagni di San Filippo to Sorano takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Sorano are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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. On the 8th (Wed), admire the striking features of Acquedotto Mediceo di Pitigliano, see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Archeologico della Civilta Etrusca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Palazzo Orsini, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Paolo (Duomo di Pitigliano), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Parco Torre di Lavello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico di Tuscania, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ex Convento di San Francesco, then explore the historical opulence of Castello dell'Abbadia, and finally delve into the distant past at Vulci.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Pitigliano trip maker website.

Pitigliano is just a stone's throw from Sorano. In September, daytime highs in Pitigliano are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive 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. For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Civita di Bagnoregio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pitigliano to Civita di Bagnoregio takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Civita di Bagnoregio are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) 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.
On the 10th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Pozzo di San Patrizio and then admire the striking features of Duomo di Orvieto.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Orvieto online travel route planner.

You can drive from Civita di Bagnoregio to Orvieto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Orvieto, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Pantheon and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip site.

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
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

4
Gardens · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
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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