8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Milan
1
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  3​h
2
Bologna
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
3
Florence
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  5​h 30​min
End: Milan

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Il Salvagente, Via Torino, I Navigli, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Il Salvagente, make a trip to Via Torino, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and finally see La Casa Maledetta. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and then take in the pleasant sights at I Navigli.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan travel planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Il Caravaggio International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna attractions planner.

Take a train from Milan to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gallerie Degli Uffizi as well as Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip maker site .

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've added Roman Forum, Musei Capitolini, Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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