8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Genoa
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Milan
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome
— 2 nights
End: Rome

1
night
Genoa

Genoa
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis as well as Abbazia di San Fruttuoso. On the 24th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, step into the grandiose world of D'Albertis Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro in Banchi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, then look for gifts at Romeo Viganotti, then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Michele di Pagana, and finally steep yourself in history at Abbazia di San Fruttuoso.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Genoa travel route planner.

Rome to Genoa is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Genoa: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

San Michele di Pagana, Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis, Abbazia di San Fruttuoso
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Abbazia di San Fruttuoso ©
Abbazia di San Fruttuoso
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the views from Ponte Coperto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Michele Maggiore, then look for gifts at Rinascente Milano, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): play a few rounds at Golf Club Monticello and then see the interesting displays at Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Milan route site.

You can take a train from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Genoa in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Milan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Pavia, Golf Club Monticello, Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa
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Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Basilica San Michele Maggiore ©
Basilica San Michele Maggiore
Golf Club Monticello ©
Golf Club Monticello

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 28th (Thu), look for gifts at MIO Store - Firenze, admire the natural beauty at Giardino Bardini, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Gramasteda, then experience rural life at Pornanino, and then learn about winemaking at Le Miccine.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence travel planner.

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pornanino, Le Miccine, Gramasteda
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Gramasteda ©
Gramasteda
Le Miccine ©
Le Miccine
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then look for gifts at Vertecchi, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then look for gifts at Sancesario Bijoux, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Colle del Gianicolo, and finally stop by Grezzo Raw Chocolate.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome journey builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colle del Gianicolo ©
Colle del Gianicolo
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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