23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

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Florence
— 2 nights
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Assisi
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 4 nights
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 2 nights
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Salerno
— 3 nights
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Positano
— 4 nights
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Venice
— 3 nights
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Verona
— 1 night
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Milan
— 1 night
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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.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Florence holiday planning site.

London, UK to Florence is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Florence is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Florence reach 35°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Assisi.
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Assisi — 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Damiano, steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Vineria del Carmine, then get a dose of the wild on Wild Foods Italy, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Assisi sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. July in Assisi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rome.
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Rome — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Assisi in July, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Santa Maria di Leuca.
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Santa Maria di Leuca — 2 nights

Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): Head underground at Grotta Tre Porte, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Lago, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Soffio, then examine the collection at Sidereus, then make a trip to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Parco Naturale Regionale Costa Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca e Bosco di Tricase.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Maria di Leuca day trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Santa Maria di Leuca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Maria di Leuca, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salerno.
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Salerno — 3 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salerno: Paestum (Otium Mare Felix, Archaeological Park of Paestum, &more). On the 5th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, stop by Ceramica D'Urso Vietri, head outdoors with Cilento, and explore the historical opulence of Castello di Arechi.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Salerno visit planning site.

Drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Salerno in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Salerno are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.
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Positano — 4 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, &more) and Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, get outside with Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Positano sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Salerno to Positano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Positano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to Venice.
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Venice — 3 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.
Venice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Venice travel planner.

You can fly from Positano to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Positano in August, Venice is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Verona.
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Verona — 1 night

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.
On the 14th (Mon), snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, then make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally catch a live performance at Arena di Verona.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Verona tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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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.
On the 15th (Tue), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verona 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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