15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Orvieto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Assisi
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Ragusa, Sicily
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
4
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Roanoke

3
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate San Quirico d'Orcia and Pozzo di San Patrizio. Get in touch with nature at Cascate del Mulino and Cascata delle Marmore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orvieto: Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio), Giardino dei Tarocchi (in Pescia Fiorentina) and Pitigliano (Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie & Pitigliano Centro Storico). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Orvieto.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Orvieto day trip planning tool .

Roanoke, USA to Orvieto is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Roanoke to Orvieto is 6 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Orvieto can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pitigliano, Giardino dei Tarocchi, San Quirico d'Orcia, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Civita di Bagnoregio
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Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
San Damiano and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia and Grotte di Frasassi will get you outdoors. Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Palazzo Ducale di Urbino (in Urbino), Santuario Della Santa Casa (in Loreto) and Rocca Paolina (in Perugia). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Francesco.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi attractions planning site .

Drive from Orvieto to Assisi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Ragusa.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rocca Paolina, Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia, Santuario Della Santa Casa, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Basilica di San Francesco
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Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Palazzo Ducale di Urbino ©
Palazzo Ducale di Urbino
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

3
nights
Ragusa, Sicily

Ragusa ©
Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo San Giorgio and Scicli. St. Nicholas Cathedral and Centro Storico will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Ragusa side-trips: Syracuse (Ipogeo di Piazza Duomo, Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), & more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George, get to know the fascinating history of Ragusa Ibla, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Carmine.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ragusa itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Assisi to Ragusa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Assisi in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ragusa, with lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Syracuse, Modica, Noto, Scicli
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Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) ©
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

3
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto, wander the streets of Cannaregio, then wander the streets of Dorsoduro, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ragusa to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Ragusa in August, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro

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