36 days in Italy Itinerary

36 days in Italy Itinerary

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36 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h
1
Venice
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Verona
— 5 nights
3
Florence
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Assisi
— 6 nights
5
Rome
— 6 nights
train + subway:  3​h
6
Ravello
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Paestum
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Manchester

5
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.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice journey planner .

Manchester, UK to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Manchester to Venice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in June, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

5
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Casa di Giulietta and Museo Canonicale will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Arena di Verona and Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, admire the striking features of Bastione delle Maddalene, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Verona online tour planner .

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

6
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Siena Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pitti Palace and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana in Siena--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Siena
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

6
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Visit Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi and Eremo delle Carceri for their historical value. Museo della Porziuncola and Rocca Maggiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Montefalco (Wild Foods Italy & Montioni Frantoio e Cantina), Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono (in Fabriano) and Azienda Agraria Guerrieri (in Piagge). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Superiore di San Francesco d' Assisi, take an in-depth tour of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Assisi online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Florence in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Assisi, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Montefalco, Azienda Agraria Guerrieri, Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Galleria Borghese and Musei Capitolini. Get some cultural insight at Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa Adriana, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take a stroll through Trastevere, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

5
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Go for a jaunt from Ravello to Positano to see Fornillo about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiostro del Paradiso.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paestum.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Minori, Maiori, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Lido Capo di Conca
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

2
nights
Paestum

Paestum ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Temple of Athena, delve into the distant past at Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II, and then delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Le Mura, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, and then explore the galleries of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paestum vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Ravello to Paestum takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Paestum sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites Museums
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Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Temple of Athena ©
Temple of Athena

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