15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Rome
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Genoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Turin
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Verona
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Ravenna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
San Gimignano
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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 4th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

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

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rome is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Square
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St. Peter's Square ©
St. Peter's Square
Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano ©
Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Villa Borghese ©
Villa Borghese

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, then appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Montecatini Alto.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Montecatini Alto
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The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Montecatini Alto ©
Montecatini Alto
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Margherita Ligure, then walk around Ente Parco di Portofino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, take a stroll through Boccadasse, then examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, and finally examine the collection at Dialogo nel Buio.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Genoa trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Genoa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Margherita Ligure, Baia del Silenzio
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Ente Parco di Portofino ©
Ente Parco di Portofino
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure

2
nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 10th (Fri), get great views at Basilica of Superga and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parco forestale del Roero. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, then admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and finally wander the streets of Via Roma.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turin travel route builder.

Getting from Genoa to Turin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Genoa in April; daily highs in Turin reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Turin

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parco forestale del Roero, Basilica of Superga
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Parco del Valentino ©
Parco del Valentino
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Palazzo Reale ©
Palazzo Reale

2
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.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Te, then get engrossed in the history at Camera degli Sposi, and finally admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, then contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Turin to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Verona: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mantua
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Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo del Vetro, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, then contemplate the long history of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Dorsoduro, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ravenna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Padua, Museo del Vetro
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

1
night
Ravenna

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Basilica San Vitale, make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, look for all kinds of wild species at Il Villaggio delle Cicogne, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravenna online journey planner.

You can drive from Venice to Ravenna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo ©
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe ©
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe

2
nights
San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, then take a stroll around Comune Di Certaldo, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano. On the next day, don't miss a visit to San Gimignano Bell Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano, and then make a trip to Piazza della Cisterna.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to San Gimignano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Torre del Mangia, Comune Di Certaldo, Castello di Monteriggioni
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
San Gimignano Bell Tower ©
San Gimignano Bell Tower
Piazza della Cisterna ©
Piazza della Cisterna

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