5 days in Italy Itinerary
5 days in Italy Itinerary
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Sun, Aug 23 - Thu, Aug 27
Venice — 2 nights
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 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the exciting artwork at Itaca Art Studio di Monica Martin, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally don't miss a visit to Fondamenta dei Mori. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace.
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Reykjavik, Iceland to Venice is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Venice. Traveling from Reykjavik in August, expect nights in Venice to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome — 1 night
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 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.
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Fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Florence — 1 night
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.On the 27th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.
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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide
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.