26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice
— 5 nights
2
Bologna
— 3 nights
3
Florence
— 3 nights
4
Naples
— 3 nights
5
Rome
— 6 nights
6
Ravenna
— 3 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Battistero del Duomo and Piazza dei Signori. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palazzo Mocenigo and Villa Valmarana ai Nani. Venture out of the city with trips to Treviso (Centro Storico di Treviso & Passeggiata lungo la restera), Abbazia Benedettina Santa Maria in Silvis (in Sesto al Reghena) and Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico (in Vicenza). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Simeon Piccolo, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and make a trip to Church of San Pantalon.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Venice sightseeing planner.

Calgary, Canada to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Calgary to Venice, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in May, with highs in Venice at °C and lows at °C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Treviso, Padua, Vicenza, Abbazia Benedettina Santa Maria in Silvis, Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia
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Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia ©
Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia
Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico ©
Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico
Centro Storico di Treviso
Centro Storico di Treviso

3
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
La statua di San Domenico has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia and La Macchina del Tempo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco and Palazzo Re Enzo. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Piazza Santo Stefano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Bartolomeo e Gaetano, see the interesting displays at Museo Davia Bargellini, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Medievale.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bologna trip planning site.

You can drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Bologna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums
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Piazza Santo Stefano ©
Piazza Santo Stefano
Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco ©
La Macchina del Tempo ©
La Macchina del Tempo

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di San Gimignano and Palazzo Strozzi. Let the collections at Corridoio Vasariano and San Gimignano 1300 capture your imagination. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to San Gimignano (Torre e Casa Campatelli & Piazza del Duomo). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Arnolfo, browse the collection at Accademia di Belle Arti, and examine the collection at University of Florence Natural History Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Gimignano
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San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Torre e Casa Campatelli ©
Torre e Casa Campatelli
Palazzo Strozzi ©
Palazzo Strozzi

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti and Terme del Foro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Casa del Fauno and Temple of Apollo are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Odeon - Teatro Piccolo in Pompeii (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, browse the exhibits of Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, delve into the distant past at Temple of Jupiter, and visit Santa Lucia.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Florence in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Naples. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii
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Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno ©
Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno
Casa del Fauno ©
Casa del Fauno

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Campidoglio and Monastero Di S.Benedetto. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo and Domus Aurea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Cattedrale di Santa Margherita (in Montefiascone), Viterbo (Viterbo Historic Centre, Palazzo dei Papi, &more) and Sicily Rome American Cemetery and Memorial (in Nettuno). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Rovine Canale Monterano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede, get a sense of history and politics at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), and have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Rome are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Ravenna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Viterbo, Rovine Canale Monterano, Monastero Di S.Benedetto, Cattedrale di Santa Margherita, Sicily Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
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Foro di Cesare ©
Foro di Cesare
Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare ©
Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Sicily Rome American Cemetery and Memorial ©

3
nights
Ravenna

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Get a sense of the local culture at Abbazia di San Mercuriale and CLASSIS RAVENNA - Museo della Citta e del Territorio. Visit Antico Porto di Classe and Cripta Rasponi e Giardini Pensili for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Palazzo Romagnoli Forli in Forli (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Mar - Museo d'Arte della citta di Ravenna, examine the collection at Tamo Museo del Mosaico, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Agata Maggiore, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravenna online tour planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Ravenna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Ravenna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ravenna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Forli
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Abbazia di San Mercuriale ©
Abbazia di San Mercuriale
Mar - Museo d'Arte della citta di Ravenna ©
Mar - Museo d'Arte della citta di Ravenna

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