15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy Trip Planner

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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence
— 3 nights
Train
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Bologna
— 1 night
Train
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Verona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Genoa
— 3 nights
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Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Get outdoors at Colle del Gianicolo and V Lounge Beach Club. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa d'Este about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, wander the streets of Trastevere, unwind over a drink at Paciotti Salumeria, and stop by Antica Caciara Trasteverina.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome. In August, Rome is a bit warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazzale Michelangelo and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, look for gifts at Campolmi Roberto Filati srl, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

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Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Bologna

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 6th (Tue), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, look for gifts at Crete - Piece Unique, then stop by De Paz, then stop by Strix Libreria Magica New Age, and finally stop by La pentola del te.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Bologna sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Bologna

Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Verona

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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 7th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona, look for gifts at Cioccolateria Via Conventino, stop by Baol Atelier Creativo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Teresa di Gesu Bambino, look for gifts at Piacere Divino Enoteca E Vini Sfusi, and then catch all the local highlights with Play the City.

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You can take a train from Bologna to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Nightlife

Genoa

— 3 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Step out of the city life by going to Bagni Marina Stabilimento Balneare and Spiaggia Minaglia Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bagni Aldebaran and Bagni Wanda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Genoa: Cantina du Sciacchetra (in Monterosso al Mare) and Bagni Marini (in Lavagna).

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You can drive from Verona to Genoa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Genoa, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips