12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Aarhus
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Ancona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Savino
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
L'Aquila
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Popoli
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Aarhus

4
nights
Ancona

Ancona ©
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. Popular historic sites such as The Basilica of San Nicola a Tolentino and Monastero di Fonte Avellana are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Chiesa Santa Maria della Piazza and Camminamenti di Ronda della Pontificia Basilica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ancona: Gubbio (Chiesa di San Francesco, Basilica of Saint Ubaldo, & more), Rocca Roveresca di Senigallia (in Senigallia) and Urbino (Oratorio di San Giuseppe & Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale San Ciriaco, don't miss a visit to Fontana del Calamo, see the interesting displays at Museo Internazionale della Fisarmonica, and step into the grandiose world of Rocca Medievale Di Offagna.

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Aarhus, Denmark to Ancona is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Aarhus in July: high temperatures in Ancona hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Savino.

Things to do in Ancona

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gubbio, Urbino, Loreto, Chiesa dei Morti, Rocca Roveresca
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Chiesa di San Francesco ©
Chiesa di San Francesco
The Basilica of San Nicola a Tolentino ©
Castello Pallotta ©
Castello Pallotta

1
night
San Savino

San Savino ©
On the 14th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Madonna Dei Miracoli, then do a tasting at Castello di Magione, then identify plant and animal life at La Valle - Naturalistic Oasis, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di San Savino.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Savino trip builder site .

Getting from Ancona to San Savino by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in San Savino can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to L'Aquila.

Things to do in San Savino

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Magione, Santuario Madonna Dei Miracoli, Castello di San Savino
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Castello di San Savino ©
Castello di San Savino
Castello di Magione ©
Castello di Magione

3
nights
L'Aquila

L'Aquila ©
L'Aquila is a city and comune in Southern Italy, both the capital city of the Abruzzo region and of the Province of L'Aquila., it has a population of 70,967 inhabitants. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grotte di Pietrasecca and Roccaporena, Santuario di S. Rita. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castelluccio and Monastero Di S.Benedetto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near L'Aquila: Borgo Medievale Castelluccio di Norcia (in Castelluccio di Norcia), Grotte Dell'Arco (in Bellegra) and Basilica di Santa Rita (in Cascia). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Forte Spagnolo, identify plant and animal life at Campo Imperatore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa, and ponder the design of Fontana delle 99 cannelle.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read L'Aquila holiday maker site .

You can drive from San Savino to L'Aquila in 3 hours. July in L'Aquila sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Popoli.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cascia, Monastero Di S.Benedetto, Borgo Medievale Castelluccio di Norcia, Campo Imperatore, Grotte Dell'Arco
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Forte Spagnolo ©
Forte Spagnolo
Grotte Dell'Arco ©
Grotte Dell'Arco
Castelluccio ©
Castelluccio

3
nights
Popoli

Popoli ©
Popoli is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy.HistoryThough the site has not revealed significant Roman presence it appears in a ninth-century document as borgo di Pagus Fabianus. On the 18th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Castello Piccolomini, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Visita Daini. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of Saint Clemente, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario del Volto Santo, get to know the fascinating history of Comune di Pacentro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Santissima Trinita, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Scanno.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Popoli online road trip planner .

Drive from L'Aquila to Popoli in an hour. July in Popoli sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Popoli

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scanno, Comune di Pacentro, Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario, Santuario del Volto Santo, Abbey of Saint Clemente
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Abbey of Saint Clemente ©
Abbey of Saint Clemente
Santuario del Volto Santo ©
Santuario del Volto Santo
Castello Piccolomini di Celano ©
Castello Piccolomini di Celano