8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Lamezia Terme
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Milan
— Few hours
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Lamezia Terme

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Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan online driving holiday planner.

Lamezia Terme to Milan is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lamezia Terme in January; daily highs in Milan reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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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 20th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 22nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take an in-depth tour of Museo della Misericordia di Firenze, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence journey maker.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome trip maker tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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