8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Lamezia Terme
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Milan
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 2 nights
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): browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Milan day trip website .

Lamezia Terme to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Lamezia Terme in January, things will get a bit cooler in Milan: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice trip app .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza 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, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, then admire the masterpieces at Museo della Misericordia di Firenze, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Florence, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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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.
Colosseum and Palatine Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Roman Forum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome online route planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. 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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