10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice — 2 nights

City of Romance

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 25th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally steep yourself in history at Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni.

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Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Venice. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Florence — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 27th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

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You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Naples.
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Naples — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Escape the urban bustle at Valle delle Ferriere and Spiaggia Grande. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Salerno (Duomo di Salerno, Centro Storico Salerno, &more), Fornillo (in Positano) and Museo della Carta (in Amalfi). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

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Getting from Florence to Naples by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

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You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.