10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Welcome to Rome and Rione Parione. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Spanish Steps, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planning site.

Washington DC, USA to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Rome is 6 hours. In March, Rome is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore and then learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): visit Quinzano, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then steep yourself in history at Piazza delle Erbe, then see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Verona planning app.

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in March, expect Verona to be much hotter, temps between 84°F and 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nightlife
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cannaregio and Campo Santa Margherita. And it doesn't end there: visit Dorsoduro, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online vacation planner.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in March, expect Venice to be colder, temps between 58°F and 41°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.