10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Start: Ankara
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
2
Assisi
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Ankara

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, thendelve into the distant past at Pantheon, thenexplore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Domus Aurea, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Campidoglio, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planning website.

Ankara, Turkey to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ankara in January; daily highs in Rome reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

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Vatican Necropolis ©
Vatican Necropolis
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Assisi tour planner.

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in January, you will find days in Assisi are a bit cooler (11°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 11th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, thensteep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Strozzi, thenexplore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, thenget engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Scuola Grande di San Rocco are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Florence in January, things will get little chillier in Venice: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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