22 days in Northwest Italy & Nova Levante Itinerary

22 days in Northwest Italy & Nova Levante Itinerary

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22 days in Northwest Italy & Nova Levante Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Nova Levante
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Verona
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Castelluccio di Norcia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Bagni di Lucca
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bagni Alberoni and Chiesa di San Salvador. Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Like a Venetian. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Cannaregio, head off the coast to San Michele, admire the masterpieces at La Bottega dei Mascareri, and don't miss a visit to Riva degli Schiavoni.

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Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Venice, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: highs in Venice hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nova Levante.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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San Polo ©
San Polo
Kayaking & Canoeing
Campo Santa Margherita ©
Campo Santa Margherita

2
nights
Nova Levante

Nova Levante ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get outside with Karersee, appreciate the history behind Monumento a Christomannos, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Antermoia Lake. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Val Di Fiemme and then hike along Sentiero Oswald von Wolkenstein.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nova Levante vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Venice to Nova Levante takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Nova Levante sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Nova Levante

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sentiero Oswald von Wolkenstein, Antermoia Lake, Val Di Fiemme
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Antermoia Lake ©
Antermoia Lake
Karersee ©
Karersee
Monumento a Christomannos ©
Monumento a Christomannos

4
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Equitazione Ai Schinchi and Chiesa di San Giorgio in Braida-Verona. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Arca di Mastino II, make a trip to Porta dei Borsari, take in the spiritual surroundings of S. Giovanni in Valle, and go all around town with City Tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Verona trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Nova Levante to Verona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Villa Mosconi Bertani ©
Villa Mosconi Bertani
Centro Equitazione Ai Schinchi ©
Centro Equitazione Ai Schinchi
Walking tours

3
nights
Castelluccio di Norcia

Castelluccio di Norcia ©
Step out of the city life by going to Monte Vettore and Cima del Redentore. Discover out-of-the-way places like Valle delle Cento Cascate and Il Borgo di Monteleone di Spoleto. Explore Castelluccio di Norcia's surroundings by going to Grotta d'Oro (in Roccaporena), Centro Storico Vallo di Nera (in Vallo di Nera) and Valnerina (in Cascia).

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Castelluccio di Norcia road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Verona to Castelluccio di Norcia takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Verona in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Castelluccio di Norcia: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Castelluccio di Norcia

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cascia, Umbria, Montemonaco, Centro Storico Vallo di Nera, Il Borgo di Monteleone di Spoleto
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Monte Vettore ©
Monte Vettore
Cima del Redentore ©
Cima del Redentore
Monte Sibilla ©
Monte Sibilla

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tuscany Bike Tours, Fun in Tuscany and Tuscany Cycle. Explore hidden gems such as Loggia dei Lanzi and Spas. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Giardino Bardini, shop like a local with Piazza della Repubblica, take in nature's colorful creations at Folon e il Giardino delle Rose, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Salvatore in Ognissanti.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Tours Spas
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Giardino Bardini ©
Giardino Bardini
Fun in Tuscany ©
Fun in Tuscany
Spas

3
nights
Bagni di Lucca

Bagni di Lucca ©
Bagni di Lucca is a comune of Tuscany, Italy, in the Province of Lucca with a population of about 6,500.HistoryBagni di Lucca has been known for its thermal springs since the Etruscan and Roman ages. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canyon Park. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte delle Catene, get a taste of life in the country at Ruscello Ranch, find your balance on the water with Canyon Park, then get your game on at Lucca Paintball, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Demidoff. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bagni di Lucca trip planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Bagni di Lucca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bagni di Lucca

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Canyon Park ©
Canyon Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Ruscello Ranch ©
Ruscello Ranch

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