31 days in Northwest Italy & Nova Levante Itinerary

31 days in Northwest Italy & Nova Levante Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  24 h
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Nova Levante
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Verona
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Florence
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Castelluccio di Norcia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like San Polo and Chiesa di San Nicolo dei Mendicoli. Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and San Michele will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, wander the streets of Santa Croce, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gioielleria Eredi Jovon, and head off the coast to Giudecca.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip planning app.

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 flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: highs in Venice hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nova Levante.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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San Polo ©
San Polo
Kayaking & Canoeing
Like a Venetian ©
Like a Venetian

2
nights
Nova Levante

Nova Levante ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Christomannos and then explore the activities along Antermoia Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Val Di Fiemme and then stroll through Sentiero Oswald von Wolkenstein.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Nova Levante trip builder.

Getting from Venice to Nova Levante by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Nova Levante

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

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

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Porta dei Borsari and The Church of Sant'Eufemia. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Arca di Cansignorio, do a tasting at Villa Mosconi Bertani, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria Antica, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giorgio in Braida-Verona.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Verona trip site.

Traveling by car from Nova Levante to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Verona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. 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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The Church of Sant'Eufemia ©
The Church of Sant'Eufemia
Villa Mosconi Bertani ©
Villa Mosconi Bertani
Centro Equitazione Ai Schinchi ©
Centro Equitazione Ai Schinchi

3
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get in touch with nature at Spiaggia di Fegina and Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola. Discover out-of-the-way places like Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco and Borgo Antico. There's lots more to do: hike along Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo, and don't miss a visit to Santuario di Soviore.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Verona to Cinque Terre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza
Trail 2 ©
Trail 2
Cinque Terre Walk and Drink ©
Cinque Terre Walk and Drink

4
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiesa di San Salvatore in Ognissanti and Giardino Bardini. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano, admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Puttini, wander the streets of Piazza della Repubblica, and stop by Piazza della Liberta.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Tours Spas
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Tuscany Bike Tours ©
Tuscany Bike Tours
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Fun in Tuscany
Spas

3
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuola di Cucina di Lella and Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Palazzo Chigi Saracini, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria in Provenzano, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and examine the collection at Museo dell'Acqua.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena road trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Siena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Scuola di Cucina di Lella ©
Scuola di Cucina di Lella

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tili Vini Societa Agricola and Chiesa Santo Stefano. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, admire the striking features of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Abbey, and experience rural life at The Lavandeto of Assisi.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Assisi holiday planner.

Getting from Siena to Assisi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Assisi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Castelluccio di Norcia.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio
Chiesa Santo Stefano ©
Chiesa Santo Stefano

2
nights
Castelluccio di Norcia

Castelluccio di Norcia ©
Get in touch with nature at Cima del Redentore and Cascate del Pisciatore. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Borgo Medievale Castelluccio di Norcia and Il Borgo di Monteleone di Spoleto. Get out of town with these interesting Castelluccio di Norcia side-trips: Valle delle Cento Cascate (in Cesacastina), Basilica di San Francesco (in Amatrice) and Chiesa di San Giovanni (in Norcia).

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Castelluccio di Norcia online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Assisi to Castelluccio di Norcia in 2 hours. Traveling from Assisi in July, you will find days in Castelluccio di Norcia are colder (20°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bagni di Lucca.

Things to do in Castelluccio di Norcia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montemonaco, Il Borgo di Monteleone di Spoleto, Cascate del Pisciatore, Valle delle Cento Cascate, Basilica di San Francesco
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Monte Vettore ©
Monte Vettore
Cima del Redentore ©
Cima del Redentore
Monte Sibilla ©
Monte Sibilla

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. You've now added Canyon Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Rocca di Lucchio, whizz through the canopy at Canyon Park, have some family-friendly fun at Lucca Paintball, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Demidoff, and finally snap pictures at Ponte delle Catene. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): wander the wide-open spaces of Ruscello Ranch.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bagni di Lucca day trip planner.

You can drive from Castelluccio di Norcia to Bagni di Lucca in 5 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Castelluccio di Norcia in July: highs in Bagni di Lucca hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 21°C. On the 29th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Bagni di Lucca

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Canyon Park ©
Canyon Park
Ruscello Ranch ©
Ruscello Ranch
Rocca di Lucchio ©
Rocca di Lucchio

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