9 days in Italy Itinerary

9 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 26th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

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Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rome. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Rome to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Tours
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Florence — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Venice — 1 night

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 30th (Wed): get outside with Bagni Perla and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni Alberoni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks
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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.