28 days in Italy Itinerary

28 days in Italy Itinerary

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Bari
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Taranto
— Few hours
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Cosenza
— Few hours
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Paola
— 1 night
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Villa San Giovanni
— Few hours
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Messina
— 1 night
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Palermo
— 2 nights
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Ragusa
— 1 night
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
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Pompeii
— Few hours
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Naples
— 1 night
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Torino di Sangro
— 1 night
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Perugia
— 1 night
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Pisa
— 1 night
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La Spezia
— 2 nights
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Bologna
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Verona
— 1 night
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Milan
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Bari

Bari ©

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the striking features of Palazzo Mincuzzi and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Nazionale Della Puglia Girolamo E Rosaria Devanna.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bari trip planner.

Florence to Bari is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. July in Bari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for Taranto.

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Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Palazzo Mincuzzi ©
Palazzo Mincuzzi

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Taranto

Taranto

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Taranto trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Bari to Taranto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bari in July, Taranto is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. You'll set off for Cosenza on the 13th (Sat).

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Cosenza

Cosenza
Cosenza is a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cosenza online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Taranto to Cosenza in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Taranto in July: high temperatures in Cosenza hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. You will leave for Paola on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Cosenza

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife
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Paola

Paola
Paola is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.GeographyPaola is on the eastern shore of the Tyrrhenian Sea. To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paola online vacation builder.

You can drive from Cosenza to Paola in an hour. On the 14th (Sun), you're off to Villa San Giovanni.

Things to do in Paola

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
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Villa San Giovanni

Villa San Giovanni
Villa San Giovanni is a town and comune in the province of Reggio Calabria, Calabria, southern Italy. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Villa San Giovanni trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Paola to Villa San Giovanni takes 2.5 hours. July in Villa San Giovanni sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will leave for Messina on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Villa San Giovanni

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Messina

Messina ©
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Carmine di Messina and then admire the masterpieces at Bottega Sicula Ceramiche Siciliane.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Messina visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Villa San Giovanni to Messina. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Messina

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Chiesa del Carmine di Messina ©
Chiesa del Carmine di Messina
Bottega Sicula Ceramiche Siciliane ©
Bottega Sicula Ceramiche Siciliane

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Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Real Casina di Caccia, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva naturale orientata Bosco della Ficuzza, Rocca Busambra, Bosco del Cappelliere e Gorgo del Drago, then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata - Capo Rama, then make a trip to Chiostro dei Benedettini, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Alessandro di Camporeale, learn about winemaking at Baglio di Pianetto, and then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Branciforte.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Palermo day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Messina to Palermo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ragusa.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Chiostro dei Benedettini ©
Chiostro dei Benedettini
Palazzo Branciforte ©
Palazzo Branciforte
Alessandro di Camporeale ©
Alessandro di Camporeale

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Ragusa

Ragusa ©

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
On the 17th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria del Gesu, pause for some serene contemplation at Suore Adoratrici Del Ss. Sacramento, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Matteo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Nicolo Inferiore, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to Belvedere, examine the collection at Museo del Costume, examine the collection at Museo della Memoria, then look for gifts at Sotto San Pietro, then examine the collection at Museo degli Arnesi di Una Volta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Giuseppe.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ragusa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Ragusa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ragusa are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Ragusa

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Santa Maria del Gesu ©
Santa Maria del Gesu
Chiesa di San Matteo ©
Chiesa di San Matteo
Chiesa San Giuseppe ©
Chiesa San Giuseppe

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Syracuse

Syracuse ©

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Chiara, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Nicolaci, then explore the galleries of Monastero del San salvatore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia, and finally get to know the fascinating history of La Piazza Duomo. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Tonnara di Marzamemi, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Gallina, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tecnoparco Museo di Archimede, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Syracuse day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ragusa to Syracuse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Chiesa Santa Chiara ©
Chiesa Santa Chiara
Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe ©
Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe
Tonnara di Marzamemi ©
Tonnara di Marzamemi

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Pompeii

Pompeii ©

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano and then contemplate the long history of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pompeii trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Syracuse to Pompeii takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. In July in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Museums · Historic Sites
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Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano ©
Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano
House of Menander (Casa del Menandro) ©
House of Menander (Casa del Menandro)

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 21st (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of San Paolo Maggiore and then delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Naples road trip site.

Naples is very close to Pompeii. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Torino di Sangro.

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The Neapolis Buried ©
The Neapolis Buried
Basilica of San Paolo Maggiore ©
Basilica of San Paolo Maggiore

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Torino di Sangro

Torino di Sangro ©
On the 22nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Santuario Santa Maria dei Miracoli, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sangro River War Cemetery, then get great views at Belvedere Guglielmo Marconi, then learn about winemaking at Cantina San Giacomo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Matteo Apostolo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Torino di Sangro trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Naples to Torino di Sangro in 3 hours. Traveling from Naples in July, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Torino di Sangro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Torino di Sangro

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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Sangro River War Cemetery ©
Sangro River War Cemetery
Chiesa di San Matteo Apostolo ©
Chiesa di San Matteo Apostolo
Cantina San Giacomo ©
Cantina San Giacomo

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Rome

Rome ©

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 discover tucked-away gems like Castello Orsini-Odescalchi and Museo e Cripta della Cattedrale di Anagni. Your inner history buff will appreciate Monastero Di S.Benedetto and Palazzo di Bonifacio VIII. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Lago del Turano (in Castel di Tora), Museo Etrusco-Romano Di Trevignano Romano (in Trevignano Romano) and Monastero di Santa Scolastica (in Subiaco). There's more to do: explore the activities along Lago di Bracciano and identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale di Tor Caldara.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Rome itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Torino di Sangro to Rome takes 3 hours. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Perugia.

Things to do in Rome

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Castello Orsini-Odescalchi ©
Castello Orsini-Odescalchi
Museo e Cripta della Cattedrale di Anagni ©
Monastero di Santa Scolastica ©
Monastero di Santa Scolastica

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Perugia

Perugia ©

Green Heart of Italy

Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): do a tasting at Vineria del Carmine, get outside with La Spiaggia di Pippo sul Trasimeno, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Perugia trip tool.

You can drive from Rome to Perugia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in July, Perugia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Perugia

Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites
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Vineria del Carmine ©
Vineria del Carmine
San Pietro ©
San Pietro

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Florence

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 27th (Sat), do a tasting at Fattoria di Montefiridolfi, then do a tasting at Enoteca Falorni, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Acquerino Cantagallo and then do a tasting at Corbucci.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Perugia to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Corbucci ©
Corbucci
Corridoio Vasariano ©
Corridoio Vasariano
Enoteca Falorni ©
Enoteca Falorni

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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 29th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Villa Torrigiani, then do a tasting at Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole, then do a tasting at Podere La Chiesa, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello dei Vicari. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Carlo, and then examine the collection at Sant'Anna di Stazzema.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pisa holiday planner.

Getting from Florence to Pisa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pisa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Pisa

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Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole ©
Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole
Castello dei Vicari ©
Castello dei Vicari
Sant'Anna di Stazzema ©
Sant'Anna di Stazzema

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La Spezia

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. On the 31st (Wed), choose your vessel at Emasail, then learn about winemaking at Buranco Agriturismo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our La Spezia holiday planner.

You can drive from Pisa to La Spezia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in La Spezia, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bologna.

Things to do in La Spezia

Tours · Outdoors · Transportation · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Emasail ©
Emasail
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Castle dell'Aquila ©
Castle dell'Aquila

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Bologna

Bologna ©

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 1st (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Regionale Abbazia di Monteveglio.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bologna online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from La Spezia to Bologna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Bologna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

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La Macchina del Tempo ©
La Macchina del Tempo
Museo di Palazzo Poggi ©
Museo di Palazzo Poggi
Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia ©
Oratorio Di Santa Cecilia

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Venice

Venice ©

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 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Levante, visit a coastal fixture at Bibione Lighthouse, and then explore the activities along Laguna di Bibione. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Piazza dei Signori, and then explore the galleries of Castello del Catajo.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Bologna to Venice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

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Bibione Lighthouse ©
Bibione Lighthouse
Castello del Catajo ©
Castello del Catajo
Passeggiata lungo la restera ©
Passeggiata lungo la restera

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Verona

Verona ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Sant'Eufemia and then explore the ancient world of Porta dei Borsari.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Verona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Milan.

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Porta dei Borsari ©
Porta dei Borsari
The Church of Sant'Eufemia ©
The Church of Sant'Eufemia

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Milan

Milan ©

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Musei Civici Di Palazzo Farnese, then indulge your taste buds at Ca' del Bosco, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Malpaga. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Golf Club Ambrosiano and then take an in-depth tour of Pavia University History Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Milan day trip planner.

You can drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Milan

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Golf Club Ambrosiano ©
Golf Club Ambrosiano
Rocca d'Olgisio ©
Rocca d'Olgisio
Castello di Malpaga ©
Castello di Malpaga

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