8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome — 2 nights

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

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Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Rome. In February, Rome is a bit cooler than Cairo - with highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Florence — 2 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 5th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. February in Florence sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 2 nights

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.
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Milan.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Milan — 1 night

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 9th (Thu), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

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You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.