This Italy itinerary is designed for the first-time visitor who wants to visit all the important sights during their Italy Trips.
Italy Itinerary Day 1 – Rome
Fly into Rome’s Fiumcino or Ciampino Airport to begin your wonderful Italy Trip.
Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Just relax after your long hour journey flight. You can start your orientation to the massive Colosseum for superb night view.
Go back to the hotel and have a good rest as tomorrow will involve a lot of walking
Italy Itinerary Day 2 – Rome
Acquaint yourself with a pair of sturdy walking shoes.
Start your second day in Rome in morning sightseeing of the Empire Roman which include Rome’s most recognizable landmarks Colosseum, Roma Forum and Palatine Hill. The Roman Forum was the heart of ancient Rome. After seeing the wonder of ancient of Rome, spend your short visit to the oversize white Brescian marble Vittorio Emanuele Monument.
Spend your lunch nearby Campo de Flori. Then take a walk to Piazza Novana which is a much-loved meeting places by day and night.The best known, in the center of Piazza Novana, is Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. Continue your journey to Piazza della Rotunda with an obelisk-topped fountain in the center. Go inside Rome’s best-preserved ancient monument – Pantheon, must see the eye-in-the-sky which is the building’s only light source and is almost 30 feet across.
Stroll at Via del Corso and Via dei Condotti area which contains at Rome’s highest concentration of upscale boutiques and fashion stores then take a rest at the Spanish Steps. Enjoy the scene which you can see the step’s surroundings always packed with a crowd, strolling on fashion street and reading in the sun. You also can watch an incredible view of the Rome at sunset from here depend the season.
Visit the floodlit Trevi Fountain after dinner. After you’ve tossed a coin in the fountain and had an ice cream, walked to Piazza Barberini. End your day here.
Italy Itinerary Day 3 – Rome & Firenze
Roma Termini – Firenze S.M. Novella : 1525-1651
Focus on Vatican area in your last day in Rome .Head to the Vatican Museums to see Michelangelo’s frescoes and the celebrated ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. After spending two hours there, walk to St. Peter’s Basilica and Square.
Take a METRO to the Piazza del Popolo which is another traffic-free square. Say goodbye to Rome and continue your Italy Trips to Firenze
Welcome to Firenze, is one of the world’s great art cities and gave birth to the Renaissance. After check-in the hotel, head up to the panoramic Piazzale Michelangelo to watch the sunset over the city’s dome.
Italy Itinerary Day 4 – Firenze / Florence and Pisa
Firenze S.M. Novella – Pisa Centrale : 1028-1128
Pisa Centrale – Firenze S.M. Novella : 1432 – 1532
Spending your Florence in a day in the morning wandering the picturesque of Firenze and see why it inspired so many artists and writers! Head to the city’s oldest bridge – The Ponte Vecchio.
Start your Pisa excursion by taking Regional train to Pisa . Spend around three hours in this coastal town, focus on Square of Miracles, Leaning Tower, the finely sculpted marble Cathedral and the Baptistery.
After back from Pisa , enjoy a unique artistic heritage on the outlandishly Doumo, the magnificent ‘East Door’ of the Baptistery with its bronze doors, and impressive Giotto’s bell tower and the beautiful Piazza Signoria.
Italy Itinerary Day 5 Firenze and Milan
Firenze S.M. Novella – Milan Centrale : 1300-1445
Wake up early and beat the crowd to visit the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David which is possibly the most famous sculpture in the world.
Take express train to the fashion capital of Italy, Milan or Milano.
Your activities will be focused on shopping, visit the spectacular Gothic Duomo and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan’s glass-domed arcade with great four story high.
Italy Itinerary Day 6 Milan , Como and Verona
Milan Centrale – Como S. Giovanni : 0810-0840
Como S. Giovanni – Milan Centrale : 1117 -1150
Milan Centrale – Verona Porta Nuova: 1505 -1627
This morning make your way to the 2,000-year-old walled city of Como where combines spectacular mountain scenery with the charm of picturesque villages.
Return to Milan in free time to visit to the Santa Maria delle Grazie church to see “The Last Supper” from Leonardo Da Vinci.
Welcome to Verona where William Shakespeare set Romeo and Juliet. Your primary attractions in Verona are :View the vast Roman Arena; Casa Giulietta famous for Juliet’s house and balcony ;Piazza delle Erbe with its famous thin tower, Torre dei Lamberti.
Day 7 Verona and Venice
Verona Porta Nuova – Venezia St Lucia: 1059 -1210 or 1259-1410
Walk on the banks of the fast-flowing River Adige in the early morning. Then traveling to east to your last destination in Italy Trips – Venice.
Upon arrival to the floating Byzantine City, make your way to cruise by taking Vaporetto (Water Bus) along one of the world’s most storied waterways, the Grand Canal – Venice’s “main street” to Piazza San Marco. View the Bridge of Sights, St Mark’s Basilica, Campanile and the ornate Doge’s palace.
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Day 8 Venice
The best part of Venice is the walking around. Devote your morning to stroll the winding streets to the bustle Rialto Bridge which is one of Europe’s largest and most varied fish markets. See how buy their fruits and vegetables and, most important, their fish here.
Walk from Rialto to St Mark. Spend your time there . Then walk from St. Mark’s to San Zaccaria, then catch a Vaporetto to visit the Accademia and La Salute Church
Italy Itinerary – Day 9 Venice
Depend your flight time no home, if still got time consider an excursion to Burano or Murano. Say “ARRIVEDERCI” and start planning your second trip to Italy.
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