How to travel Italy from north to south
What we do have clear is that traveling to Italy on your own is a before and after in the travel experiences of any foreigner who chooses this corner of the world. We do not know a single person who has not loved it. We came back completely in love with its people, its food and its cities. Shall we start?
We recommend the car option, only if you are going to make a route through nearby countries such as Croatia or France. Keep in mind that parking in cities like Milan, Florence or Venice can cost you a lot of money, since the downtown area is restricted to vehicles or is payable.
The big question you will ask yourself when organizing a trip to Italy. As always, it will depend on the days you have available and what you want to see, but we believe that 7/8 days is the minimum you need to enjoy this Mediterranean country.
To travel around Italy we recommend using the train, it is the best option. The stations are located in the center of the cities, besides being a comfortable and inexpensive transport. Calculate that a trip between Milan and Venice has a price of about 20 euros in modern high-speed trains. Check prices and availability on the Trenitalia website.
Tour italy itinerary
Italy is one of the most sought after destinations for many tourists and is one of the most charming countries. Here you can breathe history, art and magic. That is why in this post we talk about the places to visit in Italy in 10 days that will not leave you indifferent.
This 19th century shopping arcade houses the most famous stores of the city and elegant restaurants. It is also known as the Salon of Milan. These galleries are a must if you visit Milan during your trip to Italy, in them you will find stores of the most prestigious brands. The harmony and architecture of the Galleria Vittorioo Emanuele II make it a perfect setting for a stroll on the way to Piazza del Duomo.
It is a Gothic cathedral with hints of the Lombard tradition, of great beauty and located in the center of the city. Its construction lasted five centuries and it is noteworthy that the entire outside of the cathedral is covered with pinkish-white marble.
If you have time to spare during your stay in Verona we recommend that you also visit the Roman amphitheater Arena di Verona and if you can see any of the works it offers, the Piazza delle Erbe, the oldest square in Verona and on the hill of Castel San Pietro, which offers spectacular views from the best viewpoint in Verona.
I think you will agree with me that if you were looking for the best car routes to travel around Italy you have come to the right place, am I wrong? Go saving because after this article you are going to put me an apartment in Cinqueterre I said, get paper and pen … here we go!
The first of the car tours in Italy that I am going to bring you is a spectacular 12-day tour of Northern Italy starting in Venice and ending in Milan, traveling through authentic Italian gems such as Bologna, Verona, Bergamo, the mosaics of Ravenna, Padua, Ferrara and the lakes of Garda and Como. A great trip.
Throughout this spectacular itinerary through northern Italy we will visit incredible places such as the Villa of Balbianello at the foot of Lake Como, the Chapel of the Scrovegni in Padua, the villages of Burano and Murano, sunsets like the Castle of San Pietro in Verona, among many other places … this route is full of moments and its route would be like this:
The first half of the day will be spent visiting Ferrara (0h 58min). We will have lunch at Il Mandolino Trattoria. After lunch we head to Ravenna (1h) and see the churches with mosaics that are: Basilica di San Vitale, Mausoleum of Gala Placidia and San Apolinar in Clase. We go to sleep in Bologna (1h).
Trains from Pisa Centrale (Pisa Centrale) to Venice Santa Lucia Station (Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia), via Firenze Santa Maria Novella (Firenze Santa Maria Novella), depart approximately every hour. Reservations for this route are mandatory but the time is reduced to less than 4 hours (including a connection in Florence).
The train from Venice Santa Lucia Station (Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia) to Milan Central Station (Milano Centrale) leaves every half hour and takes only 2 hours and 30 minutes. Advance reservations are mandatory.
1 week in Italy may seem too short to really enjoy all that this amazing country has to offer. But with convenient flights to major cities like Milan and Rome, international connections become easy.