Italy travel route

Recommended tour in italy


Are you planning to travel to Italy for your next vacation? You’re right, because it is an unforgettable trip, you’ll see. But have you thought about making a route through Italy?  To do it completely on your own we suggest you to rent a car in Rome, and with it to go on your own to visit each of the places that we leave you here. At your own pace, enjoying the scenery, the essential stops and other totally unpredictable ones that are part of the charm of the trip. Are you up for it? Here are 5 must-see cities on a 10-day tour of Italy.

There is much more to see than the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon in Rome and St. Peter’s Basilica. Even if these are the most famous, as soon as you start researching, you’ll find that you’ll want to extend your stay.

⭐ Well, for now we leave you everything to see in Rome 3 days, with itinerary and a daily planning so you don’t miss anything. And then you tell us if three days have not been enough for you and you have decided to extend this stop.

Tour italy itinerary

Continue the route by car, now in the Chianti region, famous for its wines. In the afternoon you will arrive in Florence and you will have time to stroll through its historical center. Book a hotel to spend the night in Florence. For dinner we will recommend a real gem: a local restaurant, very good and cheap.

The route continues this day to Venice. For this, you can continue with the rental car but we recommend you to go by train (in the Detailed Route we will give you the website and directions so you can book it without problems). Upon arrival you will have time to visit St. Mark’s Square and surroundings. Overnight in Venice.

Recommended route to stroll through the most emblematic neighborhoods of Venice: San Polo, Dorsoduro and Santa Croce. Night in Venice.  We will recommend several local restaurants, especially to try the “cicchetti”, Venetian tapas bars very famous among the locals but unknown to most tourists!

Recommended route to visit the historic center of Milan. At the end take the train to Santa Margherita Ligure. Spend the afternoon in the beautiful village of Portofino. Overnight in Santa Margherita Ligure.

It is possible to travel around Italy by car

As we explained in our post “How much does it cost to travel to Italy”, it is quite expensive to do so and it is worth reading our post in which we explain you some tricks to save money and be able to extend your trip.

We started touring the country through one of the most famous cities, Venice. We dedicated three days to this city and we think it is more than enough. The first two days we explored the different neighborhoods of Venice. We want to make special mention to the Cannareggio neighborhood, where you will find the most charming alleys of the whole city.

We continued our trip visiting an area of Italy that we had seen many times in Instagram posts. For two days we spent visiting the five coastal towns that make up Cinque Terre. The first day we decided to trek from the town of Monterosso, passing through Corniglia to end up in Vernazza. The second day we used the train to visit Manrola and Riomaggiore.

Florence is one of our favorite Italian cities. We recommend that you spend at least three days there. We spent four because we didn’t want to go in too much of a hurry. In addition, one of those days we decided to visit the medieval towns of San Gimignano and Siena.

How to travel through Italy from north to south

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.

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