15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
3
Pisa
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, don't miss a visit to Church of San Pantalon, and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

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Minneapolis, USA to Venice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in March: high temperatures in Venice hover around 58°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and finally contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa. On the next day, examine the collection at Pirelli HangarBicocca and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Milan holiday maker site .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March in Milan, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia

1
night
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 9th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rocca di Vicopisano (del Brunelleschi).

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Getting from Milan to Pisa by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rocca di Vicopisano (del Brunelleschi)
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Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri ©
Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale ©
Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico and then examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence tour itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Pisa to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Explore hidden gems such as Duomo di Orvieto and Church of St. Louis of the French. Step out of Rome to go to Ostia Antica and see Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, and have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome route tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Rome sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

St. Peter's Basilica, Duomo di Orvieto, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
You'll explore and learn at Villa Contarini and Palazzo Mocenigo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scrovegni Chapel and Castello Cini Monselice. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia (in Teolo) and San Fermo Maggiore, Verona (in Verona). Enjoy Venice some more: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto, and admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia, Villa Contarini, Scrovegni Chapel, Castello Cini Monselice
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Scala Contarini del Bovolo ©
Scala Contarini del Bovolo
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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