9 days in Northwest Italy & Southern Italy Itinerary

9 days in Northwest Italy & Southern Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Northwest Italy & Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Venice
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Verona
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train + bus:  5​h
4
Ravello
— 1 night
subway + train:  2​h 45​min
5
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip builder .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Venice is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in August, with highs in Venice at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Museums
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St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

1
night
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then admire the masterpieces at Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally stop by Piacere Divino Enoteca E Vini Sfusi.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Verona online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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Ravello

Ravello ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, view the masterpieces at Ravello Arte, then view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ravello travel planner .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Florence to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Florence in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Ravello. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela ©
Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

3
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 Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vatican Museums and Roman Forum. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip site .

You can do a combination of taxi, subway, and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in August, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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