28 days in Italy Itinerary

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Capri
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Ferry to Sorrento, Taxi to Pompeii
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Pompeii
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Train
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Rome
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence
— 2 nights
Train
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Milan
— 14 nights
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Bellagio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
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Capri — 2 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Marina Grande Public Beach, pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, then delve into the distant past at Villa Jovis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Belvedere Cannone, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, make a trip to I Faraglioni, then cruise along Via Krupp, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I, and finally don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santo Stefano.

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Itala to Capri is an approximately 8-hour travel. In July, daytime highs in Capri are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pompeii.
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Pompeii — 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Fornillo, steep yourself in history at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

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You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Capri to Pompeii in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Trastevere, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

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Take a train from Pompeii to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 7th (Tue), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Milan.
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Milan — 14 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Your inner history buff will appreciate Monumental Cemetery and Piazza del Duomo. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Cantine Cavallotti (in Bubbiano), Cantina Riccafana (in Cologne) and Azienda Vitivinicola Badenchini (in Ziano Piacentino). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and admire the landmark architecture of La Citta Alta.

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You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bellagio.
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Bellagio — 2 nights

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the striking features of I Giardini di Villa Melzi, don't miss a visit to Borgo di Pescallo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Menaggio, then do a tasting at Enoteca Principessa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, and finally walk around La Punta Spartivento.

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Getting from Milan to Bellagio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Venice — 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then visit Campo del Ghetto, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio.

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Getting from Bellagio to Venice by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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