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7-day itinerary in northern and central Italy

This blog is perfect for you if you’re planning a trip to northern and central Italy. Cities in these regions include famous Italian cities like Rome, Venice, and Florence, to name a few. And as I’m sure you know, Italy is renowned for its stunning cities, each boasting its unique charm and cultural significance. With a rich and diverse historical heritage, Italy offers a wealth of experiences to explore and enjoy.

If you’re seeking a memorable adventure, embarking on a 7-day itinerary in northern and central Italy is the perfect way to discover some of the country’s most incredible destinations and immerse yourself in its captivating culture.

7-day itinerary in northern and central Italy

Day 1 – Venice

🔹 Land in Venice in the morning 

🔹 Walk around the canals

🔹 Cross Rialto Bridge

🔹 Visit St. Mark Square

🔹 Go on a gondola ride

Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy
📍Piazza San Marco

Day 2 – Florence

🔹 Take an early train from Venice to Florence

🔹 Explore the incredible Piazza del Duomo where the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is located

🔹 See Michelangelo’s David at the Galleria dell’Academia

🔹 Cross Ponte Vecchio

🔹 Buy wine from a wine window

Laurie in front of Michelangelo's David statue
📍Galleria dell’Academia

Day 3 – Cinque Terre

🔹 Take an early train from Florence to Cinque Terre

🔹 Start in Riomaggiore

🔹 Afterwards, take the local train to Manarola

🔹 Have late lunch (or early dinner) on Nessun Dorma

Laurie in front of Manarola landscape

Day 4 – Cinque Terre

🔹 Start your day in Corniglia

🔹 Take the local train to Vernazza

🔹 Finish the day in Monterosso

Monterosso al Mare, Italy
📍Monterosso al Mare

Day 5 – Pisa & Rome

🔹 Take an early train from Cinque Terre to Pisa

🔹 Have lunch in Pisa by the Leaning Tower of Pisa

🔹 Take the train to Rome

🔹 Explore the streets of Rome

Laurie hugging the Leaning Tower of Pisa
📍Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day 6 – Rome

🔹 Visit all the famous Roman landmarks with a hop-on hop-off bus:

The Colosseum

The Fountain of Trevi

The Pantheon

Piazza Navona

Piazza Venezia

Spanish Steps

Laurie in front of the Colosseum

Day 7 – Rome

🔹 Spend the day at the Vatican City

🔹 Visit St. Peter’s Basilica

🔹 Go up St. Peter’s Dome for amazing views of the city

🔹 Visit the famous Vatican Museum where the Sistine Chapel is located

Views from St. Peter's Basilica
📍St. Peter’s Basilica

Of course, this is just a suggested itinerary, and you can customize it to fit your interests and time constraints. But I assure you, no matter what you choose to do, you are sure to have a memorable trip to Italy!

Here are some additional tips for planning your trip:

🛫 Book your flights and accommodation in advance, especially if you are traveling during the peak season (June-September).

🚅 Purchase a rail pass if you plan on doing a lot of train travel.

🇮🇹 Learn some basic Italian phrases before you go. This will help you get around and communicate with the locals.

🍝 Be sure to try the local food! Italy is known for its delicious cuisine.

👟 Pack comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking.

Need help booking your perfect Italian vacation, read this blog about the best websites to book affordable travel. Or check out my services and let me personally help you!

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September 21, 2023

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