8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice — 2 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 11th (Tue): wander the streets of Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, then get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

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Tenerife, Spain to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, Venice is little chillier than Tenerife - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Visit Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, wander the streets of Trastevere, and stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.