8 days in Italy Itinerary

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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.
On the 24th (Wed), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Milan is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in July: high temperatures in Milan hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

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Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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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.
On the 30th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

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Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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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.