8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Verona — 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

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 20th (Mon): look for gifts at Cioccolateria Via Conventino, then listen to music at Arena di Verona, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Bastione delle Maddalene.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Verona day trip planner.

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to Verona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Skopje in June since evenings lows in Verona dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Zelarino.
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Zelarino — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Rocco, awaken your taste buds at Venice Wine Tour, then walk around Bosco di Mestre - Bosco dell'Osellino, and finally walk around Parco San Giuliano.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zelarino online travel planner.

Getting from Verona to Zelarino by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June in Zelarino, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Bologna.
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Bologna — 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Sampieri Talon, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Bologna travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Zelarino to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Florence — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Mestre travel guide

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Mestre is the centre and the most populated urban area of the mainland of Venice, part of the territory of the Metropolitan City of Venice, in Veneto, northern Italy.Administratively speaking, Mestre forms (together with the nearby urban area of Carpenedo) the Municipalità di Mestre-Carpenedo, one of the six boroughs of the commune (Comune) of Venice. Sometimes considered as a frazione, it is Italy's most populated, with 89,373 inhabitants.OverviewThe mainland of Venice is the territory of the city based on continental land connected to the historical center by a long rail and road bridge over the Venetian lagoon, called Ponte della Libertà . Since the end of World War II, Mestre had a quick and disordered urban growth, after which Mestre constitutes a vast human settlement together with the other urban centers of the Venetian mainland . Mestre being the center and the most populated area of the mainland, in common language the toponym Mestre is very often used, incorrectly, to define the whole Venetian mainland.Mestre received the title of city in 1923 and maintained it briefly till 1926, when was annexed to the commune of Venice.PopulationMestre, previously known as the quartiere 10 Mestre centro, has around 50,000 inhabitants while the Municipalità di Mestre-Carpenedo has around 90,000 inhabitants, and the whole Venetian mainland has around 170,000 inhabitants. For a comparison, there are just around 60,000 inhabitants in the historic center of Venice and just around 30,000 in the major islands of the lagoon of Venice, making a total of around 90,000 inhabitants of Venice living in the part based on islands, compared to the circa 170,000 inhabitants in the mainland.