8 days in Italy Itinerary

8 days in Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Italy Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  13​h
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
Newark

3
days
Rome

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Palatine Hill and Colosseum will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

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Newark, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Rome is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in February; daily highs in Rome reach 57°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

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Basilica di San Pietro
Colosseum
Vatican Museums

2
days
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi, see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March in Florence, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Venice.

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Uffizi Gallery
Galleria dell'Accademia

2
days
Venice

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the striking features of Porta della Carta. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

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Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Porta della Carta
St. Mark's Square
Canal Grande

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