14 days in Northwest Italy & Naples Itinerary

14 days in Northwest Italy & Naples Itinerary

Kenneth DaCosta

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14 days in Northwest Italy & Naples Itinerary

Start: Manama
Turkish Airlines TK 0779 + Turkish Airlines TK 1861
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1
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Naples
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Rome
— 1 night
+3
Turkish Airlines TK 1866 + Turkish Airlines TK 1866 + Turkish Airlines TK 0778 + Turkish Airlines TK 0778
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End: Manama

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, then have a few drinks at Soqquadro APS, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums and then explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome attractions planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Manama to Rome due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manama in December, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

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Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli ©
Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Ponte Vecchio. Venture out of the city with trips to Canyon Park (in Bagni di Lucca) and Pisa (Battistero & Duomo di Pisa). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence route planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Rome.

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Side Trips

Pisa, Canyon Park
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Canyon Park ©
Canyon Park
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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Rome

Rome ©
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. Pantheon and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Rome further: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, shop like a local with Via Condotti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Naples.

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Cupola di San Pietro
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, then get curious at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, and then don't miss a visit to Decumani di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Posillipo and then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples holiday planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

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Side Trip

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Museo delle Arti Sanitarie ©
Museo delle Arti Sanitarie
Posillipo ©
Posillipo

1
night
Rome

Rome
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Catacombe di San Callisto and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

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

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rome

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese
Catacombe di San Callisto ©
Catacombe di San Callisto
ALEFBET ©
ALEFBET

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