20 days in Denver & Northwest Italy Itinerary

20 days in Denver & Northwest Italy Itinerary

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20 days in Denver & Northwest Italy Itinerary

Denver, United States
Denver, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Denver, United States

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Denver, United States

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Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Denver International Airport and City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. In October in Denver, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

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Mount Evans

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denver to Rome. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Time (CET) is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in October, with highs in Rome at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

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Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
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Colosseum
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Pantheon

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Piazza del Campo & Siena Cathedral). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
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Uffizi Gallery
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Galleria dell'Accademia

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally see the interesting displays at Tour delle Merlate - Castello Sforzesco.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in October: highs in Milan hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Verona.

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Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
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.
Verona is known for historic sites, sightseeing, nightlife, wildlife areas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: listen to music at Arena di Verona, take in the views from Ponte Pietra, get a taste of the local shopping with Piazza delle Erbe, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

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Traveling by train from Milan to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Verona, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Venice.

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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
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Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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Venice, Italy

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo & Scrovegni Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and admire the striking features of Doges' Palace.

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Traveling by train from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

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