What to visit in Italy in thirty days?
Italy is famous for being one of the most beautiful countries in the world; there is a lot to visit in the North, Center and South. Making a list of Italian cities, places or attractions to visit is not easy, considering the size of the artistic heritage Italian. Anyway, what to visit in Italy in thirty days? Here at Your Travel to Italy you will find a perfect itinerary for 30 days. We decided to make this 30-day trip listing the most beautiful Italian cities, but also taking a break to see lesser-known, but equally beautiful Italy. Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
Day after day, we discover a good deal of splendor and charm that always wins over thousands of tourists who decide to come to Italy. We split this trip to discover the most interesting places, places and tourist destinations to visit in Italy. The choices we listed are based not only on tourists but, above all, on the historical, artistic, architectural and natural characteristics of these territories. Also read our Post What is the best time to go to Italy?
We have gathered here photographs showing the best places in our country, options using the train as a means of transport (especially when we pass in large cities), and options with the car, when necessary to optimize time and travel more freely and comfortably to those areas where it is not possible to travel by train. If you have fewer days in Italy, read What to do in Italy in 10 days?
I will only estimate an average of days to be dedicated to each place, but the intention is to leave it free so that you can directly organize your itinerary and what you think is best for your dream trip. You can get to know each location better by going directly to the links that I will place in the text. Stay tuned for links;)
1) What to visit in Italy in thirty days? 2 DAYS IN VENICE
We started our journey from Laguna di Venezia, with its islands, the unique, magical city, undoubtedly one of the most important areas of Italy and the world from an historical and artistic point of view. A showpiece for our wonderful peninsula, a jewel of beauty and splendor. Find out here How do I get to Venice?
The historic and architectural beauty of Laguna di Venezia is endless, as are the magical colors of the lagoon, magnificent monuments of Venice and the small villages that are located within the Venetian lagoon. Almost in the center of the lagoon of Venice, with its strategic center in Piazza San Marco, there are the most famous monuments such as the St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and the ferries crossing the Grand Canal, in the heart of the city. Find out here Where to stay in Venice!
Attractions in Venice
Where you can admire the famous attractions of the world, such as the Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge), the Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs), the Cà d’Oro, the Santa Maria della Salute, the St Mark’s Campanile and other architectural and artistic attractions, such as churches, cathedrals and historic buildings. TIPS ON VENICE
We will continue our journey, going to one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, Verona. Do not forget to eat along the trip; after all, you need to replenish your energy. Find out in our section everything about Food in Italy.
2) What to visit in Italy in thirty days? 1 DAY IN VERONA
Verona is the city of lovers, an opportunity to immerse yourself in the city where Shakespeare located his famous “Romeo and Juliet”. Noteworthy is also the famous Arena, which often hosts performances from both television and classic works, providing a lovely location. TIPS ON VERONA
3) What to visit in Italy in thirty days? 3 DAYS IN EMILIA ROMAGNA
We then moved on to Emilia Romagna, by train, to visit two major cities such as Bologna and Ferrara. Bologna is definitely another popular city to visit. Find out here How to buy a train ticket in Italy, What is the difference between trains in Italy and the Baggage allowance on Italian trains.
Emilia Romagna – Bologna
Famous for its many towers scattered around its historic center and its old university, it has earned the nickname “Bologna la Dotta” (“Bologna, the Scholarly”). Find out here Where to stay in Bologna?
Emilia Romagna – Ferrara
We leave Bologna to arrive in Ferrara by train, when we find a beautiful, medieval and Renaissance city, characterized by small and twisted medieval streets, bright, airy and geometric squares. An elegant city on a human scale, where life flows slowly like riding a bicycle, between palaces, noble houses, churches and castles.
4) What to visit in Italy in thirty days? 3 DAYS IN LIGURIA
We continued our journey by train to Liguria and, in particular, to the Cinque Terre area.
Liguria – Cinque Terre
Among the richest areas of historical and natural monuments of beauty, the beautiful Cinque Terre stand out, which formed the historic villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Small villages, but real historical and scenic jewels, offering visitors a unique spectacle. Beautiful centers embedded in stone landscapes and surrounded by typical Mediterranean vegetation, interrupted by small coves and rocky shores that sink into the sea.
This area is incredible, offering a wide variety of cultural attractions, architectural and natural history, making the Cinque Terre, a tourist area, popular with Italy’s most popular and most visited. An emotion of living, of being appreciated and must be protected for its beauty and fragility. TIPS ON CINQUE TERRE.
Liguria – Genoa
Since we are in Liguria, it is mandatory to visit the city of Genoa, the regional capital that is one of Italy’s hidden treasures. A city built on the hills with colorful houses with yellow and pink, red and orange roofs, a masterpiece of the city that captures the eye of the visitor. TIPS ON GENOVA
5) What to visit in Italy in thirty days? 5 DAYS IN TUSCANY
From here, I advise you to rent a car so you can get to know Tuscany better. Find out here How much does it cost to travel by car in Italy and How do ZTL in Italy work? (Important). Also visit our section on the Blog Examples of Itineraries with the Car.
Tuscany – Florence
Florence, a concentration of monuments and works of art, the birthplace of Renaissance culture, loved by foreigners from all over the world. This is where you will find one of the most visited Italian museums, the Uffizi Gallery. Find out here Where to stay in Florence?
Tuscany – Valle del Chianti
We continue our tour of Tuscany in the Valle del Chianti, a green mountainous area, where the famous and fragrant DOCG Chianti wine is produced. The Chianti area stretches between the provinces of Florence, Siena and Arezzo. Driving along the roads through the Chianti hills you will find incredible villages that mark this beautiful area through typical Tuscan hills. TIPS ON CHIANTI
Tuscany – Val d’Orcia
We continue in the nature of Tuscany, taking our rental car to Val d’Orcia. One of the most striking features in the Tuscan areas is its landscape that has kept its original appearance. Residents who have lived for centuries, in fact, have found a balance between economic and tourist needs with environmental protection requirements. The area that includes Val d’Orcia has several villages that are still medieval, almost intact with their former glories. TIPS ON VAL D´ORCIA
Tuscany – Castiglione d’Orcia
Among the historic cities we visit, we will find the small village of Castiglione d’Orcia. Located in the province of Siena, overlooking the valley located on a small hill. From a naturalist and landscape point of view, the territory of Castiglione is characterized by the so-called “Crete” of “Biancan” and “Badlands”, true natural works that nature has built over millions of years.
Tuscany – Montalcino
Driving along this valley, we find another famous village, Montalcino, a medieval town known for its Sangiovese vineyards that produce the delicious and famous Brunello di Montalcino wine. The small village, however, also holds artistic treasures and highly respected architectural works. After enjoying the Tuscan land that we always visit by car, we will head to the Umbria Valley. Find out here What are the 5 must-see castles to sleep in Tuscany
6) What to visit in Italy in thirty days? 3 DAYS IN UMBRIA
What to see and what to visit in the Umbra Valley? The most important center of the Umbrian Valley is certainly the fascinating and magnificent Assisi, protected by UNESCO since 200. It is situated on the slopes of Mount Subasio, in the province of Perugia. Assisi is a favorite destination for a large number of tourists, most of them dedicated to St Francis, coming together at certain times of the year to make pilgrimages. It is one of the most important centers in all of Christendom. Find out here Where to sleep in Assisi?
Its Tourism and Attractions
The reason for tourism, encouraged by the Umbrian population, historically comes from the birth and life of San Francisco (in 1182); Francis of Assisi, who left all his wealth to dedicate himself to the poor and who wrote the Song of Songs, adoration of the divine nature of all things. The wonderful Assisi stands out artistically, thanks to its monuments of typical medieval architecture that influenced Italians and European artists of the time. The visit to the Umbra Valley also includes other small historic villages. READ ALL OUR POSTS ABOUT UMBRIA
Mount Subasio Park
The natural wealth of the Umbrian Valley is concentrated in the Monte Subasio Park, a place that conveys a unique and mystical regional feeling.
Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia
Do not forget that in beautiful Umbria there is also the Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia. All these places, which extend along the Umbra Valley and Mount Subasio, have a charming silence that invites meditation and the rediscovery of a religious dimension. An area where culture, religion and nature merge, creating a treasure of priceless historical and tourist value. How to visit Cassia from Rome?
7) What to visit in Italy in thirty days? 2 DAYS IN ROME
Beginning the journey after these days of silence and inner peace, we will visit the Eternal City, the great Rome. How not to spend a few days in the capital? Arriving in Rome, we will leave the rental car and move around both by subway and bus, otherwise we would lose a lot of time with the car, because Rome is as beautiful as it is chaotic. Find out here How to use the Metro in Rome and Where to sleep in Rome?
Throughout its three millennia of history, the city has become the first great metropolis of humanity, the heart of one of the most important ancient civilizations, which influenced society, culture, language, literature, art, architecture, philosophy, religion, law and customs of the following centuries. Rome is the heart of Catholic Christianity; in fact, it is the only city in the world to host an entire internal state, Vatican City, which is why it is often called the capital of two states. SEE ALL OUR POSTS ABOUT ROME
What to visit in Rome?
Well, the capital of Italy is an open-air museum, and it is quicker to say what not to visit in this wonderful city. We made a short list of what is not to be missed: the Coliseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, Navona Square, the Vatican Museums, Trastevere, San Pietro, Sant’Angelo Castle, the Villa Borghese Park, Via Veneto, the Imperial Forum and many others.
8) What to visit in Italy in thirty days? 4 DAYS IN CAMPANIA
We continue our journey, by train to Naples, then by ferry, to get to the wonderful Capri and, finally, we rent a car again to visit the Amalfi Coast. It really is a fascinating region, where the sea and sky seem to merge in blue, the rocks look like confetti kissed by an increasingly hot sun. Vesuvius, inactive for some time, remains a benign and tranquilizing presence, faithful and protective guardian angel; the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida are like precious stones scattered in the transparent waters. Find out here Where to sleep in Naples?
Just natural beauty, fascinating and inviting for a trip would be enough, but Naples is not just a postcard, it is culture and history, tradition, music and a lot of sensitive literature. SEE ALL OUR POSTS ABOUT CAMPANIA.
What about the beautiful island of Capri, each year one of the most sought-after tourist destinations by the elite and not only famous in Italy, but worldwide. The important historical centers from the tourist point of view are Capri, Anacapri, Marina Grande and on the other side, Marina Piccola. Anacapri is connected to the port of Capri through a rocky path that gave rise to the Phoenician (built by the Greeks). Find out here Where to sleep in Capri?
In the 20th century, famous characters and artists such as Pablo Neruda, Curzio Malaparte, Sibilla and many others, visited Capri, but the most beautiful places to endorse the island that they attributed an undeniable and magnificent fame, Faraglioni and the extraordinary beauty of Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto), located on the north side of the island. CAPRI TIPS
At this point, with the car we head to the Amalfi Coast, known for the unmistakable beauty of its nature and the destination of an enviable international tourism. The coast is protected as a public heritage by Unesco. Much of the coast is protected as the Monti Lattari Natural Park, which includes the cities of Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Maiori and Vietri Sul Mare.
The whole area contains other villages, which, although small, know how to arouse amazement and admiration at the spectacular, charming and romantic views such as the famous Positano which, since the times of the Roman Empire, has been a holiday destination for its favorable climate and its fantastic natural landscape. The coast is a beautiful resort, a jewel worth seeing at least once in your life. COAST AMALF TIPS?
9) What to visit in Italy in thirty days? 2 DAYS IN BASILICATA
Always at this point with the car, it is very important not to miss Matera, at Basilicata; you will be delighted when you discover The Sassi and the Stone Church of Matera Park.
The Sassi of Matera
The Sassi of Matera, a place that attracts millions of tourists for its uniqueness and beauty, is a unique, original experience, one of a kind. In 1993, UNESCO has cataloged Sassi of Matera as a World Heritage Site, thus allowing the reinforcement of this very special place where the houses are in harmony with the large opening in the rocky caves. SEE ALL OUR POSTS ABOUT BASILICATA
Another aspect that enriches the Sassi of Matera are the beautiful monasteries carved in the rock that make up what is called the stone churches of Matera Park. Here we find the sacred complex like Benedictine Cenobi and Byzantine Laure. In fact, in these caves, the Christian monks had created centers of worship, where they met with their cargo in an underground church, creating stone churches; monuments that even today, after centuries, return their beauty.
10) What to visit in Italy in thirty days? 5 DAYS IN SICILY
The last days of our trip will be dedicated to splendid Sicily, where the plane, from Bari, will take us to Palermo and then to Syracuse and, finally, we reserve the beautiful Taormina. SEE ALL OUR POSTS ABOUT SICILY
We start from Palermo, the regional capital, as well as beautiful city. Elegant and contradictory, which embodies an Arab look, Norman, with Gothic-Catalan nuances and Baroque opulence. Full of aromas and flavors that are found in street foods and desserts, a city that hides its secrets well, showing itself generous with those who visit it, but keeping its mystery. We head from Palermo, by car, to reach Syracuse.
Syracuse is a beautiful city with urban architecture and a Greek and Roman plant structure, but Sicilian Baroque is the host, just as Ortigia Square is notable for its beauty. Then there is the sea, which creates a stunning setting, and the palate that can be enjoyed by the typical and tasty smells of Sicilian food. Syracuse is a jewel among the most beautiful cities on the peninsula!
Finally, we chose the mythical Taormina. Sicilian city of art and culture, with a unique view of contrasts and their varieties, in which Mount Etna remains unchallenged, is a combination of luck, culinary delights, a charming place and a source of inspiration for artists , poets of all ages and nationalities. Whether for a few or several days, Taormina and its surroundings offer a lot to visit, even for the most demanding tourists. With Taormina, our trip that lasted thirty days ended. TIPS ON TAORMINA
What to visit in Italy in thirty days? Traveling 30 days in Italy, we cannot see even half the beauties of this wonderful country, but this, in my opinion, will be an incentive for you to return and look around, visit what is not seen and maybe return to a place that has been particularly encouraging. Obviously this itinerary is “super” fast and aims to quickly visit the most classic places and monuments, if you prefer a more peaceful trip I advise you to take out at least two or three regions (according to your taste).
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