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Lay your scene in fair Verona, the Shakespearean small town ideal for a romantic meander. It’s close to Venice but significantly less busy, and lovely for wine lovers; day trips to Lake Garda, the largest in Italy’s Lake District; and couples in search of quality time together. Explore two of its main piazzas, Piazza dei Signori and Piazza delle Erbe, where you’ll be surrounded by palaces, towers, and statues showing the story of Verona’s economic and political history, or get lost wandering through side streets and back alleys that date back to Roman Empire.

Don’t miss one of Verona's most notable landmarks and a kimkim traveler favorite, the ancient Roman amphitheater in Bra Square, one of the best-preserved of its kind. Pause for a romantic moment under Juliet's balcony at Casa di Giulietta, but don’t just succumb to the drama. Keep going with bike tours to the vineyards of Amarone, Valpolicella, and Soave Borgo, through small valleys that have been famous for wine production for over 2,000 years crafting vintages like Amarone, Ripasso, Valpolicella, and Recioto. Or, opt for a guided trip through the city’s underground passages.
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Ultimate Guide to Verona
Ultimate Guide to Verona: Shakespeare's Fabled Italian City

Made famous in a number of Shakespeare's masterpieces, Verona is as charming as you would expect. Come here to see Juliet's (fictional) house, and stay for an old Italian city marked by wide, photogenic piazzas and landmark bridges spanning the River Adige; pretty churches and the biggest wine exhibition in the world. Learn more about what to do, see, and eat in "fair Verona" below.

Sunset, Verona
Map of Highlights of Venice, Verona, & Lake Garda - 6 Days
Highlights of Venice, Verona, & Lake Garda - 6 Days

This 6-day trip will take you from Venice to other top destinations in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Experience the splendor of the Grand Canal and the Palazzo Ducale in Venice. Feel the romance in Verona as you stand beneath Juliet's balcony at Casa di Giulietta and head out to the Valpolicella region for wine tasting. Relax and admire the beauty of Lake Garda on a day trip to the towns of Sirmione and Desenzano del Garda.

Italian food and wine
Map of Food & Wine in Verona & Padua - 5 Days
Food & Wine in Verona & Padua - 5 Days

In 5 days, you'll enjoy great food and wine tours, sampling Italian cuisine, regional specialties and local wines. You'll also take a crack at crafting handmade pasta during a cooking class in Verona. Visit a rural olive farm and Veneto wineries close to Padua, and explore that city's medieval center, the artistic masterpieces of Giotto, and Europe's first botanical garden.

St. Mark's Square, Venice
Map of Highlights of Venice, Verona & Lake Garda - 5 Days
Highlights of Venice, Verona & Lake Garda - 5 Days

With this quick 5-day trip, you'll explore Venice and the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Experience the heart of the 'Floating City' as you wander along its beautiful canals and visit St. Mark's Square and the Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace). Experience Shakespearean love in Verona at Casa di Giulietta and relive Roman entertainment at the Arena. Take a day trip to Lake Garda and find tranquility in the picturesque lakeside villages of Sirmione and Desenzano del Garda.

Verona
Map of Discover Treviso, Venice and Verona - 7 Days
Discover Treviso, Venice and Verona - 7 Days

With this 7-day itinerary, you will visit three powerful cities in Northern Italy. Treviso's narrow streets are perfectly charming, and there is a lot to see and do in a small area, including a Prosecco tasting. Learn about Roman history in Verona whilst visiting the ancient amphitheater, and allow a local guide to navigate the canals in Venice as you enjoy a walking tour through the city.

Italian meats and cheeses
Map of Food & Wine in Verona, Padua & Venice - 7 Days
Food & Wine in Verona, Padua & Venice - 7 Days

Spend a week getting to know the best of food, wine and culture around Verona and Padua with this itinerary. Prepare handmade pasta in Verona, accompanied by regional Valpolicella wine. Take a guided tour of Sirmione and Desenzano del Garda using the local boat service around sparkling Lake Garda, and visit the Roman villa overlooking the water. Discover the lagoon city of Venice on a self-guided trip from Padua, and admire famous 14th-century paintings by Giotto.

Lake Garda
Map of Highlights of Venice, Verona & Lake Garda - 7 Days
Highlights of Venice, Verona & Lake Garda - 7 Days

Venice is just the tip of the iceberg as you explore the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Take a guided tour of the Doge's Palace, and St. Mark's Square, then head out into Venice's lagoon to Murano and Burano islands. Visit the Roman Arena and Casa di Giulietta in Verona, and sip the best varietals in the Valpolicella wine region. Wrap it all up with a day trip to scenic Lake Garda and its charming towns.

Gondola Ride, Venice
Map of Discover Treviso, Venice and Verona - 5 Days
Discover Treviso, Venice and Verona - 5 Days

Enjoy a fast 5-day trip to Treviso and Verona, two cities with rich and interesting histories. Discovering ornate churches, interesting museums, and vintage clothing boutiques in Treviso. Travel back in time in Verona on a guided tour of ancient castles and grand piazzas. Spend a day in Venice, walking through the former Jewish Ghetto, the Rialto market towards Piazza San Marco at the center.

Rural Vineyard near Padua
Map of Food & Wine in Verona, Padua & Treviso - 8 Days
Food & Wine in Verona, Padua & Treviso - 8 Days

Everywhere, food is a labor of love, and even more so in Italy. Discover Veneto, in the northeastern region of Italy, an area that positively bursts with romance and good food (usually all at once). On this 8-day trip, see the romantic city of Verona and vineyards world-renowned for prosecco.  Learn how to make fresh pasta and visit Juliet's Balcony at Casa di Giulietta. Tour grand villas and castles that will remind you of romantic fairy tales on the south side of Lake Garda. Visit the Old Towns of Padua and Treviso and their churches to see magnificent artwork from centuries ago. Go on a food and wine tour in the Euganean Hills around Padua to taste olive oil and regional reds. By trip's end, you'll be declaring your love for Italy as you savor every last moment, sip, and bite.

Venice
Map of Discover Treviso, Venice and Verona - 6 Days
Discover Treviso, Venice and Verona - 6 Days

Spend 6-days in the Veneto region, beginning in Treviso. Enjoy the architecture and waterways of Treviso's Old Town center. Fall in love with Verona and see Juliet's balcony, plus bustling squares like Piazza Bra. Take a day trip to Venice on a guided tour of the main highlights, including the spectacular Basilica of St Mark, and the Grand Canal. 

Wine tasting in a local vineyard
Map of Food & Wine in Verona, Padua & Venice - 6 Days
Food & Wine in Verona, Padua & Venice - 6 Days

This 6-day tour focuses on the amazing cuisine, wine, and culture of Northern Italy. Verona offers you the chance to sample homemade pasta and try your hand at becoming an Italian chef. You'll continue to the historic and charming city of Padua, visiting the Basilica di Sant'Antonio and Orto Botanical Garden. Head out for a day through the Euganean Hills to taste local products and learn about how the natural landscape influences the flavor of the grapes and olives grown in the region.

Valpolicella wine region
Map of Food & Wine in Verona, Padua & Treviso - 9 Days
Food & Wine in Verona, Padua & Treviso - 9 Days

Prepare for a full food and wine experience in 9 days on this trip to the Veneto region. Verona is steeped in Roman history, including the well preserved Arena, and is also a great place to try out a fun pasta making class. Enjoy a serene day at Lake Garda, then continue to the Regional Park of Colli Euganei for olive oil and wine tastings at world-renowned sources. Admire the art, architecture, and canals in Treviso before rounding off your trip with an Italian prosecco experience.

Fishing Boats, Lake Garda
Map of Highlights of Venice, Verona & Lake Garda - 9 Days
Highlights of Venice, Verona & Lake Garda - 9 Days

Beginning in Venice, this 9-day trip will take you through the highlights of the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Visit the main sights of the 'Floating City' on a guided tour of St. Mark's Square and the Doge's Palace, and take time to discover the islands of Murano, Torcello, and Burano. The city of Verona is a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with beautiful, historic attractions. See Casa di Giulietta, the house which inspired Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, and learn how to cook homemade pasta. Experience tranquility on Lake Garda as you hop by boat between the villages of Sirmione, Desenzano del Garda, and Malcesine.

Juliet's balcony in Verona
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 10 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 10 Days

Your trip starts with tours through Rome's historical core, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum, with walks through the Colosseum and to the top of Palatine Hill. Head to Florence to experience its historic squares, cathedrals, and museums. End your trip in Verona, visiting the infamous romantic of Shakespeare's love story and the floating city of Venice.

River Adige, Verona
Map of Highlights of Venice, Verona & Lake Garda - 10 Days
Highlights of Venice, Verona & Lake Garda - 10 Days

Begin your 10-day trip in Venice as you explore the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Take a tour of St. Mark's Square and the Doge's Palace, and visit the lagoon islands of Murano and Burano at your own pace on a self-guided day trip. Walk in the footsteps of Romans at Verona's Arena and learn the language of love at Casa di Giulietta. Learn how to make fresh pasta from a local chef and how to produce Valpolicella wine with a wine tasting in the countryside.  Discover the beauty of Lake Garda and visit the villages of Sirmione, Desenzano del Garda, and Malcesine by boat.

Orvieto, in the Umbria Region
Map of Rome, Orvieto, Florence, & Verona - 14 Days
Rome, Orvieto, Florence, & Verona - 14 Days

This route takes you through the highlights of Italy while exploring more of each region. Start in Rome, visiting the Vatican and Colosseum before making your way up to the lesser-known Umbria region for a stopover in Orvieto. Enjoy your time away from the big city and delight in the local life. Continue up to the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence. This city's incredible plazas and cathedrals never disappoint. Finish off your trip in the Veneto region, staying in the lovely and romantic Verona and visiting its neighboring city, Venice.

Wine Barrels
Map of Food & Wine in Verona, Padua, Treviso & Bologna - 11 Days
Food & Wine in Verona, Padua, Treviso & Bologna - 11 Days

Italians are extremely proud of their food and wine and, with this 11-day itinerary, you'll find out why! Cook fresh pasta with a local chef in Verona, and escape the city for a day to the tranquil Lake Garda. Visit the iconic frescoes at the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua and enjoy a delectable tasting of local Italian extra virgin olive oil. Discover the waterways and canals in Treviso and Venice. Sample prosecco on a day trip to bubbly wineries near Valdobbiadene, and eat Parmigiano Reggiano cheese in the city of Parma.

Sunset in Florence
Map of Rome, Orvieto, Florence, & Verona - 11 Days
Rome, Orvieto, Florence, & Verona - 11 Days

This route takes you through the highlights of Italy while exploring more of each region. Start in Rome, visiting the Vatican and Colosseum before making your way up to the lesser-known Umbria region for a stopover in Orvieto. Enjoy your time away from the big city and delight in the local life. Continue up to the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence. This city's incredible plazas and cathedrals never disappoint. Finish off your trip in the Veneto region, staying in the lovely and romantic Verona and visiting its neighboring city, Venice.

Roman Forum
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 11 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 11 Days

Your trip starts with tours through Rome's historical core, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum, with walks through the Colosseum and to the top of Palatine Hill. Head to Florence to experience its historic squares, cathedrals, and museums. End your trip in Verona, visiting the infamous romantic of Shakespeare's love story and the floating city of Venice.

Fresh Pasta
Map of Food & Wine in Bologna, Verona & Milan - 8 Days
Food & Wine in Bologna, Verona & Milan - 8 Days

With 8 days to spend, eat and drink the best food and wine in Italy. Spend time learning about the production of and tasting fresh tortellini and prosciutto in Bologna, as well as exploring the 11th-century University of Bologna. Go wine tasting in the countryside near romantic Verona and explore its Roman Old Town. Try your hand at cooking fresh noodles and preparing other typical Italian dishes and refreshing cocktails in Milan.

Orvieto, in the Umbria Region
Map of Rome, Orvieto, Florence, & Verona - 15 Days
Rome, Orvieto, Florence, & Verona - 15 Days

This route takes you through the highlights of Italy while exploring more of each region. Start in Rome, visiting the Vatican and Colosseum before making your way up to the lesser-known Umbria region for a stopover in Orvieto. Enjoy your time away from the big city and delight in the local life. Continue up to the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence. This city's incredible plazas and cathedrals never disappoint. Finish off your trip in the Veneto region, staying in lovely and romantic Verona and visiting its neighboring city, Venice.

Piazza delle Erbe, Verona
Map of Highlights of Venice, Verona & Lake Garda - 8 Days
Highlights of Venice, Verona & Lake Garda - 8 Days

Starting in Venice, your 8-day trip will bring you the best of Italy's Veneto region. Take a guided walking tour of Venice, visiting its most famous palaces and piazzas, and head out of the city to the Murano and Burano islands known for glassmaking and lacemaking. Experience Roman history in Verona, taste Valpolicella wine, and visit the inspiration for Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. On Lake Garda, explore the picturesque villages of Sirmione, Desenzano del Garda, and Malcesine.

Cinque Terre, Italy
Map of Taste of Italy: Florence, Pisa, Venice, Cinque Terre - 12 days
Taste of Italy: Florence, Pisa, Venice, Cinque Terre - 12 days

From Tuscany to Veneto to the Italian Riviera, this 12-day itinerary is perfect for indulgent travelers who want to see and taste the best of Italy. You'll start in Northern Italy, with a  tour of Verona and then see romantic Venice. You'll visit the birthplace of the Renaissance in Florence, then tourTuscan vineyards, and visit Pisa's 'leaning tower.' Your adventure will end with the former fishing villages of the Cinque Terre where you'll sample the foods of Liguria — the Italian Riviera — including seafood, pesto, and focaccia.

Murano canal
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 12 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 12 Days

Your trip starts with tours through Rome's historical core, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum, with walks through the Colosseum and to the top of Palatine Hill. Head to Florence to experience its historic squares, cathedrals, and museums. End your trip in Verona, visiting the infamous romantic of Shakespeare's love story and the floating city of Venice.

Cup of coffee in an Italian piazza
Map of Rome, Orvieto, Florence, & Verona - 12 Days
Rome, Orvieto, Florence, & Verona - 12 Days

This route takes you through the highlights of Italy while exploring more of each region. Start in Rome, visiting the Vatican and Colosseum before making your way up to the lesser-known Umbria region for a stopover in Orvieto. Enjoy your time away from the big city and delight in the local life. Continue up to the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence. This city's incredible plazas and cathedrals never disappoint. Finish off your trip in the Veneto region, staying in the lovely and romantic Verona and visiting its neighboring city, Venice.

Venice Canal
Map of Northeast Italy: Trieste, Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, & More - 12 Days
Northeast Italy: Trieste, Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, & More - 12 Days

Visit the highlights of Northeast Italy on this 12-day trip. Tour grand palaces and piazzas in Trieste. Take a day trip to Ljubljana in Slovenia. Be serenaded on an enchanting gondola ride in Venice before visiting the iconic St. Marks Square and dining in the former Jewish Ghetto. In Verona, Roman history, Shakespearean inspiration and wine tastings await you. For a sweet ending, spend a day on Lake Garda and take a tour of the charming villages with a local guide.

Verona
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 8 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 8 Days

Your trip starts with tours through Rome's historical core, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum, with walks through the Colosseum and to the top of Palatine Hill. Head to Florence to experience its historic squares, cathedrals, and museums. End your trip in Verona, visiting the infamous romantic of Shakespeare's love story and the floating city of Venice.

Houses of Burano in Venice
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 17 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 17 Days

Your trip to Rome and Florence starts with guided tours through Rome's historical core, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum, with walks through the Colosseum and to the top of Palatine Hill. Head to Florence to experience its historic squares, cathedrals, and museums. End your trip in Verona, visiting the infamous romantic of Shakespeare's love story and the floating city of Venice.

Parma, Emilia-Romagna
Map of Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 13 Days
Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 13 Days

This 13-day itinerary will leave you feeling like a local, as you discover and become expert in great food and wine in Northern Italy. Begin with a guided tour through the markets in Bologna and taste handmade tortellini pasta and sweet treats. In Venice, spend a self-guided day on the lagoon islands of Murano and Burano, then go wine tasting in Verona and the Piedmont countryside. Take a cooking class and mix aperitivo cocktails in Milan before rounding off your culinary adventure in Turin with a street food walking tour.

Verona skyline
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 13 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 13 Days

Your trip starts with tours through Rome's historical core, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum, with walks through the Colosseum and to the top of Palatine Hill. Head to Florence to experience its historic squares, cathedrals, and museums. End your trip in Verona, visiting the infamous romantic of Shakespeare's love story and the floating city of Venice.

Arno River in Florence
Map of Rome, Orvieto, Florence, & Verona - 13 Days
Rome, Orvieto, Florence, & Verona - 13 Days

This route takes you through the highlights of Italy while exploring more of each region. Start in Rome, visiting the Vatican and Colosseum before making your way up to the lesser-known Umbria region for a stopover in Orvieto. Enjoy your time away from the big city and delight in the local life. Continue up to the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence. This city's incredible plazas and cathedrals never disappoint. Finish off your trip in the Veneto region, staying in the lovely and romantic Verona and visiting its neighboring city, Venice.

Visit the Colosseum
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 9 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 9 Days

Your trip starts with tours through Rome's historical core, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum, with walks through the Colosseum and to the top of Palatine Hill. Head to Florence to experience its historic squares, cathedrals, and museums. End your trip in Verona, visiting the infamous romantic of Shakespeare's love story and the floating city of Venice.

Verona skyline
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 18 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 18 Days

Your trip to Rome and Florence starts with guided tours through Rome's historical core, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum, with walks through the Colosseum and to the top of Palatine Hill. Head to Florence to experience its historic squares, cathedrals, and museums. End your trip in Verona, visiting the famous romantic setting of Shakespeare's classic love story and the floating city of Venice.

Regional Foods, Emilia-Romagna
Map of Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 14 Days
Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 14 Days

Over 14 days, eat and drink your way through Northern Italy with this food and wine-focused itinerary. Tour the 11th-century University of Bologna and visit nearby Parma to enjoy fresh prosciutto and cheese. Explore the highlights of Venice and spend a half-day at Valpolicella wineries near Verona. Learn to make homemade pasta and discover the mouthwatering food scenes in Milan and Turin. Try street food, chocolate, and more wine and regional delicacies in Piedmont!

Ponte Vecchio in Florence
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 14 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 14 Days

Your trip starts with tours through Rome's historical core, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum, with walks through the Colosseum and to the top of Palatine Hill. Head to Florence to experience its historic squares, cathedrals, and museums. End your trip in Verona, visiting the infamous romantic of Shakespeare's love story and the floating city of Venice.

Navigli Canal, Milan
Map of Food & Wine in Bologna, Verona, Milan & Turin - 10 Days
Food & Wine in Bologna, Verona, Milan & Turin - 10 Days

10 days is a great amount of time for a trip to Northern Italy. Foodies and wine connoisseurs will be amazed by the offerings of the Emilia-Romagna region. Verona is a charming historic city nestled in a renowned wine region. Tour the city and wineries to taste different Valpolicella wines. Learn new culinary skills from expert chefs in Milan at a pasta and cocktail making class. Explore Turin's street food scene with a local guide and sample regional specialties such as grissini breadsticks and agnolotti (fresh stuffed pasta).

Veneto Food Market
Map of Food & Wine in Verona, Lake Garda, Padua & Treviso - 10 Days
Food & Wine in Verona, Lake Garda, Padua & Treviso - 10 Days

Discover food, wine, nature, and history on a 10-day trip to Northern Italy. Begin in Verona with an introduction to Italian cuisine and a cooking class. Head out of the city for relaxing day trips to scenic Lake Garda and the Prosecco wine region, including tastings. Spend a day exploring the canals and highlights of Venice on a self-guided visit. Walk through the busy Rialto Market and St. Mark's Square. End your trip fluent in Italian food and wine (and make some yourself with your new knowledge and skills)!

Trieste City Center
Map of Northeast Italy: Trieste, Grado, Venice, & Verona - 10 Days
Northeast Italy: Trieste, Grado, Venice, & Verona - 10 Days

Visit some of the best of Northeast Italy on this 10-day trip. Tour the major sites in the coffee capital of Italy, Trieste, on a walking tour, and travel to Slovenia for a day. In Grado, spend time walking on the coast and searching for historical Roman artifacts. Get romantic in Venice and Verona, first on a gondola ride, then declaring your love (of Italy!) at Juliet's balcony at Casa di Giulietta. End your trip in style with a wine tasting in the Valpolicella wine region.

Bridge of Sighs in Venice
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 15 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 15 Days

Your trip starts with tours through Rome's historical core, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum, with walks through the Colosseum and to the top of Palatine Hill. Head to Florence to experience its historic squares, cathedrals, and museums. End your trip in Verona, visiting the infamous romantic of Shakespeare's love story and the floating city of Venice.

View of the Grecian coast
Off-the-Beaten-Path Greece & Italy Road Trip: Lake Garda, Bologna, Tuscany, Olympia, Nafplio, & More - 21 Days

Explore the back roads and small villages that characterize the countrysides of both Italy and Greece on this three-week road trip. You'll visit well-known highlights, like Florence, charming Tuscan hill towns, and the first Olympic site in Olympia, as well as some places a bit off the beaten path: Romeo and Juliet's Verona, the medieval villages of the Peloponnese, the wineries of Nemea, and more. With full control of the daily driving schedule, you'll have time to plan for spontaneous stops for coffee, for shopping at roadside markets, and for late-afternoon beach breaks.

Trieste
Map of Northeast Italy: Trieste, Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, & More - 11 Days
Northeast Italy: Trieste, Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, & More - 11 Days

Visit the highlights of Northeast Italy on this 11-day trip. Tour the city of Trieste on a walking tour of the Grand Canal, Piazza Unità d'Italia, and Castello di Miramare & Gardens. Enjoy tranquility in the coastal town of Grado and step back into Roman times with an archeological tour of Aquileia. Indulge in a gondola ride down Venice's canals before traveling to the romantic city of Verona to visit Casa di Giulietta and taste regional wines. Take a day trip to Lake Garda for a relaxing end to your trip.

Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma
Map of Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 11 Days
Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 11 Days

Over 11 days, taste the best of Italian food and wine. Begin in Bologna with open-air markets and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Venetian palaces and gondolas await you in Venice alongside delicious cuisine. Then, head to Casa di Giulietta in Verona to see the inspiration for Romeo & Juliet's love story, before going wine tasting in the Piedmont countryside. Try Barolo and Barbaresco wines, and sample regional cheeses.

Verona skyline
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 16 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona, & Venice - 16 Days

Your trip to Rome and Florence starts with guided tours through Rome's historical core, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum, with walks through the Colosseum and to the top of Palatine Hill. Head to Florence to experience its historic squares, cathedrals, and museums. End your trip in Verona, visiting the infamous romantic of Shakespeare's love story and the floating city of Venice.

Hiking Trails, Dolomites
Map of Mountains and Lakes in Northern Italy: The Dolomites, Lake Garda, Verona & More - 11 Days
Mountains and Lakes in Northern Italy: The Dolomites, Lake Garda, Verona & More - 11 Days

Make the most of your trip with this 11-day itinerary to the Dolomites and Lake Garda. Balance free time exploring nature with guided tours of the beautiful and fascinating towns of Northern Italy. Hike trails and visit stunning spots at Belluno National Park and Misurina Lake. Take a day trip to Bressanone and the peaceful Novacella Abbey, a monastery with landscaped gardens and a winery. Stay in Sirmione on Lake Garda, climbing up to the iconic 13th-century castle and touring the ruins of a Roman villa. Linger in the past, learning about the Arena in Verona's Piazza Bra from a local guide.

Visit towns at the heart of the Dolomites
Map of Mountains and Lakes in Northern Italy: The Dolomites, Lake Garda, Verona & More - 12 Days
Mountains and Lakes in Northern Italy: The Dolomites, Lake Garda, Verona & More - 12 Days

Discover the Dolomites and Lake Garda on this 12-day journey. Experience unspoiled nature and the Northern Italian culture, heavily influenced by Austria and Germany. Visit popular ski towns and wander the medieval Old Towns of Belluno, Cortina d'Ampezzo, and Bolzano. Take a day trip to Tre Cime di Lavaredo (the Three Peaks of Lavardo) mountain range and do a short trek between refugios. On a guided tour of Lake Garda, explore historic villas and museums, and travel to the charming fishing village of Malcesine by boat. In Verona, expect Shakespearean romance, Roman history, and delicious wine before you head home.

Roman Arena, Verona
Map of Food & Wine in Verona, Lake Garda, Padua, Treviso & Bologna - 12 Days
Food & Wine in Verona, Lake Garda, Padua, Treviso & Bologna - 12 Days

Take a 12-day trip and taste the best food and wine Northern Italy has to offer! Learn how to make fresh pasta and regional dishes in Verona and relax on Lake Garda, enjoying a guided tour and boat ride. From Padua, visit local wineries and spend a day in Venice at your own pace. Wander the Old Town of Treviso, exploring the medieval walled city and its cathedrals. Last but not least, Bologna's bustling markets and traditional tortellini await you at the end of your trip.

Homemade Pasta, Italy
Map of Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 12 Days
Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 12 Days

Experience Italy's famous food and wine scene with this 12-day itinerary. Tour grand piazzas in Bologna while working up your appetite for regional delicacies, eat cicchetti in Venice and visit Europe's largest open-air market, Porta Palazzo. Delve deep into Roman history and wine making in Verona, and get your apron on to prepare a traditional Italian meal at a cooking class in Milan.

Dolomites
Map of Mountains and Lakes in Northern Italy: The Dolomites, Lake Garda, Verona & More - 13 Days
Mountains and Lakes in Northern Italy: The Dolomites, Lake Garda, Verona & More - 13 Days

With this 13-day itinerary, visit the most spectacular mountain ranges and lakes in Northern Italy. Spend a day hiking through a national park in the Dolomites region, and take a day trip to the magical Lake Misurina. Breathe in the clear alpine air as you walk around the towns of Bolzano and Bressanone in the Funes Valley. On Lake Garda, enjoy views from the top of Monte Baldo and the Scaliger Castles in Malcesine and Sirmione. Round off your trip in Verona, going wine tasting in the Valpolicella region.

Trieste
Map of Northeast Italy: Trieste, Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, & More - 13 Days
Northeast Italy: Trieste, Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, & More - 13 Days

Discover the Northeast of Italy on this 13-day trip. Immerse yourself in Italian-Hungarian history in Trieste, visiting grand palaces and piazzas. Cross the border to spectacular Lake Bled in Slovenia. Navigate the waters of Venice in a romantic gondola and tour St. Marks Square and the Doge's Palace. Learn the traditional secrets of wine production and taste Valpolicella wines in Verona. Pay a visit to the balcony that inspired Shakespeare to write Romeo & Juliet. End your trip on the south side of Lake Garda, where you'll spend 2 days visiting enchanting villas and castles.

Grado Harbor
Map of Northeast Italy: Trieste, Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, & More - 14 Days
Northeast Italy: Trieste, Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, & More - 14 Days

Discover the Northeast of Italy on this 14-day adventure. Explore history and archeology in Trieste and Grado. Visit the Miramare Castle and walk in the footsteps of Rome's Caesar on a day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Aquileia. Enjoy a romantic gondola ride in Venice and tour the city with a local guide. Learn the language of love in Shakespeare's Verona and taste regional Valpolicella wines. Relax on Lake Garda and visit charming villages by boat, then end your trip in Italy's unofficial capital, Milan, where Gothic architecture and designer shops await you.

A lake in the Dolomites
Map of Mountains and Lakes in Northern Italy: The Dolomites, Lake Garda, Verona & More - 15 Days
Mountains and Lakes in Northern Italy: The Dolomites, Lake Garda, Verona & More - 15 Days

Spend 15 days traveling through the dramatic Dolomites in Northern Italy to Lake Garda. Enjoy self-guided hikes in Belluno and Ortisei, visit a castle and monastery near Bolzano, and experience scenic Lake Garda by boat. Explore the Old Towns, and the fortresses guarding them, in Malcesine and Sirmione. Finish your trip in Verona by delving into Roman history on a guided city tour and visiting a local winery.

Ferry across the palm-lined shores of Garda Lake
Map of Cycling Northern Italy: Dolomites to Venice, Slovenia to Croatia - 14 Days
Cycling Northern Italy: Dolomites to Venice, Slovenia to Croatia - 14 Days

Featuring two weeks of cycling through beautiful and diverse landscapes in northern Italy, you'll also pedal along the Slovenian and Croatian coastline. Begin your journey in Bolzano, the gateway to the Dolomites, and work your way south to Peschiera before turning east to Venice and following the Adriatic Sea around the Gulf of Trieste, where you'll end along the Istrian coast in Croatia's Poreč. Discover romantic Verona, marvel at architectural masterpieces in Vicenza, and soak weary muscles in thermal waters in Padua.

Town of Varenna on Lake Como
Map of Discover Milan and Italy's Lakes Region - 15 Days
Discover Milan and Italy's Lakes Region - 15 Days

Get away from the hustle and bustle on this 15-day Lakes District itinerary. See da Vinci's "The Last Supper" and catch a football game in Milan, then enjoy the city's buzzing nightlife. Tour resplendent summer villas on Lake Como, shop flea markets on Lake Maggiore, then end your trip on Lake Garda, where sunny beaches, charming Tyrolean villages, and the Valpolicella wine region await.

Romantic town of Verona
Map of Discover Milan and Italy's Lakes Region - 10 Days
Discover Milan and Italy's Lakes Region - 10 Days

From sophisticated Milan to leisurely Bellagio, this 10-day itinerary of Northern Italy is the perfect getaway. See da Vinci's "The Last Supper" and take in the buzzing Milan nightlife, then visit Lakes Como and Garda for a spectacular week on the water. Rent a kayak, go for an afternoon stroll through a sprawling lakeside estate and garden, and take a day trip to the Dolomite Mountains with a visit to the charming Tyrolian village of Ortisei.

Lake Garda
Map of Discover Milan and Italy's Lakes Region - 14 Days
Discover Milan and Italy's Lakes Region - 14 Days

Spend two relaxing weeks enjoying art, culture, and food. Shop for treasures at the Quadrilatero della Moda district and join the locals at the Navigli canals for high-energy nightlife in Milan. Spend four days on peaceful Lake Como, touring sleepy fishing harbors and learning to make the perfect pasta dish. Visit serene lakeside estates on Lake Maggiore, then end on Lake Garda for award-winning wine tasting and Tyrolean charm.

Town of Bellagio
Map of Discover Milan and Italy's Lakes Region - 12 Days
Discover Milan and Italy's Lakes Region - 12 Days

This twelve-day itinerary in Northern Italy is perfect for adventurous travelers with some time to spare. Start in Milan, the fashion and cultural capital, to see world-famous art and shop for luxury and designer items. Explore botanical gardens and family restaurants in Bellagio, then tour the Borromean Islands and browse the lakeside market in Lake Maggiore. End at Lake Garda for a Dolomite day excursion and wine tasting.

Dramatic Skies over Lake Maggiore
Map of Discover Milan and Italy's Lakes Region - 11 Days
Discover Milan and Italy's Lakes Region - 11 Days

Spend eleven days visiting the fashion and culture capital of Milan and relaxing on Italy's northern lakes. See world-famous art by da Vinci and shop for luxury items in the city, then head to the countryside for 8 days of sunshine. Explore sprawling summer villas and take a pasta-making class on Lake Como, then tour medieval castles and see Juliet's balcony in Verona near Lake Garda.

Sirmione Promenade
Map of Explore Scenic Lake Garda - 7 Days
Explore Scenic Lake Garda - 7 Days

Slow down as you explore charming Lake Garda and its picturesque towns from north to south with this 7-day trip. Compare and contrast Sirmione and Peschiera del Garda with a guided tour, discovering medieval fortress walls, castles, and old town centers. Head north by boat and climb to the top of the Torre Apponale tower in Riva del Garda. Look out across the lake, then take the trail to the beautiful Cascate del Varone waterfall. The beauty of the lake and the surrounding mountains will surely leave you with amazing memories for years to come.

Mountain roads in the Dolomites
Map of Cycling Tour of the Dolomites - 8 Days
Cycling Tour of the Dolomites - 8 Days

Perfect for active travelers looking to enjoy one of Italy's most picturesque regions, this cycling trip will take you along snowy peaks and tranquil lakes in the Dolomite Mountains. Begin and end your trip with a bit of relaxation in the charming town of Pian dei Pradi before beginning your adventure through this lush region's hills, valleys, vineyards, farms, and quaint villages. Along your loop, you'll have time to sample authentic cuisine, soak in thermal baths, explore a nature preserve, and sip wine by the lake.

Trieste Channel and Ponte Rosso Square
Map of Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 12 Days
Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 12 Days

Taste thousands of years of cultural influences on this 12-day tour through northeastern Italy. Sample prosciutto in San Daniele, sip signature white and orange wines in the Friuli countryside, and dine alongside the edges of the canals of Venice as you make your way through the region.

Lake Maggiore
Map of Discover Milan and the Italian Lakes - 13 Days
Discover Milan and the Italian Lakes - 13 Days

Thirteen is considered a lucky number in Italy, so take time off and explore Northern Italy for thirteen days. Take in the history and amazing street food in Milan, then head to beautiful Lake Como for a week of sunshine, sprawling lakeside gardens, and wine tasting. Continue to Lakes Maggiore and Garda for Sunday mornings at the market, Napoleon-era villas, and the stunning Dolomite Mountains.

Sirmione, Lake Garda
Map of Explore Scenic Lake Garda - 8 Days
Explore Scenic Lake Garda - 8 Days

Experience the best of Italy's Lake Garda and the surrounding region with this 8-day trip. Spend time in the lively and historic towns of Sirmione and Peschiera del Garda. There are two majestic Scaligero Castles protecting the lake, one in Sirmione and the second further north in Malcesine. Visit both and admire the romantic views of Lake Garda. Ride a cable car up to Monte Baldo and explore the wild botanical garden at the top. From Desenzano del Garda, go on a cycling and wine tasting tour, and take a guided day trip to Verona.

Summer in Grado
Map of Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 11 Days
Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, & More - 11 Days

The Friuli Venezia Giulia region combines Slovenian, Croatian, Austrian, and Italian influences to create the perfect combination for this 11-day trip. Whether you're enjoying urban cafe culture on the streets of Trieste, lounging on the beaches of Grado, or exploring the Venetian canals, you're sure to learn something new along the way.

Riva del Garda, Lake Garda
Map of Mountains and Lakes in Northern Italy: The Dolomites, Lake Garda, Verona & More - 14 Days
Mountains and Lakes in Northern Italy: The Dolomites, Lake Garda, Verona & More - 14 Days

On your two-week trip to Italy, experience the beauty of alpine living in the Dolomites and on Lake Garda. Visit unique museums and quaint towns, including Ortisei and Cortina d'Ampezzo. Go hiking and ride funicular cable cars, marveling at the panoramic views. Stay in the historic towns of Riva del Garda and Desenzano del Garda, and take a guided tour of the Roman villas and castles protecting the lake.

Monte Baldo Cablecar, Lake Garda
Map of Venice to Turin via the Lakes Region - 12 Days
Venice to Turin via the Lakes Region - 12 Days

Take a 12-day trip across Northern Italy and the Lakes region with this itinerary. Start your trip in Venice with a guided walking tour of Piazza San Marco and the canals of the 'Floating City'. Visit two Italian lakes rich in natural beauty, Lake Garda and Lake Como, and enjoy a cable car ride to the top of Monte Baldo for panoramic views and walking trails. Take a day trip to the romantic city of Verona, and tour elegant villas in the villages of Varenna and Bellagio. Explore history and art at Milan's Cathedral and eat your way through Turin's street food scene.