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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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The Trevi Fountain should feature on any honeymoon in Rome
Planning Your Perfect Honeymoon in Italy

Italy oozes romance like few other destinations can: after all, this is where the world's best-known love story, Romeo and Juliet, was set. From exploring the cultural vibrancy of Rome through sipping wine straight from the vineyards of rural Tuscany down to sun-bathing on the sultry coast of Sicily, these are the most passion-inducing places in Italy to celebrate your new marriage.

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.

Discover Italian History from Ancient Rome to the 20th Century
Top Historical Experiences in Italy

From Ancient Rome to the Middle Ages to the World Wars, Italy is steeped in fascinating history. Whether you're exploring historical Verona in the north, medieval Tuscany and the catacombs of Rome in central Italy, or the archeological ruins of Pompeii to the south, you can walk through the centuries. Discover the Colosseum and Roman Forum, stroll the cobbled streets of Siena, and discover the secrets of St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace in Venice.

Verona Itineraries

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spritz and cicchetti in Venice
Map of Food & Wine in Verona, Padua & Venice - 7 Days
Food & Wine in Verona, Padua & Venice - 7 Days

Experience a week of gastronomy, wine, and culture in the Veneto and Padua. Craft handmade pasta in Verona, sip local valpolicella wine, and explore the picturesque towns of Sirmione and Desenzano along Lake Garda. Taste sensational olive oil and wines in the Eugenean Hills and venture to Venice on a self-guided trip to sample tapas-style cicchetti in one of the world's most captivating settings.

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.

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.

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.

Skip the touristy eateries and dine in local neighborhoods like Rome's Trastevere
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 10 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 10 Days

Make the most of your 10 days in Italy with this exciting trip that travels by high-speed train. First, you'll see Rome's legendary sights—like the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain—on your own and with a guide. Then head to the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence, for two days of culture and Tuscan gastronomy. Next is the UNESCO-listed city of Verona, with its enchanting mix of prehistoric sites and Shakesperean monuments, where you'll squeeze in a day trip to Venice to complete the adventure. 

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.

Take evening walks in Rome to see historic attractions like the Pantheon
Map of Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 14 Days
Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 14 Days

Experience a mix of Italian cities and scenic excursions during this two-week Italy adventure. First, you'll see Rome's legendary sights—like the Sistine Chapel and Spanish Steps—on your own and with a guide. Next, train to Orvieto to see Etruscan caves, followed by Florence for a cooking class and a drive through Tuscany. Finish in the UNESCO-listed city of Verona, home of Juliet's balcony, where you'll squeeze in trips to the Dolomites and Venice to complete the adventure.

Finish the trip in the romantic city of Verona, where you'll spend three nights
Map of Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 11 Days
Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 11 Days

This 11-day train journey through Italy covers four beautiful cities and some of the stunning countryside for a memorable trip. Start in Rome, where you'll see the Vatican and Colosseum, before going up to Orvieto in the lesser-known Umbria region. Then continue to Florence to see the city's Renaissance masterpieces and learn how to make fresh pasta. Finish your adventure in Verona's lovely and romantic streets with a day trip to its neighboring city, Venice.

Begin the trip with three nights in Rome, home of the Spanish Steps
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 11 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 11 Days

Split your time between four world-class cities in this 11-day tour of Italy. It starts in Rome, where you'll see the ancient sights at your own pace before joining a private tour of the Vatican. Then, travel by high-speed train to Florence to soak in as much Renaissance art and Tuscan food and wine as possible. Finish in Verona, a UNESCO-listed city known for more than just Shakespeare. You'll even have a day to boat through the narrow canals of Venice to finish the adventure.

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.

Spend a full day in Venice before taking the one-hour train back to Verona
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 8 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 8 Days

Experience four stunning cities during this 11-day Italy adventure by high-speed train. First, you'll see Rome's legendary sights—like the Colosseum and Spanish Steps—on your own and with a guide. Then head to Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, for world-class museums and Tuscan wine. Finish in the UNESCO-listed city of Verona, home of Juliet's balcony, where you'll squeeze in a trip to Venice to boat through the canals to complete the adventure.

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.

Explore Florence's Renaissance art and architecture, including Palazzo Vecchio
Map of Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 15 Days
Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 15 Days

Enjoy a mix of world-class cities and scenic excursions during this grand 15-day tour of Italy. After landing in Rome, spend three days seeing the legendary attractions independently and with a private guide. Then make your way to off-the-beaten-path Umbria to stay in an ancient walled city. Next is Florence for pasta-making and a drive through Tuscany before heading to the romantic city of Verona. You'll also boat through Venice's canals and sample the waterfront bar scene—the perfect end to the trip.

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.

Explore Venice's charming network of canals and islands
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 12 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 12 Days

This 12-day tour through Italy combines four world-class cultural destinations. Your trip starts in Rome's historic core, where you'll get close to ancient landmarks and see the Sistine Chapel. Then train to Florence to experience its elegant gardens, Renaissance museums, and Tuscan cuisine. End your trip in UNESCO-listed Verona, visiting wineries and the famous balcony of Shakespeare's love story, followed by quality time in the floating city of 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.

This itinerary includes three nights in Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region
Map of Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 12 Days
Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 12 Days

Travel from Rome to Venice via high-speed train on this exciting 12-day tour of Italy. Your first stop is the "Eternal City" to visit the Vatican and Colosseum before going to Orvieto in the lesser-known Umbria region. Then train to Florence to experience the Renaissance culture and Tuscan cuisine. Finish your trip in the romantic and UNESCO-listed city of Verona with a quick trip to the "Floating City," where you can cruise through the canals and explore St. Mark's Square.

Enjoying a meal with friends
Map of Italy Food & Wine Immersion: Treviso, Verona, Perugia, Urbino - 16 Days
Italy Food & Wine Immersion: Treviso, Verona, Perugia, Urbino - 16 Days

Prepare for a full food and wine experience in 16 days on this trip to Veneto, Marche, and Umbria regions. Admire the art and architecture in Treviso as you sample an Italian prosecco. Continue to Verona for Valpolicella wine tasting, then make your way to Marche for the rolling hills and rustic hill towns of Tuscany. Cross the mountains into Umbria to end your trip in the regional capital of Perugia, where you’ll explore ancient ruins, browse Renaissance art, and spend your final day learning to cook the local cuisine.

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.

Take a boat tour in Venice to nearby islands to finish your trip to Italy
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 17 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 17 Days

For travelers with 17 days to spend in Italy, this itinerary moves at a relaxed pace letting you savor each destination. It starts in Rome, where you'll explore historic streets and trendy neighborhoods. Then take the train to Florence to see Renaissance masterpieces, make Tuscan cuisine, and hike between villages on the Mediterranean. From there, head to Verona—your base for day trips to Valpolicella and the Dolomites—and finish in Venice with boat trips to famous canals and nearby islands.

Spend three nights in Florence, home of the Duomo
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 9 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 9 Days

This scenic train journey through Italy covers four cities in nine days, starting in Rome, where you'll walk through the historic core and visit the Vatican. Then make your to Florence to see Michelangelo's masterpieces and get firsthand lessons in Tuscan cuisine and wine. End the trip in UNESCO-listed Verona, home of a first-century amphitheater and Shakespeare's favorite balcony. You'll also have a day in Venice to boat through the canals for the ultimate adventure.

Spend three days in the UNESCO-listed city of Verona
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 13 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 13 Days

This 13-day Italy itinerary travels by high-speed train to four cities known for culture, food, and wine. Explore Rome's historical core and Vatican City before heading to Florence to soak up masterpieces and Tuscan cuisine. Next, head to Verona, a UNESCO-listed city with prehistoric landmarks and romantic balconies, not to mention nearby wineries. Finish in Venice, the City of Water, and get lost in its charming canals, stopping to enjoy the Venetian version of tapas. 

Spend your last full day in Venice to see famous landmarks like Basilica San Marco
Map of Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 13 Days
Rome, Orvieto, Florence & Verona - 13 Days

Experience Italy's culturally-rich cities and stunning countryside during this 13-day itinerary. Kick off in Rome, where you'll see the Colosseum and the Vatican, before spending two days in the Umbria region. Then take a train to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, where you'll learn how to make pasta and visit hill towns in Tuscany. Complete the adventure by exploring the neighboring cities of Verona and Venice—each with its charms—for a memorable trip.

 View of Verona from a pavilion of Giardino Giusti, a public park
Map of Venice, Rome, Florence & Verona: Best Itinerary Ideas
Venice, Rome, Florence & Verona: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 12 to 14 days is the perfect amount of time for a trip to Italy, with stops in Venice, Rome, Florence, and Verona. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in 8 to 11 days, which makes for a fast-paced vacation. With more time, however, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or spend a few days in another region like Siena, the Amalfi Coast, or Montalcino. Keep reading for more inspiring Venice, Rome, Florence, and Verona itineraries.

Start your trip in Rome where you can get views of the Vatican from the Tiber River
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 18 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 18 Days

Travel by train on this 18-day trip to Italy that combines world-class cities and scenic excursions. It starts in Rome, where you'll explore ancient ruins and take a private tour of the Vatican museums. Then head to Florence, with trips to Tuscan hill towns and Mediterranean villages. The second half of the journey visits the UNESCO-listed city of Verona—with wine tasting and a funicular ride in the Dolomites—before ending in Venice, where you'll have boat tours and free time to explore its network of 150 canals.

Sit down to a canal-side spritz in Venice
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 sumptuous food and wine-focused itinerary. Visit Parma and discover prosciutto crudo and parmigiano reggiano. Sample Venetian cicchetti and watch the sunset over the Ponte dell'Accademia, then savor the fine wines of Valpolicella and Piedmont. Complete your gastronomic odyssey with cioccolato and street food in Turin and a Milanese masterclass in pasta. Buon appetito!

End this Italy adventure with three nights in Venice
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 14 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 14 Days

Spend quality time in four amazing Italian cities during this two-week itinerary. After landing in Rome, you'll have three days to see the fountains, ancient ruins, and Vatican museums. Then board a high-speed train to Florence for Renaissance art and pasta-making. Next is a day trip to the Cinque Terre to hike between villages on the Mediterranean before you head to UNESCO-listed Verona for wineries and Shakespearean balconies. Finish with a gondola ride through the canals of Venice for a trip of a lifetime. 

Northern Italy is famous for its excellent red wines and white truffles
Map of Food & Wine in Bologna, Verona, Milan & Turin - 10 Days
Food & Wine in Bologna, Verona, Milan & Turin - 10 Days

Earn your Italian food and wine stripes in just 10 days with this northern Italy itinerary tailor-made for foodies. Dive into the Emilia-Romagna region's culinary treasures, discover the historic charm of Verona amid renowned vineyards, master pasta and cocktails in Milan, and savor Turin's street food with a local guide, indulging in regional delights like agnolotti pasta.

Browse the Rialto Food Market for seafood
Map of Food & Wine in Verona, Lake Garda, Padua & Treviso - 10 Days
Food & Wine in Verona, Lake Garda, Padua & Treviso - 10 Days

Embark on a 10-day northern Italy adventure, starting in Verona with a culinary immersion and pasta-making masterclass. Discover ancient fortresses, ruins, and local formaggi in elegant Lake Garda, then sharpen your taste buds with wine and olive oil tasting in Padua's verdant Euganean Hills. Leave the bubbles until last and finish in Treviso, Prosecco's heartland, but not before a water taxi into Venice for cicchetti, aperitivo, and a sunset over the Rialto Bridge.

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.

Start your trip in Rome and take an evening walk to the Trevi Fountain
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 15 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 15 Days

Travel by high-speed train from Rome to Venice on this grand 15-day tour of Italy. Upon landing in Rome, you'll take dreamy walks through elegant streets and ancient ruins, with guided tours of the Vatican and Catacombs. Next is Florence to see masterpieces, cook Tuscan cuisine, and hike between villages in the Cinque Terre. Then head north to Verona to tour its UNESCO-listed streets (and nearby wineries) before ending in Venice with free time to explore its maze of canals and islands.

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.

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.

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.

Spend three nights in Verona, a UNESCO-listed city
Map of Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 16 Days
Rome, Florence, Verona & Venice - 16 Days

This 16-day trip to Italy travels from Rome to Venice via high-speed train, with stops along the way. Land in Rome to see ancient sights and the Vatican museums before heading to Florence for Renaissance masterpieces and pasta-making. Then train to Verona—home of Shakespeare's famous balcony—and finish in Venice, where you'll explore the canals and Piazza San Marco. You'll also take scenic day trips to hike on the Mediterranean, taste wine in Valpolicella, and visit a glassblower near Venice.

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.

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.

Balloon over Chianti
Map of Veneto and Tuscany for Active Families: Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, Siena  & Florence - 14 Days
Veneto and Tuscany for Active Families: Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, Siena & Florence - 14 Days

Families with teens who want to get out and explore (and find the perfect backdrop for their photos) should give this two-week itinerary through the Veneto and Tuscany a try. You'll start in Venice, where you can explore secret passages, craft your own masks, and paddle a gondola. Then head to Verona and Lake Garda, biking through both urban and natural attractions. Wrap up in the Tuscan cities of Siena and Florence with a hot air balloon ride, gelato-making, and more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.