Travel Tips for a 7-day Italy Itinerary

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7-Day Itinerary Ideas

I have created a few sample itineraries using either one location as a home base or flying open jaws and staying in two areas. The sample trips below are by no means exhaustive but meant to inspire. Hopefully this can help you get the wheels turning.


Home Base with day trip options south to Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento or north to Florence, Orvieto, Ostia Antica or with the outskirts to Tivoli for Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este.

day trips from Rome Villa d'Este Tivoli


Rome and a plus one.
Rome and Florence, Rome and Sorrento

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Home Base with day trip options to Siena, Pisa, Cortona, Bologna, Tuscany.

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Florence’s plus one.
Florence and Venice, Florence and Tuscany, Florence and Bologna.

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Home Base with day trip options to Florence, Verona, Bologna, Padua, Vicenza, Trieste, Ravenna, time on all the outer islands.

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Venice and a second locale.
Venice and the Dolomites, Venice and Milan, Venice and Lake Garda.

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