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The Best of Italy: 2-Week Itinerary

In the summer of 2019, after graduating from college, Max and I set off on a 2-week adventure in Italy. This incredible journey marked my first trip abroad and holds a special place in our hearts. Throughout our adventure, we not only experienced Italy's vibrant culture but learned valuable lessons in planning and embraced stepping beyond our comfort zones.


Our two weeks in Italy were packed with delicious food, picturesque towns, exceptional wine, and a deep dive into the country's rich history. This itinerary primarily focuses on Northern Italy, showcasing iconic destinations that serve as an ideal introduction to this beautiful country, especially for those visiting for the first time. Get ready to create your very own Italian adventure with our recommendations and tips in this 2-week Itinerary in Italy!


Cinque Terre in Italy

The Best of Italy: 2-Week Itinerary

Days

City

4

Rome

2

Cinque Terre

2

Florence

2

Venice

2

Monte Isola

4

Tuscany

Rome: Days 1-4


Our Italian adventure began in the city of Rome, where we dove headfirst into exploring iconic sights like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Trevi Fountain - all while indulging in endless pasta, gelato, and wine!


Maddy and Max visit the Colosseum

How to Get to Rome


To start your trip in Rome, you can fly into Leonardo da Vinci– Fiumicino Airport (FCO), just a quick train ride or taxi away from the city center. If you're traveling from within Italy, hopping on a train to Rome is also a convenient option.


Getting Around Rome


Once in Rome, the city offers an efficient metro system and buses to easily get around. We found buses to be super easy to travel around the city. Consider purchasing a Roma Pass; it's a great deal that offers you access to public transportation and key attractions. Taxis are available but can be pricey, and driving yourself around might not be the best choice due to traffic.


Where to Stay in Rome


  • Located in Rome's city center

  • 4-star hotel offering complimentary breakfast

  • Just a 15-minute walk from the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and Spanish Steps

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  • 4-star hotel located in central Rome

  • Just a 10-minute walk to the lively Trastevere neighborhood

  • Amenities include a private garden and bar

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