Day Trips from Rome, Milan & Venice
Home to Pompeii, Vesuvius, Herculaneum, and a beautiful seaside, Naples is always a fan-favorite. Be sure to wake up and get going early – you’ll need (at least) a full day to experience all of Naples' must-sees. Explore the ruins of historic Pompeii, gawk at Mount Vesuvius, walk down the colorful main street of Spaccanapoli, and of course, eat some Neopolitan pizza!
Ahh, Florence – the city of Renaissance art and architecture. You might be thinking, “Hm, I don’t know if I want to leave a city to visit another city.” Well, Rome and Florence are so different, and so equally awesome, that you’ll be happy you visited both. Gawk at Brunelleschi’s overwhelming terracotta-tiled Duomo, walk over the Ponte Vecchio, say hello to Michelangelo’s David statue, and see world-famous paintings and sculptures in Uffizi Gallery.
This hilltop town is home to not one, but two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit Villa Adriana, the sprawling estate of Emperor Hadrian, and 16th-century Villa d’Este, a lavishly landscaped Renaissance villa known for its green gardens and elegant fountains.
Spend a day on Italy’s third largest lake and take in the grandeur of the area. Boasting unforgettable scenery, beautiful water, and plenty of places to sip a drink and gaze out toward the alpine scenery, Lake Como is a breathtaking stop to include on your trip.
St. Moritz, Switzerland
Only a few hours from Milan, you can make the trip by car or train. If you opt for rail, you will be rewarded with unbeatable views as you ascend over 1400 feet into the Swiss mountains. Once you reach one of Switzerland’s most famous mountain resorts, you’ll be able to explore and enjoy the area at your leisure.
If you or someone you’re traveling with is a Ferrari fan, you’ll want to work in a trip to Maranello. You can take a Ferrari tour here, see the test track used by new cars, learn more about the brand and its history, and wander through exhibits of older cars in their gallery. If you can’t get enough, you can also stop by Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari to get even more Ferrari history!
Murano, Torcello, and Burano IslandsDon’t ignore the outer islands! Spend a great day island hopping between the incredibly Instagrammable islands and sampling fresh seafood on Burano. Visit the glass factory on Murano, where you can see glass blowers creating art right in front of you. The oldest of the inhabited islands, Torcello is renowned for its lace making legacy.
Tucked into the northeast of the Veneto region, the Dolomites are an essential stop for anyone traveling within reach. Bursting with popular wineries, the area tantalizes nature lovers with gorgeous stops such as Lake Misurina and Cortina. See the Italian Alps firsthand and breathe in the fresh air as you take in the unforgettable views.
Very close to Lake Garda, Verona has many idyllic piazzas to explore. The city is famous in part for being the setting of several of Shakespeare’s plays like Romeo and Juliet. You can visit the places mentioned in the well-known plays, as well as exploring the historical center, stop by the Basilica, or take in the architecture of Verona’s Duomo.
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