1 week in Italy
1 week in Italy is enough time to get a great overview of this rail-friendly country. Pick up a Eurail Pass and get ready to dine out on pizza and pasta, dip your toes in the ocean, and soak up some fascinating history with this short but sweet itinerary.
Rome’s Forum and Colosseum; art, gelato, and architecture in Florence; the Leaning Tower of Pisa; the canals of Venice; and fashion in Milan.
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Days 1 - 2: Rome
Visit the Roman Forum, Colosseum and Palatine Hill. You can get combination tickets that are valid for two days.
Explore St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. It's home to masterpieces by Michelangelo and Raphael.
Walk the streets and visit the likes of the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon before feasting on traditional Italian food.
Days 3 - 4: Florence
Get a combination ticket and climb the bell tower and dome of the main cathedral, Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore.
Marvel at world famous artworks at Uffizi Gallery, then walk the streets towards Ponte Vecchio and buy a traditional gelato.
Have more time? Take in the panoramic view of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo.
Day 5: Pisa
You can't spend 1 week in Italy without snapping a cheesy picture alongside the Leaning Tower of Pisa - you know you want to!
Visit the Duomo di Pisa, a medieval Roman Catholic cathedral. It survived a fire in 1595.
Don’t want to stay overnight? Pisa is an easy day trip by train from Florence. You can also store your luggage at the Pisa train station.
Day 6: Venice
Cross the Rialto bridge at the Grand Canal, walk along the smaller canals and get lost in the labyrinth-like alleyways.
If you can afford to splash out a bit, then hop aboard a traditional gondola for a scenic ride across the water.
Get an aerial view of Venice from San Marco Campanile.
Day 7: Milan
Explore the massive Gothic Duomo de Milano (Milan Cathedral) and appreciate the architecture. It took almost six centuries to finish!
Splurge (or window shop) at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the oldest shopping malls in the world.
Visit the Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece The Last Supper at the Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Is 1 week in Italy enough for me?
1 week in Italy may sound too short to fully appreciate everything that this incredible country. But with easy flights to big cities like Milan and Rome, international connections are easy.
Thanks to the country’s comprehensive network of high-speed trains, 1 week in Italy is long enough to get an overview of the country’s top highlights. A Eurail Italy Pass will have you covered!