A city in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy is the most populous country in Southern Europe. Not only is the country famous for its pasta, but it also offers you a number of reasons for making a trip to this part of the world. The attractions that Italy provides you with are something that you’ll not get to see in any other nook of the world- The Five Lands or the Cinque Terre region, the city of Florence, the Rolling Hills of Val D’Orcia and much more.
That provides for ample reasons to make a trip to the beautiful country. But owing to the busy lifestyles that many of us have nowadays, some may not get time for a full-fledged trip. So, for them and also for others, we are providing a glimpse of a short trip to Italy spanning over a period of 2 weeks- something that would be manageable by most, if not all of you!
2 weeks budget in Italy
The budget of your trip to Italy would depend on a number of factors- the mode of travel, the accommodation, the travel package and a lot more. As you’re making a visit in the month of April, you will be saved somehow from the high price rates in the month of May as it is the peak season for tourists.
2-week road trip to Italy
Two weeks may seem a very short period to some. So, to add on some adventure in it, lest introduce the element of a road trip! A road trip will not provide you with the sightseeing of all the famous places and monuments of the country, but it will also let you see and capture the beauty and serenity of the place with your eyes. So, here’s a compiled list of places that you can add to your visit places list when you plan a road trip to Italy:
1. The Wilds of Abruzzo
A mere one hour drive from Rome, the Abruzzo is the entirely opposite of what picture you would have of a city. With its mountainous landscape, Abruzzo is located close to the town of Sulmona, which is very well known for its confetti.
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2. Lake Como
One of the most picturesque lakes of the country, the Lake Como is surrounded by the Alpine peaks and is a complete one day drive. In the month of April, the beauty of the place is at its peak with its lush gardens and elegant villas. A visit to the lake gives you the bonus of visiting the village named Villa Olmo.
3. Grande Strada della Dolomiti
The road provides with the perfect blend of an adventurous drive and beautiful scenery. The road runs from Bolzano to Cortina d’Ampezzo and is sure to provide you an experience of the lofty mountains.
4. Baroque Treasures of Sicily
The visit to this gem is a two-day tour that starts from the Catania is famous fish market and passes through a place named Syracuse, where one can see the beauty of the ancient ruins and finally ends in the streets of Ortygia.
5. Amalfi Coast
This road provides you with the best coastal scenery of the country. The road trip begins from the town of Salerno, which is famous for ceramics. The journey is quite an adventurous one with the narrow road, tight curves, and a dramatic view. The coast is home to the Cattedrale di Sant’Andrea.
This two-day route encapsulates the two Italian cities of Chianti (famous for its wine treasures) and Tuscan. Along the road, you’ll witness the fine art and architecture of the city of Florence. The journey ends at the town of Orvieto, which is famous for its Gothic Duomo.
2 weeks in Northern Italy
This part of the country has a lot of places for you to pay a visit. Here are some of them:
One of the largest cities in Italy, Milan is well known for its culture, history and numerous shopping outlets. The city is home to the Gothic Duomo, Sforzesco Castle, the Da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
Known as one of the most romantic cities of the world, Venice, an island city, is known for the Grand Canal, St. Mark’s Square, Rialto Bridge, Doges Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.
One of the main industrial centers of Italy, Turin was once the capital of the country and is home to Mole Antonelliana, the Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista and the Turin Egyptian Museum.
Known as the city of towers, Bologna is one of the largest cities in the country and is famous for museums like Archaeological Museum and buildings like Piazza Maggiore and Cathedral of San Petronio.
How to pack for 2 weeks in Italy?
As far as the clothing is concerned, that would be governed by the time of the year you pay a visit to the country. But in a nutshell, here’s a list of things that you especially should not forget to pack:
o Virtual Private Network(VPN)
o Italy Power Adapter
o Italian dictionary
o Travel Insurance
With all its beauty and magnificent scenery, Italy is a welcoming destination. Every part of the country- be it north, south or middle has a lot to offer for not only sightseeing but also for road trips. What is stopping you to take a trip to Europe ?
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