Are you a city person looking to explore Italy's greatest hits? This fun one-week itinerary takes you to the “big three”: Rome, Florence and Venice. With just 7 days in Italy, this itinerary will give visitors an idea of what the country has to offer. Start your journey in Rome, a city big and complex enough that a lifetime isn't enough to discover all its phenomenal attractions. Spend your first day exploring the city's iconic sites, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain.
Don't forget to visit the cathedral complex, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and one of the most popular attractions on any itinerary in Italy. On day two, head to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Here, you can admire the Duomo di Firenze, Giotto's Campanile (bell tower in Italian) and the Baptistery. Take some time to explore the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio before heading to Venice on day three.
Venice is a unique city built on water and known for its canals and gondolas. Spend your day exploring St Mark's Square and its basilica, Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs. Don't forget to take a romantic gondola ride through the canals! On day four, take a break from cities and head to the Italian Alps and Trentino. Here, you can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking or skiing in winter.
You can also visit the nearby town of Porto Venere, often referred to as the Sixth Earth, but rarely found on itineraries in Italy. On day five, make your way back to Rome for one last night on Italian soil. Remember all you have seen and done during this vertiginous 7-day tour of Italy.