10 Days in Italy: Top 3 Recommendations

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Home to some of the world’s tastiest cuisine, world-famous wines, and a long history that has influenced the world, Italy is guaranteed to win you over and leave you wanting to come back again and again. A 10-day Italy trip is the perfect choice to really immerse yourself in the culture and begin to get to know the heart of Italy through its people, its food and its history. Whether you’re interested in exploring Italy’s fascinating cultural past, cycling through lush national parks, discovering spectacular cities or just want to hit the country’s top sites, these itineraries from 9 to 10 days in Italy have it all!

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1. Discover Cilento by Bicycle: 9 days in Italy

If you'e looking to spend 10 days in Italy you should visit Paestum, an enchanting archaeological site in Italy.
The temples in Paestum are the best-preserved Greek temples in the world
 Located in the province of Salerno, Cilento has a beautiful landscape to be explored when you're spending 10 days in Italy.
Enjoy the beautiful natural splendor at Cilento
Day 1 Welcome to Paestum
Day 2 Discover Paestum’s world-famous Greek ruins; lunch at a local buffalo farm
Day 3 Cycle to San Marco di Castellabate and learn about the town’s traditional handmade boats
Day 4 Take in the stunning views on your tour to Amalfi Coast from Monte Stella
Day 5 Cruise through gorgeous pine woods and the famous Red Rocks to Ceraso
Day 6 Get off the beaten path as you ride through unspoiled olive groves and explore medieval towns
Day 7 Cycle through the rugged heart of the Cilento National Park
Day 8 Explore the abandoned town of Roscigno Vecchia on your way to the Sammaro Gorge
Day 9 Head on to your next destination

One of the best ways to explore a country is from the seat of your bike. If you have 9 days in Italy, why not cycle through some of Italy’s most stunning natural vistas in the gorgeous heart of the Cilento National Park? For the first couple of days, you’ll cruise along the coast, stopping off at medieval fishing villages and, of course, the ancient Greek town (and UNESCO world heritage site) of Paestum!  Then you’ll head further into the Cilento National Park where you’ll encounter rolling foothills, historic cave churches, and castles along the way! This itinerary is perfect for travelers who like to stay active on their holidays. See tours.

2. Mysteries of the North: 10 days in Italy

Visit Turin, an important cultural as well as a major business hub in Italy when you're spending 10 days in Italy.
Climb to the top of Mole Antonelliana, the landmark of Turin, and watch the city come to life at night
Day 1 Arrive in Venice
Day 2 Guided boat tour of the Northern Islands; mysteries of Venice nighttime tour in the evening
Day 3 Morning at leisure then a Cassanova tour in the afternoon
Day 4 Learn more about the Genesis mystery at Belluno
Day 5 Explore Brescia’s medieval castle, lunch and walking tour
Day 6 Visit Clusone and enjoy local food and wine at a farm
Day 7 Discover Milan's secrets with a private tour
Day 8 Visit Turin and the Holy Shroud Museum
Day 9 Discover Turin’s mysterious alchemical history in a spooky nighttime tour
Day 10 Return to Milan and get ready for your next destination

If you're planning to spend 10 days in Italy, this unique tour will guide you through the mysteries of Northern Italy and have you itching to learn more about the region’s history as you come face to face with figures like Casanova and Christ or puzzling over the implications of the Genesis mystery with the scholars who have devoted their lives to it. But don’t worry, just because you’re spending time searching for truth in Italy’s arcane triangle doesn’t mean there won't be time to island hop, explore Italy’s medieval cities, and enjoy some freshly made Italian food on this 10-day trip to Italy! See tours.

3. Italy's Famous Cities: 10 days in Italy

Located in Venice, Trevi fountain is a magnificent architecture in the city and a must visit when you're in Italy for 10 days.
Throw a coin to make a wish in the beautiful Trevi fountain in Rome
 The Grand Canal offers a facility of exploring the city in a gondola ride a must add on your 10 day Italy itinerary.
Taking a gondola ride in the Grand Canal is a must when in Venice
Day 1 Arrive and start to explore Rome
Day 2 Spend the day discovering the mysteries of the Vatican
Day 3 Enjoy Rome’s best sights on a walking tour through the city
Day 4 Take the train to Florence and explore the city on your own
Day 5 Discover Florence’s world-famous architecture via walking tour
Day 6 Enjoy a train journey to tour Venice
Day 7 Ride a gondola through Venice’s iconic canals
Day 8 Travel to Milan and explore the rich architecture
Day 9 Soak in the city views from the rooftop of the Duomo Cathedral
Day 10 Say goodbye to Milan

If you’ve got 10 days in Italy, this itinerary will take you through the greatest hits and sites you don’t want to miss. Start with three days in Rome to take in all the best sights — the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Pantheon. After a scenic train ride, you’ll be in Florence, where you can sip Tuscan wine and soak in the artistic and architectural treasures of this Renaissance city. In Venice, ride through the canals on the iconic gondolas before heading to Milan to climb to the top of the Duomo Cathedral for some gorgeous city views. Describe your ideal 10-day itinerary with our customized trip to Italy.

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Published by Lisa Hopp, updated on November 2, 2022

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