How Long Should You Stay in Italy for Vacation?

Italy is great, isn’t it? What isn’t there to love about pizza, pasta, and the places oozing with history. If it’s walking around the ancient Roman ruins, gazing from the Amalfi coastline, or becoming a fashionista from Milan – the country has so much to offer.

But how long should you stay on your trip? And where are the best places to visit in Italy? It depends on what you’re looking for and how much travelling you want to do when there. But we’ll try to help give you an outline on how best to enjoy Italy.

Rome – 5-7 days

Many tourists choose Rome as their first Italian destination due to its worldwide recognition and highly concentrated amount of tourist hotspots. In reality, you can see the Colosseum, the Vatican, and the Spanish Steps within a few days but that could be a little rushed. If your time in the Italian capital is closer to a full week, that will give you ample time to see everything with pleasure as well as fit in an excursion to the Fluminco beach or even take the high-speed train to Naples.

Milan – 2-3 days

The historical and architectural sights of Milan should not be missed. Duomo di Milano dominates the centre with its gothic structure, while Sforzesco Castle showcases art with its interior and exterior. Visitors have said that a few days is enough to see the bulk of the main attractions; as well as go window shopping in the infamous luxury districts.

Venice – 3-4 days

Given the unique way of life among the water-laden streets of Venice; once you get there it’s worth sticking around. The aquatic way of life lends itself to the culture as you’ll need at least three staple meals to try all the exceptional fish menus in the city; including the squid ink pasta. A long weekend should give you enough time to get your fill and gently cruise under Rialto Bridge and Doge’s Palace.

Florence – 2 days

Florence or Firenze as the locals call it enjoys a rich history having been the capital city of Italy for six years between 1865 and 1871. Uffizi Gallery, Michelango, Ponte Vecchio (the famous bridge), and the Basilica of Santa Croce are all densely populated and could easily be seen and enjoyed in the space of a day. You might however want to spend longer here to take in the rich coffee scene or take an excursion. Both Pisa and Bologna are very accessible from Florence on the high-speed trains.

Naples / Amalfi Coast – 3-4 days

Whether you stay in either the city of Naples or on the nearby Amalfi Coast it’s well worth visiting the other during your stay. The metropolitan area oozes that ‘authentic real Italy’ charm with its unpretentious street food while still decked out with fabulous architecture to observe. Meanwhile, the Amalfi Coast is an idyllic luxury coastline offering high-end hedonism with its premium restaurants. Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii are excellent additions to your trip too given their natural beauty and proximity. Don’t miss to know about the top 5 best London travel apps to make your journey comfort.