Please advise reasonable route italy

Travel Forums Europe Please advise reasonable route italy

1. Posted by pandabig (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hoi all,

I will be in Italy on 30th June and travle for 15 night till 15th July.

I will start from Milan and ends in rome. I will stay in Milan for 1 night and heading my way to Venice. I will probably stay in Venice for 2 nights... Here comes the problem.. I relly want to visit Cinque terre for swimming, hiking, and maybe diving. But it is a long way back from Venice. Should I stop over at verona for a day ? Or you have better advise?? Thanks in advance

I planned visit Florence ( plus daytip to Pisa and Siena) after Cinque terre. I will stay in Rome for 4 nights....

If you know any better route by train, please let me know. a lot appreciation for it..


2. Posted by bentivogli (Respected Member 2398 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Not at all necessary; Venice-5terre is only 6 hours or so. But Verona's excellent; you'll enjoy it. Better still is Padova, imo.

3. Posted by happy_mel (Budding Member 25 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I have just had 3 weeks in italy and you will love it. I did, Rome, Florence, Sienna, Milan, Bergamo, Lake Iseo, verona and Venice, I finished with a long journey to Brindisi for a ferry to Greece. My advise would be see Verona definatly but it is very small so get a map and a day will definatly be enough.

Venice is very busy, I did two nights but to me that wasn't enough. The trains are brilliant and so efficient, journey time from Verona to Milan is approx 1 hour, Personally I hated Milan as it was so buiilt up and full of expensive shops but the Duomo was nice but thats about it, you may however disagree. Rome needs at least 4 nights if you want to go there, it was amazing.

Go on to train italia website and book your tickets as soon as you arrive.

Feel free to ask if you have any questions

Mel x

4. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

You're putting yourself at an inconvenience by the way you've planned out the first week of your trip. You say you're starting in Milan then traveling to Venice which is fine. Most people start out using that route. But, it's not really feasible to do that, then travel all the way back across what you've already passed through to get to the Cinque Terre. Why not start out in Venice, head to Verona, then Milan, Cinque Terre and so forth? It'll save you A LOT of time.