The Perfect-Yet-Crazy 12 Day Italy Itinerary - Shawn Walters Photography - Life and My Lens
Doing Most of the country in less than 2 weeks and driving all over the place.  You'll be exhausted!  But it'll be so fun!

Day 1 Head for Italy!

Night Flight

Day 2: Rome

12pm - arrive hotel and drop off bags 1 - coliseum and explore 2pm - trevi fountain and pantheon 3pm - check into hotel Hotel: Little Queen Relais Via Del Sudario 27, Pantheon, 00186 Rome, Italy (Phone: +393391122460)

Day 3: Positano

9am - explore Rome more 12pm - get rental car and drive 3.5 hours to Positano 4:30pm - arrive and check in Hotel: Villa Flavio Gioia Piazza Flavio Gioia 2, 84017 Positano, Italy (Phone: +39089875222)

Day 4: Positano

9am - head to Capri and walk around, and maybe do Blue Grotto 4pm - get back and rent a boat and explore the coast line and towns Restaurant: Rada at 8pm Hotel: Villa Flavio Gioia Piazza Flavio Gioia 2, 84017 Positano, Italy (Phone: +39089875222)

Day 5: Positano

9am - drive the Amalfi coast, stopping in several towns including Ravello 7pm - back to hotel Must see: Villa Cimbrone Hotel: Villa Flavio Gioia Piazza Flavio Gioia 2, 84017 Positano, Italy (Phone: +39089875222)

Day 6: Tuscany

9am - Leave Positano 12pm - Rome for lunch and anything we missed 3pm-5pm - Leave to Tuscany (3 hrs) 6-8pm - Check into hotel 8pm - La Mandragola reservations Hotel: Villasanpaolo Strada per Certaldo, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy (Phone: +390577955100)

Day 7: Tuscany

8am - Leave for Siena and Val d’Orcia Drive the SR2 to Siena Market day in SG. 9am - Siena, walk around and explore 11am - Do scenic drive to Val dOrcia region 3:30pm - cooking class at Villa Bordoni 6:30pm - eat the dinner that we cooked :) 9pm - back to hotel and relax Hotel: Villasanpaolo Strada per Certaldo, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy (Phone: +390577955100)

Day 8: Tuscany

8am - leave for Pisa 9:30am - Pisa, go inside? 11:30am - Cinque Terre Lunch at Nessun Dorma 4pm - Leave for Lucca 5pm - Lucca, ride bikes and walk around 8pm - back at hotel and get dinner in San Gimignano Hotel: Villasanpaolo Strada per Certaldo, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy (Phone: +390577955100)

Day 9: Tuscany

9am - Head to Florence on the SR222 11am - Florence Restaurant: All’Antico Vinaio - sandwiches Restaurant: Foody Farm for lunch 7:30pm - Reservations at Borgo San Jacopo Hotel: Villasanpaolo Strada per Certaldo, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy (Phone: +390577955100)

Day 10: Venice

8am - Leave for Venice 11am - Venice - drop off car (Venice - Piazzale Roma 496) and walk to hotel to drop off bags 12pm - Burano 5pm - Back on Venice, watch Regatta festival and walk around 7pm - Club del Doge reservations Hotel: Hotel Ai Cavalieri di Venezia Calle Borgolocco 6108, Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy (Phone: +390412411064)

Day 11: Venice

9am - up and exploring venice all day Hotel: Hotel Ai Cavalieri di Venezia Calle Borgolocco 6108, Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy (Phone: +390412411064)

Day 12: Fly Home

Pass out on the plane :)
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