Italy by Train | The Grand Tour | 2 weeks, 8+ Destinations ❤ 🇮🇹
Do it yourself TOUR INCLUDES: Milan • Venice • Bellagio • Florence • Pisa • Positano (Amalfi Coast) • Island of Capri • Rome + TIPS
One of the great journeys in Europe is Italy by Train. With today’s high-speed trains, it is a quick and easy way to see Italy’s great cities, museums, masterpieces, and the amazing Italian countryside.
In this itinerary we’ll start in Milan, with day trips to Venice and Bellagio. Then off to Florence with a half day in Pisa. Then south, to the Positano on the Amalfi Coast for some beach time and relaxing in the sun, with a day trip to the Island of Capri. Circling back, we’ll head to Rome and then back to Milan to complete the route.
T HA N K S F O R W A T C H I N G ! ! !
Day 1: Milan (1:03)
- Duomo di Millano
- Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
- Sforzesco Castle
- Sempione Park
- Naviglio Grande
- Santa Maria della Grazie (The Last Supper)
Day 2: Venice (3:34)
- Rialto Bridge
- St. Marks Square
- St. Marks Basilica
- Doges Palace
- St. Marks Campanile (Bell Tower)
- Bridge of Sighs
- Grand Canal
Day 3: Bellagio (6:18)
- Town of Esino
- Town of Bellagio
- Town of Varenna
Day 4: Milan - Florence
Day 5: Florence (8:25)
- Galleria dell'Accademia (David)
- Brunelleschi's Dome (Cupola)
- Palazzo Vecchio (Hall of 500)
- Arnolfo Tower
- Uffizi Gallery
- Ponte Vecchio
- Pitti Palace
Day 6: Pisa - Florence (13:17)
- Leaning Tower
Day 7: Florence - Positano (13:48)
- Amalfi Coast
Day 8: Positano (14:44)
- Town tour
- Day trips
Day 9: Capri (17:26)
- Marina Grande
- Town of Capri
- Luxury Shopping
Day 10: Positano
Day 11: Positano
Day 12: Positano - Rome (19:13)
Day 13: Rome (19:30)
- Roman Forum
- Trajan's Forum
- Alter of the Fatherland
- Trevi Fountain
- St. Peter's Basilica (Vatican City)
- Vatican Museums
- Spanish Steps
Day 14: Rome - Milan (24:06)
Train Travel Tips (24:15)
- Milan - a great starting point
- Train Classes
- Ticketing process
- Regional/intercity trains
- Train services
- Eurail pass comparison
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Places to Visit in Italy 2 Weeks with John VLOG 2/2
Places to Visit in Italy: 2 Weeks with John is part TWO of TourRadar’s Italian adventure, in partnership with Insight Vacations. Heading to Italy soon? Looking for some inspiration? Just really, really love pasta? Join John and TourRadar on part two of his 2-week whirlwind tour of Italy. If you watched part one of John’s adventure, and you’re still curious about what an Italian tour looks like, stick around and let us answer all your questions and more.
Movie fan? Take in the picture-perfect rolling hills and gorgeous estates of Tuscany - including the villa used in the film Under the Tuscan Sun! Get swept up in the Italian way of life, from winding country roads, to charming cafes, to grand, historic architecture. Take in iconic structures like Torre del Mangia, the tower rising from Siena’s town square, and the Florence Cathedral’s legendary red dome. You’ll find art you’ve only read about, like Michelangelo’s David, and enjoy food you’ve only dreamed of, like authentic Italian gelato.
Follow John to Cinque Terre, or “five towns,” for some of the most beautiful views in the world. Boat rides and beaches and sunshine, oh my! Of course, he doesn’t stand still for too long - not when there’s more of Italy to explore! Fans of cars and art alike will be struck speechless by the sights at the Mustang Museum, showcasing one of Italy’s most iconic exports. From there, it’s straight to Parma, for a taste of some of the best cheese Italy has to offer, and Verona, to pay a visit to the balcony made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
To top it all off, a trip to Venice is a must for any tour of Italy. Enjoy the blue canals, colourful masks, and a demonstration of Venetian glass-blowing. You may never be able to see all of the amazing things Italy has to offer, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try!
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20 Things to do in Yogyakarta Travel Guide & Central Java Tourism in Indonesia (Solo, Semarang)
Come join us for a travel adventure in Indonesia focusing on Yogyakarta and Central Java (Solo, Semarang) featuring some of the top attractions, off-the-beaten-path destinations, Indonesian street food and a whole lot more. Our 20 thing to do travel guide packs all of the activities, museums, attractions, food and transportation we experienced in a week of travel to these three cities.
1) Borobudur - biggest Buddhist monument in the world
2) Merapi Volcano - 'fire mountain' for jeep tours, hiking or biking
3) Prambanan - 9th Century Hindu temple
4) Ramayana Ballet - Javanese dance interpretation
5) Taman Sari Water Palace
6) Motor Becak ride around Yogyakarta
7) Rooftop views of Yogyakarta at night
8) Scenic train journey from Yogyakarta to Surakarta (Solo)
9) Antique Market in Solo (Surakarta)
10) House of Danar Hadi for the impressive Batik museum
11) Batik shopping in Surakarta (Solo)
12) Serabi Coconut Pancakes Indonesian street food
13) Puro Mangkunegaran Palace dating back to 1757
14) Becak ride around town
15) Eating Selat Solo also known as Selat Bistik
16) Sriwedari Park for nightlife, rides and entertainment
17) Sam Poo Kong temple in Semarang
18) Ice Cream and coffee at Toko Oen
19) Kota Lama Dutch Quarter of the Old Town
20) Eating spring rolls in Semarang street food
Thank you to our sponsors Tourism Indonesia and TripAdvisor for making this journey possible.
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Our visit Jogyakarta and Central Java travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a food guide (best restaurants and street food), top museums and the region by day and night. We also cover off-the-beaten-path activities you won't find in a typical tourism brochure or tour.
20 Things to do in Yogyakarta & Central Java Travel Guide (Solo, Semarang) for Foodies in Indonesia Travel Food Lovers Video Transcript:
Hey guys! We're in Indonesia for a week. Yeah, so this is our second time back in Indonesia and this week we're going to be exploring Yogyakarta and Central Java and this video is going to show you some of the top attractions in the region. Can't wait to show you around. Let's go!
For our very first stop in Central Java, we headed to the biggest Buddhist monument in the world and the most popular attraction in the region: Borobudur.
So we are ready for another adventure. Tell us! Yeah, we're heading up to Mount Merapi and there is basically two different ways you can do it. You can hike up but we're going with a jeep. Yeah, it'll be fun. Hop on in.
After a few days in Jogja, we hopped on a train and headed towards Solo, also known as Surakarta. The ride was a little over an hour, and not only was it an inexpensive way to travel, but it was also incredibly scenic. We zoomed past villages and rice fields, and before we knew it, we had arrived.
So right now we're inside Pasar Triwindu which is an antiques market here in Solo and we are seeing some real gems.
So I went shopping for my Batik and I found one I really like. It cost about 30 US dollars and I can't wait to start wearing it. I think the first time I'll try it on is for dinner soon.
So we're starting off with coconut milk pancakes which are called Serabi.
Our next stop in Solo was the Mangkunegaran Palace, which dates back to 1757. Part of the royal family still lives here, so you can’t wander around.
Another way to experience Solo is by doing a tour on a pedibike, also known as a becak.
This trip was all about going in search of food, culture and a little bit of adventure. Over the course of the week we visited ancient temples, browsed through antique markets, ate our fair share of street food, and tackled a rather infamous volcano. In this video we are going to show you 20 things to do in Yogyakarta and Central Java, so let’s get started.
And that’s a wrap for our whirlwind trip to Indonesia. We hope you enjoyed getting a closer look at what Yogyakarta and Central Java have to offer. As always, if you have any other suggestions of things to do and places to visit, feel free to let us know in the comments below. Happy travels!
This is part of our Travel in Indonesia video series showcasing Indonesian food, Indonesian culture and Indonesian cuisine.
Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network