3. Venice (2 nights)
As arguably one of the most scenic cities on the planet, Venice definitely deserves a spot on your Italy itinerary. Built on a lagoon, Venice is surrounded by water, which means that scenic bridges, water taxis and gondolas are all around you. The hub of the city is the Piazza San Marco, where you will also find the incredible Saint Mark’s Basilica and the Palazzo Ducale. Be sure to soak in the sights from the Rialto Bridge, which is more than 800 years old, or the Rialto Market, which boasts everything from antiques to cheap souvenirs.