11 days in Lecce, Matera & Brindisi Itinerary

11 days in Lecce, Matera & Brindisi Itinerary

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Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brindisi
— 4 nights
Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC

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Lecce

— 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and Museo Fantasy are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Spiaggia di Torre Chianca and Lido La Bussola. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Faggiano, pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Cathedral Basilica of SS. Assunta, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Corigliano d'Otranto, and contemplate the long history of Torre del Parco.

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Washington DC, USA to Lecce is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 63°F in Lecce. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Matera

— 3 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Church of Santa Maria de Idris and Chiesa del Purgatorio will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Laboratorio della Cola Cola - La Casa della Cola Cola. Explore Matera's surroundings by going to Gravina in Puglia (Gravina in Puglia - Cattedrale & Gravina Di Puglia). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at MOOM Matera Olive Oil Museum, contemplate the long history of Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo.

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You can drive from Lecce to Matera in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lecce in June: highs in Matera hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brindisi.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Brindisi

— 4 nights
Brindisi is a city in the region of Apulia in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Brindisi, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Museum-lovers will get to explore Masseria Brancati and Museo Archeologico Provinciale Francesco Ribezzo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica di San Martino and Centro Storico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brindisi: Ostuni (Chiesa di San Francesco & Lido onda blu), Castello Dentice di Frasso di Carovigno (in Carovigno) and Martina Franca (I Pastini & L'Acropoli di Puglia). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno Svevo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia D'Ayala, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pontificia Basilica Cattedrale.

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Traveling by car from Matera to Brindisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brindisi

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips