15 days in Province of Messina & Abruzzo Itinerary

15 days in Province of Messina & Abruzzo Itinerary

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15 days in Province of Messina & Abruzzo Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  4 h
1
Taormina
— 4 nights
drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Pineto
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Calascio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Scanno
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Guardiagrele
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Patti
— 1 night
drive:  6 h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

4
nights
Taormina

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Taormina and Casa Cuseni. Visit Castillo de Castelmola and Chiesa Madonna della Rocca for their historical value. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Isola Bella, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Playa Sole Luna, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and make a trip to Corso Umberto.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Taormina trip maker app .

Valletta, Malta to Taormina is an approximately 4-hour combination of ferry and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and train. July in Taormina sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Pineto.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Castelmola, Scuba & Snorkeling, CioccolArt Sicily Museum
Highlights from your plan
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Pineto

Pineto ©
Pineto is a town and comune in the province of Teramo, Abruzzo, central Italy. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at La Nelide and then identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Torre del Cerrano. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Cattedrale Basilica S. Maria Assunta di Atri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Clemente Al Vomano, then explore the galleries of Fortezza Museo delle Armi Civitella del Tronto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna dello Splendore.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Taormina to Pineto. Traveling from Taormina in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Pineto, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Calascio.

Things to do in Pineto

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santuario della Madonna dello Splendore, San Clemente Al Vomano, Fortezza Museo delle Armi Civitella del Tronto, Cattedrale Basilica S. Maria Assunta di Atri
Highlights from your plan
Area Marina Protetta Torre del Cerrano ©
Santuario della Madonna dello Splendore ©
La Nelide ©
La Nelide

2
nights
Calascio

Calascio ©
Calascio is a comune and village in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta, then explore the ancient world of Borgo Abbandonato, then look for all kinds of wild species at Campo Imperatore, and finally don't miss a visit to Porta Medicea. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbey of Saint Clemente and then wander the streets of Santo Stefano di Sessanio.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Calascio online tour builder .

Getting from Pineto to Calascio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Scanno.

Things to do in Calascio

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Campo Imperatore, Abbey of Saint Clemente
Highlights from your plan
Rocca Calascio ©
Rocca Calascio
Santo Stefano di Sessanio ©
Santo Stefano di Sessanio
Campo Imperatore ©
Campo Imperatore

2
nights
Scanno

Scanno ©
Scanno is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.GeographyThere are alleys and narrow streets. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario, then explore the activities along Il Lago di Scanno, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Scanno. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lago di Barrea and then look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Visita Daini.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Scanno trip planner .

Getting from Calascio to Scanno by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Scanno are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Guardiagrele.

Things to do in Scanno

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario, Lago di Barrea
Highlights from your plan
Il Lago di Scanno ©
Il Lago di Scanno
Lago di Barrea ©
Lago di Barrea

2
nights
Guardiagrele

Guardiagrele ©
Guardiagrele is a town and comune in the province of Chieti, part of the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Parco Avventura Majella, then take a stroll through Borgo Medievale di Crecchio, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Castello Medievale di Roccascalegna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, and then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento.

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You can drive from Scanno to Guardiagrele in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Patti.

Things to do in Guardiagrele

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento, Castello Medievale di Roccascalegna, Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere, Borgo Medievale di Crecchio
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Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere ©
Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere
Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore
Castello Medievale di Roccascalegna ©

1
night
Patti

Patti
Patti is a town and comune in northeastern Sicily, southern Italy, administratively part of the Metropolitan City of Messina, on the western shore of the gulf of the same name. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Capo Calava, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Laghetti di Marinello, and then explore the ancient world of Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Milazzo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Piscina di Venere.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Patti online tour planner .

Explore your travel options from Guardiagrele to Patti with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Patti are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Patti

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Milazzo, Spiaggia Capo Calava
Highlights from your plan
Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari ©
Piscina di Venere
Piscina di Venere

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