15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Italy trip planner

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
2
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ischia, Ferry to Anacapri
3
Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Ferry to Sorrento, Drive to Maratea
4
Maratea
— 2 nights
Train
5
Reggio Calabria
— 1 night
Drive
6
Le Castella
— 1 night
Drive
7
Matera
— 3 nights
Fly

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Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Let the collections at LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea and Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castel dell'Ovo and Cimitero delle Fontanelle. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Forum (in Pompeii), Certosa di Padula (in Padula) and Borgo Medievale di Agropoli (in Agropoli). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, get great views at Castel Sant'Elmo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, and delve into the distant past at Villa di Poppea.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Naples online journey builder.

Boston, USA to Naples is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Boston to Naples, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in May: high temperatures in Naples hover around 74°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Forio.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Visconti museum, admire the natural beauty at Giardini Ravino, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo di Santa Restituta, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Epomeo, enjoy the sand and surf at Maronti Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Costantinopoli, and finally learn about winemaking at Perrazzo Vini d'Ischia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Forio road trip website.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Naples to Forio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Forio are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Anacapri.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Anacapri, Island of Capri

— 1 night
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Sofia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, examine the collection at Casa Rossa, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, then pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, and finally contemplate the long history of Villa San Michele.

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You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Forio to Anacapri in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Anacapri, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maratea.

Things to do in Anacapri

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Maratea

— 2 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. On the 26th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, appreciate the history behind Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Secca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Il Mirto Solarium Bar, head off the coast to Island Dino, and then make a trip to Arco Magno.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Maratea travel route planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Anacapri to Maratea in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Maratea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reggio Calabria

— 1 night
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. On the 28th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Maria S.S Immacolata di Scilla e Favazzina, explore the historical opulence of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, don't miss a visit to Chianalea di Scilla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario dell'Eremo - "Santuario Madonna della Consolazione", then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Reggio Calabria day trip site.

Traveling by train from Maratea to Reggio Calabria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Reggio Calabria, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Le Castella.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Le Castella

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Visitazione della Beata Vergine Maria, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Le Castella, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese di Le Castella.

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You can drive from Reggio Calabria to Le Castella in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Le Castella

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cripta del Peccato Originale and Chiesa San Giovanni Battista. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Santa Maria de Idris and Materasum Ipogeo. Change things up with these side-trips from Matera: Castello di Rocca Imperiale (in Rocca Imperiale), Chiesa Madre dei SS. Pietro e Paolo (in Montescaglioso) and Parco Museale Scenografico di Craco (in Craco). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, make a trip to Palombaro Lungo, contemplate the long history of Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, and admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Matera.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Matera online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Le Castella to Matera in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Matera, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips