17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Atri
— 1 night
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Matera
— 1 night
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Villa San Giovanni
— 1 night
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Drive to Lamezia Terme Airport, Fly to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Drive to Taormina
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Taormina
— 2 nights
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Noto
— 3 nights
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Agrigento
— 2 nights
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Cefalu
— 2 nights
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Caserta
— 1 night
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Siena
— 1 night
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Atri

— 1 night
Atri is a comune in the Province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of Italy. On the 8th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Clemente Al Vomano, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Basilica S. Maria Assunta di Atri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Silvestro Papa, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca di Capo d’Atri.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Atri trip builder site.

Turin to Atri is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turin in August, you will find days in Atri are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). You'll set off for Matera on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Atri

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matera

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Quattro Evangelisti, steep yourself in history at Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, contemplate the long history of Casa Cisterna Sotterranea, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Purgatorio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Matera journey planning site.

You can drive from Atri to Matera in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. August in Matera sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Villa San Giovanni.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites

Villa San Giovanni

— 1 night
Villa San Giovanni is a town and comune in the province of Reggio Calabria, Calabria, southern Italy. On the 11th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Dell'Immacolata.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Villa San Giovanni route maker site.

Traveling by car from Matera to Villa San Giovanni takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Matera in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Villa San Giovanni, with lows around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Taormina.

Things to do in Villa San Giovanni

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Taormina

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Taormina, try to win big at Red Royale Casino Taormina, pause for some photo ops at Quattro Fontane di Taormina, admire the striking features of Porta Catania di Taormina, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Castelmola, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Taormina trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Villa San Giovanni to Taormina with the Route module. August in Taormina sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Noto.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Noto

— 3 nights
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia Calamosche and Spiaggia di San Lorenzo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chiesa Santa Chiara and Villa Romana del Tellaro. There's still lots to do: stroll through Agua Beach Resort, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Eloro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Noto journey planner.

You can drive from Taormina to Noto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Noto

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Agrigento

— 2 nights

Valley of the Temples

Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino della Kolymbethra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Nicola, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, and finally see the interesting displays at Fabbriche Chiaramontane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Pirandello, look for gifts at Panificio Dalli Cardillo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero Santo Spirito, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Viale della Vittoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Calogero.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Agrigento tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Noto to Agrigento in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cefalu.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Cefalu

— 2 nights
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. On the 18th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Duomo di Cefalu, explore the ancient world of Tempio di Diana, explore the ancient world of Mura Megalitiche, then take in the awesome beauty at Rocca di Cefalu, then don't miss a visit to Corso Ruggero, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Angeli del Mare, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dell'Itria, then don't miss a visit to Bastione di Capo Marchiafava, then examine the collection at Museo Digitale al Bastione Innovazione Cibo Cultura, and finally wander the streets of Cefalu Coast.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cefalu vacation website.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Cefalu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Caserta.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Caserta

— 1 night
Caserta is the capital of the province of Caserta in the Campania region of Italy. On the 20th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Casertavecchia, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Torregalli, and then visit Casertavecchia.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Caserta sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cefalu to Caserta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll set off for Siena on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Caserta

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Siena

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 21st (Fri), examine the collection at Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana, take an in-depth tour of Museo della Tortura, and then contemplate the long history of San Francesco. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi, get engrossed in the history at Archivio di Stato, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella di Piazza, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and finally contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Siena sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Caserta to Siena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Siena are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.