18 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

18 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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

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Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Relax by the water at Baia di Ieranto and Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castel dell'Ovo and St Francis Church and Convent. When in Naples, make a side trip to see Piazza Tasso in Sorrento, approximately Sorrento away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Cimitero delle Fontanelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gesu Nuovo Church, steep yourself in history at LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei.

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Toronto, Canada to Naples is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in May: high temperatures in Naples hover around 27°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 3 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) and The Port of Corricella. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chiesa del Soccorso and Perrazzo Vini d'Ischia. Go for a jaunt from Forio to Ischia to see Maronti Beach about 38 minutes away.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Naples to Forio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Anacapri.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anacapri, Island of Capri

— 1 night
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. On the 21st (Thu), explore the activities along Marina Piccola, contemplate the long history of Villa San Michele, explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, then appreciate the history behind Natural Arch, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Forio to Anacapri takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Matera.

Things to do in Anacapri

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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.
Get some cultural insight at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera. Step off the beaten path and head to Church of Santa Maria de Idris and Parco della Murgia Materana. Go for a jaunt from Matera to Craco to see Centro Storico di Craco about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Matera, don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo, and delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Anacapri to Matera takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Matera when traveling from Anacapri in May, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Maratea.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Maratea

— 3 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spiaggia della Marinella and Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro. We've included these beaches for you: Il Mirto Solarium Bar and La Secca. Explore Maratea's surroundings by going to Baia del Buon Dormire (in Palinuro) and Arco Magno (in San Nicola Arcella). There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Island Dino.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Maratea online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Matera to Maratea takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Maratea

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Reggio Calabria

— 4 nights
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. You'll get in some beach time at Capo Vaticano and Michelino Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria and Castello Aragonese Murat. Explore Reggio Calabria's surroundings by going to Tropea (The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola & Artistic Creations The Lighthouse), Castello Ruffo di Scilla (in Scilla) and Spiaggia di Riaci (in Santa Domenica). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Chianalea di Scilla, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Piedigrotta Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata, and delve into the distant past at La Cinta Muraria di Eta’ Greca.

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Traveling by train from Maratea to Reggio Calabria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips