22 days in Lucca, Rome & Calabria Itinerary

22 days in Lucca, Rome & Calabria Itinerary

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Start: Lausanne
Drive:  6 h
1
Lucca
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Camigliatello Silano
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Rossano
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Isola di Capo Rizzuto
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Stilo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Pizzo
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
8
Tropea
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Reggio Calabria
— 5 nights
Drive:  16 h
End: Lausanne

1
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Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Plan trip to Lucca with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Lausanne, Switzerland to Lucca is an approximately 6- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lucca are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pisa
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Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally take a stroll through Via Condotti.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel route builder site.

You can drive from Lucca to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Camigliatello Silano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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hours
Camigliatello Silano

Camigliatello Silano
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): head outdoors with Riserva Naturale I Giganti della Sila.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Camigliatello Silano route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rome to Camigliatello Silano. Expect colder weather when traveling from Rome in July: highs in Camigliatello Silano hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rossano.

Things to do in Camigliatello Silano

Outdoors

Side Trip

Riserva Naturale I Giganti della Sila

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nights
Rossano

Rossano ©
Rossano is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, southern Italy. On the 25th (Wed), cool off at AcquaPark Odissea 2000. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli", then take in the waterfront at Lungomare Schiavonea, then take in the views from Il ponte del diavolo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Ducale.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rossano trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Camigliatello Silano to Rossano by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Isola di Capo Rizzuto.

Things to do in Rossano

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Corigliano Calabro, Centro Storico Cariati, Il ponte del diavolo
Highlights from your plan
AcquaPark Odissea 2000 ©
AcquaPark Odissea 2000
Castello Ducale ©
Castello Ducale
Museo della Liquirizia ©
Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli"

1
night
Isola di Capo Rizzuto

Isola di Capo Rizzuto ©
Isola di Capo Rizzuto is a comune (municipality) in the province of Crotone, Calabria, Italy. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese di Le Castella.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Isola di Capo Rizzuto tour builder site.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Rossano to Isola di Capo Rizzuto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Stilo.

Things to do in Isola di Capo Rizzuto

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

National Archaeological Museum of Crotone, Spiaggia di Steccato di Cutro
Highlights from your plan
National Archaeological Museum of Crotone ©
National Archaeological Museum of Crotone
Castello Aragonese di Le Castella ©
Castello Aragonese di Le Castella

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Stilo

Stilo ©
Stilo is a town and comune in the province of Reggio Calabria, in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata del Marmarico, then do a tasting at Cirimingiano, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattolica di Stilo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Stilo road trip planning website.

You can drive from Isola di Capo Rizzuto to Stilo in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pizzo.

Things to do in Stilo

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Cirimingiano, Cascata del Marmarico
Highlights from your plan
Cascata del Marmarico ©
Cascata del Marmarico
Cattolica di Stilo ©
Cattolica di Stilo

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nights
Pizzo

Pizzo ©
On the 30th (Mon), make a trip to I Vicoli di Pizzo, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno Svevo, and then take a tour by water with HLB Hang Loose Beach. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Museo Scolacium, stop by Centro Commerciale Due Mari, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Le Spiagge di Pizzo.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pizzo trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Stilo to Pizzo takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Pizzo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Tropea.

Things to do in Pizzo

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Castello Normanno Svevo, Centro Commerciale Due Mari, Museo Scolacium, HLB Hang Loose Beach
Highlights from your plan
Museo Scolacium ©
Museo Scolacium
Castello Normanno Svevo ©
Castello Normanno Svevo
Centro Commerciale Due Mari ©
Centro Commerciale Due Mari

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nights
Tropea

Tropea ©
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Bring the kids along to Spiaggia di Riaci and Grotticelle beach. Step out of the city life by going to Tropea Beach and Capo Vaticano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tropea: Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo (in Vibo Valentia), Archaeological Museum of Medma - Rosarno (in Rosarno) and Museo Archeologico Metauros (in Gioia Tauro). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, look for gifts at Il Paese Delle Meraviglie, and don't miss a visit to Corso Vittorio Emmanuele.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tropea trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Pizzo to Tropea in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Tropea are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Capo Vaticano, Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, Archaeological Museum of Medma - Rosarno, Museo Archeologico Metauros, Spiaggia di Riaci
Highlights from your plan
Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Capo Vaticano ©
Capo Vaticano
Grotticelle beach ©
Grotticelle beach

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nights
Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria ©
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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Piscina di Venere and Villa Comunale. Get outdoors at Isola Bella and Lido Chianalea Scilla. Change things up with these side-trips from Reggio Calabria: Corso Umberto (in Taormina) and Messina (Duomo di Messina & Santuario della Madonna di Montalto). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Opere di Rabarama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Asunta, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata, and don't miss a visit to Chianalea di Scilla.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Reggio Calabria road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tropea to Reggio Calabria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tropea in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Reggio Calabria. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Taormina, Scilla, Messina, Piscina di Venere
Highlights from your plan
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Piscina di Venere
Piscina di Venere

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