40 days in Italy Itinerary

40 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Cardiff
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Train + Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  10 h 15 min
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Matera
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Metaponto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Policoro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Rossano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Crotone
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Santa Severina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Camigliatello Silano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Rende
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
9
Cosenza
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Squillace
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
11
Pizzo
— 2 nights
Taxi + Train:  1 h
12
Tropea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Gerace
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
14
Scilla
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
15
Reggio Calabria
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
16
Maratea
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
17
Venosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
18
Melfi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Cardiff

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Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
You've added Chiesa del Purgatorio, Chiesa rupestre di San Pietro Barisano, Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Matera, then don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Purgatorio. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, then stroll around Parco della Murgia Materana, and then make a trip to Chiesa rupestre di San Pietro Barisano.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Matera itinerary site.

Cardiff, UK to Matera is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Cardiff in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Matera, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Metaponto.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Church of Santa Maria de Idris ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris
Chiesa rupestre di San Pietro Barisano ©
Chiesa rupestre di San Pietro Barisano

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Metaponto

Metaponto ©
Metaponto is a small town of about 1,000 people in the province of Matera, Basilicata, Italy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Valle d’itria e Dintorni.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Metaponto trip planner.

You can drive from Matera to Metaponto in an hour. Traveling from Matera in May, Metaponto is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Policoro.

Things to do in Metaponto

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Valle d’itria e Dintorni, Corso Umberto I
Highlights from your plan
ACQUAZZURRA ACQUAPARK ©
ACQUAZZURRA ACQUAPARK
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto

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Policoro

Policoro ©
Policoro is a town and comune in the province of Matera, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Matrice and then make a trip to Archeoart. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Parco Letterario Isabella Morra, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Rocca Imperiale, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Oasi WWF Policoro Herakleia.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Policoro trip itinerary planning site.

Policoro is just a short distance from Metaponto. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rossano.

Things to do in Policoro

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rocca Imperiale, Parco Letterario Isabella Morra
Highlights from your plan
Parco Letterario Isabella Morra ©
Parco Letterario Isabella Morra
Archeoart ©
Archeoart

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Rossano

Rossano ©
Rossano is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, southern Italy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita and Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli". Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rossano: Il ponte del diavolo (in Civita), Museo delle Icone e della Tradizione Bizantina (in Frascineto) and Lido Calypso (in Villapiana). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Ducale, make a trip to I Giganti del Cozzo del Pesco, stop by A Piccanteria, and kick back and relax at Mamitas Beach.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rossano planning website.

Traveling by car from Policoro to Rossano takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Crotone.

Things to do in Rossano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cariati, Castello Ducale, Il ponte del diavolo, Museo delle Icone e della Tradizione Bizantina, Lido Calypso
Highlights from your plan
Lido Calypso ©
Lido Calypso
Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita ©
Cattedrale di Maria Santissima Achiropita
Museo della Liquirizia ©
Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli"

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Crotone

Crotone ©
Crotone is a city and comune in Calabria. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Le Cannella and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese di Le Castella. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Carlo V, examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Crotone, and then explore the ancient world of Da Capo Colonna a Le Castella.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Crotone day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rossano to Crotone takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Severina.

Things to do in Crotone

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castello Aragonese di Le Castella, Le Cannella
Highlights from your plan
Castello Aragonese di Le Castella ©
Castello Aragonese di Le Castella
National Archaeological Museum of Crotone ©
National Archaeological Museum of Crotone
Castello di Carlo V ©
Castello di Carlo V

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Santa Severina

Santa Severina ©
Santa Severina is a town and comune in the province of Crotone, in the Calabria region of southern Italy.NameThe name derives from ancient Siberine (῾Αγία Σεβερίνη, Σεβεριάνη). Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): make a trip to Battistero, then make a trip to Centro storico, Caccuri, then make a trip to Arco Normanno, and finally don't miss a visit to Abbazia Florense. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Anastasia, explore the historical opulence of Castello Carrafa di Santa Severina, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Steccato di Cutro.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Severina visit planner.

Traveling by car from Crotone to Santa Severina takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Camigliatello Silano.

Things to do in Santa Severina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Giovanni in Fiore, Centro storico, Caccuri, Spiaggia di Steccato di Cutro
Highlights from your plan
Castello Carrafa di Santa Severina ©
Castello Carrafa di Santa Severina
Battistero ©
Battistero
Cattedrale di Santa Anastasia ©
Cattedrale di Santa Anastasia

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Camigliatello Silano

Camigliatello Silano ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): experience rural life at Azienda agricola Serravalle, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Di Acri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santo Angelo d'Acri, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercatino Camigliatello. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sila National Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Camigliatello Silano visit planner.

You can drive from Santa Severina to Camigliatello Silano in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Camigliatello Silano are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rende.

Things to do in Camigliatello Silano

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Acri, Azienda agricola Serravalle, Sila National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sila National Park ©
Sila National Park
Azienda agricola Serravalle ©
Azienda agricola Serravalle
Basilica Santo Angelo d'Acri ©
Basilica Santo Angelo d'Acri

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Rende

Rende ©
Rende is a town and comune in Calabria, southern Italy, home to the headquarters of the University of Calabria. On the 17th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo della Civilta Contadina and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Santissimo Rosario. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Fiumefreddo Bruzio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di San Francesco di Paola, don't miss a visit to Monastero di S. Maria di Valle Josaphat Badia, then make a trip to Chiesa Annunziata, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dello Spirito Santo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rende road trip planning tool.

Drive from Camigliatello Silano to Rende in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cosenza.

Things to do in Rende

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Paola, San Fili, Museo della Civilta Contadina, Fiumefreddo Bruzio
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa del Santissimo Rosario ©
Chiesa del Santissimo Rosario
Santuario di San Francesco di Paola ©
Santuario di San Francesco di Paola
Fiumefreddo Bruzio ©
Fiumefreddo Bruzio

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Cosenza

Cosenza ©
Cosenza is a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. You've now added Duomo di Cosenza to your itinerary. On the 19th (Tue), explore the world behind art at MACA - Contemporary Art Museum of Acri, examine the collection at Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Cosenza, and finally admire the striking features of Centro Storico. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Domenico, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno-Svevo, then catch a live event at War Game Arena, and finally examine the collection at Museo dei Brettii e degli Enotri.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cosenza trip itinerary maker tool.

Cosenza is just a short distance from Rende. In May in Cosenza, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Squillace.

Things to do in Cosenza

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

MACA - Contemporary Art Museum of Acri
Highlights from your plan
MACA - Contemporary Art Museum of Acri ©
MACA - Contemporary Art Museum of Acri
Duomo di Cosenza ©
Duomo di Cosenza
Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab) ©
Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab)

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Squillace

Squillace ©
Squillace is an ancient seaside town and comune, in the Province of Catanzaro, part of Calabria, southern Italy, facing the Gulf of Squillace.Squillace is situated on the east coast of Calabria, on the shores of an extensive bay, the Gulf of Squillace (Golfo di Squillace), which indents the coast of Calabria on the east as deeply as that of the Gulf of Saint Euphemia (Italian: Golfo di Sant'Eufemia) does on the west, with a comparatively narrow isthmus between them. On the 21st (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Castello Normanno di Squillace, then learn about winemaking at Cirimingiano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria Nel Bosco Santuary, and finally don't miss a visit to Circolo Velico Soverato asd. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Di Taverna, delve into the distant past at Museo Scolacium, then browse the different shops at Parco Commerciale Le Fontane, and finally look for gifts at Artigianato Gioffre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Squillace sightseeing app.

You can drive from Cosenza to Squillace in 1.5 hours. May in Squillace sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pizzo.

Things to do in Squillace

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Soverato, Parco Commerciale Le Fontane, Cirimingiano, Santa Maria Nel Bosco Santuary, Museo Civico Di Taverna
Highlights from your plan
Museo Scolacium ©
Museo Scolacium
Santa Maria Nel Bosco Santuary ©
Santa Maria Nel Bosco Santuary
Circolo Velico Soverato asd ©
Circolo Velico Soverato asd

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Pizzo

Pizzo ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): savor the flavors at La Casa Del Pesce, then make a trip to Certosa di Serra San Bruno, then identify plant and animal life at Parco di Villa Vittoria, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo delle Reali Ferriere Borboniche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Piedigrotta Church, explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese Murat, then look for gifts at Museo del Peperoncino, and finally don't miss a visit to I Vicoli di Pizzo.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pizzo trip builder.

Drive from Squillace to Pizzo in an hour. May in Pizzo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tropea.

Things to do in Pizzo

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mongiana, La Casa Del Pesce, Certosa di Serra San Bruno
Highlights from your plan
Parco di Villa Vittoria ©
Parco di Villa Vittoria
Castello Aragonese Murat ©
Castello Aragonese Murat
Certosa di Serra San Bruno ©
Certosa di Serra San Bruno

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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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Tropea Beach and then stop by Independent Bookstore Pensiero Meridiano. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, and then make a trip to Piazza Ercole.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tropea journey tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Pizzo to Tropea takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gerace.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Capo Vaticano
Highlights from your plan
Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola ©
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola
Independent Bookstore Pensiero Meridiano ©
Independent Bookstore Pensiero Meridiano

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Gerace

Gerace ©
Gerace is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Reggio Calabria, Calabria, southern Italy. On the 27th (Wed), make a trip to Madonna dello Scoglio, then stop by Bottega del Borgo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattolica di Stilo. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Gerace, look for gifts at Fragranze d'Autore, then explore the ancient world of Museo e Parco Archeologico Nazionale di Locri, and finally delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico della Villa romana.

Plan my trip to Gerace with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Tropea to Gerace takes 2 hours. In May in Gerace, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Scilla.

Things to do in Gerace

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Stilo, Museo e Parco Archeologico Nazionale di Locri, Fragranze d'Autore, Parco Archeologico della Villa romana, Madonna dello Scoglio
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di Gerace ©
Cattedrale di Gerace
Cattolica di Stilo ©
Cattolica di Stilo
Museo e Parco Archeologico Nazionale di Locri ©

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Scilla

Scilla ©
Scilla is a town and comune in Calabria, Italy, administratively part of the Province of Reggio Calabria. You've now added Castello Ruffo di Scilla to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annunziata dei Catalani Church, don't miss a visit to Fontana di Nettuno, then take in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Ruffo di Scilla. Keep things going the next day: stop by Zanzibar, get great views at Belvedere di Piazza San Rocco, ponder the design of Fontana di Orione, then don't miss a visit to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Scilla online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gerace to Scilla in 1.5 hours. May in Scilla sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Scilla

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Messina
Highlights from your plan
Annunziata dei Catalani Church ©
Annunziata dei Catalani Church
Castello Ruffo di Scilla ©
Castello Ruffo di Scilla
Fontana di Orione ©
Fontana di Orione

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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. On the 31st (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata, indulge your taste buds at Da Cesare Gelateria, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Ottimati, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Asunta. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria and then head outdoors with Stadio Oreste Granillo.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Reggio Calabria trip itinerary planning website.

Reggio Calabria is very close to Scilla. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Maratea.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria ©

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Maratea

Maratea ©
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Biagio, then head off the coast to Island Dino, and finally don't miss a visit to Santuario Diocesano Madonna della Grotta.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Maratea trip builder site.

Take a train from Reggio Calabria to Maratea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Venosa.

Things to do in Maratea

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Praia A Mare
Highlights from your plan
Island Dino ©
Island Dino
Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea ©
Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea

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Venosa

Venosa ©
Venosa is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata, in the Vulture area. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello Venosa and Castello Di Lagopesole. Explore Venosa's surroundings by going to the Saint Michael's Cave (in Minervino Murge), Acerenza Cathedral (in Acerenza) and Canosa di Puglia (Cattedrale di San Sabino, Il Parco Archeologico di San Leucio, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa della Santissima Trinita, don't miss a visit to Presepe Poliscenico Stabile di Anzi, and ponder the design of Fontana Di Messer Oto.

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

Traveling by car from Maratea to Venosa takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Venosa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melfi.

Things to do in Venosa

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Canosa di Puglia, Presepe Poliscenico Stabile di Anzi, the Saint Michael's Cave, Acerenza Cathedral, Castello Di Lagopesole
Highlights from your plan
Castello Venosa ©
Castello Venosa
Acerenza Cathedral ©
Acerenza Cathedral
Castello Di Lagopesole ©
Castello Di Lagopesole

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Melfi

Melfi ©
Melfi is a town and comune in the Vulture area of the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.GeographyOn a hill at the foot of Mount Vulture, Melfi is the most important town in Basilicata's Vulture, both as a tourist resort and economic centre.HistoryEarly and Middle Age historyInhabited by the Daunians and Lucanians, under the Romans it was included in the area of the colony of Venusia, founded in 291 BC. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Duomo, Museo Diocesano, Santuario Madre di Dio Incoronata, and other attractions you added.

Plan my day in Melfi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Melfi is just a short distance from Venosa. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melfi

Museums Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Foggia, Monte Vulture, Museo Diocesano
Highlights from your plan
Museo Diocesano ©
Museo Diocesano
Melfi Castle ©
Melfi Castle
Santuario Madre di Dio Incoronata ©
Santuario Madre di Dio Incoronata