43 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

43 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Train to King's Cross St. Pancras station, Fly to Reggio Calabria
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Reggio Calabria
— 4 nights
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Capo Vaticano
— 1 night
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Matera
— 5 nights
Drive
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Padula
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marina di Camerota
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paestum
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ravello
— 6 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 8 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ischia, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 5 nights
Ferry to Naples, Fly to Leeds Bradford

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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Artistic Creations The Lighthouse and Cattedrale di Gerace. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia di Riaci and Tropea Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Reggio Calabria: Michelino Beach (in Parghelia), The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola (in Tropea) and Pizzo (Piedigrotta Church, Chiesa San Francesco di Paola, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata, step into the grandiose world of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, and take in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla.

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York, UK to Reggio Calabria is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from York in March; daily highs in Reggio Calabria reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Capo Vaticano.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Capo Vaticano

Capo Vaticano is a wide bathing place in the Municipality of Ricadi in Calabria, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Coccorino, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Formicoli, then kick back and relax at Praia di Fuoco, and finally kick back and relax at Capo Vaticano.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Capo Vaticano visit planning app.

You can drive from Reggio Calabria to Capo Vaticano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Capo Vaticano, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Capo Vaticano

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Matera

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 a sense of the local culture at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Chiesa San Giovanni Battista. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cripta del Peccato Originale and Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera. Change things up with these side-trips from Matera: Centro Storico di Craco (in Craco), Salerno (TEMPERE Azienda Vitivinicola f.lli Pica & Il Vecchio Centro Storico di Romagnano al Monte) and Spiagge Le Praie (in Praiano). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, explore the historical opulence of Melfi Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, and delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Matera visit planner.

Drive from Capo Vaticano to Matera in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Capo Vaticano in March, expect nights in Matera to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Padula.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

4
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Padula

Padula is a comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. Explore hidden gems such as Cantine del Notaio and Certosa di Padula. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo della Cultura Arbereshe and MUVIG Museo delle Tradizioni Locali di Viggiano. Venture out of the city with trips to le case del nibbio (in Morano Calabro), Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta (in Pertosa) and Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo (in Potenza). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Rocco, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo, and admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Santa Maria Maggiore di Teggiano.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Padula trip tool.

Getting from Matera to Padula by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marina di Camerota.

Things to do in Padula

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Marina di Camerota

We've included these beaches for you: Cala Bianca Beach and Spiaggia Dei Gabbiani. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spiaggia della Marinella and Canale di Mezzanotte. When in Marina di Camerota, make a side trip to see Statua del Principe Bulgaro Khan Alzeco in Celle di Bulgheria, approximately Celle di Bulgheria away.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marina di Camerota online day trip planner.

You can drive from Padula to Marina di Camerota in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Paestum.

Things to do in Marina di Camerota

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Paestum

Relax by the water at Lido Susy Maratea and Spiaggia D'i Vranne. Discover out-of-the-way places like Borgo Medievale di Agropoli and Lido Club La Lampara. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paestum: Santuario della Madonna del Perpetuo Soccorso (in Trecchina) and Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea (in Maratea).

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paestum holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Marina di Camerota to Paestum takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Ravello

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia Grande and Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa Rufolo and Spiaggia Di Minori. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara), Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei & Fornillo) and Marina di Praia Beach (in Praiano). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, view the masterpieces at Kundry Bottega d'Arte, and take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ravello trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Paestum to Ravello in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Ravello sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some cultural insight at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie and LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cimitero delle Fontanelle and MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Sorrento (St Francis Church and Convent, Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, &more), Baia di Ieranto (in Massa Lubrense) and Salerno (Museum of the Landing and Salerno Capital, Duomo di Salerno, &more). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, contemplate the long history of The Neapolis Buried, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and explore the historical opulence of Castel dell'Ovo.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in April, Naples is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Monte Epomeo, then kick back and relax at Maronti Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Citara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dell’Arciconfraternita di Santa Maria Visitapoveri a Forio, then contemplate the long history of Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), and finally admire the natural beauty at Giardini Ravino.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Forio trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Naples to Forio in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April in Forio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Forio

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Capri, Island of Capri

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Visit Marina Piccola and Marina Grande Public Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa San Michele and Villa Jovis. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Michele, pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, get great views at Belvedere Cannone, and make a trip to Piazza Umberto I.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Capri trip planning website.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Forio to Capri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip