43 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

43 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Naples, Ferry to Anacapri
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Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Naples
— 5 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 6 nights
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Drive to Ischia, Ferry to Naples, Drive to Palinuro
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Palinuro
— 5 nights
Drive
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Maratea
— 6 nights
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Reggio Calabria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Capo Vaticano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pertosa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 6 nights
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Anacapri, Island of Capri

— 2 nights
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. On the 24th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Villa del Damecuta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, then explore the fascinating underground world of White Grotta, and finally pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Anacapri is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect Anacapri to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. You'll set off for Naples on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Anacapri

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Naples

— 5 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Forum and LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea. Discover out-of-the-way places like Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna and Posillipo. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Sorrento (Wine Tours & Tastings & Food Tours) and Duomo di Salerno (in Salerno). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Vulcano Solfatara, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, and admire the masterpieces at Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro.

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You can ride a ferry from Anacapri to Naples in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Forio.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 6 nights
Relax by the water at Spiaggia di San Francesco and La Spiaggia e la Baia di Cartaromana. Step off the beaten path and head to Spiaggia di Cava dell'Isola and Spiaggia della Chiaia. Change things up with these side-trips from Forio: Ischia (Maronti Beach, Chiesa di Santa Maria di Costantinopoli, &more).

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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. August in Forio sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Palinuro.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Palinuro

— 5 nights
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Get a sense of the local culture at Parco Archeologico di Elea - Velia and Castello Marchesale. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spiaggia della Marinella and Cooperativa Cilento Mare. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palinuro: Acciaroli Port (in Acciaroli), Spiaggia Marina di Ascea (in Marina di Ascea) and Marina di Camerota (Cala Bianca Beach & Area Marina Protetta Costa degli Infreschi e della Masseta). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Oasi WWF di Morigerati, examine the collection at Museo delle testimonianze e della memoria di Centola, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Buon Dormire, and make a trip to Baia Infreschi - Marina di Camerota.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Forio to Palinuro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Maratea

— 6 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arco Magno and La Secca. Get a sense of the local culture at Santuario di San Francesco di Paola and Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab). Explore Maratea's surroundings by going to Il ponte del diavolo (in Civita), Rossano (Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli" & Chiesa di San Bernardino) and Castello Ducale (in Corigliano Calabro). Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, contemplate the long history of La Fornace, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy the sand and surf at Il Mirto Solarium Bar.

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You can drive from Palinuro to Maratea in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Maratea

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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. Relax by the water at Spiaggia di Riaci and Lido Francesco. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello Aragonese Murat and Artistic Creations The Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Reggio Calabria: Michelino Beach (in Parghelia), The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola (in Tropea) and Castello Ruffo di Scilla (in Scilla). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Gallico Marina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Coco Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Gesu e Maria.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Reggio Calabria trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Maratea to Reggio Calabria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Reggio Calabria sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Capo Vaticano.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Capo Vaticano

— 3 nights
Capo Vaticano is a wide bathing place in the Municipality of Ricadi in Calabria, Italy. Relax by the water at Grotticelle beach and Capo Vaticano. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Lido La Carioca. Explore Capo Vaticano's surroundings by going to Gerace (Museo Diocesano & Cattedrale di Gerace). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Medameo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo, and get outside with Ciccio sul Mare.

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Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Capo Vaticano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Capo Vaticano when traveling from Reggio Calabria in September, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Pertosa.

Things to do in Capo Vaticano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Pertosa

— 5 nights
Pertosa is a village and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-west Italy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oasi Valle della Caccia and Melfi Castle. Get some cultural insight at Cantine del Notaio and Museo Archeologico Nazionale. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pertosa: Muro Lucano - Castello (in Muro Lucano), Cascate di San Fele (in San Fele) and Certosa di Padula (in Padula). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castelcivita, step into the grandiose world of Castello Marchesale di Auletta, delve into the distant past at Old Rustic Filled Houses (Palmenti), and look for gifts at Caseificio Jemma.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pertosa trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Capo Vaticano to Pertosa in 4 hours. Traveling from Capo Vaticano in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Pertosa, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Pertosa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Matera

— 6 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Sea and Beach in Roseto Capo Spulico and Terzo Cavone. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cattedrale di Matera and Church of Santa Maria de Idris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matera: Centro Storico di Craco (in Craco), Spiaggia di Policoro (in Policoro) and Castello di Rocca Imperiale (in Rocca Imperiale). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo, examine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, and contemplate the long history of Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera.

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You can drive from Pertosa to Matera in 2 hours. Traveling from Pertosa in September, Matera is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Matera

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips