6 days in Piedmont, Matera & Urbino Itinerary

6 days in Piedmont, Matera & Urbino Itinerary

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Train
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Turin
— 1 night
Fly
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Matera
— 3 nights
Drive
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Urbino
— 1 night
Drive

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Turin

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 15th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, then view the masterpieces at Reggia di Venaria Reale, and then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Superga. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio.

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Milan to Turin is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Milan in August: highs in Turin hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Matera.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte), Grotta del Trullo (in Putignano) and Polignano a Mare (Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare & Oro della terra). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera, examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, admire the landmark architecture of Trullo Sovrano, and explore the striking landscape at Canale di Pirro.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Matera trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Turin to Matera in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in August, you will find days in Matera are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Urbino.

Things to do in Matera

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Urbino

Urbino is a walled city in the Marche region of Italy, south-west of Pesaro, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture, especially under the patronage of Federico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482. On the 20th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista, identify plant and animal life at Montefeltro Vedute Rinascimentali, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Domenico, then admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Francesco di Paola.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Urbino trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Matera to Urbino takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Urbino can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Urbino

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Piedmont travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Art Museums · Landmarks
Bordered by the Alps on three sides and often overlooked by casual tourists, the Piedmont region is famous for its wines, including Moscato D'Asti, Barolo, and Barbera, to name just a few. Piedmont's cuisine is renowned throughout Italy. Its exotic white truffles--a precious ingredient used in first-class restaurants around the world--are often compared to gold because of their staggering cost. An ideal holiday destination for foodies, the region is also known for its thriving industries of fresh produce, nuts, and chocolates. There are many places to visit in Piedmont, including several medieval castles, trendy spa resorts, and cities with both historical attractions and modern industries.