17 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

17 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Reggio Calabria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Matera
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Paestum
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 45​min
4
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
5
Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
6
Ravello
— 4 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, get to know the fascinating history of Sentiero della Civilta Contadina, then wander the streets of Borgo Greco Galliciano, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Santo Niceto, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata. On the next day, kick back and relax at Cala Janculla, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala di Rovaglioso, and then take in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Reggio Calabria trip itinerary builder tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Reggio Calabria is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Reggio Calabria, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in June; daily highs in Reggio Calabria reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Matera.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cala di Rovaglioso, Sentiero della Civilta Contadina, Borgo Greco Galliciano, Castello di Santo Niceto, Chianalea di Scilla
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Cala Janculla ©
Cala Janculla
Castello di Santo Niceto ©
Castello di Santo Niceto
Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cripta del Peccato Originale and Cattedrale di Matera. Visit Centro Storico di Craco and Church of Santa Maria de Idris for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Matera: Santuario Santa Maria di Anglona (in Tursi), Spiagge Le Praie (in Praiano) and MEC - Emotional Museum of Craco (in Craco). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Sassi di Matera, contemplate the long history of Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, and get to know the fascinating history of Casa Cisterna Sotterranea.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Matera itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Matera takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Reggio Calabria in June since evenings lows in Matera dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Paestum.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Craco, Santuario Santa Maria di Anglona, Spiagge Le Praie
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Cripta del Peccato Originale ©
Cripta del Peccato Originale
Church of Santa Maria de Idris ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris

3
nights
Paestum

Paestum ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II and Spiaggia della Marinella. Get in touch with nature at Baia del Buon Dormire and Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paestum itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Matera to Paestum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Matera in June, Paestum is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Forio.

Things to do in Paestum

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palinuro, Borgo Medievale di Agropoli
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Baia del Buon Dormire ©
Baia del Buon Dormire
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro ©
Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro

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night
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
On the 25th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Di Santa Maria Di Loreto, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso, steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), then stroll through Sentiero Serrara Fontana a Sant’Angelo, and finally kick back and relax at Bagno Franco.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Forio trip builder app .

Getting from Paestum to Forio by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Forio are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Anacapri.

Things to do in Forio

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), Sentiero Serrara Fontana a Sant’Angelo, Bagno Franco
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Chiesa del Soccorso ©
Chiesa del Soccorso
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) ©
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)

2
nights
Anacapri, Island of Capri

Anacapri ©
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. On the 26th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, trek along Fortini Coastal Walk, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, then take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele. Here are some ideas for day two: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

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Traveling by ferry from Forio to Anacapri takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Anacapri can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ravello.

Things to do in Anacapri

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Capri
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Chiesa San Michele ©
Chiesa San Michele
Walking tours
Fortini Coastal Walk ©
Fortini Coastal Walk

4
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Ravello is a town and comune situated above the Amalfi Coast in the province of Salerno, Campania, southern Italy, with approximately 2,500 inhabitants. Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia di castiglione and Fornillo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Positano (Kayaking & Canoeing & Bagni d'Arienzo). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, look for gifts at Piccadilly, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ravello trip itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Anacapri to Ravello in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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