22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Baden-Baden
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Matera
— 5 nights
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 4 nights
bus + ferry:  1​h 15​min
Capri, Island of Capri
— 4 nights
ferry:  45​min
Naples
— 8 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Baden-Baden

5
days
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.
Get outdoors at Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta and Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario. Get a sense of the local culture at Sassi di Matera and Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matera: Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino (in Rotonda), Chiesa Matrice (in Rocca Imperiale) and Lido Playa del Sol (in Montegiordano). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cripta del Peccato Originale, make a trip to FAI - Casa Noha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Matera, and see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina.

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Baden-Baden, Germany to Matera is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. In April, daily temperatures in Matera can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Forio.

Things to do in Matera

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lido Playa del Sol, Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta, Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino, Chiesa Matrice
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Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta
Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta
Sassi di Matera
Sassi di Matera
Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino ©
Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino

3
days
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
Get some cultural insight at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) and Basilica Di Santa Maria Di Loreto. Step off the beaten path and head to Chiesa del Soccorso and Baia di Sorgeto. Step out of Forio with an excursion to Maronti Beach in Ischia--about 36 minutes away.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Matera to Forio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Matera in April, Forio is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Forio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Isola d'Ischia, Baia di Sorgeto, Pizzi Bianchi Mountain, Maronti Beach, Fungo Di Lacco Ameno
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Baia di Sorgeto ©
Baia di Sorgeto
Maronti Beach
Maronti Beach
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) ©
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)

5
days
Capri, Island of Capri

Capri
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa San Michele and Chiesa San Michele. Escape the urban bustle at Marina Piccola and Capri Rent Boats. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Capri Sea Service, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Grande, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, and hike along Fortini Coastal Walk.

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Getting from Forio to Capri by combination of bus and ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Anacapri, Capri Sea Service
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Marina Piccola
Marina Piccola
Villa San Michele
Villa San Michele
Via Krupp ©
Via Krupp

7
days
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. Get outdoors at Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods) and Vesuvio. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei and National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa dei Misteri (in Pompeii), Convento di Santa Maria a Castro (in Praiano) and Reggia di Caserta (in Caserta). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, steep yourself in history at Ruins of Herculaneum, get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cimitero delle Fontanelle.

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Getting from Capri to Naples by ferry takes about an hour. In May, daytime highs in Naples are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will leave for home on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pompeii, Reggia di Caserta, Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), Ruins of Herculaneum, Convento di Santa Maria a Castro
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Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei
Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods) ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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