11 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

11 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Naples
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Ischia, Ferry to Naples, Drive to Matera
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Matera
— 2 nights
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Naples — 4 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore hidden gems such as Gesu Nuovo Church and Duomo di Napoli. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Cimitero delle Fontanelle. Go for a jaunt from Naples to Ottaviano to see Vesuvio National Park about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

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Baden-Baden, Germany to Naples is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In April, Naples is a bit warmer than Baden-Baden - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Capri.
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Capri, Island of Capri — 2 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Get some cultural insight at Villa San Michele and Chiesa San Michele. Explore hidden gems such as Monte Solaro and Villa Jovis. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Via Krupp, head outdoors with Capri Sea Service, see the interesting displays at La Bottega dell'Arte di Sergio Rubino, and tour the water at your own pace with Capri Rent Boats.

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Getting from Naples to Capri by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Forio.
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Baia di Sorgeto. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the water at your own pace with West Coast Ischia - Boat Rental.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Capri to Forio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Forio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Matera.
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Matera — 2 nights

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Palombaro Lungo, view the masterpieces at Massimo Casiello, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Matera, and finally delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, and then steep yourself in history at Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Matera sightseeing tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Forio to Matera in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Forio in April, Matera is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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