22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

22 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Matera
— 5 nights
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Drive to Naples, Ferry to Ischia, Drive to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 4 nights
Taxi to Ischia, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Naples
— 8 nights
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Matera — 5 nights

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 Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and Ente Parco Nazionale Del Pollino. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of Santa Maria de Idris and Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matera: Chiesa Matrice (in Rocca Imperiale), Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta (in Pertosa) and Lido Playa del Sol (in Montegiordano). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, walk around Parco della Murgia Materana, and don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Matera trip maker site.

Baden-Baden, Germany to Matera is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Forio.
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia — 4 nights

Step out of the city life by going to Monte Epomeo and Maronti Beach. Chiesa del Soccorso and Basilica Di Santa Maria Di Loreto are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Matera to Forio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Matera in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Forio, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Capri.
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Capri, Island of Capri — 4 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa San Michele and Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps). Explore hidden gems such as Monte Solaro and White Grotta. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele, hike along Fortini Coastal Walk, explore the fascinating underground world of Red Grotta, and get a new perspective on things with Capri Rent Boats.

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Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Forio to Capri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Naples.
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Naples — 8 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Pompeii Archaeological Park and Napoli Sotterranea are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gesu Nuovo Church and Cimitero delle Fontanelle. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano), Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano) and Convento di Santa Maria a Castro (in Praiano). Next up on the itinerary: ride with the locals on Toledo (Stazione della Metropolitana dell'Arte), see the interesting displays at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Cappella Sansevero.

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Ride a ferry from Capri to Naples in 1.5 hours. In May in Naples, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for home on the 10th (Thu).
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