50 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Matera
— 7 nights
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Civita
— 3 nights
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Tropea
— 6 nights
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Amalfi
— 8 nights
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Sorrento
— 8 nights
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Naples
— 17 nights
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Matera — 7 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Matera side-trips: A.S.D. La Compagnia della Varroccia (in Pignola), Basilicata Mtb (in Potenza) and Basilicata Alpaca (in Acerenza). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera, delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, and get to know the fascinating history of Sasso Barisano.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Matera trip builder website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Matera is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Matera: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Civita.
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Find places to stay Mar 8 — 15:

Civita — 3 nights

Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Kids will enjoy Setteventi del Pollino and Il ponte del diavolo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Civita: Chiesa di Santa Croce (in Moliterno), Diga di Monte Cotugno (in Senise) and Rotondella (Le Lamie di Bitonte & Masseria Nivaldine). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at MUVIG Museo delle Tradizioni Locali di Viggiano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, make a trip to Lago di Pietra del Pertusillo, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Etonico Arbresh.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Civita online trip planner.

You can drive from Matera to Civita in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tropea.
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Tropea — 6 nights

Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Kids will appreciate attractions like Artistic Creations The Lighthouse and Museo Interattivo Di Archeologia Informatica. Venture out of the city with trips to Largo Torretta (in Fiumefreddo Bruzio), Cosenza (Complesso Monastico delle Cappuccinelle, Duomo di Cosenza, &more) and MAON Museo d'Arte dell'Otto e Novecento (in Rende). There's lots more to do: stop by La Casetta Del Piccantino, explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, discover the deep blue sea with Mondo Blu Diving, and browse the different shops at Centro Commerciale La Gru.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tropea trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Civita to Tropea in 2.5 hours. In March in Tropea, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amalfi.
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Find places to stay Mar 18 — 24:

Amalfi — 8 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Family-friendly places like Il Sentiero Degli Dei and Duomo di Ravello will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amalfi: Chiesa San Sebastiano (in Gragnano), Torre di Grado (in Praiano) and Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience (in Positano). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Basilica del Crocifisso, and admire the masterpieces at Dalla Carta alla Cartolina.

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You can drive from Tropea to Amalfi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tropea in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Amalfi, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 8 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Attractions like Spiaggia Grande and Food Tours make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sorrento: Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista (in Praiano), Chiesa di Santa Croce (in Nocelle) and Positano (Miniaci Art Gallery, Fornillo, &more). There's much more to do: experience rural life at La Masseria Farm Experience, admire the masterpieces at Museo della Ceramica, admire the striking features of Palazzo Ruggi d'Aragona, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Arciconfraternita della Santissima Annunziata e del Santissimo Rosario.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sorrento online travel route planner.

Getting from Amalfi to Sorrento by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sorrento are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Naples.
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Find places to stay Apr 1 — 9:

Naples — 17 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Attractions like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Parco Acheologico di Ercolano make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Salerno (Bossa, Promenade Trieste, &more), Convento di Santa Maria a Castro (in Praiano) and Pompeii (Lupanar, House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, don't miss a visit to Miglio Sacro, steep yourself in history at Galleria Borbonica, and get impressive views of Vesuvio National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Naples, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sorrento to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a train. April in Naples sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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