31 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

31 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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Naples
— 4 nights
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Tropea
— 3 nights
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Montegiordano
— 4 nights
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Potenza
— 6 nights
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Matera
— 4 nights
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Ischia, Isola d'Ischia
— 3 nights
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 6 nights

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Via Toledo and Basilica di San Pietro ad Aram. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catacombe di San Gennaro and Gesu Nuovo Church. Go for a jaunt from Naples to Positano to see Il Sentiero Degli Dei about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Naples Oblige, contemplate the long history of Castel dell'Ovo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero delle Fontanelle, and admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary planning tool.

London, UK to Naples is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Naples, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Naples is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tropea.

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Catacombe di San Gennaro ©
Catacombe di San Gennaro
Basilica di San Pietro ad Aram ©
Basilica di San Pietro ad Aram
Naples Oblige ©
Naples Oblige

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Tropea

Tropea ©
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. Shop till you drop at Independent Bookstore Pensiero Meridiano and Artigianato Gioffre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cirimingiano and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tropea: Bottega del Borgo (in Stilo), Lungomare Falcomata (in Reggio Calabria) and Chianalea di Scilla (in Scilla). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Spiaggia Paradiso del sub, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tropea Beach, and stop by Il Paese Delle Meraviglie.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tropea trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Tropea takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Tropea are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Montegiordano.

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Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Independent Bookstore Pensiero Meridiano ©
Bottega del Borgo ©
Bottega del Borgo

4
nights
Montegiordano

Montegiordano ©
Montegiordano is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello di Rocca Imperiale and L'Antico Granaio Sotto il Castello Federiciano. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lido Armonia and Chiesa Matrice. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montegiordano: Lido Calypso (in Villapiana) and Museo delle Icone e della Tradizione Bizantina (in Frascineto). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Playa del Sol and get outside with Lido Tamarix.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Montegiordano online vacation maker.

Getting from Tropea to Montegiordano by car takes about 3 hours. You'll set off for Potenza on the 12th (Sun).

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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nightlife

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Lido Armonia ©
Lido Armonia
Lido Calypso ©
Lido Calypso
Museo delle Icone e della Tradizione Bizantina ©

6
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Potenza

Potenza ©
Potenza is a city and comune in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata (former Lucania).Capital of the Province of Potenza and the Basilicata region, the city is the highest regional capital and one of the highest provincial capitals in Italy, overlooking the valley of the Basento river in the Apennine Mountains of Lucania, east of Salerno. Get some historical perspective at Acerenza Cathedral and Santuario Madonna del Sacro Monte. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cantine del Notaio and Cantine Antonio Caggiano. Venture out of the city with trips to Bisogno Antonio (in Eboli), Borgo Medievale di Agropoli (in Agropoli) and Oltremare Castellabate (in Castellabate). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Bianca Beach, ride a horse along A.S.D. La Compagnia della Varroccia, learn about winemaking at Quintodecimo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Michael the Archangel.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Potenza visit planner.

Getting from Montegiordano to Potenza by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Potenza

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries · Parks

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Acerenza Cathedral ©
Acerenza Cathedral
Cantine del Notaio ©
Cantine del Notaio
Saint Michelès Abbey ©
Saint Michelès Abbey

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Matera

Matera ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera. Get some historical perspective at Castle of Malconsiglio and Santa Maria Maggiore Parish. Step out of Matera to go to Irsina and see Museo Civico Archeologico Janora, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola, make a trip to Palombaro Lungo, have fun at Aqvaworld Bluwellness Family Club, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Matera trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Potenza to Matera takes 1.5 hours. In March in Matera, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Ischia.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

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Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera ©
Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina ©
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina
Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola ©

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Ischia, Isola d'Ischia

Ischia ©
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia di Citara and Maronti Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica Di Santa Maria Di Loreto and Chiesa del Soccorso. Change things up with a short trip to Giardini La Mortella in Forio (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Gelateria Ice da Luciano, step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, and steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ischia day trip site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Matera to Ischia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, subway, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Matera in March since evenings lows in Ischia dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Ischia

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) ©
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)
Gelateria Ice da Luciano ©
Gelateria Ice da Luciano
Spiaggia di Citara ©
Spiaggia di Citara

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Chiesa San Michele and Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps) are in your itinerary. La Bottega dell'Arte di Sergio Rubino and Villa San Michele are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, Head underground at White Grotta, pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Ignazio Cerio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Capri online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Ischia to Capri takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Fortini Coastal Walk ©
Fortini Coastal Walk
Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps) ©
Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps)

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