7 days in Matera & Puglia Itinerary

7 days in Matera & Puglia Itinerary

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Matera
— 1 night
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Lecce
— 3 nights
3
Manfredonia
— 1 night

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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.
On the 27th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo, and then don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Matera vacation planner.

Rome to Matera is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Matera are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lecce.

Things to do in Matera

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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Palombaro Lungo ©
Palombaro Lungo
Materasum Ipogeo ©
Materasum Ipogeo

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Lecce

Lecce ©

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Explore Lecce's surroundings by going to Circolo Ippico Malepezza (in Sant'Andrea) and Otranto (Cattedrale Di Otranto & Centro Storico Otranto). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Croce, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lecce trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Matera to Lecce in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Lecce, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manfredonia.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce
Duomo di Lecce ©
Duomo di Lecce
Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce

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Manfredonia

Manfredonia ©
Manfredonia is a town and comune of Apulia, Italy, in the province of Foggia, from which it is 35km northeast by rail. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo, and finally don't miss a visit to Rione Junno. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Basilica di S. Maria di Siponto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Leonardo in lama volara, then don't miss a visit to Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese, and finally don't miss a visit to Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Manfredonia trip maker.

Drive from Lecce to Manfredonia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Manfredonia sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manfredonia

Historic Sites

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Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo ©
Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo
Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano
Abbazia ed eremi di Pulsano
Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

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