12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Mobile
+2
taxi + Fly + train:  15​h
1
Naples
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
2
Reggio Calabria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Matera
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 15​min
4
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 2 nights
+4
ferry + subway + train + Fly + taxi:  17​h 15​min
End: Mobile

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castel dell'Ovo and LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea. Explore hidden gems such as Villa San Michele and Cimitero delle Fontanelle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Giardini di Augusto (in Capri), Chiesa San Michele (in Anacapri) and Duomo di Salerno (in Salerno). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gesu Nuovo Church, explore the world behind art at Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Certosa di Padula, and explore the ancient world of Forum.

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Mobile, USA to Naples is an approximately 15-hour combination of taxi, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mobile to Naples. November in Naples sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anacapri, Pompeii, Sorrento, Duomo di Salerno, Giardini di Augusto
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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Cimitero delle Fontanelle ©
Cimitero delle Fontanelle
Castel dell'Ovo ©
Castel dell'Ovo

1
night
Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria ©
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. On the 24th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chianalea di Scilla, then explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Falcomata.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Reggio Calabria tour builder .

Traveling by train from Naples to Reggio Calabria takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Naples in November since evenings lows in Reggio Calabria dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Scilla
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Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
Chianalea di Scilla ©
Chianalea di Scilla

3
nights
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Materasum Ipogeo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera. Change things up with a short trip to Centro Storico di Craco in Craco (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, see the interesting displays at Sassi in Miniatura, don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo, and admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Matera.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Matera trip planner .

Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Matera takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in November, expect Matera to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Centro Storico di Craco
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Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris

2
nights
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo Civico del Torrione, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Epomeo, then steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Forio online travel route planner .

Getting from Matera to Forio by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Matera in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 56°F in Forio. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Forio

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Isola d'Ischia
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Giardini Ravino ©
Giardini Ravino
Chiesa del Soccorso ©
Chiesa del Soccorso
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) ©
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)

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