15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Southern Italy Itinerary

Pittsburgh
Fly:  25​h
Capo Vaticano
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Reggio Calabria
— Few hours
train:  2​h 45​min
Maratea
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  1​h 30​min
Capri, Island of Capri
— 3 nights
ferry:  45​min
Naples
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Pittsburgh

1
day
Capo Vaticano

Capo Vaticano ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Grotticelle beach, then stroll through Capo Vaticano, and then stroll through Spiaggia di Riaci.

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Pittsburgh, USA to Capo Vaticano is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Capo Vaticano due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Capo Vaticano

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Spiaggia di Riaci
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Capo Vaticano ©
Capo Vaticano

1
day
Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria ©
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the biggest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria and then get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Falcomata.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Reggio Calabria travel planner.

Drive from Capo Vaticano to Reggio Calabria in 2 hours. Traveling from Capo Vaticano in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 62°F in Reggio Calabria. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Maratea.

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Historic Sites Museums
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Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata

2
days
Maratea

Maratea
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. On the 9th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea, then stroll through La Secca, and then step off the mainland to explore Isola Di Dino. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Il Mirto Solarium Bar.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Maratea vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Reggio Calabria to Maratea takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Forio.

Things to do in Maratea

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Isola Di Dino
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Il Mirto Solarium Bar
Il Mirto Solarium Bar
Isola Di Dino ©
Isola Di Dino

2
days
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio
On the 11th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Maronti Beach, then don't miss a visit to Fungo Di Lacco Ameno, then steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Baia di Sorgeto and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Citara.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Forio trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Maratea to Forio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Forio can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Forio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Baia di Sorgeto, Maronti Beach, Fungo Di Lacco Ameno, Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)
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Maronti Beach
Maronti Beach
Fungo Di Lacco Ameno
Fungo Di Lacco Ameno
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) ©
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)

4
days
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.
Get some historical perspective at Villa Jovis and Villa San Michele. We've included these beaches for you: Marina Grande and Marina Piccola. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, hike along Fortini Coastal Walk, make a trip to Belvedere Cannone, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps).

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Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Forio to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Marina Piccola
Marina Piccola
Chiesa San Michele ©
Chiesa San Michele
Villa Jovis ©
Villa Jovis

3
days
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parco Archeologico Pausilypon and Duomo di Napoli. Visit Complesso Monumentale San Lorenzo Maggiore - La Neapolis Sotterrata and Centro Storico for their historical value. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace Napoli (Palazzo Reale Napoli), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gesu Nuovo Church, admire the masterpieces at Capodimonte Museum, and see the interesting displays at LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea.

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You can ride a ferry from Capri to Naples in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Naples are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Rosary
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Gesu Nuovo Church ©
Gesu Nuovo Church
Parco Archeologico Pausilypon ©
Parco Archeologico Pausilypon
San Lorenzo Maggiore ©
San Lorenzo Maggiore

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