24 days in Italy Itinerary

24 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Alberobello
— 1 night
Drive
4
Polignano a Mare
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Monopoli
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Ostuni
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Lecce
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Reggio Calabria
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Tropea
— 2 nights
Fly
10
Como
— 3 nights
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza Navona and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica in Ostia Antica, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, admire the striking features of Villa Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, and contemplate the long history of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura.

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Beirut, Lebanon to Rome is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, Rome is slightly colder than Beirut - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Matera.
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Matera — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Purgatorio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Ridola, get to know the fascinating history of Casa Cisterna Sotterranea, then contemplate the long history of Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa grotta del Casalnuovo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, don't miss a visit to Centro storico di Altamura, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Piazza Duomo.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Matera trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Matera in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Matera, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alberobello.
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Alberobello — 1 night

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Alberobello online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Matera to Alberobello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Alberobello, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Polignano a Mare.
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Polignano a Mare — 3 nights

Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Step out of the city life by going to Lama Monachile and Cala Ponte Marina. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Porta Tarantina and Chiesa Matrice. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro della Villa, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Azzurra, learn about winemaking at Terre di San Vito, and snap pictures at Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile.

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Traveling by car from Alberobello to Polignano a Mare takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Polignano a Mare sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monopoli.
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Monopoli — 2 nights

Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. On the 9th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Salvatore. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria Amalfitana, then take in the exciting artwork at GiuInLab, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Monopoli.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Monopoli day trip planner.

Monopoli is very close to Polignano a Mare. In September in Monopoli, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ostuni.
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Ostuni — 2 nights

Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). On the 12th (Mon), visit Castello Ducale, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then get into the urban bustle at La Casbah della Valle d'Itria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Arco Scoppa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Ostuni, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ostuni trip maker.

Drive from Monopoli to Ostuni in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Monopoli in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Ostuni. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Lecce.
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Lecce — 4 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Popular historic sites such as Centro Storico Otranto and Antica Farmacia Provenzano are in your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Lungomare degli Eroi and Lido Turrisi. Venture out of the city with trips to Gallipoli (Frantoio Ipogeo di Palazzo Granafei, Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata, &more) and Chiesa di San Pietro (in Otranto). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Santangelo il Caseificio, steep yourself in history at Torre del Parco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Irene, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Matteo.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lecce trip planner.

You can drive from Ostuni to Lecce in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ostuni in September, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Lecce. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Reggio Calabria.
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Reggio Calabria — 2 nights

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 17th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Della Cultura Pasquino Crupi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Ottimati, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Bergamotto, and finally steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Giorgio al Corso. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa della Cattolica dei Greci, step into the grandiose world of Castello Ruffo di Scilla, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Scilla, then appreciate the history behind Monumento Dea Athena, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata, and finally delve into the distant past at Gli scavi di Piazza Italia.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Reggio Calabria day trip planning website.

Drive from Lecce to Reggio Calabria in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Lecce in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Reggio Calabria. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tropea.
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Tropea — 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico di Mileto Antica, Head underground at Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina di Zungri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia di Fuoco, then kick back and relax at Tropea Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Enogastronomia Lorenzo, head outdoors with Lido l'Oasi, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Grotticelle beach, and finally make a trip to Capo Vaticano.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Tropea attractions planner.

Drive from Reggio Calabria to Tropea in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Reggio Calabria in September since evenings lows in Tropea dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Como.
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Como — 3 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacro Monte di Orta and Parco della Rocca Borromea. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Como (Duomo) and Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta. Explore Como's surroundings by going to Orta San Giulio (Basilica di San Giulio & Piazza Motta), Turin (Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, Gran Madre di Dio, &more) and Santuary of Our Lady of Miracles (in Saronno). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Fedele, admire the striking features of Villa Olmo, contemplate the long history of Broletto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Como planner.

Fly from Tropea to Como in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tropea in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Como, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Lake Como travel guide

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A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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