South Italy and Sicily

Romantic
Romantic
14 - 17
days

From Naples to the caves of Matera and Southern Italy, through Sicily and a relaxing beach stay in Sorrento

In this trip

  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • CultureCulture
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • BeachesBeaches

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Naples, Italy

  • 2

    Matera, Italy

  • 3

    Lecce, Italy

  • 4

    Reggio Calabria, Italy

  • 5

    Catania, Italy

  • 6

    Palermo, Italy

  • 7

    Tropea, Italy

  • 8

    Sorrento, Italy

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Things to do in and around Naples

  • Naples
  • National Museum of Archaeology, Naples
  • Cappella Sansevero
  • catacombe di san gennaro
  • Siena
  • Eén van de 2000 bochten op de Amalfi kustweg
  • Sorrento Fishing Harbour
  • Il Duomo Naples 2
  • Royal Palace of Naples
  • Naples
  • Naples-Cimitero Fontanelle-042
  • Positano
  • DSCN2447.JPG
  • Procida from Vivara
  • Panopticon, carcere borbonico di Santo Stefano
   
1

Naples

Italy, Amalfi Coast region

FoodNight lifeHistoricCultureBeaches2 nightsFri. Mar 22 - Sun. Mar 24

Italy's third-largest city is a bustling port rich with history, cultural monuments, various attractions, and great food.

Naples is the capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Bronze Age Greek settlements were established in the Naples area in the second millennium BC. Naples' historic city center is the largest in Europe, covering 1,700 hectares (4,200 acres) and enclosing 27 centuries of history, and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In the immediate vicinity of Naples are numerous culturally and historically significant sites, including the Palace of Caserta and the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Culinarily, Naples is synonymous with pizza, which originated in the city.
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Things to do in and around Matera

  • Sasso Barisano - Matera
  • Sassi di Matera
  • Matera
  • Matera - Cathedral
  • Castel del Monte, Andria (Barletta)
  • Basilicata - La ghost town di Craco
  • Lago del Pertusillo
  • Morning walking
  • facciata esterna/2 - Eremo di Vincent
  • Pollino
   
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Matera

Italy, Basilicata region

Small townsCultureHistoric2 nightsSun. Mar 24 - Tue. Mar 26

A most striking town, Matera seems to hail straight from the middle ages, rich in churches, fine buildings, and history.

Matera is a city and a province in the region of Basilicata, in southern Italy. The town lies athwart a small canyon, which has been eroded in the course of years by a small stream, the Gravina. Known as "la Città Sotterranea" (the Subterranean City), Matera is well known for its historical center called "Sassi", considered World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1993, along with the Park of the Rupestrian Churches. Matera has gained international fame for its ancient town, the "Sassi di Matera" (meaning "stones of Matera"). The Sassi originated in a prehistoric troglodyte settlement, and these dwellings are thought to be among the first ever human settlements in what is now Italy.
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Things to do in and around Lecce

  • panorama of lecce, italy
  • alternatives in lecce
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  • Lecce - Catedral
  • facciata esterna/2 - Eremo di Vincent
  • Otranto
  • IMG_2980 porto
   
3

Lecce

Italy, Puglia region

HistoricCultureFoodNight life2 nightsTue. Mar 26 - Thu. Mar 28

A marvelous little city with a long history, Lecce is home to an array of Baroque treasures, beautiful churches, and fine wine.

Lecce is a historic city of 95,200 inhabitants in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Lecce, it is over 2,000 years old. Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed "The Florence of the South". The city also has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture going back to its foundation.
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Things to do in and around Reggio Calabria

  • Girace, Reggio Calabria
  • Zeus of Artemision, copper (ca. 460 B.C.)
  • Reggio di Calabria
  • Villa Zerbi - lungomare di Reggio Calabria - il chilometro più bello d'Italia
  • Castello Aragonese - Reggio Calabria
  • Mt Etna
  • Aspromonte
  • La Rocca
  • Da Taormina
  • Tropea
   
4

Reggio Calabria

Italy, Calabria region

HistoricNight life1 nightThu. Mar 28 - Fri. Mar 29

Although Reggio Calabria is the oldest city in the region, its history is balanced by its modern urban system and amenities.

Reggio di Calabria is the biggest city and the most populated commune of Calabria, Southern Italy. It is home to one of the most important archaeological museums, the prestigious National Archaeological Museum of Magna Graecia. Reggio di Calabria is located in the last point of the "boot" of the Italian peninsula, between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ionian Sea and the beaches of the city have become a popular tourist destination. Tourism is distributed between the Ionian coast (Costa Jonica), the Tyrrhenian coast (the Costa Viola) and the Aspromonte mountain behind the city, containing the natural reserve of the Aspromonte National Park.
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Things to do in and around Catania

  • ALBA Ognina Catania
  • Catania
  • Cathedral
  • Beach Taormina - Creative Commons by gnuckx
  • those magic moments we had
  • Villa Romana del Casale,  Sicily
  • Mt Etna
  • Syracuse, sur l'île d'Ortygie, Sicile -   Ortigia, Siracusa, Sicilia
  • Aspromonte
  • Da Taormina
  • Ragusa Ibla, atardeciendo
   
5

Catania

Italy, Sicily region

BeachesFoodCultureNight lifeHistoric2 nightsFri. Mar 29 - Sun. Mar 31

One of Italy's liveliest cities, Catania offers its visitors historic sites, cultural landmarks, and a stunning panorama of Mount Etna.

Catania has had a long and eventful history, having been founded in the 8th century BC. The city has rich culture and history, hosting many museums, restaurants, churches, parks and theaters. Catania is well known for its street food. Different ancient remains can be seen and visited in the city center, as part of an archaeological park.
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Things to do in and around Palermo

  • Palermo
  • Beautiful Mondello Sea
  • 036 Palermo neighborhood
  • Castello della Zisa
  • Mondello Golfo2 HDR
  • Scala dei Turchi
  • Valley of the Temples - Agrigento, Sicily
  • Palermo Cathedral 2
  • palazzo dei normanni
  • Catacombe dei Cappuccini 02
  • entrance-to-santa-rosalia
  • Villa Romana del Casale,  Sicily
  • Cretto di Burri (Gibellina)
  • Castello-Utveggio
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  • Erice - 1
   
6

Palermo

Italy, Sicily region

FoodCultureHistoricBeachesActive2 nightsSun. Mar 31 - Tue. Apr 02

Noted for its history, culture, architecture, and culinary scene, Palermo is also a good base for day trips around the area.

Palermo is a city in Insular Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Province of Palermo. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old and located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
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Things to do in and around Tropea

  • Tropea
  • Calabria 2012
  • Tropea
  • Tropea
  • Aspromonte
  • Sila National Park, Saliano
  • Da Taormina
  • Lipari Island,Italy: 27-Aug-2009
   
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Tropea

Italy, Calabria region

Small townsNatureBeachesFoodNight life1 nightTue. Apr 02 - Wed. Apr 03

Perched on a cliff that affords great views, this lovely town features superb beaches, several monasteries, and historic sites.

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. Euphemia connected with the mainland by a narrow strip in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Main sights include : A Franciscan monastery; A Monastery of Santa Maria dell'Isola; A 12th century Norman cathedral, and many more.
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Things to do in and around Sorrento

  • Sorrento Fishing Harbour
  • Sorrento
  • Sorrento
  • Eén van de 2000 bochten op de Amalfi kustweg
  • Positano
  • DSCN2447.JPG
  • Procida from Vivara
  • Naples
  • Panopticon, carcere borbonico di Santo Stefano
  • Vallone dei Mulini, Green and black
  • Morning walking
   
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Sorrento

Italy, Amalfi Coast region

FoodSmall townsNatureActiveNight life3 nightsWed. Apr 03 - Sat. Apr 06

A great spot from which to explore the riches of the Amalfi coast, this picturesque town offers lush views and historic buildings.

Sorrento is a small town in Campania, southern Italy, with some 16,500 inhabitants. It is a popular tourist destination which can be reached easily from Naples and Pompeii, as it lies at the south-eastern end of the Circumvesuviana rail line. The town overlooks the Bay of Naples as the key place of the Sorrentine Peninsula, and many viewpoints allow sight of Naples itself, Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri. Sorrento's sea cliffs and luxury hotels have attracts notable people and celebrities for years.
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