Classic South Italy

Romantic
Romantic
11 - 14
days

Explore the best of Southern Italy, stopping in the ancient Underground City of Matera, relaxing on the cliff-lined beaches of Tropea, and finishing your trip among the ancient palaces and churches of Naples.

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

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Rome, Italy

  • 2

    Matera, Italy

  • 3

    Tropea, Italy

  • 4

    Sorrento, Italy

  • 5

    Naples, Italy

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Things to do in and around Rome

  • Rome
  • Rome - Trevi Fountain
  • Colosseum in Rome
  • Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Civita di Bagnoregio
  • Gardens of Ninfa (Giardini di Ninfa)
  • Vatican Museum
  • Everybody's gone @ the Spanish steps, Rome, Italy
  • Villa Borghese
  • Roma, Villa Torlonia
  • panoramica giardino all'italiana a Villa Lante
  • CIMG0716
  • Tonight at the Pantheon in Rome
  • 07_ 111 Palatine Hill
  • Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) in Spring
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  • CALCATA
  • Veii
  • view of St. Peter's Basilica...
  • Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Sept. 2011
  • View of Non-Catholic Cemetery
  • Mimo in Piazza Navona-ROMA
  • Monte Argentario (GR)
  • Tivoli
  • Church of the Gesu, Rome
  • St Peter's Basilica
  • Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen
  • Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica, Rome
  • I cipressi di San Quirico d'Orcia
  • Grape Orchards
   
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Rome

Italy, Lazio region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life4 nights

Italy's eternal capital boasts historic sites, ancient ruins, fine architecture, rich culture, superb food, and vibrant nightlife.

Rome is a city and special commune (named "Roma Capitale") in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the homonyms province and of the region of Lazio. Rome is referred to as "The Eternal City", its history spans more than two and a half thousand years. Rome's historic center is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are among the world's most visited tourist destinations with both locations receiving millions of tourists a year. The Vatican City is an independent country geographically located within the city boundaries of Rome.
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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)
  • Craco (MT)
  • Lago del Pertusillo
  • un cielo sopra la murgia
  • Alberobello
  • Martina Franca
   
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Matera

Italy, Basilicata region

Small townsCultureHistoric2 nights

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 Tropea

  • Tropea
  • Calabria 2012
  • Tropea
  • Tropea
  • Aspromonte
  • Sila National Park, Saliano
  • Girace, Reggio Calabria
  • Da Taormina
  • Straits of Messina
  • Veduta di Catanzaro dal Complesso Monumentale S.Giovanni
   
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Tropea

Italy, Calabria region

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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
  • Pompeii
  • Positano
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  • Vallone dei Mulini, Green and black
  • Grotta dello Smeraldo, Costiera amalfitana
  • Herculaneum
  • Ravello 2012
   
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Sorrento

Italy, Amalfi Coast region

FoodSmall townsNatureActiveNight life3 nights

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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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
  • Pompeii
  • Royal Palace of Naples
  • Il Duomo Naples 2
  • Naples
  • Naples-Cimitero Fontanelle-042
  • Positano
  • Procida from Vivara
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  • Panopticon, carcere borbonico di Santo Stefano
   
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Naples

Italy, Amalfi Coast region

FoodNight lifeHistoricCultureBeaches2 nights

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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