54 days in Italy Itinerary

54 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Alba
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Alba
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santa Teresa Gallura, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Castiadas, Sardinia
— 8 nights
Drive to Cagliari Elmas Airport, Fly to Pantelleria Airport
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Pantelleria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Palermo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Polizzi Generosa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Agrigento
— 1 night
Drive
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Linguaglossa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taormina
— 2 nights
Taxi to Milazzo, Ferry to Isola Vulcano
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Isola Vulcano
— 2 nights
Ferry to Villa San Giovanni, Taxi to Tropea
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Tropea
— 2 nights
Drive
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Le Castella
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 3 nights
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Monopoli
— 2 nights
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Maratea
— 3 nights
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Amalfi
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Praiano
— 1 night
Taxi
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Positano
— 2 nights
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Ischia, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Naples
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Alba

— 2 nights
Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Chiesa di S. Andrea Apostolo. Get some historical perspective at Centro Storico di Cherasco and Chiesa di Santa Chiara. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Guarene, see the interesting displays at Museo della Magia, and do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Fratelli Aimasso.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Alba itinerary planner.

London, UK to Alba is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Alba is 1 hour. Traveling from London in September, you will find days in Alba are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Teresa Gallura.

Things to do in Alba

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Santa Teresa Gallura, Sardinia

— 3 nights
On the 27th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Capo Testa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Baia Santa Reparata, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Rena di Ponente. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Torre di Longonsardo, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Lu Litarroni, see the interesting displays at MEOC -Museo Etnografico Oliva Carta Cannas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Croce.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Teresa Gallura trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Alba to Santa Teresa Gallura in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Castiadas.

Things to do in Santa Teresa Gallura

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Castiadas, Sardinia

— 8 nights
Castiadas is a comune (municipality) in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 35km east of Cagliari. Visiting Porto Giunco and Spiaggia di Punta Molentis will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colline del Vento and Tomba dei Giganti di Is Concias. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Castiadas: Villasimius (Torre di Porto Giunco, Spiaggia di Campulongu, &more). It doesn't end there: stroll through Simius Beach and kick back and relax at Spiaggia Del Riso.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Castiadas journey maker app.

You can drive from Santa Teresa Gallura to Castiadas in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Pantelleria.

Things to do in Castiadas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pantelleria

— 2 nights
Pantelleria, the ancient Cossyra, is an Italian island in the Strait of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, 100km southwest of Sicily and 60km east of the Tunisian coast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Bagno Asciutto, then kick back and relax at Cala Bue Marino, then head outdoors with Favare Grande, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Madonna delle Grazie.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pantelleria trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Castiadas to Pantelleria. Traveling from Castiadas in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Pantelleria. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Pantelleria

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Di San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami, Facolta Di Giurisprudenza, Universita Di Palermo, don't miss a visit to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Chiara, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti, shop like a local with Museo Diocesano di Palermo (Le Stanze dei Vescovi), then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Pantelleria to Palermo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Polizzi Generosa.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Polizzi Generosa

— 2 nights
Polizzi Generosa is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Palermo on the island of Sicily, southern Italy. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Torre dei Ventimiglia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Madre Maria SS. Assunta, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Madonna dell'Olio.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Polizzi Generosa driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Palermo to Polizzi Generosa in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Agrigento.

Things to do in Polizzi Generosa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Agrigento

— 1 night

Valley of the Temples

Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
On the 14th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Collezione La Gaipa, contemplate the long history of Tomba di Terone, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di San Calogero, contemplate the long history of Porta di Ponte, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro, and finally look for gifts at Panificio Dalli Cardillo. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Stazione Centrale, explore the historical opulence of Castello Chiaramonte, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicola, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Viale della Vittoria.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Agrigento road trip planning website.

You can drive from Polizzi Generosa to Agrigento in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Linguaglossa.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Linguaglossa

— 2 nights
Linguaglossa is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania in Sicily, southern Italy, located on the northern side of Mount Etna where there is also a ski resort with view on the Ionian sea. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Cantine Don Saro, do a tasting at Gambino Vini, then learn about winemaking at Fischetti, and finally learn about winemaking at Il vino della Rosa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Linguaglossa vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Agrigento to Linguaglossa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Linguaglossa are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Linguaglossa

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Taormina

— 2 nights
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Villa Comunale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Caterina Church, then step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Corvaja, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Taormina trip site.

Traveling by car from Linguaglossa to Taormina takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Taormina sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Isola Vulcano.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Isola Vulcano

— 2 nights
Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia Negra, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Nera, and then stroll through Scalata al Cratere.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Isola Vulcano trip planning website.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Taormina to Isola Vulcano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Isola Vulcano, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Tropea.

Things to do in Isola Vulcano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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. On the 22nd (Sat), do a tasting at Bonta e Delizie di Calabria, pause for some serene contemplation at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tropea Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Acquamarina Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Concattedrale, discover the deep blue sea with Damnam Diving Center, then Head underground at Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina di Zungri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tropea trip itinerary website.

Getting from Isola Vulcano to Tropea by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tropea when traveling from Isola Vulcano in October, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Le Castella.

Things to do in Tropea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Castella

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Visitazione della Beata Vergine Maria, then identify plant and animal life at Centro Sub Le Castella, and then stroll through Spiagge Rosse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Piccolo Museo d'Arte Sacra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dell'Assunta, and then steep yourself in history at Scolacium Archaeological Park.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Le Castella travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Tropea to Le Castella takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Le Castella

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Maria di Leuca

— 3 nights
Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): Head underground at Grotte Marine Di Leuca, Head underground at Grotta del Lago, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Leuca Piccola and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala dell'Acquaviva.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santa Maria di Leuca trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Le Castella to Santa Maria di Leuca in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Santa Maria di Leuca are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monopoli.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Monopoli

— 2 nights
Monopoli is a town and municipality in Italy, in the province of Bari and region of Apulia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia and Chiesa Santa Maria del Carmine. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chiesa di Santa Teresa and Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Carlo V, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Salvatore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Rupestre S. Matteo dell’Arena, and make a trip to Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi.

To find ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Monopoli holiday planner.

You can drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Monopoli in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in October, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Monopoli. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Maratea.

Things to do in Monopoli

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maratea

— 3 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Rena d'u Nastru Beach and then take a memorable drive along Acquafredda.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Maratea trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Monopoli to Maratea in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Maratea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Amalfi

— 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 2nd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ravello-Minori Walk, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amalfi online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Maratea to Amalfi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Amalfi are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Praiano.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Praiano

— 1 night
Praiano is a town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southwest Italy. On the 4th (Fri), Head underground at Grotte di Suppraiano, sample the fine beverages at Il Gusto della Costa, and then make a trip to IL Presepe nella Roccia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at Marina di Praia Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Sant'Anna, and then explore the ancient world of Castello di Lettere.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Praiano road trip planning app.

Praiano is just a short distance from Amalfi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Praiano

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Positano

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, then get the lay of the land with Walk Positano by Gabriella, and then kick back and relax at Fornillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): indulge your senses at Esposito Car Service, then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Medioevale, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Absolute Positano.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Positano road trip planning website.

Positano is very close to Praiano. In November in Positano, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Sorrento

— 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Salvatore, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sorrento, then take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Cataldo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di Sant'Antonino.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sorrento tour planner.

You can drive from Positano to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Capri, Island of Capri

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 10th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Natural Arch, Head underground at White Grotta, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Grande Public Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Piccola, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortini Coastal Walk, get to know the fascinating history of Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps), take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, identify plant and animal life at Parco Astarita, then cruise along Via Krupp, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Capri vacation website.

Traveling by ferry from Sorrento to Capri takes an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ischia.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Ischia, Isola d'Ischia

— 1 night
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. On the 12th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dell’Arciconfraternita di Santa Maria Visitapoveri a Forio, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Citara, then steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie in San Pietro, stop by Atelier delle Dolcezze, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Spiaggia e la Baia di Cartaromana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Mare.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ischia trip maker tool.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Ischia in 2 hours. November in Ischia sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Ischia

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some historical perspective at Casa del Fauno and Lupanar. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie and MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Pompeii (House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, make a trip to Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, explore the world behind art at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, and wander the streets of Decumani di Napoli.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ischia to Naples takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Naples when traveling from Ischia in November, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.

Calabria travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Castles
Forming the toe of Italy's "boot," Calabria is considered the Caribbean of Europe and may very well be the country's best-kept secret. Visitors can find everything from beaches to Byzantine churches here. Hillside towns, ancient Greek temples, and medieval castles and palaces are just some of the attractions scattered around one of the country's least-developed regions. Calabria remains largely unblemished by mass tourism, with many charming places to visit like olive plantations, orange groves, waterfalls, and lakes. Because it's bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on three sides, the water plays a huge role in the region's culture and cuisine. Calabria is also an up-and-coming producer of fine wines.

Isola di Capo Rizzuto travel guide

3.5
Castles · Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops
Isola di Capo Rizzuto is a comune (municipality) in the province of Crotone, Calabria, Italy. The population of the town is around 15,000.OverviewDespite the name Isola, the town is entirely on the mainland. There are several theories about the name, which may derive from Greek mythology or may be a corruption of a Greek word. Geographically the seaside district of the town of Capo Rizzuto is a peninsula. Elsewhere the main historical attraction, the powerful 16th-century fortification in the district of Le Castella, stands on piece of land connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway.In 1977 the archaeologist Domenico Marino discovered and excavated a site on the Capo Piccolo promontory with important Early Bronze Age II and Middle Bronze Age I-II artifacts of Minoan origin, demonstrating early trade contact between the eastern Mediterranean and Italy. The finds are on display in the National Archaeological Museum in nearby Crotone.The town forms part of the Marine Protected Area Capo Rizzuto.

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Puglia travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.