16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Lecce
— 3 nights
Drive
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Polignano a Mare
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alberobello
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Matera
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Maiori
— 2 nights
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Lecce — 3 nights

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sidereus and Channel Ciolo. Change things up with these side-trips from Lecce: Santa Maria di Leuca (Grotta del Soffio & Speed Boats Tours). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Torre Sant'Andrea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Acaya, and admire the local landmark of Fontana dell’Armonia.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lecce route maker.

Beirut, Lebanon to Lecce is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Beirut to Lecce, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beirut in July, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Lecce. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lama Monachile and Oro della terra. Go for a jaunt from Polignano a Mare to Ostuni to see Masseria Brancati about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Castello Marchione, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, and enjoy the sand and surf at Purple Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Polignano a Mare travel planner.

You can drive from Lecce to Polignano a Mare in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Polignano a Mare sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alberobello.
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Alberobello — 2 nights

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Valle d’itria e Dintorni and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle d'Itria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): do a tasting at I Pastini, then admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, and then Head underground at Grotte di Castellana.

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You can drive from Polignano a Mare to Alberobello in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Alberobello sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Matera.
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Matera — 3 nights

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Master Wave and Chiesa San Giovanni Battista. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, make a trip to Sassi di Matera, and stop by Bg.arte.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Matera attractions planner.

Getting from Alberobello to Matera by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Positano.
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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.
On the 14th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Positano trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Matera to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Matera in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Positano. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Maiori.
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Maiori — 2 nights

Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . On the 16th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally indulge your taste buds at Amalfi Coast Drive.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Maiori online road trip planner.

You can drive from Positano to Maiori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Maiori can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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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.
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