4 days in Matera & Rome Itinerary

4 days in Matera & Rome Itinerary

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Matera — 1 night

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 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, and then awaken your taste buds at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Matera road trip planning tool.

New York City, USA to Matera is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Rome.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Obelisco Vaticano, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and finally don't miss a visit to Welcome To Rome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning website.

You can fly from Matera to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Matera in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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