8 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Alberobello
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Matera
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lecce
— 1 night
Drive
4
Santa Maria di Leuca
— 3 nights
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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 23rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Piazza Maria Immacolata, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Martino, indulge your taste buds at I Pastini, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Santuario Basilica S.S. Cosma E Damiano, and finally examine the collection at Trullo Sovrano.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Alberobello online route maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Alberobello is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Alberobello is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in October; daily highs in Alberobello reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Matera.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Sassi di Matera, then explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, then don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Matera.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Matera online trip itinerary builder.

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. In October in Matera, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Lecce.
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Lecce — 1 night

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Gallipoli, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Teresa d'Avila.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lecce road trip planning app.

You can drive from Matera to Lecce in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.
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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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Agricole Negro Valiani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Cascata Monumentale, don't miss a visit to Scalinata Monumentale, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Soffio, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Maria di Leuca road trip app.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lecce in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Maria di Leuca, with lows of 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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