29 days in Italy Itinerary

29 days in Italy Itinerary

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29 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Reggio Calabria
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Alberobello
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Pescara
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Torre Alfina
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Assisi
— 5 nights
6
Bologna
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
San Martino di Castrozza
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Cinque Terre
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Genoa


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2
nights
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
On the 2nd (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, steep yourself in history at Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sasso Barisano, then steep yourself in history at Antica Matera Casa Grotta, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Casa Cisterna Sotterranea, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Purgatorio.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Matera travel itinerary planner .

Reggio Calabria to Matera is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Reggio Calabria in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Matera, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Sasso Barisano ©
Sasso Barisano
Casa Cisterna Sotterranea ©
Casa Cisterna Sotterranea

2
nights
Alberobello

Alberobello ©
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. On the 4th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rione Aia Piccola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Acqua Splash, admire the landmark architecture of Trullo Sovrano, then examine the collection at Cantina Albea winery and museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere Santa Lucia.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alberobello tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Matera to Alberobello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Alberobello are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Pescara.

Things to do in Alberobello

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Trullo Sovrano ©
Trullo Sovrano
Rione Aia Piccola ©
Rione Aia Piccola

3
nights
Pescara

Pescara ©
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Get some historical perspective at Pescara Vecchia and Parrocchia S. Antonio di Padova. Get some cultural insight at Museo Casa Natale di Gabriele d'Annunzio and Paparella Treccia Devlet Museum. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Sabbia d'Oro, kick back and relax at Pineta Dannunziana, take in the views from Ponte del Mare, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia "Madonna dei Sette Dolori".

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pescara visit planner.

Drive from Alberobello to Pescara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Pescara, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Torre Alfina.

Things to do in Pescara

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Parrocchia S. Antonio di Padova ©
Parrocchia S. Antonio di Padova
Pescara Vecchia ©
Pescara Vecchia
Parrocchia Stella Maris ©
Parrocchia Stella Maris

4
nights
Torre Alfina

Torre Alfina ©
Visit Pitigliano Centro Storico and Romitori di Ischia di Castro for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Civita di Bagnoregio and Centro Storico di Celleno Vecchia. Get out of town with these interesting Torre Alfina side-trips: Santa Maria Maggiore (in Tuscania), Montefiascone (Chiesa di San Flaviano & Cattedrale di Santa Margherita) and Museo Geologico e delle Frane (in Civita di Bagnoregio).

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Torre Alfina online visit planner .

You can drive from Pescara to Torre Alfina in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Torre Alfina are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Torre Alfina

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Pitigliano, Tarquinia, Montefiascone, Civita di Bagnoregio, Vie Cave
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Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico
Romitori di Ischia di Castro ©
Romitori di Ischia di Castro

5
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Visit Cattedrale di San Rufino and Basilica di Santa Chiara for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Bosco di San Francesco and Monte Subasio. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi journey builder website .

Getting from Torre Alfina to Assisi by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Assisi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Wineries
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Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

5
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Domenico and Basilica di San Petronio are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Cattedrale di San Pietro and La Macchina del Tempo. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, get lost in a book at Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi Bologna, and see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bologna route maker site .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Bologna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bologna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Martino di Castrozza.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro

2
nights
San Martino di Castrozza

San Martino di Castrozza ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for gifts at Bancher Dal 1924 S.A.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): get outside with Scuola Sci Dolomiti and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cima della Rosetta.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Martino di Castrozza road trip site .

Traveling by car from Bologna to San Martino di Castrozza takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in San Martino di Castrozza

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Palaronda Trek ©
Palaronda Trek

5
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get some cultural insight at Cinque Terre Trails and Borgo Storico di Manarola. Explore hidden gems such as Spiaggia di Fegina and Borgo Storico di Corniglia. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giovanni Battista, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, and trek along Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip app .

Getting from San Martino di Castrozza to Cinque Terre by car takes about 6 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia

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