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Southern Italy

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Adventure along the coast of Southern Italy for stunning, rugged landscape as well as idiosyncratic cities and towns. Head to the islands that lie off the mainland, and admire the volcanic sites of the area: the wealth of outdoor activities makes it easy to put together an active and engaging Southern Italy itinerary. The birthplace of the pizza, Southern Italy also boasts some of the country's most celebrated restaurants--just one example of the thriving, vital culture of this diverse, rustic area. Use our Italy road trip website to plan your trip to Southern Italy and other destinations in Italy.
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Places to visit in Southern Italy

Naples Trip planner BEST FOR: Art Museum, Landmark, Specialty Museum Salerno Trip planner BEST FOR: Landmark, Church, Garden Pompeii Trip planner BEST FOR: Ruin, Religious Site, Architectural Building Matera Trip planner BEST FOR: Historic Walking Area, Landmark, Specialty Museum Ravello Trip planner BEST FOR: Garden, Architectural Building, Religious Site

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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Art Museum
Museo Cappella Sansevero Naples
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
World heritage site
Pompeii Archaeological Park Pompeii
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
Villa Comunale
Garden
Villa Comunale Salerno
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Promenade Trieste ©
Landmark
Promenade Trieste Salerno
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Southern Italy

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Underground Naples ©
Historic Walking Area
Underground Naples Naples
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Duomo di Salerno ©
Church
Duomo di Salerno Salerno
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Sassi di Matera ©
Historic Walking Area
Sassi di Matera Matera
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Castello di Arechi ©
Ruin
Castello di Arechi Salerno
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Southern Italy

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Galleria Borbonica ©
Military Museum
Galleria Borbonica Naples
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli Naples
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte ©
Art Museum
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte Naples
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli ©
Specialty Museum
Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli Naples
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Southern Italy

Castel dell'Ovo
Castle
Castel dell'Ovo Naples
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea ©
Specialty Museum
LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea Naples
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cimitero delle Fontanelle ©
Cemetery
Cimitero delle Fontanelle Naples
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro ©
Art Museum
Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro Naples
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Wineries in Southern Italy

Cantine del Notaio ©
Winery / Vineyard
Cantine del Notaio Rionero in Vulture
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings Sorrento
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
Bosco de Medici Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Bosco de Medici Winery Pompeii
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
TEMPERE Azienda Vitivinicola f.lli Pica
Winery / Vineyard
TEMPERE Azienda Vitivinicola f.lli Pica Salerno
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Southern Italy

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Centro Commerciale La Cartiera ©
Shopping Mall
Centro Commerciale La Cartiera Pompeii
3.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano
Gift & Specialty Shop
Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano Salerno
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Bazar Cerere ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Bazar Cerere Paestum
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bossa ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Bossa Salerno
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Amalfi Coast Sea Kayak Tours ©
Kayaking / Canoeing
Amalfi Coast Sea Kayak Tours Amalfi
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
War Museum WinterLine Venafro ©
History Museum
War Museum WinterLine Venafro Venafro
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Plaghia Charter ©
Boat Rental
Plaghia Charter Praiano
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
Amalfi Coast Tour ©
Taxi / Shuttle
Amalfi Coast Tour Amalfi
4.7
Duration: 8 hours

Where to stay in Southern Italy

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