13 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary site.

Cleveland, USA to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cleveland to Rome. In April, Rome is a bit warmer than Cleveland - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vieste.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
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Vieste — 1 night

Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. On the 21st (Fri), awaken your taste buds at Cantine Merinum, look for gifts at Olfattoteca Peschici, then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Antico di Vieste, and finally go for a walk through Vieste Promenade.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vieste day trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Vieste in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Vieste can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Matera.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Shopping
Side Trip
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Matera — 2 nights

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 22nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at MUDIMA - Museo Diocesano Matronei Altamura, savor the flavors at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico di Altamura, don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo, then explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, and finally take an in-depth tour of MUST Matera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): have fun and explore at Racconti in Pietra, examine the collection at MOOM Matera Olive Oil Museum, then make a trip to Sassi di Matera, then examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, and finally steep yourself in history at Antica Matera Casa Grotta.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Matera road trip app.

Traveling by car from Vieste to Matera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Vieste in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Matera, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ostuni.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours
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Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Ostuni — 2 nights

Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, and then appreciate the history behind Obelisco Sant'Oronzo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Masseria Brancati, admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, then learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Valle d'Itria.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Ostuni road trip website.

You can drive from Matera to Ostuni in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Matera in April since evenings lows in Ostuni dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lecce.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Lecce — 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
On the 26th (Wed), make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, examine the collection at Museo Mostra La Tana della Taranta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Matteo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Lecce trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Ostuni to Lecce takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ostuni in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Lecce, with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Italy travel guide

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.