59 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 5 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 1 night
Train
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Bari
Drive
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Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alberobello
— 3 nights
Drive
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Torre dell'Orso
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tropea
— 4 nights
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Drive to Villa San Giovanni, Ferry to Messina Marittima, Drive to Catania
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Catania
— 2 nights
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Palermo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cagliari
— 5 nights
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Sorrento
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Ischia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Naples
— 1 night
Train
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Rome
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saturnia
— 1 night
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Pitigliano
— 2 nights
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Montepulciano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cortona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 1 night
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Monteriggioni
— 1 day
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Pisa
— 1 day
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Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
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Venice — 5 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Campo del Ghetto has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Torre dell'Orologio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Nashville, USA to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in May: highs in Venice hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Verona.
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Verona — 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ponte Pietra, Teatro romano di Verona, Ponte Scaligero, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stop by Cioccolateria Via Conventino and then wander the streets of Quinzano. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, admire the striking features of Domus Mercatorum, browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, then explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, and finally enjoy some music at Teatro romano di Verona.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Verona holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Verona are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Bari.
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Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

Bari

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
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Traveling by flight from Verona to Bari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Bari sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Matera.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Materasum Ipogeo as well as Chiese rupestri Madonna delle Virtu e San Nicola dei Greci. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Chiese rupestri Madonna delle Virtu e San Nicola dei Greci. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo and then get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Matera attractions tool.

Getting from Bari to Matera by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Alberobello.
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Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

Alberobello — 3 nights

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Go for a jaunt from Alberobello to Polignano a Mare to see Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site and Head underground at Grotte di Castellana.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Alberobello trip planner.

Drive from Matera to Alberobello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Alberobello can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Torre dell'Orso.
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Torre dell'Orso — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Torre Sant'Andrea. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Torre Sant'Andrea. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Le Due Sorelle.

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You can drive from Alberobello to Torre dell'Orso in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Torre dell'Orso can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tropea.
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Tropea — 4 nights

Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Your day by day itinerary now includes Blanca Beach Club Tropea as well as Capo Vaticano. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tropea Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tropea trip tool.

You can fly from Torre dell'Orso to Tropea in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Torre dell'Orso in June, expect nights in Tropea to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Catania.
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Catania — 2 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Get out of town with these interesting Catania side-trips: Taormina (Corso Umberto, Ancient Theatre of Taormina, &more). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Mt Etna, admire the natural beauty at Giardino di Villa Trinita, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Catania online trip maker.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tropea to Catania in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Palermo.
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Palermo — 3 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 12th (Thu), make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Catania to Palermo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Cagliari.
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Cagliari — 5 nights

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ranch Paky Barroso as well as Poetto. Venture out of the city with trips to Area Archeologica di Nora (in Pula), Porto Flavia (in Iglesias) and Cala Domestica (in Buggerru).

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cagliari online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Cagliari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Cagliari, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 5 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fornillo, Spiaggia Grande, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano) and Pompeii (Pompeii Archaeological Park, Villa dei Misteri, &more). There's much more to do: stop by Fattoria Terranova Shop, appreciate the views at Il Vallone dei Mulini, and don't miss a visit to Corso Italia.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Sorrento attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Cagliari to Sorrento in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and train. In June, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ischia.
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Ischia — 2 nights

Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. On the 24th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Castello Aragonese d'Ischia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Baia di San Montano and then see where the ancients bathed at Negombo.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ischia tour itinerary website.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Ischia in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Naples.
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Naples — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You've now added Cimitero delle Fontanelle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Cimitero delle Fontanelle.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Naples vacation planning website.

Ride a ferry from Ischia to Naples in 2 hours. In June in Naples, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes St. Peter's Square as well as Isola Tiberina. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip app.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Saturnia.
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Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

Saturnia — 1 night

On the 1st (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Cascate del Mulino and then take in the natural beauty of Terme di Saturnia - Parco Termale.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saturnia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Saturnia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 67°F. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pitigliano.
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Pitigliano — 2 nights

Pitigliano is a town in the province of Grosseto, located about 80km south-east of the city of Grosseto, in Italy. Your list of things to see and do now includes Via Cava, Sorano Centro Storico, Masso Leopoldino, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Via CAVA ETRUSCA SAN GIUSEPPE and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pitigliano Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Via Cava, walk around Parco Archeologico Citta del Tufo, then admire the striking features of Masso Leopoldino, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sorano Centro Storico.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pitigliano day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saturnia to Pitigliano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pitigliano can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Montepulciano.
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Montepulciano — 2 nights

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Val d'Orcia as well as Manvi Winery. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Via di Gracciano nel Corso and make a trip to Terrazza Del Palazzo Comunale.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Montepulciano driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Pitigliano to Montepulciano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cortona.
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Cortona — 2 nights

City of Art

The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo Le Celle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita, Cortona, and then look for gifts at DelBrenna Jewelry.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cortona trip app.

Traveling by car from Montepulciano to Cortona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.
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Siena — 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Torre del Mangia has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, and then make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Siena trip maker.

You can drive from Cortona to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Monteriggioni.
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Monteriggioni — 1 day

On the 9th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Sant'Agnese Farm, get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico di Monteriggioni, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, and finally do a tasting at Cantinetta di Monteriggioni.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Monteriggioni day trip planning app.

Monteriggioni is just a short distance from Siena. July in Monteriggioni sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Florence — 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Boboli Gardens, Guido's Tours - Wine Tours in Tuscany, Parco Mediceo di Pratolino (Villa Demidoff) - World Heritage Site, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monteriggioni to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for Pisa.
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Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

Pisa — 1 day

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Duomo di Pisa, Ponte di Mezzo, Camposanto, and other attractions you added. On the 14th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Mezzo.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Pisa sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 4 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You've added Borgo Storico di Manarola, Spiaggia di Fegina, Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, and other attractions to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Porto Venere (Castello Doria, Palazzata a Mare, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Antico, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Riomaggiore, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and take a leisurely stroll along Passeggiata Lungomare.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip planning app.

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) 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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Province of Lecce travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Outdoor Activities
Lecce is a historic city of 94,766 inhabitants (2015) in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Lecce, the second province in the region by population, as well as one of the most important cities of Apulia. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel of the Italian Peninsula and is over 2,000 years old.Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed "The Florence of the South". The city also has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture going back to its foundation; the Messapii who founded the city are said to have been Cretans in Greek records. To this day, in the Grecìa Salentina, a group of towns not far from Lecce, the griko language is still spoken.In terms of industry, the "Lecce stone"—a particular kind of limestone—is one of the city's main exports, because it is very soft and workable, thus suitable for sculptures. Lecce is also an important agricultural centre, chiefly for its olive oil and wine production, as well as an industrial centre specializing in ceramic production.

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Sardinia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.
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Isola d'Ischia travel guide

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Thermal Spas · Castles · Beaches
Floating in the Bay of Naples, mountainous Isola d'Ischia boasts a 34 km (21 mi) long coastline. Nearly 6 million tourists vacation on this volcanic island every year, attracted by its famous thermal spas, beaches, and excellent food. The largest of its beachside towns, e Ischia, often called the Green Island, features a temperate climate allowing a range of Mediterranean plants to thrive in the fertile volcanic soil. On the southern side of the island, you'll see palms, cacti, and agave plants. Other places to visit include the almond groves, vineyards, and olive plantations that cover the northern side of Ischia. Farther away from the island's coastline, you can explore villas, gardens, and ancient towers.
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