Fodor's Southern Italy
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Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Southern Italy.
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Explore Southern Italy: The region of Campania is a popular place both to unwind on the pint-size island of Capri or the resort towns of the Amalfi Coast and to explore the past at the archaeological ruins of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Paestum. In the middle of everything is the vibrant, chaotic city of Naples. Farther south, in the off-the-beaten-path regions of Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria, you’ll find attractive beaches, mysterious ancient dwellings, and the charming town of Lecce. Across a narrow straight from Calabria is Sicily. Baroque church-hopping could be a sport on the cacophonous streets of Palermo and Siracusa, and amid the almond groves of Agrigento stands one of the world’s best-preserved Greek ruins.
and archaeologic treasures. The city of Matera, the region’s true highlight, is built on the side of an impressive ravine that is honeycombed with Sassi, rock-hewn dwellings, some of them still occupied, forming a separate enclave that contrasts vividly with the attractive baroque town above. Matera 62 km (39 mi) south of Bari. Getting Here From Bari, take the SS96 to Altamura, then the SS99 to Matera. Visitor Information Matera tourism office (Via De Viti De Marco9 | 75100 |
Mingling Mediterranean charm with old-style elegance, the hotel is set within extensive gardens, and an elevator takes you down to three private beaches at the base of the cliff, as well as a summer bar and restaurant. As with most hotels on Calabria’s coast, substantial bargains are available on room rates outside July and August. Pros: lovely views; nice gardens; comfortable accommodations. Cons: a bit pricey. | Località Bosco 8/9, | 87022 | Cetraro | 0982/91012 | www.sanmichele.it | 80 rooms,
sensational antipasto sformatino di patate, cavolo capuccio, scamorza e braduro, a molded potato tart with cabbage and rich, creamy cheeses. In season, special dishes spotlight white truffles from Alba priced by the gram (as is customary) and worth every penny. | Via della Giudecca 69/75, Ortygia | 96100 | 0931/464900 | AE, DC, MC, V | No dinner Sun. No lunch Mon. Where to Stay in Siracusa Airone. ¢–$ | In a pretty old palazzo, this bare-bones inn caters mostly to backpackers and those
gentle 15th-century artist Fra Angelico are two noted sights in the only Gothic-style church in Rome. Have some coins handy to light up the Cappella Carafa in the right transept, where exquisite 15th-century frescoes by Filippino Lippi (circa 1457–1504) are well worth the small investment. Historians believe that Botticelli apprenticed under Lippi during this time. In front of the church is one of Rome’s best photo ops, Bernini’s charming elephant bearing an Egyptian obelisk; an inscription on
airport in Naples, grab a direct bus to Sorrento. By car, take the Naples-Salerno autostrada, exiting at Castellammare, and then following signs to Sorrento. Visitor Information Sorrento tourism office (Via de Maio 35 | 80067 | 081/8074033 | www.sorrentotourism.com). Exploring Sorrento Sorrento is across the Bay of Naples from Naples itself, on the SS145 road accessed from autostrada A3. The Circumvesuviana railway, which stops at Herculaneum and Pompeii, provides another