What is Southern Italy best known for?
It varies depending on which region you're in, but Southern Italy is associated with its beautiful Mediterranean coastlines, seaside towns and abundance of archaeological and historic sites. Southern Italy is also notable for its regional cuisine and is a great place to try some of Italy's lesser-known wine varieties and grapes.
What is the best time of year to visit Southern Italy?
Spring, summer and fall are the best times to visit Southern Italy to take full advantage of the warm weather, plentiful sunshine and long days.
What is included in my Southern Italy tour?
Specifics vary by tour, but all Southern Italy tours include transportation, accommodations and some included meals. Check the relevant trip page for which excursions and meals are included for each tour. On all small group tours, a knowledgeable guide who is local to the region will join you.
Is it better to do a self-guided tour or a guided small-group tour?
The question of which is better depends on what kind of travel experience you're looking for and what kind of traveler you are. With a tour guide, not only has the entire trip been planned and arranged for you, but you are accompanied for the full trip by a knowledgeable local. Your tour guide can provide all kinds of background information about the places you visit, from historical facts to fun stories. Having access to so much additional information will help give you a more complete picture of the destinations on your Southern Italy trip.
Our self-guided Southern Italy tour options are ideal for travelers who prefer to make their own plans and move at their own pace. Even if you opt for one of the self-guided tours, it's still beneficial to book it through Explore. We'll take all the stress and hassle out of trip planning by arranging all your accommodations and itinerary stops for you. We send the maps and information about the places visited, and even transport your luggage for you. You just have to show up at the place where your tour begins - you can set the pace and decide when to start, how fast you travel, and where to stop!
How difficult are the Southern Italy walking and cycling tours?
The difficulty level on the walking and cycling tours ranges from easy to moderate. Travelers in good health and physical shape should have no issues. The exact level of physical difficulty varies by tour. The most difficult aspects are likely to be uneven terrain and short uphill climbs.