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Uncover one of the Italy´s best kept secrets full of beautiful towns and villages, stunning coastline and, of course, overflowing with tantalizing local food and wine.

Tour program

Day 1 - Tuesday: Naples

Arrival at Naples Airport. Private transfer to the hotel and meeting with the other participants. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2 - Wednesday: Naples – Matera - Bari

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Matera internationally known for its "Sassi". The Sassi are original settlements of prehistoric (troglodyte) and apparently the first “houses” in Italy. These houses excavated in the rock are characteristic of Basilicata and Puglia regions. Many of these "houses" are really only caverns, and the streets in some parts, go through the roofs of other houses. One of the peculiarities of this ancient city is its similarity to the ancient cities near Jerusalem. It was captured by the eyes of directors and film studios. Matera is also Unesco heritage. Free time for a snack and departure to Bari. Free time to visit the old town of Bari. Dinner and overnight

Day 3 - Thursday: Bari - Trani - Castel del Monte - San Giovanni Rotondo - Bari

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Trani to visit the Cathedral on the sea. Continue to Castel del Monte for the visit of the fortress. Free time for lunch. Continue to San Giovanni Rotondo to visit the places where Padre Pio developed his work. Return to Bari. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4 - Friday: Bari - Castellana - Alberobello - Lecce

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Castellana Caves, discovered in 1938 . The entrance of the caves is represented by an enormous vertical tunnel 60 meters long. Continue to Alberobello, the Unesco Heritage Trulli town, with its typical houses with cone roofs used as houses or to store utensils. Visit and free time for lunch. In the afternoon continue towards Lecce. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 - Saturday: Lecce - Gallipoli - Lecce

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of the city called the "Florence of the South" and known for its famous art and architecture from the late baroque, revealed in the sixteenth century and the first half of the seventeenth century. You can admire the beautiful and rich decora- tion of the church of S. Oronzo, the Basilica of the Holy Cross and the Palace Celestini . On the corner of S. Oronzo admire the Roman amphitheater, the II Century ADC column of S. Oronzo, 29 meters high and a statue of the Saint on the top. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon departure to Gallipoli , wonderful town surrounded by ramparts on the sea. Return to Lecce. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 - Sunday: Lecce – Ostuni - Bari

Breakfast at hotel. Continue to Ostuni, a jewel of architecture better known as "the white city" for its white walls and its typical all white architecture. In the afternoon, continue to Bari. Dinner and overnight

Day 7 - Monday: Bari

Breakfast at the hotel.

Private transfer to Bari Airport.

Departure dates

JUNE: 04 and 25  
JULY: 16
SEPTEMBER: 03, 10 and 24
OCTOBER: 08, 15 and 22

What´s included

- Overnight in 4* hotel, in double room and private bath or shower.
- Half-board accommodation with buffet breakfast, from the dinner of the first day to the breakfast of the seventh day.
- City taxes.
- Transportation on deluxe motor coach or minivan according to the number of passengers

ATTENTION: under 7 participants, the tour could be done with English/Spanish speaking driver/guide.

- Assistance in Spanish and English FROM 7 participants throughout the tour (multilingual), With less than 7 participants, the tour takes place without tour guide.

- Sightseeing Tours (without local guide) in Bari, Ostuni, Alberobello, Castellana caves, Trani, Castel del Monte, San Giovanni Rotondo
- Free visits in Bari and Castel del Monte
- Local guide in English for visiting Lecce and Matera
- Entrance to the Castellana caves
- VAT

Not included:

- Flights
- Drinks during meals.
- Entrance fees
- Tips, extras and anything not specifically mentioned in the program.
- Porterage
- Anything else not mentioned in the “What´s included” section

Selected hotels:

Naples: Hotel Naples **** / Hotel Palazzo Salgar**** / Hotel NH Ambassador****/ Hotel Palazzo Caracciolo****
Bari : Hotel Oriente**** / Hotel Garden Inn ****
Lecce: Grand Hotel Lecce**** / Hotel President **** / Hotel Delle Palme****

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