Puglia, in the Southern heel of Italy's boot is relatively undiscovered by tourists. Byzantine, Arab, Roman, Balkan and Greek influences have left their mark on this landscape, which is home to a treasure trove of hilltop towns, unique conical Trullo houses, olive groves, orchards and blue sea. Our tour is based in Alberobello, within walking distance of the Trulli district, and includes visits to the beautiful hill top town of Locorotondo, baroque Lecce and the stunning white city of Ostuni.
Alberobello • Ostuni • Castel del Monte • Lecce and Otranto • Apulian Coast
Day 1 Fly from the UK to Bari-Brindisi where we will be met by our guide and transferred to the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Alberobello.
Day 2 Morning guided walking tour of Alberobello, including the trulli-shaped Sant'Antonio church and the Trullo Sovrano. Afternoon visit to Locorotondo, famous for its whitewashed houses and wineries.
Day 3 Visit to Ostuni with time to stroll through the famous white city with its medieval centre and majestic gothic cathedral. Continue onto Grottaglie, the ceramic capital of Puglia, and visit a ceramic studio with medieval ovens.
Day 4 A guided excursion to Castel del Monte, a medieval hilltop village with a castle as its crown. The area of Castel del Monte is also well known for its wine production. Then visit the distinctive town of Matera another UNESCO World Heritage site due to its unique cave dwellings.
Day 5 Today we enjoy a guided excursion to Lecce, well known for its baroque monuments and Roman Amphitheatre. Continue to Otranto and its magnificent Romanesque Cathedral that houses a vast mosaic floor dating back to 1166.
Day 6 A morning guided walk around Trani on the Apulian coast where highlights include the cathedral and magnificent harbour. Afternoon presentation and wine tasting at the Villa Schinosa vineyard.
Day 7 After breakfast, free time in Alberobello for last minute shopping/sightseeing before returning to Bari-Brindisi for the return flight to the UK.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Hotel Colle del Sole,
Centrally located in Alberobello, this charming hotel is surrounded by typical Apulian countryside. The hotel has comfortable public areas, including an elegant bar and wine bar and a restaurant.
• 4 star
• 43 bedrooms
Your tour includes:
• Flights between the UK and Bari-Brindisi
• 6 nights half board in Alberobello
• Welcome drink and porter service
• Coach travel/excursions/admissions
as detailed in theitinerary
• English speaking guides
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