Puglia, the 'heel' of Italy's boot, is an unspoilt region of olive groves and whitewashed villages that has been overlooked by mass tourism for some time, but is now starting to attract wholly deserved attention. Most famous for its trulli, strange conical roofed houses, Puglia also has magnificent baroque architecture and a beautiful coastline.
Fly to Bari and transfer to your hotel before meeting your fellow travellers and tour manager for a welcome drink.
This is a day to really soak up the atmosphere of Puglia, with a visit to the whitewashed town of Ostuni followed by a drive through the countryside to taste some of the fine local wines of the region and see the centuries old tradition of olive oil making, for which Puglia is famous. A light lunch is included.
A day dedicated to the nearby towns of the Valle d'Itria, famous for their conical trulli: Martina Franca, Alberobello and Locorotondo..
Enjoy a day at leisure to relax in your hotel or explore the nearby towns.
Today is a full day spent in the region of Basilicata and visit the fascinating town of Matera. The Sassi are cave dwellings dating back to prehistoric times but inhabited until quite recently and now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
A full day's excursion to visit the charming seaside town of Otranto with its Norman cathedral. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful little city of Lecce, famous for its flamboyant, baroque architecture.
Another day at leisure to relax and unwind and enjoy the hotel's facilities.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
7 nights half board accommodation in a 4 star hotel
Visits to Otranto and Lecce and Ostuni
Full day in Valle d’Itria visiting Alberobello and Locorotondo
Full day to Matera, Basilicata
Wine tasting in Alberobello
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