Ancient Pasts

Matera Luxury Italian Vacation Packages | Cultural Italy

Tour Introduction

7 NIGHT TRIP
Let ancient energies take you back to earth. Experience ancient dwellings, layers of history and natural wonders.

Highlights:

  • Alberobello and Trulli Houses
  • Ostuni, the White City
  • Matera, 2019 Capital of Culture
  • Enchanting Bari’s old town

Day 1: ARRIVE BARI

Upon arrival at Bari airport, meet your private driver for transfer to your hotel. Afternoon and evening at leisure.

Day 2: ALBEROBELLO TRULLI EXPERIENCE
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning tour of Alberobello with its characteristic Trulli homes which feature conical roofs. Afternoon and evening at leisure.

Day 3: OSTUNI THE WHITE TOWN
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit of Ostuni, known as the ‘Città Bianca’ (White Town). Explore the city famous for its whitewashed houses glittering in the sun. Walk around the windy alleys that will lead you to the fortified walls and the imposing cathedral. Following the tour,  with tasting of typical products. Afternoon visit of Castellana Grotto, a complex cave with amazing rock formations. Evening at leisure. Overnight.

Day 4: FROM PUGLIA TO BASILICATA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer to Matera, an area inhabited since the Paleolithic and rediscovered as an example of creating a human ecosystem in a harmonious relationship with nature.
Matera has been voted as Capital of Culture for 2019 and its stunning scenario has been the set for many national and international movies such as “The Passion of the Christ”. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Overnight.

Day 5: MATERA CAVE HOUSES
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning guided tour through Matera and its dwellings, a unique urban settlement cast in harsh territorial area of the Murge plateau. Visit Casa Grotta, Chiesa di S. Lucia, Saint Chiara and the Roman cathedral. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Overnight.

Day 6: DAY AT LEISURE
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day at leisure. Relax and get absorbed in the energies of ancient pasts.
Overnight.

Day 7: UNCOVERED BARI
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer to Bari. Upon arrival check in followed by afternoon tour of Bari’s historical center including the Basilica di San Nicola and the San Sabino monastery.  Evening at leisure.

DAY 8: DEPART ITALY
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer to the airport. Good-bye!

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