Castles & Ancient Towns of Puglia

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Tour Introduction

4 NIGHT TRIP
Enjoy Puglia's castles, cooking, wine tasting, Trulli, sea and countryside. Discover Matera, the Trulli in Alberobello, and Castel del Monte's mysteries.

Highlights:

  • Primitivo wine tasting
  • Matera and the Underground City
  • Trulli houses experience
  • Castel del Monte and its mysteries
DAY 1: ARRIVE BARI

Upon arrival at Bari airport, meet your private driver for transfer to your 4* residence in Polignano.
Check in and enjoy a welcome drink and dinner in a typical restaurant. Overnight.

Day 2: PRIMITIVO WINE TASTING AND MATERA CAVE HOUSES
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning visit Gioia del Colle, Puglia’s hidden jewels as the name, gioia, literally means jewel. The small town, located strategically in the heart of Puglia, is also the birthplace of the popular Primitivo wine. Upon arrival you will stop a wine cellar and enjoy a wine tasting in the vineyards. Continue your tour with a stop for lunch at a “slow food” restaurant. Afternoon visit of UNESCO World Heritage site of Matera, the ancient Città Sotterranea (Underground City), carved right into the Appenine Mountains. Evening at leisure. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight.

Day 3:  ALBEROBELLO THE CITY OF TRULLI
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning visit of Polignano, a charming village, perched atop of 65 feet high limestone cliff above the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic sea. Lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the sea. In the afternoon, continue to Alberobello, the village famous for its fantastic trulli houses conical limestone dwellings, typical of this region and stop at an oil mill for olive oil tasting. Evening at leisure. Overnight.

Day 4: CASTEL DEL MONTE: THE OCTAGONAL SHAPED CASTLE
Breakfast at your hotel. Visit the UNESCO heritage site of Castel del Monte, the most important testimony in the region of the Hohenstaufen Monarchy and site full of unrevealed mysteries. Continue with visit of the historical fishing port of Trani, followed by  a lunch in a typical masseria in the countryside. Cooking class in the afternoon. Evening at leisure. Overnight.

Day 5: DEPART ITALY
Breakfast at your hotel. Departure transfer to the airport.


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