Five nights in the most typical area of Puglia to admire stone walls, centuries-old olive trees, trulli houses and enchanting medieval villages.
From €540 per person
Starting from Piazza del Ferrarese and along the Great Wall, where you have one of the nicest view of Bari (the small harbour, palm trees, the columns of Trajan, Margherita Theatre and the seafront), you will reach the fort of St. Anthony, a tower of the XII century, overlooking the sea. From there you can also see the Basilica of St. Nicholas and Court of Catapano.
The old town is a bustling city within a city, with its symbols and traditions. Walking through the streets from St. Nicholas Basilica (house of both the Catholic and the Orthodox rite) to St. Sabino Cathedral you will see a lot of convents and monasteries built by different communities: among them, the Church of St. Mark by the Venetians, the Church of St. John Chrysostom by the Orthodox.
A jewel of architecture is the Norman Swabian Castle, separated from the old borough by a defensive moat, still visible. The core of the castle is protected by two rows of walls: the inner ones, built by the Normans, are high and narrow to defend against sieges, while the low and wide external walls were built by the Aragonese to withstand firearms.
A short walk along Corso V. Emanuele, the main street of the city overlooked by the Piccinni Theatre and the City Hall, will follow until you reach Via Sparano, the only entirely pedestrian street where you can go shopping.
Thanks to the local crumbly stone - the so called "Stone of Lecce" (light colour and easily workable) - buildings with very fine decorations of a unique beauty and elegance have been made: they are present all over the historical city centre either in the churches and monuments or on balconies and terraces of private residences.
The 17th and the 18th century have particularly characterized the look of Lecce: Piazza Duomo (erected about 1100), the Episcopal Palace, Piazza S. Oronzo dating back to the second half of the 17th century, the Amphitheatre, The Basilica of S. Croce.
You can walk through its old town and enjoy views on the valley and the coast from its panoramic terraces.
The quote refers to the following periods: January to June and September to December.
For different dates, we will send the total price according to your request in the form.
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