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Driving among trulli and olive trees

Five nights in the most typical area of Puglia to admire stone walls, centuries-old olive trees, trulli houses and enchanting medieval villages.

Price

From €540 per person

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Suggested program

Day 1

  • Arrival at the b&b.
  • Evening walk in Locorotondo, a labyrinth of white alleys, among the most beautiful villages of Italy.

Day 2

  • Morning in Alberobello, capital of trulli, whose origins date back to the second half of the 16th century. On the eastern hill there is the new town with modern architectural characteristics; on the other top, on the west, the typical "trulli" houses are lined up in a built-up area subdivided into two quarters: Monti and Aia Piccola, both of them National Monuments and appointed World Heritage by UNESCO in December 1996.
  • Afternoon in Castellana Caves, 3km of underground caves with thousands of stalattites and stalagmites (tickets sold onsite). Alternatively, afternoon in Conversano with its majestic castle, its city walls and ancient gateways, its Romanesque cathedral and its museum in the castle free of charge.
  • Evening in Polignano a Mare, village built on cliff edges, with dinner in one of the many nice restaurant with terraces directly on the sea.

Day 3

  • Morning in Bari, capital of Puglia. Bari Vecchia (the old town) contains the history and soul of this city, originally protected by fortified walls.

    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.

  • Afternoon: cookery class at the b&b, with tasting of the specialities prepared.
  • Evening: free.

Day 4

  • Morning in Lecce, the Florence of the South. Lecce has got ancient origins; historical-artistic evidences date back to the Messapic and Roman Age until the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque times.Lecce is almost completely Baroque-decorated, and it has its own style called "Barocco Leccese" .

    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.

  • Afternoon: cellar tour in local winery followed by wine tasting.
  • Evening: free.

Day 5

  • Morning in Ostuni, called “White City” for its whitewashed houses on the top of a hill.

    You can walk through its old town and enjoy views on the valley and the coast from its panoramic terraces.

  • Afternoon in Grottaglie, with its old town built among caves and terraces and well known for its Ceramic quarter. Free entrance to its castle. Alternatively afternoon in Martina Franca, wonderful example of Baroque art with its small streets, white lanes, exclusive buildings, (among them Palazzo Ducale and its frescoes by the painter Carella) and its majestic churches.
  • Evening: free

Day 6

  • Breakfast at the masseria and departure.

 

Booking conditions

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.

Travel insurance is not included and, should you not have one already, Discovery Puglia Limited highly recommends you buy yours through the link Travel Insurance.

Quote includes

  • 5 nights B&B (based on 2 sharing) in bed & breakfast
  • Cellar tour followed by tasting
  • Cookery class at B&B

Quote does not include

  • Single supplement.
  • Flight and transfers.

 

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