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Driving from the Adriatic to the Ionian Sea

Six nights in the Lecce's Baroque capital city, exploring Salento and its artistic beauties, its wineries and its amazing coastlines in the east and the west.

Price

From €550 per person

Suggested program | Booking conditions | Reservation form | Itinerary

 

Suggested program

Day 1

  • Arrival at Lecce’s B&B.

    Guided tour of Lecce by night, 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, the Episcopal Palace, Piazza S. Oronzo, the Amphitheatre, the Basilica of S. Croce.

Day 2

  • Morning in Gallipoli, through the alleys, courtyards and the baroque architecture of the old town stretching to the sea, and Alezio, a village that preserves memories of the Messapian people and a charming shrine of the XIII century.
  • Afternoon: drive along Ionian coast from Gallipoli to Porto Cesareo and wine tasting in Leverano winery.
  • Evening: free

Day 3

  • Morning: drive along Adriatic coast from Torre Specchia to Otranto and visit of the city. Walk through the beautiful old town where the castle dominates the city and craft shops are open until late at night. In the heart of the old town stands the St. Peter Basilica, the most important example of Byzantine art in Apulia and Otranto Cathedral which is the synthesis of different styles, from early Christian to Byzantine and finally the Romanesque, all perfectly mixed together.

    Alternatively day tour in Otranto, Castro and Vaste, two charming coastal towns and an ancient village in the hinterland with Messapian walls, Aragonese castles and Byzantine frescoes.

  • Evening: free

Day 4

  • Morning in Nardo’, Baroque city close to Porto Selvaggio natural reserve.
  • Afternoon: cookery class in Lecce.
  • Evening: free.

Day 5

  • Morning in Galatina and Muro Leccese with their Medieval and Baroque history.
  • Afternoon: cellar tour and wine tasting.
  • Evening: free

Day 6

  • Free day in Lecce.

Day 7

  • Breakfast and departure.

 

Booking conditions

The quote refers to the following periods: January to April 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

  • 6 nights (based on 2 sharing) in Bed & Breakfast
  • Private guided tour of Lecce
  • 2 cellar tours followed by tasting

Quote does not include

  • Single supplement.
  • Flight and transfers.

 

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