Only in the Apulia Italian region will you be able to sleep in the trulli of alberobello. Have you heard of Polignano caves?
On this mini tour you can visit the enchanted city of Alberobello, the seaside village of Monopoli and take a boat ride to Polignano a mare. Start planning your next Puglia vacation!
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THIS TOUR IS FOR: those who want to give themselves a new, a different, an off-the-beaten path experience. Sleeping in a trullo is all this and much more. At the same time you will discover a part of the Itria Valley hinterland with its characteristic countryside and at the same time enjoy the beautiful sea between Polignano and Monopoli.
YOU WILL ENJOY: sleeping in a trullo and waking up in the magnificent land of Apulia in Italy. Surrounded by fields of olive trees, you will appreciate the beautiful weather, the sunrise, the light and the bright and vivid shades of blues and greens. With the help of our highly-knowledgeable English speaking tour guides you will discover many aspects of our culture and history. Thanks to our Puglia package tour, you will find your way to the heart of the Apulia Italian region.
DURATION: 3 days
TO PUT IN YOUR SUITCASE: Essential and season-appropriate clothing and attire. Don't forget your swimsuit and sunscreen, which you should always keep on hand during your Puglia trip. We'll take care of the rest! Just visit Puglia Italy with us.
YOUR PUGLIA VACATION IN BRIEF: 2 overnight stays in the famous Trulli ; an unforgettable experience. A guide will lead you on tours of the most characteristic cities of our territory ; Alberobello and Monopoli.
Finally you’ll embark on a boat ride to the wonderful caves of Polignano a mare, a journey on its beautiful blue sea.
TRULLI & MARE, 3 DAYS IN PUGLIA: HOW MUCH DOES THE PUGLIA PACKAGE TOUR COST?
SPECIAL OFFER HOLIDAY IN PUGLIA + EXPERIENCES 2021 - 2022
PRICES PER ROOM "HOTEL + GUIDED TOURS"
This option includes a two-night stay with breakfast and guided tours as per the program. You will then have to reach the locations mentioned in the program with your car.
Price per room
€450 single room
€700 double room
PRICES PER ROOM "HOTEL + GUIDED TOURS + TRANSFER"
This option includes a two-night stay with breakfast, guided tours and transfers by car with driver as mentioned in the program. The tour starts and ends in Bari.
Price per room
€1300 double room
€1000 single room
TRULLI & MARE, 3 DAYS IN PUGLIA: WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- guided tours of Alberobello, Monopoli with our expert Puglia guides
- boat trip around Polignano a mare
- 2 nights with breakfast in a trullo at Alberobello
- transfers to the locations mentioned in the travel program (if you choose this option)
TRULLI & MARE, 3 DAYS IN PUGLIA: WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED :
- lunches or dinners
METHOD OF BOOKING:
You can book online by selecting the date on the cart or you have the option of paying a deposit of 100€ when you book the tour. The remaining amount will have to be paid 15 days before departure. For this type of booking contact us by sending an e-mail or on Whatsapp.
To pay the deposit contact us at email@example.com
The tour can be cancelled free of charge 15 days prior to your departure date. After this time, a 50% cancellation fee will be applied.
3-day trulli and sea package holiday in characteristic Apulia in Italy: COMPLETE PUGLIA PACKAGE HOLIDAYS PROGRAM
Day 1 Alberobello (overnight in trulli at Alberobello) and Food tour
Independent arrival at Alberobello and check in. Food tour at sunset to discover the ancient districts of Aia Piccola and Rione Monti. Along the way, you will enjoy gastronomic stops where you’ll taste typical products of the area - from extra virgin olive oil to taralli. The tastings will take place inside typical trulli. For info, depending on the arrival time, it can be possible to postpone the food tour the following day. Evening off.
Day 2 Monopoli
After breakfast, at 10.30 am you will meet with your guide who will take you on a tour of Monopoli, a characteristic seaside village, which is one of the most captivating ports of Puglia Italy. A fishing town with a refined historical center and an imposing castle. After your visit, you can have lunch in one of the many restaurants and walk along the ancient city walls on the waterfront.
Afternoon at leisure. We highly recommend taking a dip in the beautiful waters of Monopoli, in one of the many coves or at a beach establishment. Return and overnight at Alberobello.
Day 3 Boat trip around Polignano a mare
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Polignano a mare where you will enjoy an excursion by boat to discover the coast of Polignano a mare, the birthplace of Domenico Modugno. The excursion lasts 90 min. Departure times will be specified then.
Before leaving the city, we recommend that you take a walk in the historic center of Polignano perched above the sea from where you can admire the famous Lama Monachile and its small beach.
Why were the Trulli made?
The trullo was born as a humble and safe haven for farmers, who did not own a house. It was made with stones left behind after the soil had been tilled.
The farmers, skilled craftsmen, were able in a short amount of time to build a roof for their family, using a particular construction technique. By looking at it closely, you will understand the extent of their dexterity and ingeniosity.
The pinnacles that are placed on the tops of the trulli, are made of lime and built without the use of any mechanical aid or device. They are said to have different origins and symbolisms (ornamental, magical, pagan, Christian, primitive). They each carry on a particular purpose - they are made to protect the family, to fight the evil eye or to serve as an offering to some deities for a prosperous harvest.
If you want to extend your travel to Puglia Italy, we recommend one of our tours in Salento, or north of Bari, in the area of Castel del Monte and Trani. Whatever your next destination may be, we will always strive to be your best Puglia travel guide!
Visit Puglia Italy: things to know before traveling
Is Apulia and Puglia the same?
These two terms refer to the same region in the South of Italy, Puglia.
Apulia is the former latin name given to the region, still used by English speakers. Nowadays, Italians use the term Puglia to refer to this Southern region.
Where is Apulia situated?
Apulia is located in the South East of Italy, on the Adriatic sea, in the heel of the boot. Its capital is Bari. Puglia has an area of 19 223 sq km (7422 sq miles) and it is subdivided in 6 administrative districts ; the metropolitan area of the city of Bari (capital city), the provinces of Foggia, Barletta-Andria-Trani, Taranto, Brindisi, Lecce.
What is Apulia known for?
Throughout the region of Apulia in Italy, there are so many beautiful sites and picturesque locations to choose from, so the must-see list can be quite long. Nevertheless, here is a non-exhaustive overview of what Puglia is known for and what your next visit in Puglia Italy holidays could entail; its mesmerizing architecture (the trulli of Alberobello, Castel del Monte, the myriads of historic centres), its delicious gastronomy (orecchiette, burrata, primitivo wine…), its beautiful landscapes (the Salento coast with its crystal clear water, lush hills filled with centuries-old olive trees, untouched and preserved forests).
Is Apulia safe for tourists? Is it worth going to Puglia?
Puglia is definitely a safe destination. However, we wish to give you some common sense suggestions that can be valid for any destination. If you visit a city, park your car near the historic center.
Also look out for parking spaces with blue stripes, these spots have a parking fee. In order to avoid fines, make sure you pay the parking meter.
At night, it is preferable to leave your car in a monitored-parking. Usually, the personnel of your accommodation or hotel will advise you where to park.
If you go to unsupervised beaches, make sure not to leave any personal belongings in sight.
Is Puglia a good family holiday destination?
Yes, Puglia is a destination for families. There are many activities to do with children, from boat tours to city tours, bike tours, apecar or rickshaw tours. Your whole family will enjoy visiting the zoo of Fasano, but also farms with animals and taking part in cooking lessons.
In addition, Puglia has beautiful beaches and also nature and wildlife reserves where you can do trekking and bird watching.
What is the best time to visit Puglia?
The best time to visit Puglia is undoubtedly spring and autumn, when temperatures are mild and there are fewer people. In the summertime, the months of June and September are preferable, because July and August are the most crowded since Italians themselves are on vacation.
If you have no choice and you can only travel in the months of July and August, here are some suggestions: if you want to stay on the beach, we recommend that you go early (maybe at dawn, why not?), as after 11 am the beaches start to be very busy. In the hottest hours of the day from 1pm to 4pm, a good idea would be to visit a monument, a park, a winery, an oil mill or a farm. In the early afternoon, a nap is also a good idea, that is what the Apulians do!
In the warmer months, the best time to visit a city is at sunset. Another option would be to go to the beach and maybe have an aperitivo while the sun goes down.
In reality, Puglia can be visited all year round.
Winter is mild and sunny. The Christmas period is cheerful and festive - living nativity scenes, Christmas markets, and artist lights that brighten historical centres.
How is the weather in Puglia?
Puglia enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters. The rains are scarce and are concentrated mostly in Autumn and Winter, hence the name of A-pluvia (without rain).
The coldest months are January and February but temperatures rarely drop below 32°F (0°C).
Occasionally, it snows in the hilly and mountainous areas (Gargano area and north of Bari). With the onset of spring, temperatures get warmer, even reaching 77 °F (25 °C) at times. June, July and August are the hottest months.
On some days, peaks of 104°F (40°C) are reached. September and October are very pleasant months, with temperatures ranging between 64°F (18°C) and 81°F (27°C). Autumn is one of those seasons when, at certain times you can go to the beach, and at others you need a jacket for the evenings are cooler. During the Christmas period it is colder but still pretty mild.
How many days do you need in Puglia?
To visit Puglia in Italy, we recommend at least two weeks of vacation, as it is one of the longest regions in Italy with 800 km of coastline. Puglia has landscapes and places that are also very different from one another. A local historian defined it as a small continent, where you can find mountains, hills, villages, cities of art, sea, lakes, nature reserves, caves, castles and cathedrals.
In case you can not afford to spend two weeks, a 6 or 7 day duration is still a decent amount of time that will allow you to visit the main must-see locations. Puglia is a destination that can be easily combined with other Italian regions. On a tighter schedule, you can opt for mini tours which will narrow down specific areas of Puglia, such as Unesco sites.
How far is Puglia from Rome?
Puglia is located 358 km from Rome. From there, you can reach the capital of Puglia, Bari by train, bus, plane, or by car. By train, there is a high speed line connecting Rome to Bari and other Apulian cities. Taking a Frecce from Rome to Bari, the journey will take you about 4 hours.
By bus, it is the cheapest option but also the longest, approximately 6/7 hours of travel.
By plane, you can take a direct flight that usually lasts an hour.
If you have a car, it will take you approximately 5 hours, depending on traffic.
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