TOUR PUGLIA & BASILICATA 5 days
A tour through the most beautiful destinations of Puglia and Basilicata, an itinerary designed for those who like to share the experience with other travelers in a small group for a great tour.
Day 1 BARI SATURDAY
Indipendent arrival to Bari. Check-in and dinner in hotel in the city center (4 nights).
Day 2 BARI/TRANI/CASTEL DEL MONTE/BARI SUNDAY
Breakfast and departure for Trani “Slow city” and “The Pearl of the Adriatic”, Trani is known especially for the presence of the beautiful Cathedral by the sea in Apulian Romanesque style. The Mother Chruch, dressed in white, has four different sections.A beautiful walk through the ancient Giudecca will reveal the multicultural component of the city that still conserves an antique synagogue of the XII century. A perfect place to talk about important themes such as tolerance and respect for different cultures and religions. And then it will be pleasant get lost amongst ancient arcades and freshly caught seafood stalls. Free time for lunch.
Departure for Castel del Monte, one of the most mysterious and fascinating castles in the Southern Italy designed by Frederick II of Swabia. The guided itinerary will trace the monument history following the various interpretations about its probable function and enriched with anecdotes on the life of Emperor defined as “Stupor Mundi”.
Transfer to Bari and dinner in hotel.
Day 3 BARI/MATERA/ALTAMURA/BARI MONDAY
Breakfast and departure for Matera, considered one of the most suggestive places in southern Italy. It was declared Unesco Site on 1993 and Italian host for the European Capital of Culture 2019. The visit will take us to discover the history of a town carved into rock, where inhabitants still lived until the XX century. The itinerary includes a visit to a cave-like house recently opened to the public, and to ancient rupestric churches and cisterns. A really unique and suggestive experience. Free time for lunch.
Departure for Altamura. Famous for the typical PDO bread production, Altamura also boasts the presence of an interesting Medieval Cathedral built by Frederick II of Swabia and of a series of noble buildings along the streets of the old town. Tasting of the local bread in a local bakery
Transfer to Bari and dinner in hotel in the city center.
Day 4 BARI/ALBEROBELLO TUESDAY
Breakfast and tour of Bari. Capital of Puglia, Bari boasts the presence of the Basilica of San Nicola, an important example of Apulian Romanesque architecture. This church is included amongst the most important places of worship in the world, where Catholic and Orthodox worships blend together. Bari Vecchia is also really characteristic, where time seems to have stopped: ladies who everyday, seated outside their houses, prepare the “orecchiette” pasta, children playing in the street, laundry hanging in the sun and the disarming congeniality typical of inhabitants of Bari.And what about focaccia barese? It’s hard to resist the aroma…
In the afternoon transfer to Alberobello, the capital of trulli. The “not to be missed” stop-over for every new visitor to Puglia, Alberobello has a fairy-tale charm like no other place. The trulli are an important example of rural architecture that still survives today. The panoramic view on Rione Aia Piccola with its infinite expanse of conical roofs is enchanting. Transfer to Bari and dinner in hotel in the city center
Day 5 BARI WEDNESDAY
Breakfast and check out. End of services
Price per person € 650 in double room
Single supplement € 100
Third bed reduction € 40
Booking with 45 days of advance
Guaranteed departures on minimum 2 participants from Saturday to Friday from 20th april to 12th october 2019 in english and spanish. In August will be guaranteed only the following departures: on 3rd – 24th – 31st august. Group size max 15 people.
- 4 nights/5 days in 4 star hotels with breakfast and dinner in the city center
- Minivan with driver from 2nd to 4th day
- Local guides in Bari-Trani-Castel del Monte-Matera-Alberobello
- Arrival/departure transfers
- travel cancellation insurance
- city taxes and anything not expressly indicated
- entrances: Castel del Monte €10 per person and Matera cave churches €6 per person