Classic Apulia & Matera

1st day - Arrival – Fasano/Alberobello

Arrival in hotel in the Fasano/Alberobello area. Accommodation, dinner and overnight.

2nd day – Bari – Castel Del Monte

Breakfast at the Hotel and departure for Bari. Visit the city with the Basilica that keeps the relics of S. Nicola. The Basilica, that stands imposing in the old city, is one of the most impressive examples of local Romanic architecture. Typical lunch in a local farmhouse. In the aernoon drive to Castel Del Monte and visit the majestic building of the XXIII century built by Federico II octagonal in shape with an octagonal tower at each corner, work of art of the medieval architecture, included in the World heritage of Unesco. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

3rd day– Lecce - Alberobello

Aer breakfast departure for Lecce. Visit the city that is renowned for the richness of it’s monuments , many of which in typical baroque style. Particular are the friezes, the capitals, the pinnacles and the rose windows that decorate many of the palaces and churches of the city, such as the Palace of Celestini, the Basilica of Santa Croce the church of Santa Chiara and the Duomo. The Roman Amphitheatre is of roman age, in the central Saint Oronzo square that is the elegant living room of the city with remains of the Arena, the stairs and part of the outside walls. Visit a papier-mach laboratory where nativity scenes, souvenirs and sacred art pieces are hand made. Free time for lunch. In the aernoon, continuation to Alberobello the city of “Trulli” typical round base buildings with a cone roof originally made with dry stone. Return to the hotel Dinner and overnight.

4th day – Castellana Caves - Matera

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to reach the Castellana Caves, visit of one of the most popular carsic caves in Italy. Stalactites, stalagmites imaginary animals etc. Continuation to Matera, declared in 13 World Heritage of UNESCO and defined unique in the world for its location and for the contrasting surrounding areas.. Famous for the “Sassi” homes that were dug in the rock during the 20th century. During the walk it will be possible to admire some of the locations used by Mel Gibson during the shooting of the colossal “The Passion of Christ”. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight

5th day – departure

Breakfast and departure.

6th day - Departure

After breakfast departure and end of services

Rates include:

  • Accomodation in 3 star hotel
  • 4 nights in HB
  • Guide service 2hours in Matera/Sassi
  • Full day guide Bari and Castel Del Monte
  • Full day guide Lecce and Alberobello
  • Lunch in a farm house in Castel Del Monte

Rates do not include:

  • Bus
  • Drinks
  • Luches
  • Entrance fees
  • City taxes
  • Anything not specified in “the price includes”