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Discovering the best of Puglia in a Small Group 06 Days 5 Nights

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Day 1: Bari

Stop At: Citta Vecchia - Bari, 70100, Bari Italy
Bari is a large coastal city with a thriving port and both a historic and a modern centre. It is the capital of the Puglia region of Southern Italy. It has an attractive old town known as the Bari Vecchia. This is a maze of streets with various historic monuments and plenty of lively bars and restaurants.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Basilica San Nicola, Largo Abate Elia 13, 70122, Bari Italy
The Basilica di San Nicola is the most important of the two and this 11th century Romanesque church was built to bury some of the remains of Santa Claus! These relics of Saint Nicolas (Sant Claus) are still in the crypt today and the Basilica is an important Catholic and Orthodox Christian pilgrim destination.
Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Mercantile, Bari Italy
The square is surrounded by buildings belonging to ancient families of Bari, and the Palace of the Seat of the Nobles, ancient meeting place of the noble people of Bari.

Icon and symbol of the square is the famous column "of justice", once used to bind and expose to the public fraudulent debtors.

Today Piazza Mercantile is one of the most popular and active squares in the city.
Duration: 5 minutes

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Bari

Day 2: Bari > Trani > Castel del Monte > Alberobello

Stop At: Cattedrale di Trani, Piazza Duomo, 76125 Trani Italy
The Trani Cathedral a miracle between heaven and earth. It was was built “where the Adriatic is already a promise of the Ionian Sea, and surrenders its acidic green to a warm, intense blue” in 1099.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Castel del Monte, Strada Statale 170, 76125, Andria Italy
Castel del Monte is situated on a small hill close to the monastery of Santa Maria del Monte, at an altitude of 540 m. When the castle was built, the region was famously fertile with a plentiful supply of water and lush vegetation.It lies in the comune of Andria, province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, occupying the site of an earlier fortress of which no structural remains exist.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Alberobello Italy
UNESCO site.

Alberobello is a fascinating place to visit, above all because of the trulli, the traditional dome shaped buildings made from the local stone. The town is surrounded by the olive groves and vineyards typical of the Pugli region.

Trulli is a word that derives from the Greek "tholos" (trans: "dome"), the typical shape of the buildings. Each whitewashed “trullo” is built without an lime or cement, and has a conical roof on the outside, .
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Alberobello

Day 3: Alberobello > Matera > Alberobello

Stop At: Sassi di Matera, Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 75100, Matera Italy
It’s one of the most unique and spectacular place in Italy or anywhere in the world (UNESCO – WORLD HERITAGE SITE SINCE 1993). Out of time! It is a paradox for a city having such a complex history: border town, characterized by contrasts, competition and fusion of different landscapes, civilizations and cultures.

Matera is the capital of European Culture 2019.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Alberobello

Day 4: Alberobello > Locorotondo > Ostuni > Lecce

Stop At: Centro Storico Locorotondo, Locorotondo Italy
The beauty of the historic centre is represented by this labyrinth of white alleys where the houses end with the unusual pitched roofs called "Cummerse", a feature typical of the historical centre of Locorotondo.

The Locorotondo historic centre is part of an exclusive club, 'The most beautiful villages in Italy' founded in 2001.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Duomo di Ostuni, Largo Trinchera Francesco, 72017, Ostuni Italy
It is a genuine and charming example of Mediterranean architecture.

The city of Ostuni is a series of levels, staircases, small roads, alleys, arches. Hints of the Middle Ages are at hand in every corner, in every view to the sea, in the portal of a palace, in the walls of a convent or the front of a church.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Centro Storico, Lecce, piazza Oronzo, piazza del Duomo, via Umberto I, 73100, Lecce Italy
Lecce is often nicknamed the Florence of the South owing to its large amount of beautiful historical buildings and its location in the “Dog Leg” of Italy. Lecce has an extensive history and has been inhabited since the times of Emperor Hadrian and the Roman Empire. Today Lecce is a popular tourist destination and is seeing a surge in popularity as people recognize its fantastic potential.

Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Lecce

Day 5: Lecce > Otranto > Dinner at the "Masseria le Stanzie" > Lecce

Stop At: Centro Storico Otranto, Piazza Castello, 73028, Otranto Italy
Lecce is renowned for its beautiful historical structures such as the Basilica di Santa Croce, the Porta Napoli and the Duomo. Furthermore, Lecce has a favourable location and is within a stone’s throw of some charming and interesting coastal destinations such as Gallipoli. If you are looking for something different, and wish to experience a less well-known part of Italy, Lecce and Apulia region is an amazing place to visit.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cattedrale di Otranto, Piazza Basilica, 73028, Otranto Italy
Otranto is one of the most picturesque towns on Puglia’s Salento Peninsula. Its pedestrian streets and small alleys are lined with whitewashed buildings reminiscent of Greece. Most of the old town is still partially enclosed within the medieval walls with a castle at one end. In the center of town be sure to visit the Cathedral to see the stunning floor mosaics and unusual chapel of skulls. The mosaic is one of the most important examples we have of 12th-century art.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Masseria "Le Stanzie", Unnamed Rd,, 73040 Supersano LE, Italy
There are places where you can breathe history. You hear it, you see it, you live it. And sometimes you taste it.

This is what happens at Masseria Le Stanzie, a farmhouse immersed in the countryside of Supersano. An experience that we recomme you, especially before your meal: it will add something even more special to the dishes you will learn to taste.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Dinner at "Masseria" Le Stanzie
Accommodation included: Overnight in Lecce

Day 6: Lecce

Stop At: Duomo di Lecce, Piazza Duomo, 73100, Lecce Italy
Lecce: Santa Croce

Lecce is a riot of cherubs; the Baroque masterpiece of southern Italy. Sometimes described as the 'Florence of the Baroque' or the 'Rome of the South', Lecce is really the only city destination in mainland Italy south of Naples which is appealing enough to attract large numbers of tourists. The fulcrum of the religious life of Lecce is located in Piazza Duomo, in the heart of the Old Lecce just a few steps from Piazza S. Oronzo. Piazza Duomo includes a series of monuments that all overlook the splendid Piazza: the Cathedral of the Duomo, the palaces of the Bishop's Palace and the Seminary, the Campanile.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
2: Metropolitan City of Bari, Italy
Duration
6 days
Return Details
Province of Lecce, Italy
Inclusions
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Local guides
  • Headset to not miss a word of the guide's explanation
  • 5 overnights in hotel (standard room) on a BB basis
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Highspeed train from Rome to Bari if option is selected
  • Transfer from Bari station to Hotel in Bari if option is selected
Exclusions
  • Drinks not inclueded in meals
  • City tax not included: it shall be paid directly at the hotel
  • Optional gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • One piece of luggage per person is allowed
  • The tour is not wheelchairs-friendly
  • All prices are per person
  • One piece of luggage per person is allowed
  • City taxes not included (they must be paid directly at the hotels)
  • Drinks and beverages are not included in any meal
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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