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PUGLIA CENTRALE AND VALLE D’ITRIA

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6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS

If, for just a moment we could stop to think about which one will be the best photo to send as a postcard from Puglia, one of the 3 images which will pop up into our mind will be for sure one of the places that made this itinerary so special and iconic at the same time: the Valle d’Itria
Puglia, as a mix of small counties and sort of regions inside the main one, can be explored also a bit at the time, and beginning with this part will be a clever way to start enjoying our territory.

DAY 1

Arrival and pick up.Transfer to the hotel in central Puglia.
Welcome drink, meeting with the guide
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 2

CASTELLANA GROTTE-POLIGNANO A MARE- MONOPOLI
After breakfast departure for Castellana Grotte, to visit the caves, one of the most picturesque sights during this trip,because there’ll be a visit of the famous karst cave system to take a peek into the wonders of nature.
Free lunch
After Castellana Grotte, you’ll travel to Polignano a Mare, one of the two most iconic villages in our region, to visit the peculiar centre of this ancient fisherman’s borgo which became worldwide famous for being the birthplace of Domenico Modugno.
In the late afternoon the last stop for the day will be Monopoli that is a true jem for the sheer beauty of its city centre where you’ll be able to find simple architecture mixed with opulent churches and elegant buildings.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 3

CASTEL DEL MONTE-TRANI
After breakfast departure for Castel del Monte to visit the UNESCO citadel and castle built by Emperor Frederic II with a unique octagonal design.
Free lunch.
In the afternoon guided visit to Trani city centre, to take a look at the breathtaking view of its Cathedral, the best example of Romanic architecture in southern Italy.
A sweet break in a local delicatessen spot to taste a good pairing between one of our most popular sweet wines along with some typical pastries.
Return to the hotel before dinner. Overnight there.

DAY 4

ALBEROBELLO-LOCOROTONDO-OSTUNI
After breakfast departure for Alberobello, to visit the most iconic village in our region, where you’ll be able to go for a stroll into the oldest part of the village, where every house is actually a Trullo.
Free lunch in Locorotondo and then a guided tour into the secret spots of this picturesque village, worldwide renowned for the circular shape of its peculiar white centre.
The guided visit will continue in Ostuni city centre, to get to know her better and discover the main reason why this is called “ The White City”. Soon after will follow a visit to an olive oil mill to take a close look to one of the most important thing (along with wheat and wine) produced in our region.
Return to the hotel before dinner. Overnight there.

DAY 5

CISTERNINO-MARTINA FRANCA
After breakfast departure for Cisterino, to visit this fascinating village famous for its peculiar architecture full of eastern influences that made this place one of the best spots into the whole region to lose yourself into the local culture.
Free lunch.
Guided visit in the afternoon of Martina Franca, a town with a rich past full of example of the Baroccan period
Return to the hotel before dinner. Overnight there.

DAY 6

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure.
End of service.

 

SHARES

THE TOUR INCLUDES:
-5 nights in half board treatment in 4 stars hotels
-Lunch/dinner or tastings as reported into the program
-Guided visits or tours as reported into the program

EXCLUSIONS:
-Entrance fees to monuments
-City tax to be paid in hotel
-Tips
-Travel insurance
-Private transfer bus with licensed driver at your disposal

CANCELLATIONS/REFUND:
Prior to 30 days — full refund
Between 29 and 16 days — 50%
Between 15 and 8 days — 30%
Less than 8 days — no refund

Starting from €650 per person