Apulia and Matera Tour

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AIRPORT – BARI
Pick up a the airport, departure to Bari. Free time to discover the capital of Apulia Region and the prestigious Basilica of St. Nicholas of Bari.
Accommodation at hotel with dinner and overnight.

SALENTO, LECCE OTRANTO AND GALLIPOLI
After breakfast, departure to Lecce. Visit of the historic centre where you will admire the Baroque architecture of monuments. Free lunch and then departure to Otranto, get a walk visit of the city. The tour proceeds to Gallipoli, lovely town founded by the Greeks on the Ionic coast of Salento. Short visit of the historic centre, free dinner.
TIPS: try the emotional dinner at the centre of Gallipoli, with its tasted fresh fish dishes or get a cool “aperitivo” to the fish stalls of the city.
Accommodation in Hotel in Lecce and overnight.

LECCE – OSTUNI – ALBEROBELLO
Breakfast. Departure to visit the old town of Ostuni, known as “the White City”. Lunch free.
In the afternoon departure to Alberobello, one of the Apulia symbol and “capital” of the Trulli, traditional cone-shaped stone buildings, which are the symbol of Apulia.
Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.

ALTAMURA AND CASTELLANA GROTTE
Breakfast and then departure to Altamura famous for its prehistoric and Roman ruins and also for its bread. Discover the town located within the Nation al Park of the Alta Murgia.
Free lunch.
TIPS: try the tipical “Focaccia” for a tasted and fast lunch.
In the afternoon departure to the Castellana Grotte, one of the most important attractions of Apulia and visit the caves.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

MATERA
After breakfast, departure to discover Matera, in the Basilicata Region: The magnificent city of “Sassi”, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and “European city of Art”. Enjoy your walking tour with a stop in a typical “Sasso” to taste wine “Primitivo di Matera”, “Lucano” Oil and Matera bread. Lunch in restaurant. Return to the Hotel for dinner and overnight.

MATERA – CASTEL DEL MONTE – VIESTE
Breakfast. departure to visit of Castel del Monte a geometric design fortress.
Free lunch. The tour continues to Vieste, one of the beauty “city of Gargano, with free time for visit the city.
Overnight and dinner at hotel.

MANFREDONIA, MONTE SANT’ANGELO, SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO
After breakfast, visit of Manfredonia, town of medieval origins in the southern part of the Gargano. Visit the area of Borgo Antico, transfer to Monte Sant’Angelo and visit of the ancient town and the Sanctuary of San Michele Arcangelo, one of the symbols of Christian pilgrims. Free lunch. In the afternoon, tour of San Giovanni Rotondo. Free time at leisure to visit the site of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina. Visit the new sanctuary designed by Renzo Piano and the ancient Church of the Convent.
Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

AIRPORT
After breakfast, transfer to airport in Bari (or other airports)

 

DETAILS:
– Hotels category: 3 or 4 stars
– Meal: Half Board or Full Board, as request
– Excursions, visits and Museum included
– Tour can start/finish from Rome,Bari,Naples,Pescara,Ancona.