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Detailed Itinerary

Arrival in Bari. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay.

After breakfast, meet your tour guide at the hotel and off you
go on a tour to discover the beauties of Bari. You’ll reach its
historical center, known as “Bari Vecchia”, and learn interesting information about Bari’s past as well as the history of
its main monuments. Walk down little alleys and find yourself in tiny little squares inside the walls, until you reach the
Pontifical Basilica of Saint Nicholas (that contains the relics
of Saint Nicholas), the Castello Svevo (or Swabian Castle,
built in the XII century by Norman King Roger II and later
restored by Frederick II of the Holy Roman Empire), Piazza
Mercantile, Piazza Ferrarese, Piazza del Sedile and finally
the Basilica di San Sabino. Leisure time in the afternoon.
Overnight stay in Bari.

After breakfast at your hotel, we suggest a visit to Trani,
a very important medieval center of the so-called Imperial
Apulia. The Jewish ghetto (or Guidecca) and the splendid
Romanesque cathedral by the sea are not to be missed.
After your free time, we will take you to Andria for lunch
and wine tasting in a typical masseria (or large farm). On
our way back to Bari, we’ll make a stop at the Castel del
Monte, the most amazing castle built by Frederick II. It is
protected as a World Heritage Site. Its geometric design is unique: it is an octagonal prism with an octagonal tower at
each corner. Many mysteries are still unresolved, including
the real purpose of the castle. Return to Bari. Overnight.

After breakfast, we’ll set off to two of the most prominent
coastal places of Puglia: Monopoli and Polignano a Mare.
We’ll start from Monopoli, a fortified citadel overlooking
the sea. Getting lost in the intricate little streets of Monopoli is an almost mystical experience. From its port, just like
a number of other Apulian ports, the crusaders left Puglia
in the Middle Ages to reach the Holy Land and free it from
the Muslims. After lunch in Selva di Fasano at a typical
masseria, we’ll head for Polignano a Mare, hometown to
Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter who cowrote the world-known song Volare (nel blu, dipinto di blu).
Polignano was built on the peak of a cliff, and therefore its
coastline is characterized by coves, small bays and inlets.
Return to Bari. Overnight in Bari.

After breakfast, Alberobello is on the list, the “città dei
Trulli”, also protected as a World Heritage Site. Trulli are
dry stone huts with a conical roof originally built for storage purposes. They were also permanent dwellings and
are called casedde by locals (or little houses). Alberobello
is a gem, a true fairy tale place in the heart of Puglia. Near
Locorotondo, you’ll eat at a typical masseria, and after
lunch you’ll see Locorotondo, a picturesque town is one of the “Borghi più belli d’Italia” (most beautiful hamlets of
Italy). Locorotondo comes from the Latin phrase "locus-rotundus", meaning circular place, for its round shape. Next
stop will be Ostuni, the “città bianca” (or white city), another true gem 74 kilometers (46 miles) south of Bari located
on the summit of a hill. It was built by the Normans and has
city walls with four gates (remains of them can be seen).
The region is a producer of top quality olive oil and wine.
We will have time to go around the historical center, eat
typical delicacies, shop for food or souvenirs or simply get
lost in the old medieval streets. Return to Bari, overnight

After breakfast, we’ll head for Basilicata, a border region.
Welcome to Matera, its capital, “la città dei sassi” (literally
the city of the stones), Italy’s own version of Cappadocia in
the south of Italy. European Capital of Culture 2019, Matera is a UNESCO Heritage site. Take your time to admire
the sassi from different perspectives and overlooks. These
cave dwellings inhabited since the Paleolithic period make
for the monumental historical center and are connected by
a maze of quaint little alleys, which will make you feel like
you are catapulted in a real-life nativity scene. We’ll visit
the historical center and enjoy the views from different
overlooks. Lunch and free time. Return to Bari. Overnight

After breakfast, head for Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport. End
of services.


» 6 nights in Bari Bed and Breakfast Basis.
» Transport according to the chosen itinerary, private car with English or Italian-speaking driver.
» Transport (private car with English- or Italian -speaking driver).
» Local guide in Bari (2 hours).
» Local guide in Trani (2 hours).
» Local guide in Alberobello, Locorotondo and Ostuni (full day).
» Local guide in Matera (2 hours).
» Lunch and wine tasting in a masseria near Andria.
» Lunch in a masseria near Selva di Fasano (drinks are not included).
» Lunch in a masseria in Valle d'Itria (drinks are not included).
» Lunch in Matera (drinks are not included).


• Tips
• Porterage service
• Drinks
• Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
• City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules). The amount changes according to the city board and it is meant per
pax per night, and hotel category.
• Everything that is not mentioned in the paragraph “The Tour includes”


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Program Touring / Guide

Escorted Experience

Trip Highlights

Bari - Trani - Andria (Masseria) - Castel Del Monte - Monopoli - Selva di Fasano (Masseria) - Polignano a Mare - Alberobello - Locorotondo (Masseria) -Ostuni - Matera - Bari

Periodic Departure
01 Apr, 2024 to 31 Oct, 2024

4 Star
AUD 8,562 P P twin share
AUD 14,775 P P single

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