1st Itinerary : Grand Tour of Puglia and the Sassi of Matera

Travel program :


1st day: Saturday - Apulia CENTRAL  Arrival in Bari / Barletta and accommodation in the hotel of the planned location. Before dinner meeting with our tour-guide. Welcome cocktail and presentation of the tour.


2nd day: Sunday - Trani, Monte Sant'Angelo, San Giovanni Rotondo  Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Trani and visit its most famous monument: the Romanesque Cathedral of the sea. Continue to S. Giovanni Rotondo, destination of pilgrims from all over the world. Lunch. Visit the places where Padre Pio was tied for over 50 years. Departure to Monte Sant'Angelo and visit the ancient shrine with the Cave of St. Michael the Archangel, UNESCO World Heritage. Hotel accommodation and dinner.


3rd day: Monday - FOREST UMBRA, VIESTE  Half board at the hotel. Crossing the Umbra Forest, the largest hardwood forest in Italy as well as the heart of the Gargano National Park. Check in Vieste, the most popular seaside resort of the Gargano promontory; guided tour of the old town perched on the cliff. Lunch. In the afternoon, free time in Vieste. Return to the hotel.


 4th day: Tuesday - Castel del Monte, BARI  Breakfast at the hotel. Hailed Gargano, will return in the plains in Puglia, where the immense costeggeranno Margherita di Savoia, being the largest in Europe, home to a large colony of pink flamingos. Visit to Castel del Monte, UNESCO World Heritage, the most fascinating of the many castles wanted by the famous Emperor Frederick II of Swabia. Lunch. Continue to Bari, visit the old town with the superb Basilica of St. Nicholas, a masterpiece of Romanesque Pugliese. Transfer to the Valle d'Itria. Hotel accommodation and dinner.


 5th day: Wednesday - CASTELLANA CAVES, Alberobello, Ostuni  Half board at the hotel. Visit the famous caves of Castellana, the most visited tourist cave complex in Italy. Arrival in Alberobello, the fairy-tale "Capital of Trulli", walk in the monumental area declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch. Visit the picturesque old town of Ostuni, the "White City", with its original Romanesque-Gothic cathedral. Return to the hotel.


6th day: Thursday - LECCE, OTRANTO  Half board at the hotel. Departure for Lecce, the "Florence of the South", baroque capital of Puglia. Visit the old town with the magnifi basilica of Santa Croce and the designers that Piazza Duomo and Piazza Sant'Oronzo. Lunch. In the afternoon he will visit Otranto, "Gateway to the East"; in particular, it will focus on the beautiful Romanesque cathedral, with its huge mosaic, the tomb-chapel of the Holy Martyrs and the crypt. Return to the hotel.

 

7th day: Friday - LOCOROTONDO, Matera  Breakfast at the hotel. Short visit of Locorotondo white, inserted into the list of most beautiful villages in Italy and awarded the Orange Flag. Lunch and tour of Matera, which you can admire the famous "Sassi", UNESCO World Heritage: thousands of houses, shops and churches largely carved into the rock. Transfer to Bisceglie / Bari or surroundings. Hotel accommodation and dinner.


8th day: Saturday - Apulia CENTRAL  Breakfast at the hotel and end of services.

 

Period visits: 8 days

Total price of the trip per person

 

2nd Itinerary: Lecce and Salento Baroque

Travel program:

Day 1 - Arrive in the Salento, hotel accommodation, free evening, dinner and overnight.

Day 2 - Breakfast, Visit the historic city of Lecce with the main monuments, Santa Croce, Palazzo dei Celestini, palace Adorno, Piazza San Oronzo, Rosary Church, Church of St. Blaise. In the afternoon visit other monuments and the city walls, the gates of the city. Dinner overnight.

Day 3 - Breakfast, visit of sea cave Zinzulusa in Castro. In the afternoon visit the historical center of the city of Galatina and Gallipoli feature a range of Baroque monuments. Dinner overnight.

Day 4 - Breakfast, City tour of Nardo, the baroque monuments of the city. In the afternoon visit the city of Martina Franca, in the Province of Taranto but linked to Lecce as artistic influence. Dinner overnight.

Day 5 - Breakfast, departure for the return.


Period visits: 5 days

Total price of the trip per person

3rd Itinerary: Bari, Puglia Romanesque, Frederick's castles, caves and trulli

Travel program

1st day: Visit the old town with the superb Basilica of St. Nicholas, a masterpiece of Romanesque Pugliese and visit the old town of Bari through its narrow streets.

2nd day: visit to Castel del Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage, the most fascinating of the many famous castles wanted by Emperor Frederick II of Swabia. Lunch and return to Bari.

3rd day: visit to the caves of Castellana in the morning and the cave Palazzese in Polignano a Mare in the afternoon.

4th day: visit to the trulli of Alberobello.

5th day: Departure

Period visits: 5 days

Total price of the trip per person

4th Itinerary: Gargano, Tremiti Islands and San Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo

Travel program

1st day: arrival in Bari and hotel accommodation.

2nd day: Transfer to San Giovanni Rotondo, a destination for pilgrims from all over the world. Lunch. Visit the places where Padre Pio was tied for over 50 years. Departure to Monte Sant'Angelo and visit the ancient shrine with the Cave of St. Michael the Archangel, UNESCO World Heritage. Hotel accommodation and dinner.

 3rd day: FOREST UMBRA, VIESTE
 Half board at the hotel. Crossing the Umbra Forest, the largest hardwood forest in Italy as well as the heart of the Gargano National Park. Check in Vieste, the most popular seaside resort of the Gargano promontory; guided tour of the old town perched on the cliff. Lunch. In the afternoon, free time in Vieste. Return to the hotel.

4th day: TREMITI ISLANDS

Half board at the hotel. Day trip to Tremiti. Arrival at the port of San Domino, the largest of the archipelago, and boat transfer taxi (duration: 5 minutes) to the island of St. Nicholas, the most important from the standpoint of historical and artistic. Guided tour of the secrets of the island of St. Nicholas which houses numerous historical, protected between the high cliffs and the slits of the towers of the medieval fortress; in the Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria a Mare, dating from 1000 AD; you can admire precious works of art such as the polychrome mosaic floor of the XI century. Lunch on site.

Return in the evening in the hotel.

5 ^ Return to Bari and visit the Old and New Town.


Period visits: 5 days

Total price of the trip per person

5th itinerary: May Bari and celebrations of St. Nicholas

Travel program

1st day: arrival in Bari in the afternoon of May 6

2nd day: Feast of St. Nicholas. The party is great and deeply felt, so as to attract throngs of devotees and tourists not only from Bari and Puglia, but also from Abruzzo.
The relics of St. Nicholas, stolen from Turkey in the eleventh century, arrived in Bari to the sea, and on the eve of a tall ship festival commemorates the incident; the next day, the statue of the saint is carried off, where he is visited by the faithful.
From the bones of the saint oozes a whitish substance called 'manna', which is believed by many to be able to heal many diseases.

In the evening parade of St. Nicholas.

3rd day: Enchanting is the pilgrimage of May 8 ... San Nicola with narrow lanes and narrow of Old Bari, it is embraced by the immensity of the sea ... And 'here, the sea, after the beautiful statue of the saint crosses the threshold of central portal of the basilica to go out and meet its pilgrims, which comes to an end the long procession through the main streets of the city. And 'the sea here that St. Nicholas expects all pilgrims, with their boats, come to pay homage to the saint came from the sea, protector of the seas and sailors.

4th day: Visit of Castel del Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage, the most fascinating of the many famous castles wanted by Emperor Frederick II of Swabia. Bari lunch dishes typical "rice, potatoes and mussels", "orecchiette and broccoli", buns and turnovers and wine Negramaro. Dinner and overnight.

5th day: Visit the famous caves of Castellana, the most visited tourist cave complex in Italy. Arrival in Alberobello, the fairy-tale "Capital of Trulli", walk in the monumental area declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch. Visit the picturesque old town of Ostuni, the "White City", with its original Romanesque-Gothic cathedral. Return to the hotel.

6th day: Visit of the city of Bari and departure.

 

Period visits: 6 days

Total price of the trip per person