Tour Description

September 16-24, 2019 - 9 Days/8 Nights

AUTHENTIC SOUTHERN ITALY 


This amazing tour touches two genuinely southern regions: Apulia and Basilicata. 

Travel in search of a new experience and be charmed by the nature, history, tradition and folklore  these places offer.

Journey the Salento and Itria Valley where the red soil, green olive groves and red vineyards contrast with the trulli of Alberobello and the white washed buildings of Ostuni. 

Discover the most intriguing aspects of the Salento culture. the birthplace of popular dances called Pizzica and Tarantola.  Visit the wine town of Locorotondo, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. 

Delight in the life of an authentic Masseria where you will learn the Apulian specialities and savour wines like Primitivo, Manduria and Negroamaro. 

From the impressive and vibrant baroque city of Lecce to the fascinating alleyways and archways of medieval Cisterinino you will be taken by the warm hospitality. 

Travel to the region of Basilicata where silence, colors, scents and flavors remove the travelers from the frenzy and stress of modern life and offer unique sensations. The woods and forests that cover the mountains are dotted with small and charming villages where pure air, genuine flavors and the beauties of nature are combined with historical vestiges satisfying every curiosity.

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sassi di Matera, not a monument but a way of life and “urbanization” continuously inhabited since the Paleolithic era. 



Tour Highlights

 

  • 8 Nights in charming accommodations - no hotel change
  • Grape Harvesting in Salento
  • Discover the fascinating baroque archetecture in Lecce
  • See the white washed buildings of Ostuni
  • Olive Oil experience 
  • Private guided tours of Lecce, Otranto, Alberobello, Matera and more
  • Hands on cooking lessons
  • Fascinating  small villages inland and on the coastline
  • Private winery tours & wine tastings
  • Authentic Apulian cuisine paired with carefully selected local wines
  • Licensed English speaking guides 
  • Travel with a Certified Italian Wine Specialist® and Culinary Travel Professional® 
  • Airport transfers at arrival on 09/16 and departure on 09/24 - Bari airport
  • ...and much much moreGourmet and Authentic meals paired with local wines
  • Full time assistance by Italia Dolce Vita on site

Price & Inclusions


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