Undiscovered Italy: Apulia
|See link for current pricing. Kissed by the Adriatic sun, Apulia is diverse and unique. Settle into Polignano a Mare, a town with a Greek feel with a spectacular coastal setting and sparkling white architecture. Travel along the Puglian coast and visit hilltop towns perched above aquamarine seas. Sample exquisite cuisine crafted from the region’s seafood, meats, olive oil, pasta, and wine. Visit architectural treasures such as the Sassi cave houses to the conical Trulli, from Norman castles and churches to southern baroque monuments. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites; a winery and family-owned olive farm; discover spectacular Bari, capital of the Apulia region; enjoy Lecce, called the Florence of the South; and immerse yourself in medieval Trani and Ostuni. |
Day 1: In Transit
Day 2: Bari / Polignano a Mare
Day 3: Polignano a Mare / Bari - Educational: History, Agriculture and beauty of the Apulia Region. Excursion: Polignano a Mare and Bari
Day 4: Lecce / Ostuni - Educational: The HIstory and Architecture of Lecce and Ostuni. Educational: Lecce and Ostuni
Day 5: Bisceglie / Trani - Educational and Excursion: Meet the People, Trani.
Day 6: Alberobello / Matera - Excursion: Trulli and the Sassi di Matera
Day 7: Castel del Monte - Excursion: Castel del Monte, Winery Tour
Day 8: Polignano a Mare - Educational: Contemporary Italy and Apulia. Independent exploration.
Day 9: In Transit
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- Seven-nights in Polignano a Mare, Italy at the deluxe Hotel Covo dei Saraceni.
- Welcome and Farewell Reception
- Enjoy 7 breakfast, 5 lunches, 4 dinners; tea and coffee at all meals, wine with dinner.