Fly-drive Multi-Centre Holiday Puglia

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Fly-drive Multi-Centre Holiday Puglia

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Coastal, Countryside

Activities/Interests

Romance, Sightseeing

£ 4250 per person - 14 nights

The sunny countryside with olive groves as far as the eye can see is the backdrop to this Apulian itinerary: 2 weeks and about 400 kilometres to discover the secrets of rural Puglia, the most authentic one.

 

The drive is dotted with white trulli and the landscape invites you to take numerous photographic breaks.

Holiday at Glance

Duration

14 nights

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from £ 4250 per person

Including

Travel planning

Daily breakfast

Fully comprehensive car hire arranged at the airport

3-h private walking tour in Matera

4 nights sharing a deluxe double room at the Corte di San Pietro Matera

6 nights sharing a Trullo double room at the Leonardo Trulli Resort in Locorotondo

4 nights sharing a classic double sea view at Le Capase Resort near Santa Cesarea Terme

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Matera: the charm of the Sassi

  • Pick up your car hire from Bari airport
  • 4 nights including breakfast sharing a deluxe double room at the Corte di San Pietro
  • 3 hours private walking tour included

Matera is a small but great city to explore slowly - you'll feel emotions at every step, alley, and glimpse.

 

So, take your time to explore the city's gems, and the Sassi.

 

When you walk around the Sassi, it feels like you're being transported back in time.

 

If you get lost in Matera's narrow streets, you'll get an up-close look at the houses, a chance to see the rugged landscape dotted with caves and churches, and you might even chat with a local. It's not just a walk, it's an experience.

 

Spring and Autumn Breaks: Matera >>

Highlights

Altamura is known for its delicious bread and lentils, and also for the discovery in the 1990s of the Man of Altamura, a Neanderthal man.

Castelmezzano is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. In summer, it becomes a destination for more adventurous tourists who want to try the Angel's Flight. You're hooked to a steel cable with a harness and "fly" between Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa. This gives you the chance to enjoy an amazing panorama from a bird's point of view.

Locorotondo, the iconic town of the Val d'Itria

  • 6 nights including breakfast sharing a Trulli double room at the Leonardo Trulli Suite

A small village with low whitewashed crates on a hilltop in the Val d'Itria. A must-see in this lovely village is the Villa Comunale, where you can take in a stunning view of ancient olive trees and trulli that perfectly represent the Valle d'Itria.

 

Valle d'Itria is one of Puglia's many wonders. A chunk of central Puglia that includes the city of Bari and the provinces of Brindisi and Taranto.

 

You'll spend your days exploring historic Ostuni, Cisternino, Martina Franca, Alberobello, and Locorotondo, checking out views of oil mills and cellars on beautiful country farms, going for a cave tour in Castellana and a dip in the thermal baths at Torre Canne.

 

Admire the olive trees, dry stone walls, ancient trulli, and white villages from the car window as you travel.

Salento: sun, sea and enchanting villages

  • 4 nights including breakfast sharing a Classic double room with Sea View at le Capase Resort

The stretch of coast from Otranto to Santa Cesarea Terme is the most enchanting from a naturalistic point of view: a breathtaking coastal trek, a small lake formerly a bauxite quarry, the Palascìa lighthouse (the easternmost point of Italy), Porto Badisco (where you can stop and taste delicious sea urchins and various fish specialities prepared by the restaurants in the seaside village), finally you arrive in Santa Cesarea Terme, with the beautiful bay of Porto Miggiano.

 

Santa Cesarea Terme leaves everyone breathless. The town also has some great spots, not just the sea or high cliffs. Plus, there are the thermal baths--which is what the name suggests.

 

People who love beaches have plenty of options. August is the busiest month, but if you avoid it you can enjoy the peace of the places, the silky sand, and the coolness of the crystalline waters, with all the shades from emerald green to midnight blue.

 

There is Porto Selvaggio, one of the 21 places to visit in Italy, according to the Telegraph. There is Pescoluse, which everyone calls the "Maldives of Salento", and Punta della Suina, immortalised in Ferzan Ozpetek's Loose Cannons.

 

You can explore a different village each day, starting with the ones in Grecìa. These 12 municipalities, united by the Griko language (similar to Greek), history, and traditions, are some of the most authentic and exciting places for thrill seekers.

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