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This tour will let you discover another fascinating area of Italy. Starting at the heart of lively Salento area, you’d be amazed by its rural yet refined culture, able to create the beautiful “Masseria”, ancient fortified countryside farmhouses, you’ll feel in love with its healthy and fresh food, with probably the best vegetables of Italy, the millennial olive oil making tradition and its generous wines. Then every small village along your journey will surprise you, until the astonishing and truly magical Matera.

Highlights


Lively Lecce, capital of Salento area

Lively Lecce, capital of Salento area

Cheese, Olive Oil, local products tastings along the way

Cheese, Olive Oil, local products tastings along the way

The neat Apulian villages

The neat Apulian villages

The magical Matera

The magical Matera

Day to Day

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner;
1Arrival in PugliaD
2Otranto: Hike to Punta PalasciaB
3Otranto: Dairy farm visit and Neolithic cultureB
4Otranto to OstuniB
5Ostuni loopB
6Alberobello to LocorotondoB
7Locorotondo: Hike to Martina FrancaB
8Locorotondo to MateraB D

Tour Map


Day 1: Arrival in Puglia

Immersion in the Salento Region

Otranto is a fascinating town representing the link between the East and the Western world along the centuries, with its Cathedral decorated with the impressive mosaic of Pantaleone, and its Castle dominating over the Mediterranean.

Overnight: Otranto
Included: Dinner

Day 2: Otranto: Hike to Punta Palascia

To the Easternmost point of Italy

We start our adventure exploring this solitary coastline immersed in unspoiled landscapes until the easternmost tip of Italy: the solitary Cape of Otranto, with its Punta Palascia Lighthouse standing out from the scenery.

Overnight: Otranto
Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Otranto: Dairy farm visit and Neolithic culture

Great day starts with Burrata

The day starts with a visit to a dairy farm and of course a tasting of the world famous Burrata Pugliese, something like a Mozzarella but from heaven.
Then you'll hike to the area of “Grotta dei Cervi” (The deer cave), an incredible Neolithic site famous for its paintings dating back between 4000 to 3000 years BC.

Overnight: Otranto
Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Otranto to Ostuni

The lively Lecce and the charming “Città Bianca” of Ostuni

After breakfast we’ll shuttle to the kaleidoscopic Lecce, a city that will surprise you with its peculiar Baroque style and the whiteness of its stones.
Then we’ll reach the Regional Park of Coastal Dunes, stopping to taste a refined extra virgin olive oil in an ancient farmhouse, visiting the underground oil mill supposedly dating back to Roman times.

Overnight: Ostuni
Included: Breakfast

Day 5: Ostuni loop

A dive in the paleolithic era of the Med

After breakfast we'll head back to the the Coastal Dunes Natural Park, hiking through fields. After a local products tasting in a family-run farm surrounded by nature, we'll continue up the hills through the forest, climbing slowly towards the white Ostuni and its hilltop old town.

Overnight: Ostuni
Included: Breakfast

Day 6: Alberobello to Locorotondo

From rounded houses to a rounded city

Alberobello is the iconic village of Trulli houses, the ancient peasant dwellings now converted in charming homes and hotels.Then you'll follow the Greenway of Puglia Aqueduct , Europe's longest aqueduct, taking you all the way back to Locorotondo.

Overnight: Locorotondo
Included: Breakfast

Day 7: Locorotondo: Hike to Martina Franca

The bucolic charm of Valle d’Itria

After breakfast we'll get to the city center of Martina Franca, a splendid example of Puglia Baroque art.
We'll walk following the way to a local winery, and of course we'll have a tasting experiencing some great wines of Puglia and learning about the improved quality of its wine sector.

Overnight: Locorotondo
Included: Breakfast

Day 8: Locorotondo to Matera

Gran Finale in the enchanting “Città dei Sassi”

We’ll start with a shuttle to Basilicata region arriving to Matera, Unesco site since 1991 and 2019 European Capital of Culture.
Today’s route will take you along an enchanting panoramic trail, plenty of stunning views over the “Sassi” (Rocks) and old churches carved on the limestone.

Overnight: Matera
Included: Breakfast Dinner

This is a Sample tour

These itineraries are original tours created for real guests, so you may want something different specifically designed to suit your own wishes.
The price of every tour is available upon requests, and varies by time of year, number of guests and level of guiding.
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