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Puglia, the secret treasure of Italy

(8 days/7 nights)


A journey through art, nature and history in the footsteps of Frederick II of Svevia (The Holy Roman Empire) in the land of sun, sea and wind.

(Treasures of Puglia Video)


 Pomodoro 1 Arrival at the airport in Bari/Brindisi and transfer by deluxe bus to our Hotel in the Bari area. Dinner and presentation by the Pro.Italy tour guides taking the opportunity to know us better.

 

pomodoro 2 The Romanesque Pugliese. The tour begins with a visit to Bari, the regional capital and seat of the oldest European market "The Market of the Sun"; its characteristic historical centre of which stands the splendor of the Cathedral in the Romanesque style of the 11th century. Through the maze of the medieval streets, we reach the monumental complex of the Basilica of San Nicola, a place of pilgrimage for over 1000 years. Built in the 11th century during the Norman rule, the structure represents the prototype of the austere Romanesque churches in Puglia. In the afternoon we will visit Bitonto, with its medieval town centre and the beautiful Romanesque Cathedral. You will have the opportunity to see its incredible hidden treasures.

 

pomodoro 3 In the footsteps of Frederick II of Svevia. The tour begins with a visit to Trani, splendid seaside town that has conserved a beautiful historic centre, and famous monuments of Frederick II, the Castle and the magnificent Cathedral. Unique for its beauty and seaside location the Cathedral was built between the eleventh and twelfth century, in the typical rose colored stone. You then come to Castel del Monte, built by Emperor Frederick II, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the perfection of its forms and harmonious blend of cultural elements from northern Europe, the Islamic world and of the ancient classical styles. Finally Ruvo, where we can admire the magnificent Cathedral, which seems to combine the elements of Romanesque with Gothic elements that are typical of northern Europe.

 

pomodoro 4 The Salento. Leaving the hotel we will head towards the southern part of Puglia. A brief visit to Polignano a Mare will allow us to admire the medieval town built on cliffs overlooking the sea, inside which opens numerous and spectacular caves. Another short stop to visit a Romanesque church in the countryside, immersed in the silence of ancient olive trees, and the small peasant art museum. After a tasting of olive oil and typical products in a mill, we will arrive in Lecce with Hotel accommodations, dinner and a night tour of the town of Salento.

 

pomodoro 5 In the shadow of the Baroque. The day starts with a visit to Lecce, known as the "Florence of the South"; an explosion of flourished Baroque in the city considered one of the most beautiful in Italy. Beautiful palaces, splendid churches and quaint squares in the Baroque style, the work of sculptors who have been able to deftly work the typical local stone with a beautiful light yellow color. Tasting of wines from Salento (Negroamaro and Primitivo) and local products in a famous wine cellar. Finally, a visit to the city of Otranto, declared by UNESCO as "a messenger of peace". In its Cathedral, the western style is combined with the eastern Byzantine. You can admire the largest mosaic floor in the world of the eleventh century, which allegorically represents the tree of life, good and evil. Dinner at typical farm.


pomodoro 6 The fairy-tale world of the Trulli.The journey begins with a visit to the Valle d'Itria, Alberobello, famous worldwide for its houses: the Trulli. Construction of dry stone, unique, whose origin is lost in the mists of time but certainly from the East Turkish. Feel the thrill of visiting them on the inside. Then we'll continue to visit Martina Franca, a noble and elegant town, home of the Opera Festival. Finally Ostuni, known as the "white city", lies on a hilltop in an extraordinary panoramic position. There you will be lost among the white streets of the historic center of exquisite Mediterranean character. You will try the thrill of dining in a restaurant situated in the ancient ruins of a Basilian monastery.

 

pomodoro 7 The land of sun, sea and wind. The trip will be through the most southern part of Puglia. First stop Galatina, a quaint Salento's town with its beautiful old district. Here you can admire the Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria and the spectacular frescoes by the Giotto school. Then you reach Gallipoli, ancient Greek city built on an island in the sea. Its historic center is a maze of narrow streets structured to break the wind. Here we suggest a visit to one of the many oil mills, which produced oil designed to illuminate half of Europe. A spectacular tour of the Coast "Finibus Terrae" of overhanging cliffs, stone walls, olive trees and a turquoise sea. A traditional country dinner where we can enjoy fabulous local gastronomy.

 

pomodoro 8 Arrivederci Puglia. Transfer to the Bari/Brindisi Airport for your departure home.

 

                                                  

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TOURS DEPARTURES 2018

We are arranging small groups to ensure the quality of your travel experience on

  • APRIL 16th - 23th
  • JUNE 14th - 21th
  • OCTOBER 19th - OCTOBER 26th 

Please contact us to check availabilty and dates even for 2019.

PRICE (PER PERSON):

• Accomodation in Charming - Quality 4* Hotel in Double Room starting from : € 1.290

• Additional fee for accomodation in Single Room: € 240

INCLUDED:

• Guided tours by Deluxe Bus according to program

• 7 Nights accommodation with breakfast buffet in Charming - Quality 4* Hotel

• 7 Traditional local Dinners.

• 2 Tastings of local products.

• Pro.Italy and Insula Guide Service

NOT INCLUDED:

• Airfare from your Country/City to destination

• Access to museums and other entry fees

• Drinks, tips, gratuities and extras

NOTICE:

• We offer the service to find cheap flights to the destination. Please contact us if you want to receive flights offers.

• In case of cancellation for lack of a minimum number, we reserve the option to cancel your reservation with a full refund of the amount paid as a deposit, without interest and penalties.

• Travel Package operated by Insula Gallina Gmbh Tour Operator in Kiel – Germany

• General Terms and Conditions apply to all Pro.Italy travel services are those set by the Insula Gallina GmbH Tour Operator in Kiel (Germany), Commercial Register: HRB Kiel HR 5317 and VAT ID: DE812876793 and are available www.insula-gallina.de.insula


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