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Italy Foods and traditions of the heel of Italy

  • Off the beaten track
​If you could live on one country's food for the rest of your life, it might as well be Italy! Italian cuisine defines so many aspects of the Italian culture and heritage. Indulge in 10 days of worry-free travel along scenic coastal routes, breath-taking countrysides, ancient villages while sampling the regions finest wine, produce, cheese and olive oil. Is your mouth watering ...

​If you could live on one country's food for the rest of your life, it might as well be Italy! Italian cuisine defines so many aspects of the Italian culture and heritage. Indulge in 10 days of worry-free travel along scenic coastal routes, breath-taking countrysides, ancient villages while sampling the regions finest wine, produce, cheese and olive oil. Is your mouth watering yet? 

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Tour itinerary includes
  • City
    City
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Seaside
    Seaside
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Snorkeling and diving
    Snorkeling and diving

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Benvenuto in Italia!

Arrival in Rome...

• Check-in at your centrally located hotel 

• Our local guide will pick you up for a walking tour of the “eternal city"

Visited:
Rome

Day 2: Matera and a Luxury Spa

• Delicious buffet breakfast at your hotel

• Travel by high-speed train to Salerno. Once you arrive your private driver will take you to Matera 

• Explore the many churches, dwellings, gardens and terracesbuilt into the canyon walls of this UNESCO World Heritage site

• Arrive at your hotel and melt into the amenities of a luxury spa, whose pools were carved in stone

Visited:
Salerno, Matera

Day 3: Discovering Matera

• Meet a local guide at your hotel and discover the secrets of Matera• After lunch explore the Palombaro, an ancient underground cistern• Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure• Indulge in local delicacies over dinner we’ve arranged for you

Visited:
Matera, Palombaro

Day 4: The Trulli of Alberobello

Have you ever been excited by roofs before? You're about to be!

• Spend the day mesmerized by Trulli, the conical roof huts in the ancient village of Alberobello 

• Discover the curious stories of the village with the help of a professional guide

• Overnight in an ancient Trullo turned elegant guest house

Visited:
Palombaro, Alberobello

Day 5: Valle d’Itria and Italian Cooking Class

Puglia is sun, light, countryside and the warmth of its people...

• Observe the most impressive countryside landscapes Italy has to offer as you travel from Alberobello inside the Valle d’Itria in a private car

• Take in the peace and quiet of Puglia at a masseria - an ancient farmhouse restored into a charming hotel

• Take part in a cooking class and discover the rich culinary tradition of the region

Visited:
Alberobello, Gravina in Puglia

Day 6: Explore the Flavors of Puglia

A day of taste bud tingling sensations...

• Start your day with a delicious breakfast made with local, organic produce

• Your driver will pick you up at the hotel to begin the gastronomy tour of the region.

• Travel through breath-taking landscapes and beautiful villages along the way

• Taste the best this land and our carefully selected farmers have to offer including wine, olive oil, and cheese

Visited:
Gravina in Puglia, Valle d’Itria

Day 7: Art, History & Tradition in Lecce

• Travel to the boroque town of Lecce in the heart of Salento

• Check-in to your centrally located hotel

• After you’ve settled in, it’s time for a private guided tour of the city

Visited:
Valle d’Itria, Lecce

Day 8: The Ionian Coast of Puglia

Don't forget a swim suit!

• Depart for Otranto, a fascinating small town and most easterly point of Italy

• After some free time for lunch, head off on a boat excursion to the Porto Cesareo, home to diverse sea life and underwater Roman ruins

• Return too your hotel for another night in the elegant and lively Lecce

Visited:
Salento, Lecce

Day 9: The Historical Center of ​Bari

• Take the morning train along the Puglia coast to the city of Bari.

• Check-in at your hotel and enjoy some free time for lunch

• Join a special private guided tour of the white alleyways of Bari’s historical center

Visited:
Lecce, Bari

Day 10: Arriverdeci Italia

Transfer to the airport for departure

• How awesome was that? Now we want to go too..

Visited:
Bari

Rome Salerno Matera Palombaro Alberobello Gravina in Puglia Valle d’Itria Lecce Salento Bari

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
January 2020 to December 2020 $2,890

Included in price:

  • Airport pick-up
  • Rome Private guided tour
  • 4 stars hotel centrally located
  • Private transfer with driver as per itinerary
  • High speed train form Rome to Salerno
  • Luxury Spa entrance plus relaxation massage
  • Unique accommodation in the Sassi
  • Half a day private guided tour - morning
  • Entrance to the Palombaro (the underground cistern) - afternoon
  • Unique accommodation in the Sassi
  • Alberobello private guided tour
  • Unique accommodation in a Trullo
  • Cooking class with dinner
  • Unique accommodation in a masseria
  • Olive oil mill visit and extravirgin olive oil tasting
  • Cheese tasting
  • Winery visit and wine tasting
  • Unique accommodation in a masseria
  • Private guided tour of Lecce
  • 4 stars hotel centrally located
  • Train from Lecce to Bari
  • Private guided tour of Bari city center
  • Day 5, 6: breakfast, dinner
  • Day 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10: breakfast

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flight
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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