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      Cultural Tour


7 day Cultural Tour in Puglia 2018

Day 1: Arrival at Bari/ Brindisi  airport and meeting with

the guide. Visit to the ancient city: the Basilica of San Nicola

with its monumental crypt where the Saint's relics are kept,

the Romanesque Cathedral of San Sabino, the Norman

Castle and the nineteenth-century village "murattiano".

Free lunch in the city centre. Transfer to the Itria Valley,

hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.


Day 2: Breakfast and departure for Matera. Stop in

Altamura and visit to an old oven where it produces the

Altamura bread. Continue to Matera and lunch in a typical

local restaurant. In the afternoon visit the city of the Sassi,

UNESCO Heritage, European Capital of Culture 2019 and

the film set of masterpieces such as "The Passion of the

Christ" by Mel Gibson's Oscar award. Guided tour of the

quaint old town of narrow streets, churches and

picturesque landscapes on rocky “gravine”. In the evening

return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.


Day 3: Breakfast and tour of the Itria Valley. Guided tour

of Alberobello and its Trulli declared a World Heritage site

by UNESCO. Walk in the only historical centre in the world

consists entirely of Trulli, ancient circular buildings with a

funnel-shaped roof toppled. Visit of Martina Franca and its

historical centre and, finally, visit the historical centre of

Locorotondo, whose peculiarity is to be built on a circular

headland. Lunch at a restaurant during the excursion. In the

evening return to hotel and dinner.


Day 4: Breakfast and departure to Manduria. Visit to

the Museum of Primitivo Wine, light lunch and wine

tasting. Afternoon transfer to Lecce. Arrive to the hotel

and accommodation. Evening tour of the city of Lecce of

its charming old town: the Cathedral and its square, the

Santa Croce Basilica, the Roman Amphitheatre, etc. Free

dinner in one of the restaurants of the old town.

Overnight stay.

Day 5: Breakfast and departure to Gallipoli. Visit to the

old town, once an island, now connected to the mainland

by a sixteenth-century bridge. Visit to the Cathedral of

Sant'Agata, an authentic art gallery, the Hypogeum mill,

the Church of Purity, etc. Traditional seafood lunch. In the

afternoon visit to the old town of Nardò, the second

largest city of Lecce district, in size and population, very

active from a cultural point of view.

In the evening return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.


Day 6: Breakfast and departure to Acaya. Visit to

the walled city, a rare example of Renaissance military

architecture still intact. Continue to Otranto, the

easternmost city of Italy. Visit to the old town and the

Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata that still

preserves a magnificent floor mosaic representing the

Tree of Life. Lunch in an historic mansion surrounded

by olive trees. In the afternoon transfer to Santa Maria

di Leuca, stroll along the promenade lined with an

eclectic range of elegant villas of the early '900.

Alternatively (depending on weather conditions)

boat trip to visit the caves.

In the evening return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.


Day 7: Breakfast. Morning and lunch at leisure. In the

afternoon transfer to the Greek Salento, located in the

hinterland and that includes several villages such as:

Martignano, Sternatia, Calimera, Melpignano, etc. The

special feature of this centre is the presence of an ancient

cultural tradition of Byzantine origin, handed down today,

and that is her most important finding in the language

derived from ancient greek, griko. Excursion to the

discovery of tangible and intangible assets of this territory.

In the evening transfer to the farm for the "goodbye-dinner"

The dinner will be accompanied by a musical group,

to the rhythm of "pizzica" (the ancient dance of Salento),

will involve the guests in a unique and unrepeatable experience.

Return to the hotel and overnight stay.


Day 8: Breakfast and transfer to Bari airport.

if you would like to find out more about the program and prices, please get in touch for a bespoke quote

please refer to our T&C's

all tours are organised by Serafino Incoming Tour Operator

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