SINCE OUR FIRST JOURNEY TO MYSTERIOUS PUGLIA, The Travel Club has discovered there’s even more to explore in this southern, sun-soaked province. Join us in “the real Italy” as we reveal the art, culture, tradition and cuisine of Puglia. From our home-base in Martina Franca—whose old quarter is a picturesque maze of winding alleys, blindingly white houses and blood-red geraniums, airy piazzas and curlicue ironwork balconies—we’ll start with a Puglia cuisine cooking lesson held in a traditional Trullo, and enjoy visits to Locorotondo, one of Puglia’s prettiest towns – and elegant Lecce - an “open air exhibition” of Baroque architecture. We’ve included lunch in a fishing village near Bari and a visit to seaside Polignano a Mare. Our last tour days include the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Trulli of Alberobello—the world-famous picturesque cone-shaped houses—lunch at a country agriturismo and a winery visit, an excursion to Matera—famous for its extensive rock dwellings—where we’ll have lunch in a “cave” restaurant. Explore the unique character and charm of this “mostly undiscovered” slice of Italian heaven!
Round-trip regularly scheduled ITA Airways flights from Boston to Bari, via Rome.
Seven nights’ four-star accommodations: Park Hotel San Michele, Martina Franca (or similar)
Welcome beverage on arrival
Fifteen meals: seven buffet breakfasts, four lunches, four dinners with wine
Wine tasting and snacks
Escorted, private, round-trip airport/hotel transfers
Services of professional local Tour Manager
Martina Franca tour. Cooking lesson and lunch in a countryside Trullo. Visit to Locorotondo. Excursion to Lecce. Bari tour, Mola di Bari fishing village lunch, visit to Polignano a Mare. Excursion to Alberobello, lunch and wine tasting at Masseria Brancati estate, tour of Ostuni. Excursion to Trani followed by wine tasting with snacks at Cantina Torrevento winery. Excursion to Matera including visit to the “Sassi” and lunch at a cave restaurant.
Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Includes round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees. Single supplement is $245. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.
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