Apulia is a charming region that can...
Apulia is a charming region that can be visited all year round and is suspended among nature, history, tradition, tastes and spirituality.
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DAY 1 - ARRIVAL DAY
Arrival (on your own from Bari or Brindisi airport) at Bari in the afternoon. Accommodation at the hotel.
Welcome dinner and overnight.
DAY 2 - BARI and POLIGNANO A MARE
Breakfast in hotel and departure to Bari Vecchia. Meeting with the guide and visit of St. Nicholas Basilica, in the Apulian Romanesque style, where the relics of the Saint are preserved, and the Cathedral of St Sabino. Walk through the streets of the centre where you can meet the housewives who make handmade pasta.
In the afternoon, meeting with the driver and departure to Polignano a Mare, the city-born of Domenico Modugno, Mr. Volare. Walking in the historic centre from breath-taking views overlooking the sea. In the evening return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Bari.
DAY 3 - MATERA and ALBEROBELLO
Breakfast in hotel. Meeting with guide and driver, and departure to MATERA, the Capital of Culture 2019. Pure charm… this is what Matera, with its colours, light and views, offers visitors. Largely carved out of and built with tuff, the town has an incredible history and a deep sense of spirituality, purity and authenticity. The “Sassi”, and the rupestrian churches are the most remarkable aspect of the town, but not the only reasons for visiting this beautiful and unique part of the world. Matera also boasts a superb artistic and cultural heritage, delicious cuisine and a warm sense of hospitality.
Its dramatic position has also made it one of the preferred cinematic locations for numerous film directors, including Roberto Rossellini, Pierpaolo Pasolini, Giuseppe Tornatore, and Mel Gibson, the last of whom chose Matera as the perfect spot to film much of “The Passion of the Christ”.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993, the Sassi - with no doubt one of the most famous landscapes in the world - are houses stacked one on top of the other (similarly to terraced vineyards, for example) and linked by tiny, narrow streets and wide stairways. Inhabited since Antiquity and up until the last century, they feature brickwork facades, while the interiors are entirely dug into the rock.
The word Sassi refers to, in this case, “inhabited rock districts,” used since the Middle Ages to indicate the two districts that rose up around the original ancient city, the Civita. It occupies the two karstic basins that overlook the precipices of the Gravina Valley: the Sasso Barisano and the Sasso Caveoso.
Visit the Sassi quarter, the house in the cave and the location of the most famous films shot in Matera.
Stop for a tasting of extra virgin olive oil and the famous typical Matera bread. Free lunch.
Continue to Alberobello, the only city in the world consisting mainly of Trulli: visit the historic centre. Accommodation in hotel in Itria Valley.
Dinner on your own and overnight in Alberobello.
DAY 4 - DEPARTURE
Breakfast and departure or continuation of the stay in Puglia.
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