Salento - Matera
INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION FEE (minimum 30 people):
Basic fee starting from € 740.00
Surcharges: single room € 155.00
The fee includes:
Travel by Gran Turismo bus to/from Rome Fiumicino airport for the entire program - Accommodation in 4-star hotels in twin/double rooms - Half board from dinner on the 1st day to breakfast on the 6th day - Language guides for visits as per program - Radio guides for the entire duration of the program -
POSSIBILITY OF PERSONALIZED PROGRAMS
PLACE OF DEPARTURE - PORTO RECANATI – TERMOLI
Departure by bus for Porto Recanati. We continue the voyage ed we arrive in Termoli (or surroundings). Accomodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.
TERMOLI – CASTEL DEL MONTE – MATERA
After breakfast we leave for Castel del Monte, the heart of the National park of Murgia, where we visit the Federiciano castle with its characteristic octagonal plan. We cross the border into nearby Basilicata to discover Matera, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for the uniqueness of the Sassi: ancient districts whose houses were dug into the limestone rock. In the afternoon, walk through the vesicular stone that overlooks the ravine: visit to the casagrotta, the rock church of Santa Lucia alle Malve and a historic cellar with underground rooms for the conservation of wine. At the end of the visits, accommodation in a hotel in Matera. Dinner and overnight.
MATERA – ALBEROBELLO - LECCE
Breakfast and departure for the Itria Valley. Arrival in Alberobello and walk through the narrow streets and the famous Trulli. Continue to Lecce, the capital of Salento. Hotel accommodation. Afternoon dedicated to the visit of Lecce, one of the most important Italian baroque cities for the basilica of Santa Croce, the Cathedral with the adjacent Bishop's Palace and the Seminary and the noble palaces in the center. It ends in Piazza Sant'Oronzo, which summarizes the millennial history of the city, starting with the remains of the Roman theater and amphitheater. Dinner and overnight.
GALLIPOLI - SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA - OTRANTO
Half board in hotel. Departure for the small peninsula where there is Gallipoli, the "beautiful city" of the Greeks embellished by the Hellenistic Fountain overlooking the port, the Castle, the Baroque cathedral of Sant'Agata and the church of Santa Maria del Canneto. At the end, we visit the Ipogeo oil mill of Palazzo Granafei, a suggestive structure entirely dug by hand in the local stone: 200 square meters of underground where there are still the original equipment used for the production of lampante oil in the oil mill of 1600. Continuation to the extreme tip of the heel of Italy, the head of Salento in Santa Maria di Leuca. Visit to the De Finibus Terrae Sanctuary, which has its roots in the early days of Christianity. Continuation with the splendid panoramic view of the coast of the eastern coast of Salento, natural area with landscapes and views of incomparable beauty. Arrival in Otranto, the most eastern point of Italy, an authentic jewel of Salento rich in history, art and culture. Visit the Cathedral, the church of San Pietro dei Bizantini, the Bastione dei Pelasgi and the Aragonese Castle (outside).
LECCE – OSTUNI – VASTO
Breakfast. Departure for Ostuni, a picturesque white village of considerable environmental value enclosed within medieval walls. Visit of the historical districts of the village: La Terra, La Chianura and Lo Spessito from the characteristic whitewashed alleys until you reach the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral located at the highest point of the hill Ostuni. Departure for Vasto. Accomodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.
VASTO - LORETO - PLACE OF RETURN
Breakfast. Departure for Loreto. Free visit of the Sanctuary of the Holy House. Contiduation for the place of return.