Enjoy the pleasant countryside and imposing castles, including noble palaces and ancient cathedrals, olive groves, old stone trulli and white baroque buildings, stunning caves and historic masserie farmhouses.
Puglia is also a land of flavours and fragrances where bakers, dairymen and farmers turn fruits into products that owe their rich flavours and fragrances to their simplicity, and a place with a world-famous winemaking tradition as well. Last but not least there is the stunning Matera which is considered a World Heritage site by UNESCO since 1993 for the particular conformation of its buildings.
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Martina Franca Collect your car and drive to your accommodation, near Martina Franca. Enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)
The Murgia: Grotte di Castellana, Alberobello – Martina Franca Visit the Grotte di Castellana and enjoy lunch in Alberobello. Take a walk around the trulli and then visit Martina Franca for an evening stroll. (B,L)
The Murgia: Cisternino and Ostuni Drive to Cisternino and visit the old town. Have lunch at a typical restaurant where the delights of Capocollo will be served. Continue to the white village of Ostuni. Stop in a splendid Masseria to try some of their cheeses. (B,L)
Lecce – Manduria Depart for Lecce, the Baroque Pearl. In the afternoon proceed to Manduria to visit the wine museum and taste the local wine called Primitivo. (B)
Matera Continue to Matera, known as the City of Stones, for a guided visit. Here the oldest sassi are about 7,000 years old. In the afternoon visit a farmhouse and taste their extraordinary wines. (B)
Martina Franca Departure. (B)