Puglia & Matera Food & Wine Self Drive

Price:From *$1620

6 Days/5 Night
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Tour Description

Experience a multitude of emotions in a region of overwhelming beauty, blessed by nature and full of history. 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 produce into products that owe their rich flavours and fragrances to their simplicity, and a place with a world-famous wine making 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.

DEPARTURE 2019: Daily
INCLUSIONS
6 days economy car hire with standard cover, pick up/ drop off Bari City or airport (EDAREB)
5 nights charming hotels and/or historical residences
Buffet breakfast daily
1 Slow Food welcome dinner at Osterie d’Italia typical Slow Food restaurants
2 lunches at Osterie d’Italia typical Slow Food restaurants
3 guided tastings of foods and/or wines
Private guided sightseeing tour of Matera (2 hours)

HIGHLIGHTS
Sampling Slow Food Presidia products – delicious and authentic traditional foods
Wine and produce tastings
Grotte di Castellana caves, with its amazing stalactites, stalagmites, huge caverns and hidden pools of water
Alberobello, with the traditional trulli homes
Ostuni, the white village
Lecce, the baroque pearl
Matera, to see the oldest sassi (ancient homes carved right into the rock)

Pick up:Collect your car in Bari | Drop-off: Car depot in Bari

1

Day 1:

Martina Franca Collect your car and drive to your accommodation, near Martina Franca. Enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)

2

Day 2:

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)

3

Day 3:

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)

4

Day 4:

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)

5

Day 5:

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)

6

Day 6:

Martina Franca Departure. (B)

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