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Day 1) ROME - BENEVENTO - LECCE

Meeting with our guide and minibus in the hotel lobby of Hotel Cicerone, Rome, at 08.00. Departure to Lecce by motorway with stop on the way in the city of Benevento. Center populated by the native Sanitos, Romans, Longobards and city of the Pontifical State, presents traces of its ancient dominations among which stand the Roman Theater, the Arch of Trajan, the Church of Saint Sophia, World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and the Cathedral.

benevento

Visit and free time for lunch. Then continue to Lecce, capital of the southernmost province of Apulia. Accommodation.

 

Day 2) LECCE

Breakfast. Morning dedicated to discover this city, already defined as the capital of the Baroque of southern Italy; a cultural and historical center of almost 100,000 inhabitants which, in its case, hides ancient buildings of rare beauty, built in the centuries with the said stone of Lecce: the Cathedral, the Basilica of the Holy Cross, the Celestini Palace, the Roman Theater, the elegant and central Plaza de San Oronzo with the characteristic column and the entrance gates of the old city.

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Visit, free time for lunch and afternoon at your own. Accommodation.

 

Day 3) LECCE - OTRANTO - S. MARIA DI LEUCA - LECCE

Breakfast. Full day excursion through the said micro-region of Salento. Arrival in Otranto, easternmost municipality of the entire Italian peninsula and large Norman center in antiquity. A walled city, it grew up around the castle and the Cathedral and is today an important tourist center due to its location on the Adriatic, its beaches and the elegant Passeggiata degli Eroi.

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Free time for lunch on the way in one of the beautiful coastal towns and finally arrival in Santa Maria di Leuca, the most renowned tourist center of the area, which owes its fame to the wonderful position between promontories and beaches. The luxury tourism began to know Leuca at the end of the 19th century and this is noted for the incredible number of summer villas of the time. Visit and then return to Lecce and accommodation.

 

Day 4) LECCE - ALBEROBELLO - OSTUNI -BARI

Breakfast. Day dedicated to know the northeastern part of Apulia, beginning with one of the most picturesque places and known in the world for its characteristic houses: Alberobello. In the seventeenth century the peasants of the area to avoid paying taxes to the Kingdom of Naples on the houses, began to build with dry stone, which according to the law of the time said that it could not be considered a real place to live. The low local buildings with black roofs have stood up to this day and many have become luxury houses, craft shops or hotels. Visit and free time for lunch.

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In the afternoon, continue to Ostuni, the city of white houses, beautiful tourist center, already chosen for twenty consecutive years the place with the cleanest sea of ​​Italy. Stroll through the picturesque streets of the historic center and then, departure for Bari. Accommodation.

 

Day 5) BARI - TRANI - BARI

Breakfast. Departure for Trani, important port on the Adriatic and today multicultural city of almost 90,000 inhabitants. Its wonderful Cathedral, which looks directly at the sea is the symbol of the city, which also offers elegant villas, palaces of the nobility of the past centuries and excellent restaurants where to try the local fish. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, return to Bari, capital of the Apulia region. A town of 350,000, one of the largest in southern Italy, famous for keeping the rest of St. Nicholas, a figure highly revered by both Catholics and Orthodox.

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Today, in addition to the current activity, Bari has become a university and tourist center because of the importance of its theaters and buildings of the old town. Accommodation.

 

Day 6) BARI - CASTEL DEL MONTE - MATERA

Breakfast. Departure for Matera with stop at the sensational hill where the famous Castle of Monte arises, an optagonal building built by the King of Sicily Federico II in the 13th century and today represented in the Italian currency of 2 Euro cents. UNESCO World Heritage, the castle was a fortress, a jail and even a tomb. Visit, free time for lunch and continuation to Matera.

castel del monte matera

The city of the "Sassi" is also UNESCO World Heritage for its old quarter which is an example of prehistoric urbanization. Today the old caves have been reused for daily and tourist reasons and component a really unique landscape that is worth living. Visit and accommodation.

 

Day 7) MATERA - ROME

Breakfast. In the middle of the morning, after a rich breakfast, departure back to Rome with stop on the way for free time for lunch. End of services.

Note: tour starts and ends in the same hotel. We kindly ask to you to contact us for special quotation when your customer need a in/out transfer to a different hotel.

 

RATES PER PERSON:

DOUBLE ROOM - comfort tour              €uro 1.550,00

SINGLE ROOM - comfort tour               €uro 1.850,00

DOUBLE ROOM - luxury tour                €uro 1.860,00

SINGLE ROOM - luxury tour                  €uro 2.600,00

IN THE CITIES OF LECCE AND MATERA A CITY TAX FOR ACCOMMODATION IS NOW COMPULSORY. EVERY CLIENT MUST PAY IT CHECKING OUT.

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Itineray as above according to the hotel option choice
  • Bus at disposal for the mentioned itinerary

  • English speaking courier (leaving from 9 participant; from 1 to 8 participant, only driver speaking English) 

  • Entrance to Castel del Monte

   Olive oil and wine tasting

 

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Meals, entrance, porterage, hotels city taxes, extras and everything which does not appear on "PRICE INCLUDES."

 

DEPARTURE DATES:

  • 30/Apr/2018
  • 21/May/2018
  • 16/Jul/2018
  • 03/Sep/2018
  • 15/Oct/2018

 

HOTELS ACCOMMODATION OR SIMILAR (comfort tour):

LECCE: Grand Hotel Tiziano****, Viale Porta d’Europa, tel. +39/0832 272111, http://www.grandhoteltiziano.it/

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BARI: Hotel Oriente****, Corso Cavour 32, tel. +39/080 5255100, http://www.orientehotelbari.com/italiano/

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MATERA: Hotel San Domenico****, Via Roma 15, tel. +39/0835 256309, http://www.hotelsandomenico.it/

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HOTELS ACCOMMODATION OR SIMILAR (luxury tour):

LECCE: Patria Palace Hotel*****, Piazzetta Riccardi 13, tel. +39/0832 245111, https://patriapalace.com/

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BARI: Grand Hotel delle Nazioni*****, Lungomare Nazario Sauro 7/9, tel. +39/080 5920111, http://www.grandealbergodellenazioni.com/

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MATERA: Palazzo Gattini Hotel*****, Piazza Duomo 13, tel. +39/0835 334358, http://www.palazzogattini.it/it/home/

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CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • 100% no-show
  • 70% from 1 to 3 days before the departure
  • 50% from 3 to 4 days before the departure
  • 30% from 14 to 21 days before the departure
 

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