A wonderful tour in Puglia, reaching the most appreciated destination of the region, admiring the old Trulli and some of the most beautiful village in Italy, ancient Baroque proofs, amazing beaches and a town between two seas. Let the tour begin!
Arrive and check in. Free lunch. In the afternoon private transfer to the village of Polignano, a nice place with narrow and fascinating alleys and wonderful views on the sea. In our tour we’re visiting the village and the grottoes created by the fresh and salt water. Return to the house, free evening and overnight stay.
Breakfast in hotel and departure to Alberobello. Meeting with the guide in the village of Trulli, typical local ancient houses, and tour of the town. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, visit of the grottoes of Castellana, a labyrinth of stunning tunnels that heads to one of the most beautiful grottoes of the area, the one called the Grotta Bianca, “the brightest in the world”.
Return in hotel. Free evening.
Breakfast in hotel and transfer to Locorotondo, one from the list of the ‘most beautiful villages in Italy’ and meeting with the guide. Let’s see this nice place with the main feature of being a round town, as its name suggest (loco=place – rotondo=round)**. Free time for lunch.
Locorotondo is a ‘white town’ because of its buildings, with hanging roofs. Once in the main square of the town we’ll see the church of San Giorgio Martire, neoclassic church with relief depiction on the facade of San Giorgio and the dragon. The round shape and its architectural jems make of this place one of the most beautiful of the Itria Valley.
In the afternoon visit of Ostuni, the other “White Town”. The old part of the town is a maze of narrow streets where is pleasant to lose oneself. We are gonna walk among its narrow streets, squares and typical alleys of this incredible place. Another jem is the presence of olive trees , that, along with its white houses, make of this place something similar to a fary tale.
Return to the hotel for dinner time and overnight.
Breakfast in hotel. In the morning transfer to Gallipoli, check in in hotel. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, meeting with the guide for the visit of the town and oil tasting. In the evening a gourmet dinner at the restaurant Dolce Vita with panoramic view on the promenade of Gallipoli. *Overnight stay in Gallipoli
You will taste the specialties of Salento, starting with the traditional ‘frise’ (wheat or barley crispy donuts without the hole, usually eaten with fresh tomatoes, oil, salt and oregano) or fish specialties with the excellent extra virgin oil, a good pasta dish, the pugliesi ‘orecchiette’ with tomato sauce, with pesto or with turnip tops, the famous Tajedda, a potato and mussels dish. Otherwise you can choose among the specialties of the Dolce Vita restaurant.
Full relax day in this wonderful Salento destination, rich in gay bars and beaches. Gallipoli is known also as the ‘Salento gay club’ and represent one of the most appreciated sea destination for gays and heterosexuals. You are gonna spend your day at Punta Pizzo, par excellence, plunged in nature and in the wonderful white beaches of Gallipoli. Live at the most the gay life of Gallipoli at the Caffe Bellini, on the main steet, for a night in good company and savoring a tasty aperitif and spend the rest f the night at the Makò.
Overnight stay in Gallipoli.
Breakfast on the roof garden. Transfer to Lecce. Meeting with the guide and visit of this outstanding Baroque city. The architectural richness of its buildings is the added value of Lecce, with XVII century and old Baroque period palaces and churches. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, visit of the Castle and of the Museum of Carta Pesta. Return in Gallipoli, free time for dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast in hotel and departure to Santa Maria di Leuca, for a sea and relaxing day. Arrive at the port and meeting with our guide to start the visit of the most particular grottoes of the Ionian coast. During the tour there will be time to have a swim in a beautiful spot. Free time for lunch. The afternoon is free to relish the sea of Puglia. Return to Gallipoli. Free time for dinner and overnight.
Breakfast in hotel and end of services.
Tenuta Monacelle (overnight in trullo) 4*
Palazzo del Corso 5*
Relais Corte Palmieri 4*
Overnights and breakfast; 7 guided visits; 2hours boat tour; gourmet dinner; 1 food tasting; health insurance; luggage; private transfers
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