A Walking tour between Matera, Lecce and Otranto to experience, at a different speed, southern Italy art, nature and people. On this walking holiday between Puglia and Basilicata, hiking olive groves, breathtaking costal trails, old villages and vineyards, you will explore a corner of Southern Italy through a series of new and extraordinary walks, completely off the beaten tracks. A walking trip between Puglia and Basilicata that offers all the excitement of an adventure, a journey into a past rich of history, art and traditions, offering breathtaking nature, walks along forests, extinct volcanos, lakes and ravines.
A trip where history explains art and art tells you the history of these regions, where human traces and art go back to the time when Puglia and Basilicata were emerged from the sea. Originally populated by ancient people coming from Anatolia, and Crete, both important Roman districts, Basilicata and Puglia with their Natural and Archaeological Parks, Dolmen and crypts, rural churches and frescos, food and gastronomy make this walking holidays in southern Italy both unique and unmissable.
Days 1-2 Matera the sassi quarter and the rupestrian churches park.
Days 3-5: Alberobello, the Itria valley and Ostuni.
Days 6-7: Lecce, Gallipoli and the Ionian coast.
Days 8-9: Otranto and the Adriatic coast.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Casual accommodation € 2550 (charming Masserie, B&B and 4* hotel)
- Luxury accommodation € 3550 (8 nights 5 stars hotel - 1 night 4*).
- 9 nights accommodation
- Most dinner and lunch
- Van support
- Service of 2 English speaking professional guides
- 1 private tutored wine tasting tour of a local boutique winery
- 1 cookery workshop with lunch and wine
- 1 olive oil tasting with visit of ancient underground olive oil mill
- 3 private cultural tours.
- June 19th available
- Sept 7th available
- Sept 25th available
- Oct 18th available.
Note: Departure guaranteed with 6 participants.
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