Explore a region scattered with baroque
towns, trulli huts with conical roofs,
bountiful orchards and olive groves. This
self-drive also includes visits to the Unescolisted
sites of Matera and Alberobello, with
the opportunity to relax on long stretches of
golden sand on the shores of the Adriatic.
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Fly from London to Bari with British Airways or
easyJet. Collect your hire car (based on group B
car rental). Drive to the Grand Hotel Olimpo in
Alberobello for 2 nights. (N)
Full day at leisure to explore the cobbled lanes
of Alberobello, entirely comprised of white
cylindrical trulli houses. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon drive to Ostuni
and stay at the Masseria Il Frantoio for 1 night.
Morning at leisure. Drive to Lecce and stay 2
nights at the Risorgimento Resort. (B)
Full day at leisure in Lecce, known as the
‘Florence of the south’. Explore the cobbled lanes
and squares. (B)
Drive to Matera and stay 2 nights at Relais la
Casa di Lucio. (B)
Full day at leisure in the ancient city of Matera,
dating back to the Neolithic age. The city
features natural caves transformed into a
labyrinth of houses and Byzantine churches so that distinguishing between natural rock
formations and manmade architecture is often
Drive to Bari and drop off your hire car. Return to
London in the afternoon with Alitalia Airlines or
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Based in 4- and 5-star accommodation
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The Grand Hotel Olimpo is a 4 star hotel located in centre of Alberobello. It is ideally located as a base for visiting the Puglia region from Bari to the Murge, up to the limits of Salento. The hotel has 24 rooms that are furnished in a contemporary style, two restaurants, both of which serve regional specialities, and a...
Masseria Il Frantoio, a converted 19th-century farmhouse, is set within 29 hectares of land dedicated to the production of virgin olive oil, just a few miles from the coast. Each of its eight rooms features high ceilings, wrought iron or wooden beds, rustic colour schemes and original floors. Guests are invited to dine al fresco in the central courtyard on dishes made with ingredients from the hotel's own vegetable garden. The reading and television room provides a calm enclave to research the next day's journey through the local...
Located in the Unesco World Heritage Site of Matera, the Relais la Casa di Lucio is a boutique cave hotel that has undergone extensive restoration. Dwellings are carved out of the mountainside and have been used as houses and churches over the past thousand years; it is within these caves that the hotel's guest rooms and facilities are set. This family run hotel has an ideal location in the city centre and features only 19...
The Risorgimento Resort is located a few minutes walk from the bell tower in Piazza Duomo and the Roman Amphitheatre in Piazza Sant'Oronzo in the heart of Lecce. The building, dating back to 1880, has been transformed into a modern concept property with 47 guest rooms and 12 suites. Public facilities include a gourmet restaurant, a bistro, a roof garden bar with panoramic views over the city, an American bar and a...
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PXX2016: 7 Nights