In the heart of the Mediterranean lie Puglia and Basilicata, two unique and still largely undiscovered regions of Italy between the emerald waters of the Adriatic and Ionian seas. This trip gives us the chance to explore the highlights of both, from trulli houses of the lush Itria Valley and the white hilltop town of Ostuni to the rock churches and Unesco-recognised Sassi district of the beautiful city of Matera. Aside from the perfect mix of cultural discovery and gentle walking, we will have the chance to sample the legendary local cuisine and delicious wines that make this region a true paradise for food lovers.
Age range16 - 99
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Day 1: Start Alberobello
Day 2: Walk over the hills of the Itria Valley; visit Locorotondo, known for its superb wine (breakfast)
Day 3: Morning visit to the white city of Ostuni; afternoon walk through olive groves and vineyards; visit Agnano Archaeological Park (breakfast,dinner)
Day 4: Free day. Optional activities include visiting the baroque city of Lecce or the picture-perfect coastal village of Polignano a Mare (breakfast,dinner)
Day 5: Morning walk to the coast; free time at the beach (in season) and transfer to the Unesco-listed town of Matera (breakfast)
Day 6: Short walk in Matera’s Rock Churches Park and guided sightseeing in the marvellous Sassi District; wine and produce tasting (breakfast)
Day 7: Walk in Matera and its surroundings, along sections of the Cammino Materano (breakfast)
Day 8: End Matera (breakfast)
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