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Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5.30pm

Call to speak to your personal Travel Consultant

01483 345 701

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5.30pm

Best of Puglia 9 The typical trulli houses of Alberobello
Puglia Discovery 2 The Roman amphitheatre in the beautiful little city of Lecce
Puglia Discovery 3 The Hotel Del Levante
Puglia Discovery A sea view room at the Hotel Del Levante
puglia discovery 6 The fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site of Matera
puglia discovery 7 The lovely sandy beach and pool at the Hotel Del Levante
Best of Puglia 1 The beautiful baroque cathedral in Lecce
Best of Puglia 2 The Puglia landscape is full of gnarled, centuries old olive trees
best of Puglia 4 The lovely little town of Martina Franca
Best of Puglia 5 A typical corner of a whitewashed town in Puglia
Best of Puglia 6
Best of Puglia 7
Best of Puglia 8

The Best of Puglia

Puglia, the 'heel' of Italy's boot, is an unspoilt region of olive groves and whitewashed villages that has been overlooked by mass tourism for some time, but is now starting to attract wholly deserved attention. Most famous for its trulli, strange conical roofed houses, Puglia also has magnificent baroque architecture and a beautiful coastline.

HIGHLIGHTS

Based at the beachside Hotel Del Levante, near the charming fishing port of Torre Canne, this Explorer Holiday includes days out to savour the Best of Puglia, but it also leaves you time to relax beside the sea.

  • 7 nights at the 4 star Hotel Del Levante near Torre Canne in rooms with balcony and sea view.
  • 7 nights half board included
  • Visit Alberobello to see the trulli
  • Guided tour of Lecce with its beautiful Italian baroque architecture and visit Otranto, a typical Puglian coastal town with castle and cathedral.
  • Visit the 'white city' of Ostuni
  • Half day tour to Matera whose historical centre houses some of the oldest cave dwellings in Italy and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Wine and olive oil tasting in a typical farm
  • Escorted by one of our knowledgeable Inghams Representative

Itinerary

Day 1 | Fly to Bari and transfer to Hotel Del Levante in Torre Canne for 7 nights. In the evening meet your fellow travellers and your friendly Inghams Explorer Guide.

Day 2 | A full day's excursion to visit the charming seaside town of Otranto with its Norman cathedral. Guided tour of the beautiful little city of Lecce, famous for its flamboyant, baroque architecture.

Day 3 | A day dedicated to the nearby towns of the Valle d'Itria, famous for their conical trulli: Martina Franca, Alberobello and Locorotondo.

Day 4 | A day at leisure to relax by the pool or on the sandy beach, or perhaps to visit nearby Torre Canne.

Day 5 | Today we take a half day trip across the border into the region of Basilicata to visit the fascinating town of Matera. The Sassi are caves dwellings dating back to prehistoric times but inhabited until quite recently and now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 6 | A day to really soak up the atmosphere of Puglia with a visit to the whitewashed town of Ostuni followed by a drive through the countryside to taste some of the fine local wines of the region and see the centuries old tradition of olive oil making, for which Puglia is famous. A light lunch is included.

Day 7 | Another day at leisure to relax and unwind and enjoy the hotel's facilities.

Day 8 | Transfer to the airport for your return flight or to connect on to a relaxing break in any one of our Puglia hotels.

Call to speak to your personal Travel Consultant - 01483 345 701