ITRIA VALLEY GRAND TOUR
Ostuni, Cisternino, Locorotondo, Alberobello and Savelletri
Valle d’Itria is a magical, rural region, best-known for its traditional trulli and walled, whitewashed cities. Take to the open road and head for Ostuni, a fascinating town with mediaeval gates, pretty piazzas and an impressive cathedral, before visiting Cisternino for a refreshing drink in the historic centre, surrounded by flowering balconies. Next, move on to Locorotondo to explore its beautiful narrow streets, before making your way to Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the iconic stone huts with conical roofs known as trulli. Finish your experience at Savelletri, where you can watch a vivid sunset over the waves.
Monopoli and Polignano a Mare
This breath-taking tour along the Adriatic coast comprises sandy beaches, high cliffs and caves, historic cities with domed churches and ancient bell towers. Set out from Masseria Torre Maizza to Monopoli, a charming city built of white stone, its harbour dotted with fishing boats in vibrant blue, and explore the many attractions of this pretty port. From here, take the road to Polignano a Mare, known for its soaring limestone cliffs, aquamarine coves and pristine sandy beaches.
Alberobello, Noci, Gioia del Colle and Matera
Puglia’s distinctive white stone has helped to shape all manner of landscapes, each beautiful in its own way. Begin your excursion by heading to UNESCO World Heritage Site Alberobello, where endless trulli fringed by lush foliage wait to be admired. Next, move on to the towns of Noci and Gioia del Colle, where ancient stone houses, historic churches and abbeys further showcase the variety of Puglian stone architecture. Finally, visit Matera, the incredible hilltop settlement of stone walls and houses, and make sure not to miss the houses carved directly into the hillside.
Savelletri, Locorotondo, Martina Franca and Crispiano
Enjoy the fresh sea breeze as you head from the Adriatic to the Ionian coasts, crossing some of the most scenic traditional villages in Puglia. Your first stop is Savelletri, a striking walled city overlooking the sea; next, head to the historic centre of Locorotondo to explore winding alleys and ancient churches. Then, slip back in your seat and wind your way towards Martina Franca, where incredible Baroque architecture awaits. Round off your tour with a stop at a rural vineyard in Crispiano. Dating back to the 15th century, this masseria produces organic wines you won’t want to miss.
GRANDE SALENTO TOUR
Ostuni, Cellino San Marco and Lecce
From Valle D'Itria to the beautiful Lecce, this splendid tour crosses the Apulian countryside threading through olive groves and vineyards, taking in the Adriatic coast. Weave between the striking villages and cities of Ostuni, Cellino San Marco and Lecce, stopping to sample a typical Apulian breakfast, complete with a coffee blend that will surprise you with its almond tones.
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