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Classic Puglia Self Drive 2015

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Routing: Bari or Brindisi – Alberobello – Lecce – Otsuni – Alberobello – Locorotondo – Alberobello – Bari – Alberobello – Matera – Alberobello – Trani – Alberobello – Bari or Brindisi

 

Includes

• 6 nights in selected hotels or similar
• Breakfast daily (B)
• Rent a car Fiat Grande Punto or similar (7 days) (different car types available on request)

Accommodation (or similar)

• Alberobello: Hotel La Chiusa Di Chietri (4*)

2015 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Self Drive Code: 2015-AC
Departures Between
Twin Share
01 Jan - 31 Dec1,035

SELF DRIVE ITINERARY

Day 1: Bari or Brindisi – Alberobello

Arrive in Bari or Brindisi airport. Pick up your rental car and go to your hotel in Alberobello. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2: Alberobello – Lecce – Otsuni – Alberobello

After breakfast depart for Lecce. Here you will admire the beautiful baroque style buildings including the Sant Oronzo Cathedral, the Celestini Palace and the beautiful churches Santa Irene, Santa Croce and Rosario. You can also see the Roman Amphitheatre and Sant Oronzo Square. After lunch, on the way back, you can stop and visit the unique city of Ostuni, also known as “White Ostuni”. Situated on the top of the hill it took it’s name from the colour of the houses which are all painted in white. Return to the hotel in Alberobello and overnight. (B)

Day 3: Alberobello – Locorotondo – Alberobello

After breakfast, visit Cantina Sociale in Locorotondo. Here you will taste the best wines of Puglia, famous and typical of this region. After lunch, on the way back to the hotel, visit Alberobello, known worldwide for it’s houses in typical Trulli style. Also you can visit the Catellana Grotto, with is amazing stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the hotel and overnight. (B)

Day 4: Alberobello – Bari – Alberobello

After breakfast depart for Castel Del Monte. Here you can visit the famous and unique castle, built in a octagonal shape with 8 octagonal towers too. After lunch, you can stop in Bari, where you can visit the famous Basilica of San Nicola and San Sabino Cathedral, both located in the Bari’s old town. Return to hotel and overnight. (B)

Day 5: Alberobello – Matera – Alberobello

After breakfast depart for Matera City of the Sassi, a Unesco World Heritage site. Anyone who sees Matera cannot help but be awestruck, so expressive and touching is its sorrowful beauty. For lunch we will suggest a stop in one of the typical agriturismos, where you can taste salami and cheeses produced in the area. Return to the hotel and overnight. (B)

Day 6: Alberobello – Trani – Alberobello

After breakfast depart for Trani. Here you can visit the magnificent roman style Cathedral and Svevo’ s Castle. After lunch, you can visit Barletta, a small village famous for it’s Norman Castle. On the way back, you can visit Martina Franca, a very small city with an old baroque style city centre. Return to the hotel and overnight. (B)

Day 7: Alberobello – Bari or Brindisi

Depart for the airport. (B)

 

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