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BELLA APULIA

9 Days / 8 Nights
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Rome, Bari, Trani, Castel del Monte, Alberobello, Matera, Locorotondo, Ostuni & Lecce

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Selected departures on Thursdays from May to October

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What is included in this package

  • 3-night accommodation in Rome in a 4* hotel.
  • 1-night accommodation in Bari in a 4* hotel.
  • 2-night accommodation in Alberobello in a 4* hotel.
  • 2-night accommodation in Lecce in a 4* hotel.
  • Visit of Bari, Trani, Castel del Monte, Alberobello,
  • Visit of Matera, Locorotondo, Ostuni, Lecce, Otranto, Supersano
  • Local guides in Bari, Matera & Lecce.
  • 2nd Class high speed train tickets Rome- Bari
  • 2nd Class high speed train tickets Lecce- Rome.
  • All transfers as mentioned in this itinerary.
  • 24/7 Emergency phone line.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • 5 Dinners.
  • Small groups, maximum 15 participants.

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  • Tips or personal expenses.
  • Drinks during meals.
  • Municipal Hotel Taxes paid directly to the hotels.
  • Book more nights in Rome by clicking on "Customize your Program" or during step 1 of your reservation.
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Package Tour Itinerary: Bella Apulia

ETERNAL ROME
1 (Thursday)
ETERNAL ROME

Upon our arrival in the Eternal City , one of our vehicles will be waiting for us to welcome and drive us to our hotel.  On the way we will appreciate why the Italian capital is considered the maximun expression of the historical richness of the Western world. The rest of  the day free to relax

Tip Greca: add nights in step 1 of 3 to enjoy more days in Rome . 

ROME - BARI
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ROME - BARI

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you will be transferred to the train station to take the train to Bari. After arriving in Bari, you will make your own way to the hotel where you will meet with our tour leader to start the walking tour to discover this wonderful region of Italy. You will learn about the city's history and its most important monuments, walking through the narrow alleys of the old city and admiring the Basilica of San Nicola. You will be astonished by the amazing views you can enjoy from the 12th century fortress bulit by Roger the Norman and rebulit by Frederick II of Swabia (entrance fee to the Castle is not included). 

Later on you will reach Piazza Mercantile, where you will see the ancient Column of Justice, taking its name from its old use where fraudulent debtors were tied to the stone pile and left at the mercy of the people.

In the evening you will check in at your hotel and enjoy a delicious dinner

Greca Tip: Explore the narrow streets of the old town to see the local culture, marvel at the fine buildings and see where this great city arose from.

BARI - TRANI - CASTEL DEL MONTE - ALBEROBELLO
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BARI - TRANI - CASTEL DEL MONTE - ALBEROBELLO

After a delicious breakfast, you will travel with our luxury bus to reach Trani. The city is known for its picturesque seaport, art monumnets, the Jewish quarter and the historic white stone Cathedral. 

In the afternoon, you will reach Castel del Monte, built in the 13th century, one of Puglia's most praised landmarks also listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The castle’s location, its perfect octagonal shape, as well as the mathematical and astronomical precision of its layout all reflect the broad education and cultural vision of its founder, Emperor Frederick II. 

You will continue your tour towards Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mostly famous for its "trulli", whitewashed stone huts with conical roofs. The hilltop Rione Monti district has hundreds of them. 

In the evening you will reach your hotel, sleeping in a real "Trullo" where you will enjoy a lovely dinner and a good night's sleep. 

Greca Tip: Explore the old town centre of Trani and its charming mediaeval network of streets around the picturesque fishing port, which is itself flanked by numerous bars, cafés and fish restaurants.

ALBEROBELLO - MATERA - ALBEROBELLO
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ALBEROBELLO - MATERA - ALBEROBELLO

After having breakfast, you will walk approximately 200m. to the square to take our bus for your next destination, Matera, a city on a rocky outcrop in the region of Basilicata, in southern Italy. Included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites,  the Stones of Matera have been used as houses for over 9,000 years! 

From the "Campanile" (Bell Tower), you will enjoy the amazing views of "Sassi di Matera". 

Late in the afternoon you will be transferred back to Alberobello, have dinner at your hotel and spend the night. 

Greca Tip: Taste the authentic Matera bread made from 'hard wheat' of the area with its unique taste and deliciously crunchy crust.

ALBEROBELLO - LOCOROTONDO - OSTUNI - LECCE
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ALBEROBELLO - LOCOROTONDO - OSTUNI - LECCE

In the morning, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast at the square of Alberobello, and then by coach you will depart to Locorotondo.  Upon arrival you will have some time to explore this town, situated in the Valle d'Itria a green stretch of countryside dotted with the famous whitewashed cone-roofed trulli houses. Your next stop will be Ostuni, another "white town" of Puglia. You will have free time to enjoy on your own lunch, do some shopping and taste the local products. 

Later in the afternoon, you will reach Lecce, to check in at your hotel and enjoy a lovely dinner

Greca Tip: In the white alleys of the old towns in Ostuni & Locorotondo, you will find many craft shops, where you can buy your souvenirs made out of leather, olive wood or the local stone.

LECCE - OTRANTO - SUPERSANO - LECCE
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LECCE - OTRANTO - SUPERSANO - LECCE

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will head for a 3-hour guided walking tour of the city of Lecce. You will learn about its history, you will visit the old town center, the 12th century Cathedral, the Basilica of Santa Croce and Piazza del Duomo.

After the tour is over, you will depart for Otranto with our luxury bus, where you will have some free time to enjoy the city at your own pace. A once-thriving Roman port, it was a bridge between the east and west, an important merchant port. Otranto was founded by the Greeks, incorporated by the Romans, taken over by the Longobards, and occupied by the Byzantines and the Normans, who each left a mark on the seafront city. It was sacked by the Turks in 1480. A walk around the old quarters will show you how all these cultures have blended together. You shouldn't miss the chance to visit the Cathedral where the bones of 813 martyrs are dispalyed in a glass case behind the alter. 

Early in the evening, you will reach Supersano, where you will have dinner at the "Masseria le Stanzie", an ancient farm where you will learn about the history and culture of Puglia. You will see how homemade pasta is made and have dinner with local products from the region. 

Later you will return to Lecce for a good night's sleep at your hotel. 

Greca Tip: If you have some spare time in Otranto, visit the "Cava di Bauxite", one of the most enchanting spectacles of nature - a small lake with intense emerald green tones surrounded by rocky walls characterized by a beautiful imperial red. Located south of Otranto, only a 10-min drive!

LECCE - ROME
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LECCE - ROME

After having breakfast at your hotel, and at the time indicated, you will be transferred to the train station for your return to Rome. Upon arrival in Rome, you will be transferred to your hotel and enjoy a good night's sleep. 

Greca Tip: In the evening you can join our "Rome by night" walking tour. Add it at Step 1 of your reservation. 

DO LIKE THE ROMANS DO
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DO LIKE THE ROMANS DO

After a refreshing breakfast, you will have free time to explore the Eternal City at your own pace. You can choose from thousands of options: walking, visiting monuments, shopping or tasting the local gastronomy and from a wide selection pasta, vegetable, meat and fish dishes. 

Rome is the geographical heart of the Catholic religion and the city with the highest concentration of historical and architectural assets in the world. In 1980, together with the extraterritorial properties of the Holy See found in the city and the Saint Paul's Outside the Walls, Rome was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Greca Tip: Optionally, you can choose to visit the Colosseum in the morning or in the afternoon. Select it at Step 1 of your reservation. 

CIAO ROMA - FAREWELL ITALY!
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CIAO ROMA - FAREWELL ITALY!

After enjoying your breakfast, and at the time indicated, you will be transferred to Rome airport to board your flight back home or to your next destination.

After spending a few fantastic days with Greca, we hope to see you again soon to create more wonderful moments that will remain in your memory forever!

Have a nice trip! Or as the locals say: "Buon Viaggio!"

Greca Tip: You can extend your stay in Rome, at Step 1 of your reservation.

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