Trulli houses in AlberobelloTown of Bari Fishermen by the old fishing harbor in Bari,   italy puglia fasano view panoramic house architecture village residential southern vegetation blue tree town scenic city itria urban brindisi habitation apulia sea antique historical household gorge ancient facade sky scenery architectural dwelling outMedieval cathedral in Trani

Trulli houses in Alberobello

Town of Bari

Fishermen by the old fishing harbor in Bari,

italy puglia fasano view panoramic house architecture village residential southern vegetation blue tree town scenic city itria urban brindisi habitation apulia sea antique historical household gorge ancient facade sky scenery architectural dwelling out

Medieval cathedral in Trani

Description

Puglia has some of the brightest seas and most inspired architecture in Italy--the region is located at the heel of Italy's boot-shape. Our packages to Europe will take your breath away. Your 6-day Italy vacation adventure through this city of white-washed houses includes a car rental with unlimited mileage so you can go from beaches to attractions to restaurants enjoying and exploring. Puglia's narrow alleys and streets access courtyards and castles that have breathtaking backdrops of mountains and olive tree groves. Drive to the nearby town of Lecce with its ancient Roman ruins and Leccese Baroque style architecture. Journey to Castellana where magnificent caves reveal amazing natural stalactites and stalagmites. Visit the port city of Bari with its seaside promenade, famous cathedral and 13th century castle. Dine on fresh seafood as you delve into this region of Italy, and be sure to taste the locally produced olive oils--Puglia is Italy's top olive oil producer. The region is also known to be home to numerous medieval masterpieces--from castles and forts to cathedrals and churches--all waiting to be discovered. Soak in the ambiance of the best that this Italy vacation has to offer.


Itinerary

Day 1 - Selva di Fasano

Pick up your rental car and begin your discovery of Apulia in Selva di Fasano. After your check in at the hotel, start exploring the white washed old town with its alleys, courtyards and narrow passages that stand out against the intense green of the olive trees that grow in the area.

Day 2 - Selva di Fasano /Alberobello/ Selva di Fasano (approx. 40 miles)

If Selva di Fasano is a symphony in the key of white houses, Alberobello will play out a full 'trullian' concerto, including the Trullo Sovrano, a two-story trullo. (B)

Day 3 - Selva di Fasano /Lecce/ Selva di Fasano (approx. 92)

Lecce is a place to linger, with a few diverting Roman remains and a wealth of fine architecture scattered about an appealing old town. The exuberant building styles on display in Lecce are the legacy of religious orders (Jesuits, the Teatini and Franciscans), while the flowery style of ''Leccese Baroque'' owed as much to the materials to hand as to the skills of the architects. (B)

Day 4 - Selva di Fasano /Castellana Grotte/Bari (approx. 62 miles)

Italy vacationIn Castellana (approx. 35 miles), magnificent caves were uncovered revealing an infinite variety of richly colored stalactites and stalagmites, a nature miracle. Bari, Apulia's capital, is not far away (approx. 27 miles). A port city with a lovely sea promenade, spotless Old Town, noteworthy Cathedral and 13th Century castle. (B)

Day 5 - Bari/Andria/Trani/Bari (approx. 86 miles)

The great Frederick II built a castle on a promontory near Andria (approx. 36 miles). This castle is today listed among UNESCO World Heritage sites. Next we arrive at a wine producing town located on the Adriatic coastline, Trani (approx. 22 miles). Its ancient harbor is dominated by a slender Romanesque Cathedral, a sight to behold. Drive back to Bari (approx. 28 miles) in time for aperitif and dinner with good Apulian specialties and wines. (B)

Day 6 - Bari to USA (or extend your stay)

 Italy vacationsDrop off your car and say ''arrivederci'' to Italy or extend your stay. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 5 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Car rental -Category C. Car Rental includes unlimited mileage, CDW (Collision Damage Waiver), TP (Theft Protection), Third Party Liability (including passengers), airport surcharge, 24 hour-a-day road assistance, VAT (Value Added Tax), AAO (Additional Driver)
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Departures & Rates

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