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23 May 2019Six day visit to Puglia, Southern Italy
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Six day visit to Puglia, Southern Italy

Puglia, in the heel of Italy, is an ancient land that produces more olive oil and wine than any other part of the country. It was conquered by the Normans in the 11th century and the architecture combines influences from France, Ancient Rome and Lombardy.  

The Easyjet return flights are at sociable hours from Gatwick to Bari with executive coach transfers and tour excursions throughout. We will be staying on a half-board basis at the four-star Masseria Chiancone Torricella located 7 km. from the Baroque town of Martina Franca, which is in the hills of the Valle d’Itria.   The hotel has a bar, pool, restaurant and all rooms are en suite.

Guided tours will include Alberobello, a UNESCO site  founded in the 15th century famous for the whitewashed conical shaped trulli houses and Locorotondo with the beautiful church of Santa Maria della Greca, both including wine tasting. We have a tour of Lecce called the ‘pink city’ with a wealth of Baroque architecture and a Roman amphitheatre. We will also visit Altamura, Matera (noted for its Sassi stone-carved dwellings believed to be the best example of cave dwelling in the Mediterranean), Trani and the World Heritage site of Castel del Monte, with its unusual octagonal layout and eight octagonal towers.

All excursions are included in the price as is the wine tasting visit.

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