APULIAN MINITOUR Departing From Rome-5D/4N

5 Days


APULIAN MINITOUR Departing From Rome-5D/4N

Departure Dates:

2024 April: 15
2024 May: 20
2024 June: 10
2024 July: 22
2024 August: 26
2024 October: 14
MEDIUM 2024 = 15/04 – 20/05 – 14/10$ 2,699$ 3,002$ 3,456$ 4,577
HIGH 2024 = 10/06 – 22/07 – 26/08$ 2,789$3,170$ 3,494$ 4,4624

Child policy: Free accommodation for children up to 6 years old sharing the room with their parents


Departure from Rome at 07.45. to Lecce by motorway with stop on the way for necessary breaks. Arriving to Polignano a Mare, the town famous for being the birthplace of the most popular Italian singer of all times, Domenico Modugno. This lovely town will surprise you with its old town, perched on the ramparts that frame a splendid beach. Lunch at your own. Continue to Lecce; in the afternoon you discover this city, already defined as the capital of the Baroque of the southern Italy; a cultural and historical centre of almost 100,000 inhabitants which hides ancient buildings of rare beauty, built along the centuries with the so called “stone of Lecce”: the Cathedral, the Basilica of the Holy Cross, the Celestini Palace, the Roman Theater, the elegant and central Piazza Sant’ Oronzo with the characteristic column and the entrance gates of the old city. Visit and accommodation. Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast. Full day excursion through the micro-region of Salento. Arrival to Gallipoli, a beautiful fishermen village that was an island until a bridge, still used nowadays was built in the seventeenth century to join the two sides. Visit of the picturesque old town. Later, departure to Santa Maria di Leuca, the most renowned tourist center of the area, because of the wonderful position between promontories and beaches. The luxury tourism began to discover Leuca at the end of the nineteenth century and this is noted for the incredible number of summer villas of that time. Lunch at your own and in the afternoon, visit of the lighthouse of Leuca, unique viewpoint where Adriatic and Ionic Sea join each other. Finally, arrival to Otranto, easternmost municipality of the entire Italian peninsula and large Norman centre in the antiquity. A walled city, it grew up around the castle and the Cathedral and is today an important tourist center due to its location on the Adriatic, its beaches and the elegant Passeggiata degli Eroi along its beautiful coast. Visit and then return to Lecce. Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast. Today you will be invited to taste a couple of products that represent Apulia itself: extra virgin olive oil and red wine. Day dedicated to discover the northeastern part of Apulia, beginning with one of the most picturesque places and known in the world for its characteristic houses: Alberobello. In the seventeenth century the farmers of the area to avoid paying taxes to the Kingdom of Naples on the houses, began to build their houses with dry stone, which according to the law of the time said that it could not be considered a real place to live. The low local buildings with black roof shave stood up to this day and many have become luxury houses, craft shops or hotels. Visit and lunch at your own. In the afternoon, continue to Ostuni, the city of white houses, beautiful tourist center, known for its charming Cathedral, a mix of Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque styles. Walk through the picturesque streets of the historic centre and then, departure for Bari. Introductive tour around the city including the Castello Svevo, the harbour, theatre Margherita and Petruzzelli. Walking in the narrow streets of Bari Vecchia to discover the old medieval wall, the Basilica of Saint Nicholas and admire the old housewifes producing the orecchiette, typical and local handmade pasta. Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast. Departure for Matera with stop at the sensational hill where the famous Castel del Monte arises, an octagonal building commissioned by the King of Sicily Frederick II in the 13th century and today represented in the Italian currency of 2 Euro cents. UNESCO World Heritage, the castle was a fortress, a jail and even a tomb. Visit and later continuation to Matera. Lunch at your own. The city of the “Sassi” is also a UNESCO World Heritage for its old quarter which is an example of prehistoric urbanization. Today the old caves have been reused for daily and tourist reasons and component a really unique landscape that is worth to be discovered. Visit and overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast. Departure back to Rome with stop on the way in Benevento. The town was populated by the native Sannits, Romans, Longobards and became city of the Papal State: it presents traces of its ancient dominations among which stand the Roman Theater, the Arch of Trajan, the Church of Saint Sophia, World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and the Cathedral. Visit. Lunch at your own. Then departure to Rome. End of services.


  • Itinerary as above according to the hotel option choice
  • Bus at disposal for the mentioned itinerary
  • English speaking escort guide/driver up to 8 people (driver and guide with more than 8)
  • Admission fee at Castel del Monte
  • Wine and olive oil tasting
  • Free Wi-Fi on board


  • Tips
  • Porterage service
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
  • City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the paragraph “Rates include”

HOTELS ACCOMMODATION OR SIMILAR – COMFORT TOUR: Lecce: Hotel delle Palme****, Via di Leuca, 90, Lecce, tel. +39/ 0832 347171, https://www.hoteldellepalmelecce.it/

Bari: Hotel Oriente****, Corso Cavour 32, tel. +39/080 5255100, http://www.orientehotelbari.com/italiano/

Matera: Hotel San Domenico****, Via Roma 15, tel. +39/0835 256309, http://www.hotelsandomenico.it/

HOTELS ACCOMMODATION OR SIMILAR – LUXURY TOUR: Lecce: Patria Palace Hotel*****, Piazzetta Riccardi 13, tel. +39/0832 245111, https://patriapalace.com/

Bari: Grand Hotel delle Nazioni*****, Lungomare Nazario Sauro 7/9, tel. +39/080

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APULIAN MINITOUR Departing From Rome-5D/4N
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