A wonderful tour in Puglia, reaching the most appreciated destination of the region, admiring the old Trulli and some of the most beautiful villages, in Italy, ancient Baroque proofs, amazing beaches and a town between two seas. Let the tour begin!
3 Overnights and breakfast in a Trullo; 4 overnights in Gallipoli Hotel; 7 guided visits; 2hours boat tour; gourmet dinner; 1 food tasting; health insurance; luggage; transfer from/to the airport of Brindisi, Pullman for the entire trip, entrance to the Castellana Caves.
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Arrive and check in. Free lunch. In the afternoon private transfer to the Village of Polignano, a nice place with narrow and fascinating alleys and wonderful views on the sea. Tour of the Village and the grottoes created by the fresh and salt water. Return to the hotel, free evening and overnight stay.
Breakfast in hotel and departure to Alberobello. Meeting with the guide in the village of Trulli, typical local ancient houses, and tour of the town. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, visit of the grottoes of Castellana, a labyrinth of stunning tunnels that heads to one of the most beautiful grottoes of the area, the one called the Grotta Bianca, “the brightest in the world”. Return in hotel. Free evening.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Locorotondo, one from the list of the “most beautiful villages in Italy” and meeting with the guide. You are going to see this nice place with the main feature of being a round town, as its name suggest (loco=place – rotondo=round). Locorotondo ‘white town’ because of its buildings, with hanging roofs. Once in the main square of the town you will see the church of San Giorgio Martire, a neoclassic church with relief depiction on the facade of San Giorgio and the dragon. The round shape and its architectural gems make of this place one of the most beautiful of the Itria Valley.
Free time for lunch. In the afternoon visit of Ostuni, another “White Town”. The old part of the town is a maze of narrow streets where is pleasant to lose oneself. You are going to walk among its narrow streets, squares and typical alleys. Another gem is the presence of olive trees, that, along with its white houses, make of this place something similar to a fairy tale. Return to the hotel for dinner time and overnight stay.
Breakfast in hotel. In the morning transfer to Gallipoli, check in in hotel. Free time for lunch. In the after-noon, meeting with the guide for the visit of the town and olive oil tasting. In the evening a gourmet dinner at the restaurant Dolce Vita with panoramic view on the promenade of Gallipoli. You will taste the specialties of Salento, starting with the traditional ‘frise’ (wheat or barley crispy donuts without the hole, usually eaten with fresh tomatoes, olive oil, salt and oregano) or fish specialties with the excellent extra virgin olive oil, a good pasta dish, the pugliesi ‘orecchiette’ with tomato sauce, with pesto or with turnip tops, the famous Tajedda, a potato and mussels dish. Otherwise you can choose among the specialties of the Dolce Vita restaurant. Overnight stay in Gallipoli.
Full relax day in this wonderful Salento destination, rich in gay bars and beaches. Gallipoli is known also as the ‘Salento gay club’ and represents one of the most appreciated sea destination for gays and heterosexuals. You are going to spend your day at punta Pizzo, a protected area plunged in nature and in the wonderful white beaches of Gallipoli.
You will live the gay life of Gallipoli at the Caffe Bellini, on the main street, and to spend the rest of the night you can visit Makò, where you can enjoy a tasty aperitif in good company. Overnight stay in Gallipoli.
Breakfast on the roof garden. Transfer to Lecce. Meeting with the guide and visit of this outstanding Baroque city. The architectural richness of its buildings is the added value of Lecce, with XVII century and old Baroque period palaces and churches. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, visit of the Castle and of the Museum of Carta Pesta. Return in Gallipoli, free time for dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast in hotel and departure to Santa Maria di Leuca, for a relaxing day at sea. At the arrival in Santa Maria di Leuca Port you will meet your tour guide that will take you to visit the most particular grottoes of the Lonian Coast, during the tour there will be time to have a swim in a beautiful spot. Free time for lunch. The afternoon is free to relish the sea of Puglia. Return to Gallipoli. Free time for dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast in hotel and end of services.