Italy: Wine holidays in Puglia

Italy: Wine holidays in Puglia!

ABOUT TOUR:

Author’s program for small groups of 4 people.

Puglia is a “heel” of Italian “boot” – a traditionally agricultural region. According to the Wikipedia, this region of Italy is first in winemaking and olive oil production. “Primitivo” wine is one of the most famous varieties of the southern Italy and is a symbol of Puglia. But Puglia is not only about wine and olive oil production, it is also about rich historical landmarks – the city of trulli Alberobello, the relics of St. Nicholas in Bari, the Baroque buildings in Lecce and much more.

During this mini-tour you will be told and shown many interesting and surprising things. You will be able to try, degustate, take a part in master classes and even visit the “holy of holies” – the kitchens of the ancient Salentian masserie, where you can’t get in for any price. But it is possible with us! With us it is interesting, unusual and very tasty!

Dates of travel: all the time

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights

Route: Puglia: Bari – Lecce – wineries – Santa Maria Cerate abbey

Cost of tour program:
EUR 515 per person in double staying room (in case of groups 4-8 persons) (330.00 + 35 = 365, 465)
EUR 475 per person in single room (in case of groups starting from 8 persons) (290.00 + 35 = 325, 425)
 
Hotels on tour: www.i4balconi.it (accommodation in double or twin rooms) or www.agaperooms.com (accommodation in double rooms).

Included in total price: 
* 3 nights in hotel with breakfasts;
* transfer: airport-hotel-airport;
* visiting for three wineries and abbey with guide;
* homelike lunch in rural manor house.

In total price are NOT included:
* flight
* health insurance
* additional personal expenses 
* extra excursions for extra charge;
* city tax EUR 2.00 per person per night.

We truly hope that the memories of this hospitable region of Italy will warm your hearts for a long time and you will want to come back here again.

With love – yours AFY TRAVEL

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Day 1:
Start of our gastronomic tour.

• Arrival at Bari airport, transfer to hotel in Lecce. Accommodation in hotel www.i4balconi.it (accommodation type – double or twin rooms) and in www.agaperooms.com (accommodation type – double rooms).

• If interested, you can request for the excursion to Bari and Lecce* (EUR 200.00. per group).
On excursion program:
Bari:  Visiting the Basilica of St. Nicholas with relics of St. Nicholas, which is one of the most revered by saints of the entire Orthodox world. Visiting the Norman-Aragonese castle in Bari. Walk through the old town, which impresses with its narrow and curved streets. Bari is a city where you can see luxury shops, large and small markets, endless bars and pubs, a charming promenade leading from the city center to the beach, which is called “Pane e Pomodoro” (“Bread and Tomatoes”). Visiting the Cathedral of St. Sabino and the theater of Petruzzelli.
Lecce: Lecce is one of the most beautiful cities in southern Italy. The central streets of Lecce are a true open-air museum. Here are placed different monuments of various epochs starting with ancient Rome, but the city is famous for its Baroque architecture, churches with rich decor and magnificent palaces. Therefore, Lecce is called the city of Baroque and because of the beauty of the buildings it is compared with the Florence in south. But this Baroque city does not sparkle with gold or excessive luxury, it is covered with a layer of time, the palaces recalls its former glory, but these are just memories with a touch of mild sadness. And at the same time Lecce is a lively and modern city, where evenings are always crowded, cafes, restaurants and squares are filled with people.


Day 2:
• Breakfast in the hotel
10:00 Wine tour with visiting THREE wineries, degustation and snacks.
14:00 Homelike lunch in rural manor house.
16:30 Santa Maria Cerate abbey (12th century). It was founded by monks of the Order of St. Basil, who was escaping from iconoclasm from Byzantium to southern Italy.

Day 3:
• Breakfast in the hotel. Spare time for a day.
• If interested, you can demand for an extra fee.
1. One day – two sees | Le Мaldive del Salento - Adrian and Ionian seas beaches.
EUR 250.00 for groups till 4 persons
EUR 350.00  for groups till 8 persons

2. Lecce –  Baroque lace 
Otranto – ancient port 
Gallipoli – city-island
Alberobello – trulli houses 
EUR 120.00  per group in selected city with guide and transfer.

3.Mozzarella and pasta making master class with homelike lunch
EUR 130 per person (starting from 5 persons)

Day 4:
Breakfast in the hotel. Spare time – shops and souvenirs. ????
Transfer to the airport of Bari. Departure home.