Since our first journey to mysterious Puglia, The Travel Club has discovered there’s even more to explore in this southern, sun-soaked province. Join us in “the real Italy” as we reveal the art, culture, tradition and cuisine of Puglia. From our home-base in Martina Franca—whose old quarter is a picturesque maze of winding alleys, blindingly white houses and blood-red geraniums, airy piazzas and curlicue ironwork balconies—we’ll start with a to visit Locorotondo, one of Puglia’s prettiest towns. Elegant Lecce is an “open air exhibition” of Baroque architecture where we’ll enjoy a cooking lesson in an old Palazzo. We’ve included lunch in a fishing village near Bari, a visit to seaside Polignano a Mare, an excursion to Matera—famous for its extensive rock dwellings—where we’ll have lunch in a “cave” restaurant. Our last tour days include the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Trulli of Alberobello—the world-famous picturesque cone-shaped houses—lunch at a country agriturismo and a winery visit. Explore the unique character and charm of this “mostly undiscovered” slice of Italian heaven!
*After deadline, call 617.338.1111 for availability
- Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Bari, via Rome (land only pricing available if you prefer to make your own air arrangements)
- Seven nights’ four-star accommodations: Park Hotel San Michele, Martina Franca (or similar)
- Welcome cocktail and tour presentation
- Fifteen meals: seven buffet breakfasts, four lunches, four dinners with wine
- Escorted, private, round-trip airport/hotel transfers
- Services of professional local Tour Manager
Average Minimum and Maximum Temperatures in Martina Franca, Italy
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Martina Franca tour. Excursion to Locorotondo. Excursion to Lecce including cooking lesson and lumch. Bari tour, Mola di Bari fishing village lunch, visit to Polignano a Mare. Excursion to Matera including visit to the “Sassi” and lunch at a cave restaurant. Excursion to Alberobello, agriturismo lunch, tour of Ostuni. Wine tasting with snacks at Cantina Torrevento winery.
PRICING AND DEPOSIT
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $235. We have a limited number of single supplements available at just $150. Call to reserve. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required.
Per person deposit is $300.