5 days in Bari, Alberobello & Matera

Come discover the heel of the Italian boot at your own pace, and explore beautiful places, such as the white villages of Alberobello and Locorotondo, or the historic city of Bari.

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Bari

Bari is the second most important economic centre of mainland Southern Italy after Naples and is well known as a port and university city, as well as the city of Saint Nicholas. It’s made up of four different urban sections. In the north area, there are the splendid Basilica of Saint Nicholas, Cathedral of San Sabino & Svevo Castle built for Frederick II, which is now also a major nightlife district. To the south is the Murat quarter (erected by Joachim Murat the modern heart of the city with a promenade on the sea and the major shopping district (via Sparano and via Argiro).

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Alberobello

Alberobello is a fascinating place where the major attraction is "trulli", the traditional dome-shaped buildings made from the local stone. The town is surrounded by the olive groves and vineyards typical of the region. As well as its houses the town of Alberobello is very tied to ancient traditions and has developed a flourishing handicraft industry, especially related to the manufacture of iron, the production of baskets in olive wood, and the production of renowned wine and oil and not last one the local cuisine with famous hand-made pasta named "orecchiette"

ITINERARY

Day 1

Bari


Transfer by private car from the airport to your hotel in Bari
Check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay.


  1. Hotel is available for check-in only after 15:00

  2. The driver will wait for you max 1 hour after landing time.

  3. Stay at our selected hotels in BARI for 1 night: 4* Hotel BOSTON or similar



Day 2

Bari, Locorotondo, Alberobello


Breakfast at the hotel.
Meet with your local guide and start your walking tour of “Bari Vecchia” from the Basilica of San Nicola, an Apulian Romanesque style basilica, where the relics of the protector of the city are kept. You will visit the Cathedral and will see from the outside the Swabian Castle, built by Frederick II in defence of the Kingdom of Sicily.
After lunch (not included), departure for Locorotondo by private car, which is a fascinating village with numerous white houses & particularly pointed roofs.


Late afternoon arrival in Alberobello and overnight.
Stay in a typical 3* resort TRULLI & PUGLIA for 2 nights.



Day 3

Alberobello


Breakfast at the hotel
Meet with your local guide for a full-day walking tour Alberobello.
Visit the Church Sant'Antonio: we will visit the famous church in Trullo from the inside and Monumental Rione Monti offers the opportunity to freely visit the Trulli used as souvenir shops, artisan shops, bars, restaurants. Visit the Belvedere, a panoramic terrace from which you will admire the district of Rione Monti. Finally, you will feel the hospitality of the inhabitants of Alberobello, who will open the doors of their Trulli homes and make you taste the delicious Rosolio, a liqueur typical of the place, which takes its name from the rose petals with which it is produced, tasting of local wine, Fava beans & local cheese. 


Return to the hotel.

Overnight in Alberobello at Trulli & Puglia Resort.



Day 4

Alberobello, Matera


Breakfast at the hotel
Today you will move to the Basilicata region by private car to visit Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the famous Sassi by walking with a local guide: caves and shelters dug into the rock since prehistoric times and used as houses until the '50s. They became an area on the edge of the city until they were rediscovered and revalued. You will visit the rock churches of Santa Maria de Idris, in the highest point of the Sassi, and Santa Lucia alle Malve. This is the first female monastic settlement of the Benedictine order and dates back to the 8th century. It has a facade carved into the rock. In the early afternoon, you will have time to get lost in the enchanted streets of Matera.


Overnight in our selected hotel in a typical "sassi" style accommodation.
Hotel SASSI Matera for 1 night or similar.



Day 5

Matera, Castel del Monte, Bari


Breakfast at the hotel
After the breakfast at your hotel, departure by private car (without guide) to Bari. On the way, a brief stop in Castel del Monte, to enjoy free time to see this UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s an octagonal castle, like a crown, built by Frederick II around 1250. The castle is set in the Apulian landscape and also fascinates us for the possible symbolic meanings linked to the anniversary of the 8 in the structure: 8 towers, 8 rooms, up to the octagonal inner courtyard. 


Then you will reach Bari airport, which is the end of our service.

*A room at disposal until noon without supplement.


Included

● 4 nights accommodation with breakfast
● Transfer by private car from Bari airport to the hotel
● Private guide at disposal 8 hrs Bari, Locorotondo and Alberobello 2nd day
● Private car with driver from Bari to Locorotondo and Alberobello
● Tasting of Local wine, fava beans & local cheese in Alberobello
● Local guide at disposal 4 hours for walking tour Alberobello on 3rd day
● Private car transfer from Alberobello to the hotel in Matera on the 4th day
● Local guide at disposal 4 hours for walking tour Matera on the 4th day
● Private car from Matera to Bari airport including shortstop at Castel del Monte

Not Included

● Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry and tips
● Local city tax
● Entrance fee
● Drinks
● Travel insurance
● Anything not mentioned in “Service includes”.

Please note that this tour will be subject to any social distancing measure taking place in this country and some modifications may apply to any activity per the requested period of travel. Please consult us for more information.

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