Day 1 Tue Sorrento-Matera-Alberobello
At 08.30 am meet at Cuomo’s Lucky Store in Sorrento and transfer to Apulia, on the east coast of Italy. Stop in Matera, visit of the famous “Sassi”, one of the most impressive sites in UNESCO World Heritage list and the location of the filming of Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ”. After the visit, continue to Alberobello. Apulia is famous for its great food and it is considered the granary of the Country. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 2 Wed Alberobello –Lecce-Ostuni-Alberobello
After breakfast, depart to Lecce that presents an architectural feast. An ancient settlement of the Messapii tribes, it is the principal Baroque city of Apulia. This morning our local guide will bring this and more to light. You will have some free time for lunch before heading towards Ostuni, the White City, perched on a hill overlooking the Adriatic Sea and inhabited at least since 1000 BC by native peoples. Back to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Thu Alberobello -Wine Tasting-Martina Franca-Amalfi Coast
After breakfast, depart for an excursion to Alberobello, a village of one thousand fairytale-like “Trulli”, round white houses with tall conical roofs. Your tour leader will explain their mysterious origins and why people continue to build them. Proceed to a farm near Alberobello for a tasting of their excellent “Primitivo” wine (with light lunch) and a visit to the Wine Museum. Then visit of Martina Franca and its beautiful old city centre. In the afternoon proceed to Amalfi Coast via the magnificent and breath-taking Amalfi Drive. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Fri Amalfi Coast -Rome
Breakfast at the hotel and around noon, we will leave for Rome where your will come to an end.
Inclusions: 3 nights in Selected 4 star hotels, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 wine tasting with light lunch in Alberobello, deluxe transportation, licensed Professional English speaking tour escort, admission fees to Cave House, Rocky Church in Matera and to the Archaeological Park in Ostuni, dedicated and licensed local guides (Matera, Lecce & Ostuni), baggage handling at hotel (1 piece of luggage per passenger)
Exclusions: tips, extras, drinks at meals, optional excursions and hotel city taxes must be paid on spot.
Hotels: Alberobello – GH Olimpo, Amalfi Coast –La Lucertola (or similar)
Note: for operational reasons, the order of excursions may be changed. Optional excursions not specified in our Itinerary, will be suggested by our tour leader.