Puglia: Italy's Southern Pearl
Puglia, Italy's enchanting secret, beckons with a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Begin your journey in Matera, one of the world's oldest inhabited cities, where you can delve into history and partake in traditional Matera breadmaking with a local artisan.
Navigate the picturesque Puglian countryside in a self-drive electric car, discovering charming towns like Cisternino, celebrated as one of Italy's most beautiful villages. In Ostuni, the "White City," medieval passageways lead to hidden treasures, while a bike ride through citrus and olive groves connects you with the region's natural splendor.
Dining in Puglia is a culinary adventure, highlighted by a meal at the stunning Grotta Palazzese, set in a breathtaking sea cave. Lecce, the "Florence of the South," enchants with its Baroque beauty, and Alberobello’s fairytale Trulli homes offer a unique glimpse into the region’s architecture.
As your journey through Puglia concludes, you will depart with treasured memories of experiencing Italy's "undiscovered pearl," a region rich in culture, history, and authentic Italian charm.
Discover Matera's historical allure and stay at the luxurious Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & Spa.
Enjoy modern Basilicata cuisine at Soul Kitchen, witnessing Matera's cultural renaissance.
Explore the ancient Sassi of Matera and its fascinating cave dwellings.
Learn traditional breadmaking techniques in Matera from expert bakers.
Relax at Masseria Torre Coccaro, a rustic yet elegant retreat in Savelletri.
Journey through Valle d'Itria in an eco-friendly Twizy, exploring olive groves and historic Trulli homes.
Cycle through Puglia's scenic countryside, tracing ancient roads amidst olive trees.
Dine at the cliffside Grotta Palazzese in Polignano a Mare, a restaurant with stunning sea views.
Experience the Baroque grandeur of Lecce and enjoy a traditional Pizzica dance performance.
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This journey positively affects the local communities visited.
Experiences on this journey provide authentic cultural interaction and connection
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