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Apulia, the heel of Italy / 1 week


Alberobello 1-3 nights, in the trulli country on your own


3 nights lazy sea resort life, hotel right by the sea, half board included

Combine with: Basilicata

7 nights accommodation, all meals, local guide every day, tour leader, all visits and entrance fees.

  • Visit Castel Del Monte

  • Taste the local olive oil

  • See the trulli

  • Enjoy a Pasta cooking lesson

Tour Description

Today definitely on the tourist map among Italy’s famous places, Apulia is still a territory to discover.

 Still much linked to the past, like in a movie, you see old women sitting on the side of the streets, vespas all over the place and old men playing cards in the local bars. 

Apulia shines brightest in the country side, far away from the busy crowds. Italy’s heel features great food, great walks and the most wonderful and hospitable people.

Detailed itinerary

DAY 1 - Arrival Day

Arrive at Bari airport and transfer to your hotel for a welcome stroll and aperitivo!

DAY 2 - Trani and salt pans

Home to the largest salt pans in Europe (second biggest in the world after Bolivia), miles of untouched beautiful beaches along the Adriatic coastline, it hasn’t been reached by tourism yet. Enjoy a lunch in the salt pans. Afternoon in Trani, the elegant one!

DAY 3 - Castel del Monte

Walk the gorgeous country side of Apulia’s north. Reach Castel del Monte for a visit. Taste local wine and have lunch at a local farm. Described by the Enciclopedia Italiana as “the most fascinating castle built by Frederick II”, the site is protected as a World Heritage Site. It also appears on the Italian version of the one cent Euro coin.

DAY 4 - Ostuni and olive oil

Explore Ostuni in the morning. It is commonly referred to as “the White Town” for its white walls and its typically white-painted architecture. After a lunch downtown, walk off along the coastline among endless olive groves. Stop at a local olive mill for a tasting session of this super food.

DAY 5 - Lecce

Walk this unique town. Lecce is a Baroque masterpiece which expressed its own style here. It is a city so complete and homogenous difficult to find in any other big city in Italy’s south. Surrender to the beauty if this town while having a coffee or a gelato in one of its attractive bars.

DAY 6 - Alberobello

Walk the land of the Trulli along an ancient aqueduct. A full immersion into the land of the funny-shaped houses. A patchwork of field, vineyard and olive grove is dotted with the cone-shaped roofs of trulli houses and farms.

DAY 7 - Marine Park and dunes

The Park, with its ancient olive groves, archaeological and historical sites, the historic masseria farms and underground oil-mills, the Lame, rock dwellings, is worth discovering. Afternoon pasta cooking class at the park facilities. Learn how to make the typical Apulian orecchiette with fresh tomato sauce from local ladies.

DAY 8 - Departure

Transfer to Bari airport for Departure.