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ROMANTIC MATERA & APULIA SELF DRIVE TOUR
Description Itinerary Dates/Prices Hotels Optional Tours Conditions Print Tour Booking

ITINERARY

  • DAY 1: Arrival to Fiumicino airport .Pick up your car rental and drive toward Matera ( 3 hours drive) On arrival check in at your Sassi of Matera charming accommodation. Time at leisure to rest. Enjoy a nice typical dinner in one of the many upstanding restaurant of the city! Overnight
  • DAY 2: Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure. In the morning you might want to take a walk through the winding streets of the old town . We offer an optional guided private tour. Ask our reservation agent for a quote and more information about what to do in Matera. Overnight at your hotel.
  • DAY 3: After breakfast departure toward Apulia.Drive on the scenic highway and arrive to Conversano. Check in at Corte Altavilla .Corte Altavilla is a medieval building in the historic center of Conversano. It has a roof garden that offers beautiful views and well-designed, refurbished rooms.The hotel offers 32 detached dwellings for 2,3 and 4 people and each one is equipped with air conditioning, sat TV, telephone and the Internet connection, safe, private bathroom with shower, minibar. There are, also, rooms with kitchen area and Jacuzzi on request. Most room have stone walls and handmade furniture. The restaurant "GOFFREDO" , in charming stone walls, is now open only on reservation. Just for you the marvels of the innovative and creative cuisine in different regional typical dishes. The chef uses seasonal products bought at the market of the town every day.Thermarium SPA available.Time at leisure to discover the small village where you can visit the Romanesque cathedral and the monastery of St. Benedict, and the castle, home to the masterpieces of Paolo Finoglio, 6th-century court painter. Overnight at the hotel.
  • DAY 4: Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure. Half Day Cooking Class (Optional) at the Masseria San Pietro in Conversano . Have an unforgettable experience with a cooking lesson at an original Apulian Masseria, a private house where you will learn how to prepare some typical local dishes like focaccia with cherry tomatoes, orecchiette (home made pasta) with mashed beans, fried Altamura breadcrumbs, salad cake with roasted vegetables, homemade jam biscuits. Dinner will follow at the end of the lesson and it will include Apulian wine.Overnight at the hotel.
  • DAY 5: Breakfast at the hotel. A full day at your disposal. You can drive south toward Lecce. On the way stop to Alberobello, Locorotondo to see the typical "trulli" or to Castellana. The Grotte in Castellana is an extraordinary cave complex and one of the most amazing natural wonders of the world. Then to Lecce the Baroque marvel of Apulia. Return to Conversano. Overnight
  • DAY 6: Breakfast. Another day at leisure .You may choose to discover the sea-side village of Polignano a Mare, or drive along the countryside to reack Castel del Monte.. Overnight at hotel
  • DAY 7: Breakfast at the hotel. Go to the Bari airport and drop off your car rental. End of services

For more information please ask our Reservation Agents

1 800 482 5995 / 1 800 621 2259 The Best of Europe
847-8166717 - info@tourcrafters.com - www.tourcrafters.com
TourCrafters Inc. - 28085 North Ashley Circle - unit 202 - Libertyville, Illinois 60048 - USA
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