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7 Days/6 Nights
7 DAYS Package in charming luxury hotels in Matera & Apulia
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  This self drive package gives you the freedom to go at your own pace and discover Matera Unesco Cultural city and the beautiful Apulia area.Enjoy the south of Italy! the heel of Italy's boot. The region is becoming increasingly popular as travellers discover the area's varied charms: baroque towns, white-washed trullo houses, olive groves and orchards, blue sea and beaches, plenty of sunshine and excellent cuisine. You will stay in very special typical hotels full of charme.. a 13th century Palace in Apulia and a "Sassi" accomodation in Matera.
  FROM: $579.00 - Land only (starting price per person in DBL room )
  Valid: April - October 2018

Departure dates: Daily

  • 7 Day car rental Alfa Romeo or similar
  • 4 nights accommodations at the Hotel Corte Altavilla
  • 2 nights accomodation at Hotel Sassi di Matera or similar
  • Italian full breakfast daily
Intermediate 4 door car manual with A/C, Alfa Romeo Giulietta or similar – 7 day Inclusions = Unlimited mileage, 3rd party liability, VAT, airport surcharge, road tax, collision damage waiver with zero excess, theft protection with zero excess, + full coverage for windshield, interior, chassis, tires, & roof

Not Included
  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • meals
  • Private Cooking class with Dinner

  • 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

  • Conversano: Hotel Corte Altavilla****
  • Matera: Sassi di Matera***S
All the hotels selected for this package offer you a superior quality: they are charming, well-furnished and ideally located...the best in their category!!!
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