Visit some of the worlds most coveted sites on this three day tour through the ancient towns of Alberobello and Lecce, Poligiano by the Sea, and Ostuni. See the traditional Trulli houses of Alberobello and baroque architecture of Lecce.
Pick up at the airport (Bari or Brindisi) and transfer to your accommodation
Start your day by visiting Alberobello, Itria Valley’s premier location to see trulli, the cone-shaped houses distinctive to Apulia. Alberobello has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996 and is definitely become a unique landmark of Puglia.
Next you will visit a local olive oil mill. Here, we will learn about the traditional method of making olive oil, which uses granite millstones, as well as the modern processing system. We will taste seven different extra virgin olive oils produced by this olive oil farm.
You will end the day by visiting the sea, specifically the high rocky outcrop that reaches into the Adriatic Sea, the town of Polignano by the Sea. The best way to experience the atmosphere of this Mediterranean city is a nice walk on its terraces overlooking the sea, stopping at artisan shops and stylish bars.
On a guided tour, you will see elegant baroque palaces and churches constructed from warmly colored Lecce stone. These beautiful buildings surround the magnificent ruins of what was once aRoman city called Lupiae. In this beautiful town just below the ground level of the main square we can find a restored 2nd-century-AD amphitheater, discovered about 100 years ago.
The gleaming white city of Ostuni sits atop the last hill of the southern Murgia plateau. Looking out from its fortifications, your eye is drawn over a plain full of ancient olive trees toward the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. While in Ostuni, you will take a walking tour through narrow streets lined with white-washed buildings, ending at the town’s sophisticated Gothic cathedral.During this trip we will discover the “green gold of Puglia”.
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