Baroque Cities Of The Hidden South
Duration: 6 nights
Prices include: Welcome dinner Flights Car hire
Holiday At A Glance
- Great for baroque culture
- Perfect for history and art lovers
- Welcome dinner and wine tasting
- 6 nights in luxury and boutique hotels
- Including flights and car hire
- Hotel Corte Altavilla
- Patria Palace
- Palazzo Persone
According to Lonely Planet, “If Puglia were a movie, Lecce would be cast in the starring role”. This amazingly beautiful city offers an extravaganza of art and architectural treasures, many of which are great examples of the Barocco Leccese and is a must visit place in your Baroque tour of Puglia.
Arrive at Bari Airport (or Brindisi Airport) collect your hire car at the terminal and start driving to Relais Corte Altavilla for your first three nights stay. Check-in and relax. Depending on the arrival time of your flight enjoy your welcome dinner at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant excluding beverages. If your flight is arriving late we will plan your welcome dinner on Day 2.
On this day we recommend a quick walking tour of the Conversano where you are based before heading to the town of Ostuni to start enjoying the magnificent Baroque architecture. On your return to the hotel, we recommend a stop at Polignano a Mare. Dinner is at your leisure.
Full day tour of Martina Franca and possibly visiting the town of Alberobello to see the best examples of the Trulli houses in the city centre. Alberobello has the highest number of Trulli houses and is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Check out and drive towards your 2nd hotel which is located in the heart of Lecce opposite one of the most beautiful Baroque buildings in the south, Santa Croce. Check in
Spend the day visiting Gallipoli and Nardò discovering some beautiful architectural treasures. Please note that Salento is also well known for its' beautiful wines, whilst touring you can stop at a local winery for
a some tasting. We will be able to book the wine tasting sessions for you should you prefer to include it in your itinerary. You can pay these wineries locally once reserved through us.
Day of leisure. You can choose to relax by a local beach or continue your discoveries further south by visiting Otranto and other charming small towns located on the coast.
Depending on the departure time of your flight, return your hire car to the airport and check in for your flight home.
Please note that this itinerary is self-guided and does not include tours, lunches or dinners. It is given as guidance only, based on our experience of the town and cities.
Where you will stay:
• Economy hire car is included (excluding excess waiver protection)
|Low Season||Price from £745 pp|
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