Upon arrival check in for 4 nights in elegant masseria outside of Gallipoli, from here we will explore the famous Salento region and its beautiful towns on the Adriatic Sea. We will hang out with family and friends of Antimo and stop in his hometown Manduria for a day completely dedicated to wine tasting. We will then travel north and inland toward the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Valle D’Itria, here we will be staying in a Trulli house visiting the towns of Alberobello, Locorotondo, and Ostuni surrounded by endless fields of ancient olive trees. Relax around the pool is also part of the plan. Finally, before we depart from Puglia, we will be visiting an old “Forno” (Bakery) to learn about local bread making.
We will be visiting and walking the streets of Matera, the second world most ancient town after Petra. Due to its unique setting, this town is often the set of movies such as The Passion of Christ, Ben-Hur, The Omen, and most recently Wonder Woman. From here we will travel toward the toe of the Italian boot and stay in a castle from XIII century for three nights. The view of the Tyrrhenian Sea will keep us company as we travel to towns nearby.
From here, if you wish you can spend a few days on your own in the nearby Amalfi Coast (2 hours drive), Pompei and Ercolano, or Rome.
“I couldn't have been happier to have joined VoomaGo and Antimo on a rich and memorable discovery of Puglia. Don't miss this chance, the food and wine will blow your tastebuds away and the people will win your heart. ”John S.
“Puglia is wild, charming, authentic, memorable, enchanting, spectacular, and laid back. The healthiest most delicious food ever eaten in my life, mamma mia!”Deborina D.
“We adventured a few days on our own and then joined Antimo in Puglia for eight days. What a huge difference it makes to travel accompanied by such a charming, passionate, young man, not to mention native to the area and respected by everyone! Thanks for all the driving too!”David & Susan N.
Accommodation in elegant Masseria, villa with swimming pool, and castle – Private Transportation & Driving – Two meals per day (except on FREE days) – Cooking with locals – Tours and Sightseeing – Wine tasting – Bread making – Planned day excursions and activities – Meals and time with local families, and much more.
Note: You will be responsible for your airfare, hotel incidentals and additional libations, and airport to hotel transfers.
Start your travel from the US on April 19th to arrive the following day. Arrive in Brindisi (airport code BDS) on April 20th. If you plan to fly back to the US at the end of the trip, you want to fly out of Lamezia Terme airport (airport code SUF).
If you decide to spend a few more days on your own in the nearby Amalfi Coast, you can fly out of Naples or Rome (They are both reachable by train).
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