Authentic Puglia


Savelletri di Fasano or Monopoli, Lecce and Matera

  • 4 Nights Luxury Accommodations at Your Choice of Hotel in Savelletri Fasano or Monopoli
  • 3 Nights Luxury Accommodations at Your Choice of Hotel in Lecce
  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodations at Your Choice of Hotel in Matera
  • Private airport and train station transfers
  • Private transfers
  • Private Bari Walk and Taste Tour
  • Private Tour of Alberobello Trulli Town
  • Private Tour to Martina Franca, Cisternino and Locorotondo
  • Small-Group Market Tour and Cooking Experience
  • Private Tour Heel of Italy
  • Private Matera Walking Tour
  • Daily breakfast
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Monopoli or Savelletri di Fasano

Welcome to Puglia! Your driver will meet you at the arrival gate of Bari Airport and take you to your accommodation of choice in Savelletri di Fasano or Monopoli. Use this first day to relax and enjoy the charming Masseria you chose as your base in this tranquil countryside area.


Bari Walk and Taste Tour

Meet your guide in the hotel for a drive to the center of Bari Vecchia - the old town. Your tour will take you through the labyrinth of cobblestone alleys. Discover Bari through the sights, aromas, and tastes including the famous focaccia and panzerotti. See the St. Nicola’s Basilica from the 12th century and the ramparts of a Norman Castle and immerse yourself in the culture as you say hi to the nonnas sitting on the threshold of their doorways rolling out trays of orecchiette and discussing daily events.


Tour of Alberobello Trulli Town

A UNESCO World Heritage site, the famous trulli houses date back to the 15th century. Wander the streets to admire these fairytale-like conical-roofed structures while learning more about their history from your guide and how the local landowners, the Acquaviva family ordered the local peasants to build dwellings without using mortar to avoid paying property taxes to the King.


Tour to Martina Franca, Cisternino and Locorotondo

After breakfast, your driver will meet you at the hotel for your immersive full-day tour. This picturesque journey will take you to Martina Franca, a Baroque-era pearl with Instagram-worthy churches and palazzi. Continue to Cisternino, a quaint village with whitewashed houses before you relax over a traditional lunch at one of the many butchers that specialize in grilling the local meat delicacies. After lunch continue to the ancient village of Locorotondo and put the perfect finishing touch on your day with a visit to a wine estate where you will have the opportunity to taste delectable local wines.


Transfer to Lecce

After breakfast, your driver will meet you for your private transfer to Lecce where you will check in at your hotel of choice. Afternoon at leisure, take your first glimpse of the baroque town of Lecce, “Florence of the South”.


Market Tour and Cooking Experience

Experience the true flavors and vibes of the region. Start with a guided visit to the local market where you will learn how to choose fresh seasonal ingredients. On your way to the cooking class venue, stop at a local cafeteria for a taste of “Leccese Coffee”. Then proceed with the creation of four traditional recipes under the watchful eye of your local chef and savor the fruits of your labor paired with selected local wines.


Heel of the Italy Tour

Your full-day journey to Italy’s Heel will pass through Gallipoli and Santa Maria di Leuca accompanied by the views of the azure Adriatic Sea. The rocky coastline, tiny quaint fishing villages, natural caves, and wonderful sea views will lead you to your next destination - Otranto, and its historic center which is a mesmerizing labyrinth of narrow streets and charming piazzas. The town is steeped in history, evident in its well-preserved architecture, which includes the 15th-century Aragonese Castle and the stunning Otranto Cathedral with its famous mosaic floor, a masterpiece of medieval art.


Transfer to Matera

After breakfast, your driver will meet you for your private transfer to Matera where you will check in at your hotel of choice. Afternoon at leisure, explore this fascinating city with cave dwellings.


Matera Tour

After breakfast meet your local guide for a walking tour of this unique city filled with cave dwellings and nestled in the heart of Basilicata. Matera is the 3rd oldest city in the world, its historic center, including the Sassi, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The recognition is well-deserved, as the city's unique architecture and cultural significance make it a captivating destination for history and culture enthusiasts.

DAY 10

Departure day

After breakfast, your driver will meet you at the hotel to transfer you to Bari or Brindisi Airport for your departure flight.

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Authentic Puglia Heel of Italy - Authentic Puglia Package with Travelive, luxury travel agency

Il Melograno stands as Italy's pioneering Masseria, welcoming guests to uncover four centuries of history. Surrounded by ancient olive trees that yield the unique oil gracing its kitchen, this historic retreat offers a sensory feast, minutes away from the Adriatic shores. With its recent restoration, Il Melograno blends old-world charm with modern comforts, creating an intimate southern Italian haven. Mùmmulo restaurant's culinary philosophy revolves around quality Apulian ingredients that celebrate local flavors in innovative creations by Chef Cosimo Amico. A therapeutic journey unfolds in a candlelit spa with aromatherapy treatments from Physio Natura tailored to individual needs. Masseria Il Melograno invites you to savor history, flavors, and relaxation in harmony with the land.

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Don Ferrante is a boutique hotel strategically situated within the heart of Monopoli's historic quarter. Formerly a formidable fortress perched upon the reef, it has undergone meticulous restoration. It unveils panoramic vistas that encompass the majesty of the Adriatic Sea on one side, and whitewashed houses on the other, surrounded by ancient churches, magnificent palaces, and narrow alleys that make up the historical town. As the sun sets, prepare to be mesmerized by the soft, luminous glow emanating from the fourteen chimneys adorning the splendid terrace. During daylight hours, guests are treated to the same captivating sea views while lounging poolside in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun.

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At La Peschiera, luxury is expressed through simplicity, harmonizing with nature's captivating beauty. The hypnotic palette comprises endless blues, from the sea and sky to the inviting pools, while warm evening hues reflect the stone's subtle shades. Its 13 exclusive rooms offer an intimate escape, each with a view of the calming waves. The Saleblu Restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience where the sea's essence permeates every dish. Thalassic water therapies, a sauna, and sun terraces complete the rejuvenating setting, while the private sandy beach awaits you with loungers and refreshments.

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Cala Ponte Hotel is a serene retreat conveniently close to Puglia's historic towns. The hotel's design provides a refreshing contrast to the region's historic towns, emphasizing spacious simplicity, minimalism, and top-notch efficiency. 58 beautifully designed rooms provide a cool haven after basking in the sun. The Apulian-inspired low-level architecture includes a garden, terrace, patio, or pool views. Enjoy a refreshing salad and savor the aromas of the local wine production in the relaxing atmosphere of the dining room or sip your cocktail by the lit pool in the evening. Cala Ponte boasts a football pitch, tennis court, and two large pools while the spa offers an escape for from stress with water therapies, a sauna, and a Finnish water bucket plunge.

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Located in Italy’s bootheel, La Fiormentina stands as a stylish urban retreat situated at the heart of the Baroque city of Lecce. This exquisite establishment pays tribute to Antonia Fiermonte and the two adoring artists who cherished her. The garden offers a juxtaposition of modern minimalism, a meticulously curated art assortment, and a contemporary Pugliese restaurant. All rooms are inspired by traditional local buildings, with large blocks of pale stone, grey or mustard seating, and crisp white bed linens. The restaurant presents elevated interpretations of cucina povera, which can be eaten in the elegant main dining rooms or alfresco amid the olive and orange trees in the hotel’s walled garden.

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In the heart of Lecce's historic center, Pollicastro Boutique Hotel is located within a 16th-century palace known as de' Perroni, which spans from Porta San Biagio to Piazza Sant'Oronzo. The historic residence was fully renovated to recapture its original essence and medieval splendor. What makes it truly unique is the remarkable diversity of its various rooms, each closely following the historical layout of the structure. As a result, every space provides a distinct and unique experience for guests. Each piece of furniture or adornment was conceived, designed, and crafted exclusively, one bit at a time, gathering inspiration from every single corner of the building. A beautifully decorated roof garden completes the experience of a relaxing stay at Pollicastro Boutique Hotel.

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Experience Lecce at its finest with a stay at Torre del Parco, a 15th-century medieval castle nestled near the old city center. Luxurious accommodations adorned with classical décor and rustic touches create a relaxing atmosphere for you to unwind. The professional staff at the Wellness Area delivers relief from stress with a variety of massage treatments. Torre del Parco is popular as a destination wedding venue. Its medieval fortress architecture, combined with a natural oasis in the gardens, a majestic feeling at the Inner Hall, and a romantic terrace, make it the perfect setting for sharing your vows.

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Experience the unique charm of sleeping in the Sassi of Matera at Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita. Situated in the heart of Matera, the retreat expands into 18 caves, preserving the original shape and materials to protect the historical integrity of Matera's Sassi district amid growing tourism. The hotel's interior design reflects Sextantio's minimalistic ethos, creating a unique atmosphere that encapsulates the cultural and human history of the Sassi. For an elegant stay, Sextantio Il Palazzo della Civita offers five large rooms in an 18th-century palace with panoramic views of Murgia Park. Rejuvenate your senses with refreshing spa treatments, enjoying massages within the historic cave dwellings. Indulge in a candlelit dinner accompanied by classical music and the warmth of a lit fireplace at the XIII Century Church. A unique experience awaits at Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita.

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3 Nights Dubrovnik Extension

Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic, or Kings Landing as it is known to Game of Thrones aficionados, is one of the must-see destinations in Croatia. Extend your trip with a 3-night stay in this magnificent walled city. Surrounded by scenict medieval City Walls, this former capital of the mighty sea-faring Republic of Ragusa will fill your days and nights with a myriad of landmarks, aristocratic palaces, majestic Baroque churches, fortresses, contemporary wine bars, top-notch restaurants, and, of course, plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun and relax by the azure Adriatic Sea. Visit Ston for a memorable oyster-tasting experience, taste the wines of Peljesac, or hop over to Montenegro for a day and explore the stunning landscape and history of Kotor Bay.

3 Nights Paris Extension

Continue your European adventure with a memorable 3-day extension in Paris. The "City of Lights," is a timeless destination with its iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Notre Dame Cathedral, and an abundance of art, history, and culture. You can stroll along the charming streets and canals by the Seine, savor delectable French cuisine in cozy bistros, and indulge in world-class shopping on the Champs-Élysées. In three days, you'll immerse yourself in the essence of Paris, from its rich heritage to its contemporary allure, making it a must-visit destination for an unforgettable getaway.

3 Nights Athens Extension

Get a taste of history, culture and cuisine when you head off to Athens, the birthplace of democracy. Spend three nights at one of our top luxury hotels, with magnificent views of the Acropolis. Enjoy a full- day tour of the historical highlights around the city, including the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the ancient Agora, the neoclassical buildings of Plaka, the changing of the guards at the Parliament building, Lycabettus Hill, and more. Your three nights/four-day extension includes roundtrip airfare from Cairo to Athens, private transfers, hotel accommodations, private tours, and local assistance.

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