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Tour Description

  • 10 days
  • suggested
  • multi-centres

Explore two of Italy’s lesser-known areas on this 10-day itinerary.

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At a glance
  • Discover the unspoilt countryside of two of Italy’s lesser-known regions
  • Visit Basilicata’s famous sassi di Matera and Puglia’s unique trulli houses
  • Car hire lets you explore at your own pace

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Puglia

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Points of Interest

Map of Day 1: UK - Puglia

Arrive in Puglia, pick up your hire car, and head off to your chosen resort. Once you’ve checked in, sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of wine in the sunshine.

Day 2-4: Puglia

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Map of Day 2-4: Puglia

Spend your first few days exploring the sights and scenery of Puglia. Visit Alberobello with its unique trulli houses, explore the underground Grottos of Castellana, and stop by beautiful towns like Lecce, Ostuni and Otranto.

Day 5: Puglia - Basilicata

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Map of Day 5: Puglia - Basilicata

Today, drive from Puglia into the neighbouring
region of Basilicata, where you’ll stay in the
historic town of Matera. The town is famous for its sassi – UNESCO-listed districts of cave dwellings that date back centuries. Give yourself at least a few hours to explore the town’s tiny alleys and stairways.

Day 6-9: Basilicata

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Map of Day 6-9: Basilicata

It’s time to discover Basilicata. We’d suggest checking out Metaponto on the Ionian coast, which offers fantastic beaches and archaeological sites; the seaside town of Maratea, with its stunning sea caves; the medieval towns of Melfi and Venosa; and Pollino National Park, home to some of Basilicata’s most spectacular scenery.

Day 10: Basilicata - UK

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Map of Day 10: Basilicata - UK

It’s back to Puglia today for your flight back to the UK.

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Flight Information

Flights to Puglia arrive into Bari (BRI) from London Gatwick and London Stansted or Brindisi (BDS) from London Gatwick, London Stansted and Manchester and take approximately 3 hours. Please call our Italy Experts in order to book flights to Brindisi.