Puglia and Basilicata

Combine the coast and countryside of Puglia with the historic town of Matera on this 7 night multi-centre.

At a glance

  • Explore the caves of Matera
  • Stay in a traditional Masseria in Puglia
  • Visit the trulli houses of Alberobello

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Suggested Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : UK - Basilicata
Arrive in Bari or Brindisi airport and pick up your car hire or private transfer and begin your journey towards Matera.
Points of interest:
Where you could stay

Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & Spa

Basilicata, Matera

  • Stay in a unique cave hotel experience in the heart of Matera
  • Feel pampered in one of southern Italy’s best spas
  • Unearth the ancient city of stone, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita

Basilicata, Matera

  • Unique property of 18 restored cave rooms
  • Located in the UNESCO site of Sassi di Matera
Day 2 : Matera
Matera is steeped in history and is most famous for its caves, spend the morning exploring and finding out how the people of Matera lived. Admire the ancient architecture of the town and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding ravine.
Where you could stay

Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & Spa

Basilicata, Matera

  • Stay in a unique cave hotel experience in the heart of Matera
  • Feel pampered in one of southern Italy’s best spas
  • Unearth the ancient city of stone, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita

Basilicata, Matera

  • Unique property of 18 restored cave rooms
  • Located in the UNESCO site of Sassi di Matera
Day 3 : Matera to Alberobello
Swap the caves of Matera for the Trulli houses of Alberobello and settle in to your hotel. 
Where you could stay

Trulli Soave

Alberobello, Puglia

  • Individual trulli provide an authentic Puglian experience.
  • Located in the popular town of Alberobello, known for its famous trulli houses.
Day 4 : Alberobello
Alberobello is famous for its Trulli, spend an afternoon walking around the old town, exploring the local shops and sampling the local wine. Wine tasting and Olive tasting are also in abundance in the area. 
Where you could stay

Trulli Soave

Alberobello, Puglia

  • Individual trulli provide an authentic Puglian experience.
  • Located in the popular town of Alberobello, known for its famous trulli houses.
Day 5 - 7 : Alberobello - Puglia coast

Spend the last couple of days either relaxing on the beach whilst staying at one of the coastal resorts such as Torre Canne. Visit the "The White City" of Ostuni, famous for its white walls and its typically white-painted architecture. Or travel further south towards Lecce, which is known for being the "Florence of the south".

A must see whilst in the area is the Grotte di Castellana which is a Karst Cave system which was discovered in 1938.

Where you could stay

Ostuni Rosa Marina Resort

Ostuni, Puglia

  • A family-friendly property located in Ostuni
  • A good choice of facilites and comfortable guest rooms

Canne Bianche Lifestyle Hotel

Torre Canne di Fasano, Puglia

  • A charming boutique hotel located on the coast of Torre Canne
  • A relaxing ambience with contemporary rooms and lovely surroundings

Borgobianco Resort and Spa

Polignano a Mare, Puglia

  • Traditional farmhouse within the Puglian countryside
  • Delicious local cuisine served at White Restaurant
Day 8 : Puglia - UK
Arrive back to Bari or Brindisi airport for your return flight back to the UK.

11 days from £1,199 per person

Practical Information

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.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

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