The region of Puglia lies at the heel of the boot of Italy along the sun-drenched Adriatic Sea. Its long and colourful history, that ranges from Norman to Byzantine rule, has resulted in an eclectic mix of architectural and cultural sites. Although it might seem simple, its local cuisine is a delightful focus on fresh local produce, distinct wines, home-made pasta, irresistible desserts and pastries and of course, olive oil. Much of Puglia’s homely charm comes from the openness of its people.
The Path to Puglia commences in the Salento provincia to uncover the beautiful baroque city of Lecce and visit the coastal towns of Otranto and Leuca, where a local fishing boat ride will charmingly cruise you along the region’s varied coastline of golden beaches and rocky cliffs. The journey continues to the Itria Valley, arguably the most popular region in Puglia that hosts a wealth of experiences to immerse yourself into the region’s history and culture. A vintage car ride can take you from the rolling hills to the beautiful coast, while a bike ride through the countryside connects UNESCO recognised monuments to atmospheric hill towns.
En route to Basilicata, home to the UNESCO site of Matera and its ancient sassi or district of cave dwellings, sample local produce in an ancient olive oil mill set among groves of trees that are over a thousand years old, join in a traditional cooking class at a local farmhouse called a masseria, make your own cheese at a local farm, picnic and wine taste among lush vineyards or dine at restaurants that serve the freshest seafood. At Basilicata, relish the unique experience of staying in a cave hotel with the comforts of modern living after a hike through its stunning landscape.
The Eternal City of Rome might need little introduction, but it complements the Path to Puglia perfectly. Alternatively, you could journey to the Amalfi Coast to witness its stunning vistas of ancient fishing villages perched along cliffs that plunge towards the dazzling blue sea.
Private Cruise in a Traditional Boat
Enjoy local aperitifs while marvelling at Puglia's stunning coastline on board your traditional fishing boat
Vintage Car Rides
Explore the rolling hills of the Itria Valley and coastal clifftop towns like Polignano al Mare in a vintage car
Exclusive Gourmet Experiences
Exclusive food visits await - from tasting in an ancient olive mill dating back to the 4th century, joining an expert oenologist for wine tasting at a renowned winery, to a hands-on traditional cooking class with wine pairing in a countryside masseria.
Spend a night in a unique cave hotel in the heart of Matera's sassi, a UNESCO heritage site known for their ancient cave dwellings
Cycling in Trulli Country
Ride through the fairytale trulli landscape of Alberobello, stopping at a local farm for an insider visit to making burrata cheese.
Tour Historic Baroque Cities
Discover the Baroque splendors of Lecce, known as ``Florence of the South`` with your experience local guide.
An urban resort with only 16 unique guestrooms built around a 17th century private home in the heart of Old Lecce, known for its Baroque architecture and storied past. The interiors features traditional building elements seen in noble homes of the Salento region while Olive trees surround the swimming pool in the sculpture garden.
Inspired by Puglia’s rich traditions, yet thoroughly contemporary in its style, Borgo Egnazia is a true masterpiece of architecture and design. Every detail has been meticulously designed to ensure the highest standards of luxury.
Sextantio Grotta della Cività
With the lodging carved out of the rock, guests effectively stay inside a cave—but a cave with the comforts of modern living and a stylish regeneration. With much of the history and architecture of Southern Italy’s historic centre preserved, this fabulous hotel allows one to experience the real heritage of ancient Matera from within.
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Accommodation with Breakfast
Mineral Water & Snacks
All Tours and Entrance Fees
Private vehicle with driver