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9-Day Naples and Puglia Affordable Southern Italy Tour

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The 9-Day affordable Southern Italy tour focuses on Naples and the Puglia region. The affordable southern Italy tour itinerary includes Naples, Lecce, Alberobello, Ostuni, and Bari. This affordable trip through southern Italy travels round trip from Naples. The area’s rich history lends itself to the escorted tour experience. You’ll be escorted around southern Italy visiting Lecce, Alberobello, Ostuni, and Bari. Explore the patchwork of cultures that colors southern Italy today. You’ll enjoy rich architecture, music, food, culinary traditions, and culture. Families, friends, groups, and singles will all enjoy history’s great civilizations coming to life on this 9-Day Affordable Southern Italy tour.  For the price with airfare from your preferred departure city and for more tour information submit the form or call ItalianTourism.us 800.227.1577.

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Highlights

Affordable Southern Italy Tour Sightseeing Highlights:

  • Naples – Guided sightseeing
  • Castel del Monte – Guided visit of the castle
  • Bari – Orientation tour of city
  • Ostuni – Visit the “White Town”
  • Castellana Grotte – Visit the limestone caves
  • Lecce – Visit the baroque town
  • Alberobello – Visit the truly houses
  • Gallipoli – Visit Frantoio Ipogeo
  • Manduria – Visit a wine cellar

Affordable Southern Italy Tour Includes:

  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
  • Italian city hotel taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • When the affordable southern Italy tour is booked with air all transfers included
  • Breakfasts daily, 1 lunch, and 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern deluxe luxury air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Hotels

Affordable Southern Italy Tour Accommodations:

  • 1 Night Naples – Holiday Inn Napoli
  • 1 Night Bari – Excelsior
  • 2 Nights Lecce – Grand Hotel Tiziano dei Congressi
  • 2 Night Fasano – Sierra Silvana
  • 1 Night Naples – Holiday Inn Napoli

Campania and Puglia Affordable Southern Italy Tour Daily Itinerary

Travel through Mediterranean history meeting the ancient Greeks, ancient Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Carthaginians, crusaders, Bourbons, and Ottomans on this affordable southern Italy tour. This escorted trip trough Italy provides authentic southern Italian cultural experience. The day-by-day itinerary provides time for your expert Italy tour guide to bring you through the area’s rich history and culture.

Day 1: Depart the United

Board overnight flight from Naples, Italy

DAY 2 ARRIVE IN NAPLES, ITALY

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Naples, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Feeling tired, get out and visit Cafe Gambino for an authentic world-famous Neapolitan espresso. The stroll around Naples lively streets. This evening you meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3 NAPLES–CASTEL DEL MONTE–BARI

This morning there is a guide tour of Naples sightseeing highlights. This city’s fascinating history begins with the ancient Greeks around 400BC and continues uninterrupted to today. This long history inhabited by various cultures is the foundation of its colorful history.

After depart Naples and travel to the region of Puglia (it: Apulia). Puglia is the “heel” of Italy’s boot. Along the way there is a tour of Castel del Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built in the 13th century by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, and renowned for its unique octagonal shape. Then continue the port city of Bari, on the Adriatic coast.
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 BARI–CASTELLANA GROTTE–ALBEROBELLO–LECCE

Head to Castellana Grotte to visit the famous limestone caves. This impressive system is a wonderland of captivating stalactites, stalagmites, and crystallized mineral deposits. Next stop is Alberobello, renowned for its distinct conical-roofed Trulli houses. Follow the coastline to lovely Lecce, the “Florence of the South”.
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 LECCE. EXCURSION TO SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA & GALLIPOLI

On your included excursion to Santa Maria di Leuca, the southernmost tip of Apulia, discover oriental art nouveau villas and beach huts from the early 20th century. On to Gallipoli, an ancient Greek city built on an island in the Ionian Sea. Enjoy the Old Town with its quaint ambiance, winding streets, and inviting squares. Discover Frantic Ipogeo, an underground olive press buried in the tufa rock. Between the 16th and 19th centuries, workers pressed Gallipoli’s olive oil, and used it to light the city’s oil lamps. Return to Lecce. Time to stroll around Lecce enjoying its its opulent Baroque buildings.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 6 LECCE–MANDURIA–OSTUNI–FASANO

On to Manduria, situated in Puglia’s wine-growing region. Here you’ll visit a wine cellar to taste the typical Primitivo. Next stop is Ostuni. This town is known for its white-washed buildings and Greek-looking town center. After its on the Fasano, a peaceful town surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, not far from the Adriatic Sea.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 7 FASANO

Today is free to do as you like. Maybe join the optional excursion to Matera, located in the Basilicata region. The “rock city” of Matera is home to the prehistoric sassi cave dwellings. After the optional tour continues to Altamira. There a guided tour reveals the amazing stone-clad city, with free time afterwards to stroll through the Old Town on your own.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 8 FASANO–NAPLES

This morning your southern Italy tour departs for Naples. Along the way there is a visit a traditional olive mill. There you’ll taste some genuine olive oil, enjoy a light lunch, and enjoy time to stroll around the groves. After travel back to Naples. This evening is at leisure in this lively city. Perhaps visit a local pizzeria and stroll along the Via Parthenope with views to Mt Vesuvius and Capri. Or stroll along Via Chiaia browsing its lovely Made in Italy shopping boutiques.

DAY 9 NAPLES

Your affordable Southern Italy tour ends with breakfast this morning.

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