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Day 1:               ROME

Arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport, meeting with our English-Speaking assistant and transfer by private coach to hotel in Rome city center.

Upon arrival at hotel, check-in.

Lunch at leisure.

In the afternoon, meeting with English Speaking guide for a half day Baroque Rome city tour (max 3hrs): Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Piazza Colonna, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps. This tour includes some of the most famous squares in the centre of the city as Spanish Square and its famous Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Colonna, the Pantheon and Navona Square. If not closed to tours, due to religious ceremonies, a church can be included in the walking tour, for instance it could be S. Ignazio or S. Luigi de' Francesi.

At the end, return to hotel and little time to freshen up.

Dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel.

 

Service of the day:

  • Private coach disposal for transfer from Rome Fiumicino Airport to hotel, half day Baroque Rome city tour in the afternoon, transfer to local restaurant for dinner and back to hotel

  • English Speaking assistance at airport for meet and transfer to hotel

  • Half day English Speaking guide for Baroque Rome city tour (max. 3hrs), including headset 

  • Dinner at local restaurant in Rome, 4 course menus, including ½ mineral water and ¼ wine

  • Overnight at hotel in Rome in BB

 

 

Day 2:                 ROME - PESCHICI

Breakfast at hotel and check-out.

Departure by private coach to Peschici (Apulia).

Located in the Gargano National Park, Peschici, with its characteristic whitewashed houses, is high on a rocky hilltop and dominates one of Italy’s most beautiful bays.

Upon arrival, check-in at hotel, if possible or storage of luggage.

Lunch at local Masseria, prepared by Chefs Marisa Iocco and Salvatore Bufi. one of the most characteristic sights of the Apulian countryside is the “Masseria”, an example or rural architecture, organized as a sort of autonomous citadel.

In the afternoon, visit to a local site for ceramics processing and then short walking to the city center.

Dinner at local Restaurant Porta di Basso (Domenico Cilenti).

Overnight at hotel.

 

Service of the day:

  • Full day coach disposal for transfer from hotel in Rome to hotel in Peschici and visits in Peschici area (max. 12hrs service)

  • Lunch at Masseria with our Chefs

  • Dinner in restaurant “Porta di Basso”

  • Overnight at hotel in Peschici in BB

 

 

Day 3:                PESCHICI

Breakfast at hotel.

h. 09:00 Departure by private coach to Castel Fiorentino (approx. 1h30).

Upon arrival, visit to the educational farm of Michele Schiavone with cheese and mozzarella tasting.

Light lunch based on vegetables prepared by Chefs Marisa Iocco and Salvatore Bufi (the farm has a room equipped for cooking lessons). 

In the afternoon, visit to the wine cellar D’Araprì. Then return to the hotel.

Dinner at local Restaurant Il Trabucco di Mimì. There are many ancient Trabucchi- massive constructions built from wood -which are extraordinary fishing systems which became today restaurants on the sea

Overnight at hotel.

 

Service of the day:

  • Full day coach disposal for activities and visits in Peschici area

       (max. 12hrs service)

  • Lunch with our Chefs

  • Dinner at Trabucco di Mimi

  • Overnight at hotel in Peschici in BB

 

 

Day 4:                 PESCHICI - CONVERSANO

Breakfast at hotel and check-out.

h. 09:00 Departure from Peschici by private coach. First stop in Canosa di Puglia to visit Apogei e Frantoio owned by Sabino Leone, including extra virgin oil tasting and Lunch.

Afternoon departure to the hotel, Masseria Casina dei Preti, in Conversano famous for its medieval castle and where the ancient Romans found refuge here after the defeat at the Battle of Cannae.

Upon arrival, check-in, if possible or storage of luggage.

h. 16:00 Cooking lesson on how to prepare “Panzerotti and Apulian Focaccia” with final tasting/dinner based on prepared products, prepared by Chefs Marisa Iocco and Salvatore Bufi.

Overnight at hotel.

 

Service of the day:

  • Full day coach disposal for transfer from hotel in Peschici to hotel in Conversano

  • Lunch at the Frantoio

  • Dinner in Hotel with our Chefs

  • Overnight at hotel in Conversano in BB

 

 

Day 5:                 CONVERSANO

Breakfast at hotel.

h. 08:30 Departure by private coach for a full day excursion to Matera and Altamura.

Upon arrival in Matera (approx. 1h30), meeting with English Speaking guide for half day Matera city tour with its famous “Sassi”. Matera is one of the world’s oldest permanently inhabited cities, with Its two picturesque sassi districts, with houses built in natural caves or dug into the soft limestone and is one of Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Lunch at local Restaurant “Trattoria l’Abbondanza

 h. 15:00 Proceed by private coach to Altamura, visit of the ancient Mulino di Benedetto.

Altamira is in a dominating position on a plateau pf the western Murge hills, whose corei s marked by the megalithic walls of the ancient Peucetian settlements.

Then, pastry lesson at Noviello Pastry shop, one of the most famous and preferred artisanal pastry laboratories in Puglia.

At the end, return to the hotel.

Dinner prepared by Chefs Marisa Iocco and Salvatore Bufi.

Overnight at hotel.

 

Service of the day:

  • Full day coach disposal for visits to Matera and Altamura (max. 12hrs service)

  • Half day English Speaking guide for Matera city tour (max. 3hrs)

  • Lunch Trattoria l’Abbondanza

  • Dinner at hotel, traditional Apulian cuisine, with our Chefs

  • Overnight at hotel in Conversano in BB

 

 

Day 6:                 CONVERSANO

Breakfast at hotel.

h. 08:30 Departure by private coach to Molfetta and, upon arrival, guided tour to the fish market and is one of the most important fishing centre in the region.

Then cooking lesson at Restaurant Bufi followed by a lunch based on sea food, by Chefs Marisa Iocco and Salvatore Bufi.

h. 15:00 Proceed by private coach to Alberobello, the Capital of Trulli with stop for a short guided tour among these typical Apulian buildings.

The small town has been made a UNESCO World Heritage site for its unusual districts of trulli, the characteristic white-washedconical-roofed houses of the area, built from the local limestone. Then continue to Castellana Grottoes, located few kilometrs from Alberobello.

The Castellana Grottoes are one of the most important attractions of Apulia and represent the largest karst caves of Italy : a true spellbinding sight for its grandeur and the beauty of the alabaster concretions.

The guided tour winds along 3 Km of special calcifications: stalactites, stalagmites, concretions, canyons and caves.

At the end, return to the hotel.

Dinner on own.

Overnight at hotel.

 

Service of the day:

  • Full day coach disposal for activities and visits to Molfetta, Alberobello and Castellana Grottoes (max. 12hrs service)

  • Lunch Restaurant Bufi (our Chefs)

  • Half day English Speaking guide for visit to Alberobello and Castellana Grottoes (max. 3hrs)

  • Entrance fees to Trullo Sovereign in Alberobello

  • Entrance fees to Castellana Grottoes

  • Overnight at hotel in Conversano in BB

 

 

Day 7:                CONVERSANO - UGENTO

Breakfast at hotel and check-out.

h. 08:30 Departure by private coach to Cisternino for a guided tour to Pomona Gardens.

Typical lunch based on tasting of seasonal fruits.

h. 16:00 Proceed by private coach to hotel in Ugento (approx. 2hrs), also called city of Art, located on the gulf of Taranto, whose ancient history reaches back to the Massapic tribes.

Arrival at the Hotel, check-in. Little time at disposal to freshen up before dinner.

Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

 

Service of the day:

  • Full day coach disposal for transfer from hotel in Conversano to hotel in Ugento, with stop on the way in Cisternino (max. 12hrs service)

  • Admission and guided visit at the Pomona Gardens and seasonal fruit tasting

  • Lunch

  • Overnight at hotel in Ugento in All Inclusive basis

 

 

Day 8:                 UGENTO

Breakfast at hotel.

Morning at leisure at hotel to relax and have sun bath.

Lunch at hotel.

h. 15:00 Departure by private coach for half day excursion to the famous Baroque city of Lecce, a unique  and charming town, as described by the poets, a true lady, full of monuments of architectural interest, upmarket boutiques, restaurants and much more.

Upon arrival, meeting with English Speaking guide for city tour (max. 3hrs).

Dinner at local Restaurant Le Zie, typical Salento cuisine with wine tasting.

At the end, return to hotel and Overnight.

 

Service of the day:

  • Coach disposal for excursion to Lecce

  • Lunch at the Hotel

  • Half day English Speaking guide for Lecce city tour (max. 3hrs)

  • Dinner at the Restaurant Le Zie.

  • Overnight at hotel in Ugento in All Inclusive basis

 

 

Day 9:                 UGENTO

Breakfast at hotel.

h. 09:00 Departure by private coach to Otranto including a guided tour of the city and Grotta Zinzulusa, with includes admission and boat excursion in the Grotto.

 These Grottos are the most famous Karst caves along the Puglian coastline and considered to be one of the most important examples of this geologic phenomenon in Italy.

At the end, return to hotel for lunch.

Afternoon at leisure to relax at hotel and have a sun bath.

Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

 

Service of the day:

  • Coach disposal for excursion to Otranto and Grotta Zinzulusa entrance and boat ride.

  • Overnight at hotel in Ugento in All Inclusive basis

 

 

Day 10:                UGENTO - ROME

Breakfast at hotel and check-out.

h. 09:00 Departure by private coach from hotel in Ugento to hotel in Rome (approx. 7hrs + lunch time).

Lunch on the way on own.

Arrival at hotel and check-in.

Dinner at local restaurant in Rome

Overnight at hotel.

 

Service of the day:

  • Coach disposal for transfer from hotel in Ugento to hotel in Rome

  • Dinner at local restaurant in Rome, 4 course menus

       including ½ mineral water and ¼ wine

  • Overnight at hotel in Rome in BB

 

 

 Day 11:              ROME

Breakfast at hotel.

h. 09:00 Meeting at hotel with driver and departure by private coach for half day excursion to Roman Hill, to enjoy a visit to a typical vineyards with tasting and lunch.

Return by private coach to Rome and meeting with English Speaking guide for half day Ancient Rome city tour (max 3hrs): Colosseum, Constantine Arch, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill. Entrance to the Colosseum and a walk inside the Roman Forum is the main part of the tour; after that, from the car, we see the Palatine Hill and the ruins of  Imperial Palace and  the Circus Maximum, the Theatre of Marcello, Venice Sq. and the Monument to king Vittorio Emanuele II.

Dinner at local restaurant in Rome.

Overnight at hotel.

 

Service of the day:

  • Full day coach disposal for excursion to Roman Hills, Ancient Rome city tour and dinner at local restaurant (max. 13hrs service)

  • Visit to the vineyards followed by wine tasting

  • Typical lunch at the farmhouse

  • Half day English Speaking guide for Ancient Rome city tour (max. 3hrs)

  • Entrance fees to Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

  • Dinner at local restaurant in Rome, 4 course menus, including ½ mineral water and ¼ wine

  • Overnight at hotel in Rome in BB

 

 

Day 12:              ROME

Breakfast at hotel and check-out.

Meeting with driver for transfer by private coach to Rome Fiumicino Airport.

 

Service of the day:

  • Transfer by private coach from hotel in Rome to Fiumicino Airport

 

 

 

 

End of our services

 

 

ROME & APULIA TOUR

The Exquisite Culinary Italian Tour

With Chef Marisa Iocco in cooperation with Salvatore Bufi

(12 days/11 nights)

GROUP 15/20 PAX