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Walking Puglia & Basilicata self guided tour 10 days

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A Self guided walking tour of Puglia & Basilicata 7 unique country walks to hike Southern Italy in 10 days & 9 nights A journey between Matera, Lecce and Otranto to experience, at your own pace, southern Italy art, nature and people. On this self guided walking holiday between Puglia and Basilicata, hiking olive groves, breathtaking costal trails, old villages and vineyards, you will explore a corner of Southern italy through a series of new and extraordinary walks, completely off the beaten tracks.
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  • 1. PATH: Puglia & Basilicata walking tours - hiking and trekkin... http://www.experience-path.com/trips_slowalk_Basilicata.phphome | trips | how slowly | destinations | enquire | about us slowalks self guided walking holidays from Matera to Otranto A Self guided walking tour of Puglia & Basilicata 7 unique country walks to hike Southern Italy in 10 days & 9 nights A journey between Matera, Lecce and Otranto to experience, at your own pace, southern Italy art, nature and people. On this walking holiday between Puglia and Basilicata, hiking olive groves, breathtaking costal trails, old villages and vineyards, you will explore a corner of Southern italy through a series of new and extraordinary walks, completely off the beaten tracks.Trip details Puglia and Basilicata offer all the excitement of a unique walking Start/End:Matera | Otranto adventure, and the opportunity to explore a past rich of history, art Duration: 10 Days | 9 nights and traditions, offering breathtaking nature, walks along forests, extinct volcanos, lakes and ravines. A trip where history explains artCasual/Luxury:from 1890 to 2490 and art tells you the history of these regions, where human traces and art go back to the time when Puglia & Basilicata were emerged Dates:Start any day from from the sea. Originally populated by ancient people coming fromApril to November Anatolia, and Crete, both important Roman districts, Basilicata & all departures Puglia with their Natural and Archaeological Parks, Dolmen andguaranteed crypts, rural churches and frescos, food and gastronomy make this walking holidays in southern Italy both unique and unmissable.1 of 43/12/12 1:02 PM

2. PATH: Puglia & Basilicata walking tours - hiking and trekkin... http://www.experience-path.com/trips_slowalk_Basilicata.php walkssample tour program A self guided tour to hike Puglia and Basilicata, sample program. All tours can be tailor made. Day 1 & 2 Matera Your walking holiday starts in Matera with a welcome aperitivo, a briefing and the first guided walk just to get familiar with the town of Trip highlights stones, UNESCO World Heritage whose inhabitants used to live in Unique country walks & trails caves carved out of limestone. The second day, after breakfastfine wine and local food youll take the first country walk enjoying a guided trek along the Extraordinary landscapes and sceneries Gravina of Matera, where more than 120 rupestrian churches with Cultural tours Byzantine frescos make this place unique and spectacular. Afternoon rest and dinner in one of the many restaurant of Matera,This trip includes will conclude our day. 9 nights accommodation & breakfast Day 3 & 4 Alberobello and the Itria Valley2 dinner with wine after breakfast a short private transfer to Alberobello will let you24h support of local manager enjoy your second country walk and discover the Itria valleymaps and instruction and use of a GPS characterized by a flourishing vegetation where olive trees, whiteall transfer as per itinerary trulli (dry-stone houses with conical roofs made of lapidary stones)1 private guided trekking and local stone fortresses are scattered around. Two days totutored wine tasting explore and walk along extremely narrow roads, with sharp bends hands on cooking class and dead ends, tall narrow houses painted in their classic whiteluggage transfer during the tour colour and handsome buildings in baroque style. A visit to the local2 private cultural walks (Lecce - Matera) winery might add a gourmet touch to the day, for those interested in tasting the "Locorotondo", the famous white wine, considered one ofNot included the most promising quality white wines in the region. Flights & insurance Everything not mentioned on the included list Day 5 Ostuni above breakfast and one more short transfer before your next walk will take you to Ostuni the white town. Ostunis charm lies in the characteristic white walls of the houses in the old town. In fact, all the houses in the historic centre are only painted using white lime paint. This feature led to the town being called "the white town", the queen of the olive groves" and the "city of the crib". Day 6 - 7 Lecce & Gallipoli two days and two extraordinary walks to explore the Florence of Southern Italy Lecce, its beautiful surrounding country side and wineyards. Discovering the old town centre of Lecce, with your private cultural walk will be an exciting adventure among the most refined Baroque-style items and palaces of Puglia, where theAccommodation architecture of portals, monuments and clerical buildings is characterised by some of the finest stone lacework. The city wasClassic accommodation is provided by a built on the site of the ancient Roman town of Lupiae, wasselection of charming 3 star hotels, B&B & contested by the Byzantines, Lombards, and Saracens, elevated tofamily run Masserie (traditional restored farm a countship by the Normans and passed to the Aragonese kings of house). Naples in the in 1463. With its cathedral, the Basilica of SantaLuxury accommodation is provided by a Croce, Churches and fine Baroque buildings is well known as the selection of 4 & 5 star luxury hotels and Florence of the south. A trek along the wineyrds surrounding LecceMasserie. with a private wine tasting tour will ensure some extra activity forAll rooms have en suite bathrooms, cost are your second day.calculated on two sharing a double room, and includes breakfast. Day 8 Otranto & the Adriatic coast today a short transfer by a typical local train will take you to thePlease enquire for a detailed tour program starting point. After an optional visit to the local museun and cryptsor to tailor made your itinerary and to admire some unique wall paintings, this unique custom walk inclusion. toward the adriatic coast will take you to the next hotel, not far from2 of 4 3/12/12 1:02 PM 3. PATH: Puglia & Basilicata walking tours - hiking and trekkin...http://www.experience-path.com/trips_slowalk_Basilicata.php where Enea shored and where some of the oldest graffiti of Europe where found. Day 9 Otranto old town and the adriatic coast after breakfast youll start the last trekking that will take you to Otranto. In the afternoon after a siesta, you might take a walk to discover and admire the town center, the Aragonese Castello and the Cathedral with the marvelous floor mosaic (1166) and its tree of life. Otranto is one of the easterly city of Italy at Roman time, it was more important than Brindisium as a point of embarkation for the East a charming pearl that give life to the words of Roberto Cotroneo: Otranto is "a collapsed star which includes the entire www.flickr.com universe, where there is daily life and history, where the years do not go by and everything seems to interpenetrate, where it is easy for ghosts to speak to you in the streets, and where everyone knows they are in an unusual place, where time curves back on itself, it is not a straight line, and curving it withdraws into itself". Day 10 Departure breakfast and transfer to Lecce for train or airport connections. 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