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Puglia and Southern Italy (12 Days)

Sip cappuccino in a café where only Italian can be heard. Wander underground through Neolithic caves. Travel back to simpler times in untouched Alberobello. Everywhere you go in Southern Italy, authenticity presides. From the soothing shores of Sorrento to the quaint homes of the Trulli Valley, discover the soul behind the “boot heel” of wonderful country.
Your Edventure includes:
  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price varies depending on additional gateway choice)
  • 10 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 6 three-course dinners, including wine or beer
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Private, deluxe motorcoach
  • Transportation (planes, trains, boats, etc.) while on tour
  • Poggioreale Prison in Naples (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials Only)
  • Select admissions with priority entry 

Herculaneum

Castel Del Monte

Roman Ruins at Lecce

Bari

Sorrento Coast

Capri

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Price: $4,935 (2018) based on double occupancy, plus optional $384 premium trip protection*

Next Departure Dates:
  
September 2019 (ITPU0919)

September 2020 (ITPU0920)
September 2021 (ITPU0921)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include:

~ Welcome Dinner


Naples for a guided tour of this beautiful bayside city, including the imposing facade of the Palazza Reale, the scenic waterfront and the historic city center


~ Poggioreale Prison (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)


~ The ruins of the Lost City of Herculaneum, glazed over by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius to see the small city and all of its well-preserved wonders, as many of the buildings and artwork remained intact


Puglia is a state blessed with fine weather, beautiful shorelines, lovely towns, Baroque architecture and delicious cuisine

~ Benevento for a guided tour, including the Arch of Trajan and the Church of St. Ilario 

~ The UNESCO World Heritage of the octagonal Castel del Monte, a 13th-century structure whose interior marbles and furnishings remain largely unaltered since antiquity

~ Trani, in Italy's Bari region, known as the “Pearl of Puglia” for its sophisticated vibe, to take a guided walking tour of its charming streets, including stops in the historical Jewish neighborhood and at the Romanesque Trani Cathedral

~ The groves of the Galantino Estate, located just outside Trinitapoli, a small community overlooking the Adriatic Sea, to visit an ancient oil mill and sample some of the region’s famous olive oils

~ The seaside town of Bari, where a guided tour introduces visitors to the sights of the historic Old Town, including monuments and cathedrals dating back to the 10th and 11th centuries, the Basilica of St. Nicholas, where lie the remains of the bishop whose penchant for anonymous gift-giving inspired the legend of Santa Claus

~ Lecce, known as the “Florence of the South” due to its rich collection of Baroque architecture, to see the extravagant ornamentation of its churches and monuments, including the grandeur of the ruined Roman amphitheater

~ Otranto, a former Greek colony that repeatedly defied Roman authorities by siding with the Romans’ enemies in the Pyrrhic and Punic Wars, where visitors explore Otranto’s old town and the Romanesque church at the center of town

~ Dinner and a wine-tasting of Otranto's regional specialties

~ A cooking lesson in southern Italian cuisine, including pasta and focaccia, tasting the specialties created in a three-course dinner 

Ostuni, famous for its picturesque cathedral and whitewashed homes of the Old Town, and the Trulli Valley, the home of the trulli, the conical dry-stone homes where locals lived for thousands of years

~ A visit to the trulli of Alberobello, and its carefully preserved dwellings that feature white symbols painted onto the roofs to bring good luck or ward off the malocchio or “evil eye.” 

~ Matera, home to 9,000-year-old cave dwellings known as sassi, and its Old Town, built on these ancient caverns, earning it a UNESCO World Heritage site designation

~ A scenic transfer through the Apennine Mountains, to view the cathedral, Palazzo del Sedile and the Tramontano Castle, with stops at the Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and Chiese Rupestri 

~ A ferry to the fabled Isle of Capri, a beloved resort since the days of the Roman Republic, followed by a mini-cruise around the island, and a visit to the village of Anacapri (weather-permitting), offering stunning views of the surrounding scenery

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 2 Hours
Average Activity Level: Moderate (uneven terrain, including paved and unpaved roads, cobblestone streets, some hills and stairs)

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