Explore the fairytale town Alberobello, UNESCO World Heritage site, with its hobbit-like trulli houses with conical roofs decorated by zodiac or religious signs. An exceptional example of construction techniques – built without cement and with condition to keep them cool in summer and warm in winter.
Discover Polignano a Mare, beautiful town full of churches, narrow streets and charm, where famous handwritten poems and quotes adorn stairs, walls and doors giving to this town a romantic atmosphere. Polignano is also hometown of famous Italian singer Domenico Modugno and of Italy´s unique cave restaurant la Grotta Palazzese. Experience its breathtaking beach Lama Monachile, which is every year the scene of the Red Bull Cliff Diving competition.
If interested, ask us to make a booking in advance for lunch or dinner at Grotta Palazzese restaurant!
Altamura is famous for its Pane di Altamura DOP bread. The production method together with the quality of ingredients make it becoming a celebrity among Italian quality breads. Matera, the 2019 European City of Culture, is 9000 years old and it is considered the third oldest continually inhabited city in the world. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers unique and magical moments walking down the narrow streets and visiting The Sassi, the ancient cave dwellings. More than 50 films and TV productions were shot here, including Pier Paolo Pasolini’s The Gospel According to St Matthew, Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and the latest James Bond´s adventure – The Time to Die.
If you decide to stay in Matera for a night, ask us for a special cave hotel where rooms are housed in the famous ‘Sassi’ caves and where the old underground cisterns, once used to collect rainwater, were renovated to special wellness centre. Do not forget to book your table in Michelin star restaurant directly in Sassi!
Marvellous city of Lecce, nicknamed the ‘Florence of the South’ , is a baroque masterpiece with its old town overflowing of Baroque churches and palaces. It is one of the most important cities in Puglia also due to the richness of this city’s artisanal activities, one of the reason why DIOR chose it for its CRUISE Collection 2021 Fashion Show. Otranto, the easternmost Italian city, considered since the antiquity a natural bridge between the Mediterranean area and the East. It still preserves the traces of the meeting among different cultures and tells us the history of the permanent danger represented by the Turks.
Follow with a tour of historical centre of Otranto: be prepared to be stunned by the imposing mosaic floor of the ‘tree of life’ of the city’s Cathedral that dates back to the 12th Century and the Skulls of the Martyrs arranged in tall glass cases.