SALENTO -  THE WONDERS OF HISTORY AND OF THE SEA

 

  A remarkable set of ancient cultures has modeled this area: from Greeks to Romans, from Saracens to Aragoneses up to

baroque art.

 

Individual , personalized tour with private car and expert driver

Day 1  

Arrival in Brindisi and private transfer to Lecce   Free time for a first contact with the baroque capital

Day 2     LECCE AND OTRANTO

In the morning city sightseeing, accompanied by your driver/guide: from Duomo (cathedral) with Archbishop palace, to St.Irene’s church, to the roman amphitheatre, etc   There will also be time enough for shopping.      In the afternoon transfer  to Otranto, situated by the beautiful blue sea:  visits to the Annunziata cathedral, the Aragonese castle and to the Byzantine church of St Peter

Return to Lecce for overnight

Day 3

In the morning visit to MAGLIE, one of the oldest towns in Salento   It is possible to visit an hypogeous  oil mill or the Alca Museum (prehistorical  paintings).   Next stop SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA, situated in the very southern point of Puglia, where the two seas (Adriatic and Jonio) meet  together. The ancient Romans called this village “de finibusterrae”. Next stop UGENTO   on top of the hill with its small but very interesting museum   Overnight in Gallipoli area

Day 4

In the morning visit to Gallipoli: the old town, surrounded by walls, is connected to dry land by a stone bridge You’ll see the Hellenistic fountain, the municipal museum and the fish market.   Next stop GALATINA, where it is possible to admire fresco paintings from the school of Giotto in Saint  Catherine’s church.  Next stop OSTUNI, on top of the hill,  called the white town because of the colour of its houses : lanes, small squares, tortuous streets lead you to aristocratic palaces or houses built in the rocks   The Cathedral is worth visiting. Overnight in Ostuni area

 Day 5

Transfer from Ostuni to Brindisi

Price includes: private car with expert driver   from 2nd to 4th day; driver’s  meals and accommodation; parking fees when needed; transfer to and from hotel; accommodation  in 4* hotel  in double room  BB

Price does not include entrance fees to museums, monuments, etc; meals, beverages, tips and personal extras ; tourist taxes to be paid directly at hotel  

Price on request

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