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.
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
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.
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.
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