Arrival in Matera. Accommodation in a 4 star hotel. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit the Archaeological Park of “Murgia Timone” with a view of the Sassi from the panoramic Belvedere, evocative film location for Mel Gibson’s “The Passion”, where the Golgotha scenes took place. A stop at the cave-church of “Madonna delle Tre Porte”, and a walk along prehistoric human settlements and pastoral communities, with activity of identification of plant species, typical of the Park. Return to the city and visit to the “Rione Sassi”: panoramic stop at the “Sasso Caveoso”, a viewpoint in “Piazzetta Pascoli”; entry into the “Sasso Caveoso” to visit the peasant museum “casa-grotta” (cave house), looking at a typically furnished dwelling. Optional visit to the rock churches of “Santa Lucia alle Malve” and/or “Santa Maria de Idris”. Dinner in a typical restaurant among the Sassi. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
Breakfast and visit to the medieval area with a stop at the Cathedral. You will walk on the “Sasso Barisano”, along the panoramic ridge, stopping to visit a pottery workshop. Afterwards, you will go to Altamura to visit an old bakery with a demonstration of bread making and a tasting of bread and ‘focaccia’, of course. Afterwards, you will reach Alberobello. Accommodation in a 3 star hotel and lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit the world capital of trulli, walking through its narrow streets full of typical handicraft shops, small courtyards and ancient trulli, discovering the charm and history of these peculiar buildings of Puglia, unique in the world. Tasting of typical products in a trullo. Opportunity to visit the “Trullo sovrano”. Dinner in a typical restaurant in the trulli. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
Breakfast and free morning time for shopping in the handicraft shops among the trulli.
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- 1 night half board in a 4 star hotel in Matera (water and wine included)
- 1 night half board in a 3 star hotel in Alberobello (water and wine included)
- 1 dinner in a typical restaurant in Matera (drinks included)
- 1 dinner in a typical restaurant in Alberobello (drinks included)
- Guided tour of Matera and Alberobello
- Visit and tasting at a bakery in Altamura
- Tasting of typical products in a trullo
- 1 complimentary booking for every 25 paid reservations
- Tips and extras
- Insurance (medical expenses, accidents, assistance)
- Admission tickets
- City Tax
Between Trulli and Sassi
Two-days tour exploring two unmissable UNESCO heritage sites. A suggestive visit to the Sassi of Matera and to the trulli of Alberobello, followed –of course – by two dinners in selected restaurants, where tasting dishes of the local culinary tradition.
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