Introduction
When we ask our Italian guides where they'd most like to take our friends who think they know Italy on a walking tour we get one response: Apulia. And then they use their hands. To paint a vista of gnarled olive trees silhouetted against a lapis lazuli sea. To express the amazing sunlight. To sketch the saw-toothed skyline of a village comprised entirely of "trulli"—the conical stone roofs unique to the region. You should see a good Italian describe the food you'll find—pasta from the locally grown wheat, sea-fresh fish, peppery olive oil. The Italians love the heel of their boot and it's easy to see why. Especially since it's also a land where you're as likely to find a Baroque city as a family of shepherds tending 500 sheep. Best of all, Apulia (pronounced ah-pooh-lya) passes the most important Classic Journeys test—it offers fine leisurely walking…elegant accommodations …and a glimpse into a region and culture that's not quite like any you've encountered before.
Itinerary at a glance
DAY 1 - BORGO EGNAZIA (BRINDISI)
We gather at Borgo Egnazia (1 night) and take a lovely stroll through the nearby ancient Roman ruins and prehistoric cave dwellings before settling into our luxurious hotel.

DAYS 2-3 - MATERA
Matera (2 nights) is a UNESCO world heritage site; an ancient city strung the length of a canyon. From our cliff-side lodgings, we explore nearby Alberobello—a local landmark and the largest collection of conically roofed trulli—a must-see. Later, we'll visit a 17th century working farm and enjoy a walk through the lovely countryside.

Apulia is one of Italy's most beautifully rural provinces, and we experience that firsthand with a visit to a prosperous family of shepherds near Altamura. Our hosts invite us into their kitchen to prepare and eat a typical local lunch of homemade orecchiette pasta, stuffed peppers and pecorino cheese. Later, we amble in countryside known for its shimmering silver-leaf olive trees.

DAYS 4-7 - LECCE / BRINDISI
A 16th-century palace in Lecce, the "Florence of the South," is our gracious home for three nights. One of the world's largest mosaic floors is not far away in Otranto's cathedral, so of course we visit. We'll also journey to the frescoes of Galatina…the amazing fish markets of Gallipoli…and journey on foot to visit architect friends and see their stunning renovation of an ancient farmhouse. The last morning is reserved for shopping and strolling before we end in Brindisi for departures to Rome or Milan.
Picture yourself...
  • Rambling gentle hills and seaside landscapes
  • Treading gently on mosaic masterpieces
  • Relishing lunch on a 17th century farm
Apulia
Culture + Walking
7 Days / 6 Nights
Starting Point: Lobby of Borgo Egnazia (Brindisi) – 2:00 pm

Ending Point: Brindisi – 1:30 pm – Airport


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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Apr 28-May 4, 2019$4695.00$695.00
May 26-Jun 1, 2019$4795.00$695.00
June 23-29, 2019$4995.00$695.00
Sep 29-Oct 5, 2019$4995.00$695.00
Oct 27-Nov 2, 2019$4995.00$695.00


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What's Included
  • Accommodations for 7 days and 6 nights at our favorite luxury boutique hotels
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners and 1 cooking instruction
Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Wine on Us
    In many regions, we uncork wonderful local wines at every dinner, compliments of Classic Journeys.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
Apulia
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Apulia has a warm, balmy climate. However, the warm sunshine is moderated by the winds that blow off the Adriatic Sea.


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Hotels
Borgo Egnazia

A whitewashed seaside compound, this chic property is designed as a Mediterranean village. Elegant rooms decorated in shades of white amplify Apulia’s sun. The property offers indoor and outdoor pools, a terrific spa and a range of dining options.

Palazzo Gattini

For more than six centuries, this impeccably restored 5-star palazzo-hotel was the home of Matera's oldest noble family. Gorgeous rooms offer views of the city. From rooftop terrace to the vaulted stone spa, it's an experience in regal hospitality.

Patria Palace Hotel

Originally a princely palace built in the 17th century, this prestigious 5-star hotel has been restored, preserving its original beauty while adding every modern comfort. Each of the hotel rooms is personalized with original fresco paintings.

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