Experience a 3-day tour throughout the beautiful Sorrentine peninsula and Apulia region. The journey includes 2 nights accommodations, Castellana Caves, Conversano, Trulli di Alberobello, Lecce, Gallipoli, Ostuni and Matera.
Day 1: Sorrento - Castellana Caves - Locorotondo - Alberobello - Noci (D)Pick up at your hotel or at the meeting point in Sorrento at approx. 7:30am and departure for Apulia. Along the way you will visit the Castellana Caves discovered in 1938. The Grottos of Castellana are one of the most important attractions of Apulia and a natural heritage of inestimable value to Italy. The tour winds along a distance of 3 km, a unique guided tour of the caves. Time at leisure for lunch (at own expense). After the visit to the Caves, the journey continues to Locorotondo where you’ll enjoy a wine tasting in the local wine cellar. The proceed to Alberobello the town of the “trulli” which is part of the Unesco Heritage list. The trulli are typical houses with a cone roof, used as homes and to store farmer utensils. End your 1st day heading to Noci. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.Day 2: Lecce - Gallipoli – Ostuni – Noci (B, D)Buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure to Lecce, renowned for its baroque arts and architecture developed between the end of the XVI century and the first half of the XVII century. During the tour you will admire the rich and beautiful decoration of the St. Oronzo church, the basilica of Santa Croce and the Celestini palace and the Roman amphitheatre. The tour will continue to Gallipoli, from the Greek name Kallipolis meaning "beautiful city", a fishing village on the coast in southern Italy's Apulia region. Gallipoli has a good old town built on a limestone island and linked to the mainland by a 16th century bridge. Its harbours are used by fishing boats and there's plenty of fresh seafood. Free time for lunch (at your expense) and proceed to the village of Ostuni, also called “white town” because of its white walls and white painted houses. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Noci.Day 3: Matera – Sorrento (B)Buffet breakfast at the hotel and departure to Matera. This town is internationally known for the “sassi” (stones), originated from a prehistoric (troglodyte) settlement, and are suspected to be the first settlements in Italy. One of the peculiarities of this ancient city is that there is a great similarity with the ancient sites in and around Jerusalem. This caught the eye of film directors and movie studios and the Sassi were the set of various films such as “The Gospel according to St. Matthew”(Pasolini 1964), “King David” (Bruce Beresford 1985), “The Passion of the Christ” (Gibson 2004) and the “ Nativity story” (Hardwicke 2006). Matera is also part of the Unesco Heritage List. Time for a snack in Matera and return via Pompei to Sorrento.