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Self-Guided Walking in Puglia and Matera

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Independent walking trip allowing you to discover the beauty of Puglia and Matera

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All about the Self-Guided Walking in Puglia and Matera.

Puglia is a land forged in history by an incredible mixture of civilisations and cultures. From the unique ‘trulli’ style houses of Alberobello, the cave houses (Sassi) in Matera, to the beautiful White City of Ostuni. This independent walking trip allows you to discover the beauty of the region at your own relaxed pace. There is plenty of time to appreciate the magnificent coastline and spend lingering afternoons savouring the traditional cuisine.
Weather
The Puglia region of Southern Italy enjoys a wonderful Mediterranean climate with all year round sunshine and just enough rainfall to ensure that the green is never too far off. Although Puglia covers a large area it is long and narrow – not more than 30km across. This means that you’re never far from the sea which has a moderating effect on the weather.

  1. Day 1 Day 2 Beautiful morning hike to rock churches on the Murgia plateau 7km/4mi

    This morning take a private transfer and then a scenic walk to discover the Murgia plateau facing Matera, and take some time to admire the impressive rock churches of the 8th Century. This area is perfect for a spot of birdwatching as you walk amongst the pastures and stone farmhouses, keeping your eyes out for birds of prey as you go. In the afternoon enjoy a guided visit of the ‘Sassi’ area of the town then take a private transfer back to Matera. Overnight in Matera. Meals included: breakfast

  2. Day 2 Day 3 Morning transfer to Alberobello; afternoon tasting of wine and typical regional products

    Take a morning private transfer to Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage site, an intriguing city populated by dry stone dwellings known as ‘trulli’, nestled in amongst the beautifully exotic Itria Valley. Enjoy a wine and local product tasting, and, subject to availability, spend the night in a typical ‘Trullo’ in the historical centre of Alberobello. Meals included: breakfast

  3. Day 3 Day 4 Follow an old aqueduct through the Itria Valley, amongst ancient olive trees, vineyards and trulli 13km/8mi

    Today you take a short private transfer to the trailhead, then walk along an old aqueduct towards Locorotondo, through the gently rolling countryside of the Itria Valley. Walk through ancient olive groves, vineyards and trulli. Take a short (15 minute) train ride back to Alberobello (train ticket not included). Meals included: breakfast

  4. Day 4 Transfer to Ostuni; the White City; optional loop walk

    Private transfer to Ostuni. This striking hilltop village, a short distance from the sparkling Adriatic sea, is known as the ‘White City’ due to its fortress of whitewashed buildings clustered together on the hillside. Ostuni’s charm lies within the enchanting maze of Greek-style narrow streets, displaying some beautiful Mediterranean architecture. Enjoy a free afternoon with time to discover this enchanting town. Meals included: breakfast and dinner

  5. Day 5 Day 6 Transfer to Ostuni train station and train to Lecce; optional walk in the city 11km/6mi

    Take a private transfer to Ostuni train station and a train (60 mins) to Lecce. Enjoy some free time to discover the main monuments of the Salento region’s capital, characterized by the baroque style. Optional city walk in the afternoon. Meals included: breakfast

  6. Day 6 Day 7 Train to Otranto and hike along the coastline

    Take a morning train or bus to Otrano (train or bus ticket not included), a little seaside village facing the Adriatic sea and known as the gateway to the Orient. The Cathedral houses an impressive ‘Tree of Life’ mosaic which covers its entire floor, and is well worth a visit. Hike along the coastline, discovering the imposing coastal watchtowers, and appreciating the beautiful plantlife. Take a train or bus back to Lecce (train or bus ticket not included) and spend the night there. Meals included: breakfast

  7. Day 7 Day 8 End Lecce

    End in Lecce after breakfast. Meals included: breakfast Passport Italy All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid beyond the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the country you are to visit. The information offered below is to help you with that process. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise, and any subsequent effects. Certain European nationalities may be able to travel within Europe on their national identity card. Check carefully with the relevant authorities if you intend to do this. Visa Italy No visa required for British passport holders. Please note in Italy it is compulsory to carry ID with you at all times. Visa regulations can change without notice: please check the current regulations in good time to obtain a visa if one is required. Vaccination Italy There are no specific health risks. Travel health can often be something people forget about before going away, but a little preparation and knowledge can go a long way to help you stay fit and healthy while abroad. The above information can change at short notice; as we are not qualified to answer all your questions about travel health we strongly recommend you contact your Medical Professional or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information. Please note: vaccinations that are routinely recommended to residents of the UK, North America or Australasia are not considered to form part of the travel health advice, and you should ensure these are kept up to date where necessary. For additional information please visit: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

Where you stay
Hotels
All the hotels on this trip have been specially selected for their location and character. Located in the heart of the historical centre, the B B in Lecce is found in a 17th Century palace, and in Alberobello we use a family-run hotel in beautifully restored ‘trulli’ houses. Eating and Drinking All breakfasts and 1 dinner (in a typical Puglian farmhouse) on day 4 are included. There is also a wine and local product tasting on day 3. In Puglia you will find genuine regional cooking that has strong links to the land and the sea. To give you an example of the types of food on offer in Puglia: simple, tasty dishes such as the pasta delicacy orecchiette served with a sauce of turnip-tops or fresh tomato and sheeps ricotta-cheese, cavatelli with pulses, aubergine and parmesan bake, courgettes alla poverella – marinated in oil, garlic, mint and vinegar, etc., to accompany grilled fish, seafood, horse-meat chops, lamb, burrata (soft mozzarella and cream cheese), mozzarella and caciocavallo sheeps cheese… plus excellent wines. This region is a food lovers paradise!
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