“Untouched Italy”: Basilicata & Puglia Small Group Tour
- 6 nights in Basilicata in a quaint agriturismo
- 4 nights in Puglia in a typical masseria
- Private guided walking tour of Matera
- Visit a "ghost town" in the region of Basilicata
- See the 'Trulli' of Alberobello
- Walking tour of Lecce
- Visit to an olive oil farm with tasting
- Enjoy hands-on cooking classes learning to create authentic regional specialties
- Mozzarella cheese making lesson
- Savor local specialties during our tasting excursions
- Indulge in multi-course dinners served with local wines
- Shop at local markets
- Watch local artisan demonstrations
- Sip delicious wines while taking in the amazing views of olive trees and grape vines
- Learn all about the history, culture, traditions, and food production of the area
- Explore the incredible countryside, its vineyards, small villages, and intimate, off-the-beaten path locations
- Small group size of only 6-10 guests
The most authentic Italy can be found in the towns and villages of regions like Basilicata and Puglia. To discover this real side of Italy, we'll take on you excursions to visit quaint little villages like Alberobello or Martina Franca, and Baroque towns like Lecce, all in Puglia.
In the region of Basilicata, we'll see towns that seem to be clinging to the rocky cliffside like Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa. You'll walk the streets of Matera that were made famous in Mel Gibson's movie Passion of the Christ, and visit the mysterious ghost town of Craco.
Haven't heard of these towns and places in Italy? That's because they remain "untouched" - reminiscent of the unspoiled and authentic Italy, evoking an appreciation for the country’s least-exploited destination. It's in these sites that you will discover the true Southern Italy and these lesser-known locations with which will ensure you experience these regions at their most authentic.
This tour has been designed especially to immerse you in the local culture. Every day you’ll explore a part of these 2 regions and discover its incredible beauty: the sea, architecture, nature, sacred sites, characteristic architecture, historic towns, food, wine, and of course, the locals. Yet you’ll have plenty of free time to relax and explore on your own and enjoy the unique native lifestyle.
In this itinerary we have included the very best of Southern Italy, through places where you can truly get the real feel of the region, staying in a typical masseria or farm house of the area, visiting hauntingly beautiful places, and exploring with our expert local guides.
Our "Untouched Italy" Tour is a fully-escorted tour with all of your accommodations, excursions & tours, transportation and most of your meals completely arranged and included. This will be a journey of exploration, of the warm locals, art and tradition, food and wine, and the genuine atmosphere.
Vitalia Tours’ small-group escorted tours are a collection of exclusive out-of-the ordinary excursions and experiences designed for clients that want to immerse themselves in the culture and traditions of Italy. These itineraries are custom designed packages with all your details completely organized but with enough flexibility to allow us some spontaneity. We offer a selection of handpicked activities and special culinary events that offers the most genuine Italian experience for our guests.
These tours will take you through iconic cities, hilltop towns, quaint villages, and the picturesque countryside where you will experience one of the most important aspects of the Italian lifestyle – food and wine! You will have the opportunity to meet with farmers and producers, visit local artisans, and have plenty of “hands on” activities to not just see these beautiful regions, but to gain insider knowledge. We want you to “experience” Italy and create lasting memories.
Our small groups consist of no more than 6-8 guests with all guided tours, excursions, and activities completely organized and included, as well as all transfers, transportation, accommodations, and most meals throughout the trip. Our tours combine intimate locations with a great selection of unique activities and insider experiences.
Basilicata & Puglia: 11 Days/10 Nights - April 29 - May 9, 2019
Customized & private tours of Italy, custom itinerary planning, small-group tours, day tours, accessibility/disability tours, and special celebrations & event planning
This small-group tours is almost completely inclusive: Transfers, Accommodations, Meals, Excursions and Tours, Tastings, Guides, Drivers, and All Entrance Fees.
**Airfare is not included.
What Not Included
Airfare, Travel insurance, Document fees, Anything not outlined in the itinerary.
Most tours are 8-10 days