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Puglia Italy's Hidden Gem

Puglia Italy's Hidden Gem

The ‘heel’ of Italy is a land of memorable coastal and hilltop towns, picturesque seascapes, olive groves and limestone precipices. We explore this fascinating area from our base in Martina Franca, a small town in the very heart of Puglia The town has a lovely historic centre and a maze of winding alleys where whitewashed simplicity sits side by side with baroque extravagance

The ‘heel’ of Italy is a land of memorable coastal and hilltop

towns, picturesque seascapes, olive groves and limestone precipices.

We explore this fascinating area from our base in Martina Franca, a

small town in the very heart of Puglia. The town has a lovely

historic centre and a maze of winding alleys where whitewashed

simplicity sits side by side with Baroque extravagance.

 

DAY 1: Your Door to Door service will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Italy. A local coach will

transfer us to the Park Hotel San Michele, Martina Franca, our base for the next 7 nights.

During our stay, the following excursions are included:

 

Scenic coach tour through the southern Italian countryside to visit Ostuni, ‘La Citta Blanca’. Rising

high above the vast olive carpeted plateau of the lower Murgia, Ostuni has long been an aweinspiring sight for those travelling across Puglia.

Alberobello, famous for its collection of Trullo, traditional dry-stone conical roofed dwellings

which are only found in the Itria Valley. Alberobello has the largest collection of original buildings,

many of which are still occupied today. Scenic coach tour to Matera, a town renowned for

its cave-dwellings carved into the canyon. The cave-houses, or Sassi, where families once lived are

now coming back to life as hotels, museums and restaurants. Lecce, nicknamed ‘Florence of the south’. Built in

local soft creamy limestone with dazzling architectural surprises around every corner, Lecce is

a minor Baroque masterpiece and its spider web of streets offers a range of vistas.

Otranto, one of Puglia’s most charming towns. The imposing castle, thick perimeter walls and robust

towers dominate much of the town, giving way to a small port, a series of sea fronted promenades

with excellent restaurants, sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Trani, an instantly recognisable landmark for sailors

navigating the Adriatic Sea over the centuries. Trani’s iconic seafront cathedral is one of the finest

in Italy. The old town centre is a charming medieval network of streets with plenty of fine architecture

arranged around the picturesque fishing port. 2 free full days to explore further at your own pace.

DAY 8: Today we leave Puglia, our local coach will transfer us to the airport for our return flight back to

the UK and your Door to Door service home.

Park Hotel San Michele, Martina Franca

 

From a traditional farmhouse dating back to 1600 to a

magnificent villa in the early 1900s, it is now a modern

hotel in a superb location. Close to the centre of

Martina Franca and the Old Town, the hotel also offers

clients a delightful pool garden area ideal for relaxing

and unwinding. All the rooms are en-suite with airconditioning, mini-bar, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, hairdryer

and telephone.

 

Price Includes:

& Door to Door Service

& Return flights

& Airport transfers at the destination

& Porterage

& 7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at the Park Hotel

San Michele

& Coach tours as mentioned in the itinerary

& English speaking local guide during the excursions

& All entrance fees, where applicable

& Services of a Cito Tour Manager throughout

 

Single room supplement: £120

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Bristol Anchor Road West Anchor Road, Outside @ Bristol-We The Curious
Westbound Bus Stop
Bristol Bedminster ASDA Bedminster Bus Shelter - East Street
In front of ASDA Store
Bristol Downend Bristol Downend
Lloyds Bank
Bristol Filton Bristol Filton
The Air balloon Pub
Bristol Fishponds Fishponds - Fishponds Road,
Bus Stop Outside Lodge House, BS16 3HZ
Bristol Kingswood Kingswood - High Street Bus Stop
Opposite the Civic Centre, BS15 9TR
Bristol Knowle Knowle
Broadwalk Shopping Centre
Bristol Redfield Redfield - Bus Stop outside Aldi
Church Road
Bristol Westbury-on-Trym Westbury-on-Trym Library
Bottom Falcondale Rd.
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
Leigh Delamere Services Leigh Delamere - Outbound - Eastbound Side
Return - Westbound Side - Coach Park
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Stansted Airport. Stansted Airport, London
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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