Apulia: Undiscovered Italy
September 2-10, 2014
Enjoy the ages-old atmosphere and fresh flavors of southern Italy’s Apulia region. Sample regional wines on a winery tour and visit a family-owned and -operated olive mill. Discover Bari, the spectacular regional capital, and Lecce, the Florence of the South. Steep yourself in medieval Trani and wander narrow, whitewashed streets in Ostuni.
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Study Leader Information
Informative programs presented by local experts to enhance your insight into the region. Personal VOX listening devices allow you to hear every word from your expert English-speaking guides
September 2: In Transit to Bari Airport
September 3: Arrive at Bari Airport. Transfer to the Hotel Covo dei Saraceni. Welcome Reception and Dinner at the hotel
September 4: Journey to the capital city of Bari; Tour the historic port, and wander the tight tangle of medieval streets in the city’s Old Town
September 5: Witness Lecce’s florid baroque architecture carved from honey-colored stone by 17th-century architects. Visit the Basilica of Santa Croce; Walk to the center of the Piazza Sant’Oronzo to see the Roman Column crowned with a bronze statue of St. Oronzo, lunch in Lecce. Travel to the radiant hillside town of Ostuni.
September 6: Visit a family-run olive farm in Bisceglie for a guided tour. Tread the polished stone streets of Trani
September 7: Explore Matera’s rock-hewn cave dwellings known as sassi. Savor traditional southern dishes for lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the enchanting city of Alberobello
September 8: Visit Castle del Monte; See a working winery and learn about traditional Italian wine-making methods used to transform the region’s sun-drenched autochthonous grapes into ambrosial reds, roses and whites.
September 9: Enjoy a day at leisure in Polignano a Mare; Farewell Reception and Dinner
September 10: Depart for Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport for your return flights home
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