Wonders of Southern Italy29 October 2020 2020-11-05 14:12
Wonders of Southern Italy
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Wonders of Southern Italy
Pizza, mozzarella and the authentic flavours of the ancient Mediterranean cuisine
Discover the South of Italy, an ancient land where many rulers left their influences over unique cities of art, Greek and Roman temples, precious Baroque churches and medieval castles. The visit of these great places is accompanied with unforgettable food & wine experiences, with recipes and products famous all over the world.
Transfer from Naples international Airport to Pompei.
After lunch, visit of the renowned archaeological site of Pompei, the city destroyed by the eruption of the Vesuvius. There, great frescoes and buildings are still well preserved and tell the incredible story of the ancient city.
Transfer to the hotel in Paestum and welcome dinner.
We board on a ferry from the city of Salerno and navigate along the Amalfi coast until the charming village of Amalfi: during the ferry trip we can enjoy unforgettable views over the coastline. Take some time to wander around Amalfi, up and down its small alleys, among colourful houses, panoramic terraces and citrus groves.
In the afternoon, visit of Salerno, including the Duomo and the crypt of San Matteo, richly decorated in Baroque style. The day ends perfectly with a tasting of pizza, the great classic of the region.
In the morning we take part in a truffle hunt, a great experience among the forest of the Salerno mountain, accompanied by a truffle expert and his dogs.
Lunch in a farm surrounded by green countryside: there we taste truffle-based delicacie.
In the late afternoon, easy walk in Agropoli, along the seaside promenade and its typical narrow alleys.
Right in front of our hotel, the ancient city of Poseidonia lies: we visit the archaeological site that features impressive and well-preserved temples.
After this dive in the ancient history, it is time to please our appetite by visiting a dairy where the classic buffalo mozzarella is produced: the tasting of mozzarella is one of the highlights of the trip! We also think about the dessert: after the dairy, we visit a farm that makes fig-based products.
A dinner in a famous Michelin-starred restaurant is a great end for this day.
Long transfer to the city of Matera. During the transfer, we visit the village of Castelmezzano, listed as one of the beautiful villages of Italy. Situated at the base of dramatic mountains, Castelmezzano is a fairy tale village where history meets nature.
After the visit of the village we move towards Matera: there, we live the unique experience to stay in the Sassi, houses carved in the stone since ancient times.
Matera, UNESCO heritage site, is a unique city where noble palaces, houses carved in the stone e rupestrian churches painted with frescoes coexist. Thanks of its great landscapes, the city has been chosen as set of many movies.
After the guided visit and the lunch, free time for free exploration of the city: every little corner of Matera hides great treasures!
We head towards Puglia, “the heel of Italy”. On the way, we stop in Alberobello, listed as one of the most beautiful villages of Italy. It is also listed as a UNESCO heritage site thanks to its unique arquitecture. The village centre and the surrounding countryside are characterised by the trulli, cone-shaped houses built with dry-stone method.
The day ends in a typical masseria, an ancient farm surrounded by endless olive groves and now converted into agriturismo.
In the morning we visit a masseria built in XV century that is now converted into a organic winery. There we taste the famous and full-bodied Apulian wines accompanied with a refined lunch.
After lunch, we move to Ostuni, called the “white town”: the white colour of the houses is almost dazzling and the town stands out over the green countryside and the blue sea in the background.
A captivating and entertaining cooking class ends the day: there we learn the most famous Apulian recipes.
Extra-virgin olive oil has always been one of the main products of the Puglia. We taste different varieties of olive oil in a masseria surrounded by olive groves.
After the tasting, we head towards Polignano a Mare, a charming village built on high cliffs overlooking the sea, the perfect location for great photos: there we enjoy a nice fish-based lunch.
In the afternoon we goes deep into the caves of Castellana, where the rocks has been shaped by the water since thousands years.
Long transfer to Naples, last destination of the trip. On the way to Naples, we stop in Trani, a beautiful town facing the sea, where cobbled narrow alleys flanked by white houses lead to the magnificent cathedral, which high belltower overlooks the town and the sea.
In the late afternoon we reach Naples and the hotel facing the sea. The inner features some of the Neapolitan food: there is no better ending for the day!
Naples is an amazing city with outstanding cultural and gastronomic traditions, both recognised by UNESCO. We visit the city centre passing by the most famous monuments. The walk ends in a restaurant where we taste one of the greatest treasures of Naples, the pizza.
The afternoon is free: enjoy the vibrant life of Naples! The trip ends with a refined dinner in Michelin-starred restaurant.
After the breakfast in hotel, transfer to Naples-Capodichino airport. End of services.