Idyllic seaside villages, incredible traditional heritage, and opulent palaces highlight the mixture of luxury and style that stretches from Puglia to the Amalfi Coast during your personalized tour of Southern Italy. Gargoyles and cherubs adorn the lavish Baroque façade of Lecce’s unforgettable basilica while circular homes with conical rooftops overtake Alberobello’s hills and resemble a storybook village. Turquoise waters splash against white, gold, and black sand beaches found beneath the colorful...
Savelletri – Arrive in Puglia and Relax on Italy’s Gorgeous Adriatic Coastline
Travelers to Italy often overlook Puglia, an unsung treasure-trove of regional luxury. Olive groves help produce creamy and indulgent oil that is coveted around the Mediterranean, and the seaside towns look out to the gorgeous turquoise and indigo hues of the Adriatic Sea. Woodlands give way to rugged hillsides covered with lush vineyards, and your eyes will widen as your flight lands at Karol Wojtyla Airport in Bari, where your private transfer will greet you upon your arrival. You will travel south along the coast and notice the way the water gently rolls along the combination of white and gold sand against sporadic pebbled beaches.
The nutty aroma in the air emanates from the ancient olive groves that grow on the property of your luxurious resort. You will be able to hear the crystal clear Adriatic Sea splashing against the coastline as the white stone shimmers like marble in the warm sunlight. The remainder of the day will be yours to enjoy the pleasures of the resort and the nearby picturesque seaside village of Savalletri. Colorful fishing boats wade in the water while the aroma of fresh focaccia bread drifts out of the bakeries. Restaurants place tables and chairs along the cobbled lanes and piazzas with views to the sea, and the elegant and enticing scent of swordfish dressed in the zesty lemon juice will help you to settle in and relax.
Savelletri – Explore the Towns of Alberobello, Cisternino, and Locorotondo
Savelletri – Tour Marvelous Architecture and Culture in Lecce and Otranto
Savelletri – Relish an Olive Oil Tour and Visit Polignano a Mare and Ostuni
Bernalda – Visit the Town of Matera and Indulge in a Luxurious Resort
Bernalda – Venture to Maratea, the Ionian Sea, and a Classic Cooking Class
Ravello – Travel to the Amalfi Coast and Delight in the Day at Leisure
Ravello – Traverse the Splendors of the Amalfi Coast with a Private Driver
Ravello – Discover History and Charming Beauty on the Isle of Capri
Ravello – Depart for Home
- Relish the luxury of prestigious antique palaces restored to glory with comfortable accommodations to blend history with modern amenities
- Delight in a private cooking class with a celebrated chef in the gorgeous seaside town of Maratea to learn about the delicious cuisine of Southern Italy
- Wander alongside the fairytale trulli of Alberobello, the circular stone structures that are topped with tiled conical roofs
- Discover the unique cave dwellings of the town of Matera, which were utilized as homes, restaurants, and farms until the mid-20th century
- Learn the secrets to crafting and selecting artisan olive oil while on a private tour of an orchard and mill
- Sip a refreshing and satisfying glass of limoncello after making the traditional Southern Italian liqueur under the guidance of a local instructor
- Indulge in the beauty of Baroque architecture and remarkable papier-mâché creations while in Lecce, including a private visit with a local artist
- Traverse the lavish boutique shops of Capri Town on the marvelous Isle of Capri before visiting the remains of the exuberant villa of Emperor Tiberius
- Visit a professional cobbler in Positano who crafts handmade leather sandals while you tour the serene townscape
Combine incredible beauty with invigorating prestige during your 10-day Italian tour that will bring you from the Adriatic Sea to the Puglia coastline, and then to the Tyrrhenian Sea as it shines against the Amalfi Coast. Your luxurious adventure will begin with your arrival at Karol Wojtyla Airport in the city of Bari. You will meet your private transfer and then venture to a magnificent resort near the town of Savelletri as it overlooks the turquoise waters of the Adriatic. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure to enjoy the comforts of the property and the charms of the traditional cobblestone streets in town. Wake the next day and travel south to Alberobello to explore the conical rooftops and storybook ambiance of the trulli homes. Sample wines from the region in the local wine museum before visiting the quiet whitewashed historical houses of Cisternino. Stroll through the labyrinthine streets of Locorotondo before returning to your resort for the evening.
The following day, you will discover the grand Baroque facades of Lecce before partaking in your private papier-mâché class taught by a local artisan before continuing to the peaceful hilltop town of Otranto as it extends over the indigo colors of the placid Adriatic. Venture next into the countryside to meet a local farmer who produces amazing olive oils from his family-owned orchard. Sample the wide variety of olive oils before enjoying the serene ambiance of the medieval town of Ostuni and the staggering beauty of the cliff-side town of Polignano a Mare. Your private transfer will greet you in the hotel the following day to escort you to the remarkable medieval city of Matera, located in the region of Basilicata.
Wander the lanes of the upper city and discover the amazing cave homes of the lower city. In the afternoon, you can settle into the lavish coziness of your elegant resort within a 19th-century villa in the town of Bernalda. Take the time to enjoy the quiet and welcoming atmosphere of the streets before traveling south the next day to the edge of the Tyrrhenian Sea at the town of Maratea, a collection of coastal villages nestled between the cliffs. Visit the ancient churches, take in the tranquil panoramas, and delight in a private cooking class that brings insight into the customary flavors of Southern Italian cuisine.
The following day, you will journey west to experience the marvels of the Amalfi Coast, settling in comfort at an antique villa in Ravello, a charming town with views over the Tyrrhenian Sea. Your private driver will greet you after breakfast the next day and bring you to the various towns that speckle the Amalfi Coast and traveling at your preferred pace. See the majolica tiles of Vietri sul Mare and visit with a cobbler as handmade sandals are crafted in Positano. You can even learn to make the traditional liqueur of limoncello. Wake the next day and take the ferry to the Isle of Capri for a full day spent wandering amongst the cobbled lanes and treasured cliffs, and enjoy the luxury boutiques and opulent grounds of former Roman imperial villas before returning to Ravello. Conclude as your private transfer will greet you in the hotel lobby and escort you to Naples International Airport for your flight home, or you could read Italy travel reviews for inspiration and extend your trip to explore another region of Italy.
$5,995 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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