Discover heritage in style and refinement in comfort during your opulent Southern Italy itinerary, customized to embrace beauty in the landscape, splendor in the cuisine, and marvels in local culture. Notice the difference in sapphire and indigo hues shimmering across the Adriatic and Mediterranean seas. View fairytale architecture decorating the rolling landscape leading to rows of lush vineyards. Traverse a network of ancient troglodyte caves hidden beneath a medieval city. From baroque cathedrals...
Fasano – Luxury in Waiting
Fortified farms sweep across the landscape of the Murge hills. The Adriatic Sea shimmers with sapphire hues against the golden coastline. Olive trees average an age of 100 years old, predated by the nearly millennium-old streets of Fasano. The town grew around the 11th-century Santa Maria de Fajano Castle. The city walls shimmer with white limestone against the glinting waters. Palm trees shade the promenade and offer respite from the lowing Southern Italian sunlight. Your flight lands at Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport, where your private transfer greets you upon your arrival. Olive trees grow dense as forests with the sea breeze carrying the enticing aroma of the water.
The town itself is located along the hills overlooking the Adriatic, adorned with the Torrione delle Fogge, the single remaining watchtower of the original 11. Your transfer leads you to the remarkable grounds of your accommodation. Women embroider while sitting near the doorway of the small white homes. Clotheslines radiate colorful garments drying in the sun. Vineyards stretch across the countryside, leading to the slopes of the Murgia. You stroll through the charming central plaza of your resort-style accommodation, offering a sense of a traditional Puglian village with the luxury of seclusion and modern amenities. Your private balcony offers a view of the garden. For a sumptuous welcome, you sample a local sweet delicacy of pistachio ice cream with luscious extra-virgin olive oil poured over the top like chocolate sauce.
Alberobello – In the Spirit of Puglia
Fasano – Pleasures of Land and Sea
Fasano – Comforts on the Heel
Matera – In the Caves of Matera
Ravello – Wonder of Wandering Amalfi
Capri – Luxuries of Capri
Ravello – At the Edge of Luxury
- Witness the masterful historical homes of Puglia known as trulli, which create a storybook ambiance around the countryside and towns
- Relish the beauty of the Amalfi Coast on a full day tour of the celebrated towns overlooking the Mediterranean, including Amalfi and Positano
- Delight in the refreshing flavors of an organic winery for insight into the rich soil, historical cultivation, and treasured local tastes on a private wine tour
- Sample the sweet, refreshing citrus flavor of limoncello during a private demonstration on how to make the classic Campania liqueur
- Learn the art of crafting traditional pasta and regional flavors with a private cooking class in Lecce
- Embrace the historic pearlescent architecture of Ostuni while strolling along the cobbled streets
- Wander amongst the ancient caves and unique troglodyte homes of Matera, a city of medieval architecture and a city in the gorge walls
- Discover the stunning glistening colors of the Emerald Grotto on the Amalfi Coast
- Indulge in the vibrant panoramas, elegant boutiques, and stunning landscapes around the renowned island of Capri
Southern Italy glistens like a gem with towns overlooking the wondrous colors of the Adriatic Sea and the Mediterranean. Whitewashed walls glint in the sunlight along ancient streets and citrus-scented lemon groves bloom around the terraced gardens of the Amalfi Coast. Your flight lands at Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport in Puglia. Your private transfer greets you upon your arrival and escorts you to a gorgeous resort-style accommodation in the town of Fasano. Relish the remaining day at your leisure amongst the cobbled lanes ascending the hillside for views of the coastline. For a welcoming treat, you can sample a local delicacy of pistachio ice cream drizzled with decadent olive oil.
The following morning, your guide greets you at the hotel and escorts you to Alberobello to view the famous trulli, fairytale-like homes decorating the towns and countryside. Continue to the towns of Cisternino and Locorotondo to enjoy the serene ambiance before partaking in a tour of an organic winery. Delight in the varied flavors and aromas of olive oil with a private tour of a local mill. Continue in the afternoon to Polignano a Mare to enjoy the city on the cliff known for its stunning coastal cliff views and enticing seafood.
Venture to the pearlescent town of Ostuni to wander along the hilly streets before exploring baroque Lecce. Your private chef greets you at the end of the tour and leads you on a private cooking class offering insight into the spirit of Puglian cuisine. Then, your private transfer greets you at the hotel after breakfast and escorts you to Ravello, a marvelous town located on the cliffs above the Amalfi Coast. En route, you stop in the fabled city of Matera, to wander along the medieval streets and traverse the ancient caves in which locals lived up until the 1960s.
You have a fabulous tour along the Amalfi Coast, exploring the stunning towns, historical architecture, and breathtaking views overlooking the water. Bask on the serene beaches or partake in a tour of the Emerald Grotto before returning to Ravello for the evening. Take the ferry to the island of Capri to relish the beauty of the renowned scenery at your leisure. Wander along the gardens of former Roman emperors, and bask in the panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. On the final day, your private transfer greets you at your luxury hotel in Ravello and escorts you to Naples International Airport for your flight home.
$4,795 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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