Southern Italy Coast to Coast! A walking feast from Apulia, through Matera ,to the Amalfi Riviera
Day 1. We will meet in the early afternoon in Lecce, known as the little Florence of the South in Apulia. Lecce is easily reached by fast trains from Rome or by landing at the Bari or Brindisi airports and then a 1 hr transfer by car, in either case Italy Walking Journeys will provide transportation to the hotel in Lecce either from Lecce train station or Bari and Brindisi airports. Once we all gather we will have a small orientaton meeting a walking tour of Lecce and a nice dinner together. Hotel: Santa Chiara Suites or similar. Day 2 After a 45 minutes drive we will walk in the Otranto seaside and visit Otranto before returning to Lecce. Hotel:Santa Chiara Suites or similar. Day 3 Our trail will take us through centuries old olive trees, archeological sites and the fascinating white painted town of Ostuni. We then relax at our peaceful resort in the Alberobello countryside , Hotel: Ottolire resort or similar. Day 4 Our walking path will be on the the greatest 20th century engineering work in the South, the acquedotto pugliese. After a lunch of antipastos and fresh vegetables in the charming Locorotondo we will have time to relax at our resort, before going in the late afternoon to explore and eat dinner in the Unesco town of Alberobello where hundreds of Trulli houses are built including a Trullo church! Hotel: Ottolire resort or similar. Day 5 We leave Apulia and drive west in Basilicata, a morning walk near Matera will be the perfect introduction to Matera, European Cultural Capital for 2019 and a Unesco used in the last James Bond movie and The Passion by Mel Gibson. Matera is simply fantastic and so is our special hotel for the next three nights, Hotel Cenobio or similar. Day 6 we will drive 1hr and go to walk in mountain dolomiti like territory between the towns of Pietrapertosa and Castel Mezzano, weather permitting you will have an optional thrilling zipline crossing . In the late afternoon there will be free time to relax and exploring Matera. Hotel Cenobio or similar . Day 7 Great walk in the Murgia natural park with incredible views of Matera and visit some of the churches and houses carved in the rock. Hotel Cenobio or similar Day 8 We drive west passing by the small town of Aliano ,the town of the famous book Christ stopped in Eboli ,From Aliano a trail through western movie scenery takes us to a nice lunch spot, before driving to the thyrrenian coast to our hotel in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast., Hotel Rufolo or similar . Day 9 A fantastic walk in the Valle delle Ferriere ending in Amalfi. Boat transfer to Positano. Hotel Buca di Bacco or similar. Day 10 A ferry boat will take us to Capri visit ,walk and boat tour in Capri, Ferry to Sorrento and late afternoon walk at Punta Campanella. In case of rough seas alternative walk on the Amalfi Coast or days switch with day 11. Hotel Buca di Bacco or similar. Day 11 Sentiero Dei-Positano The most famous and inspiring breathtaking trail , five miles of incredible panoramic sea coastal views . Hotel Buca di Bacco or similar. Day 12 Pompei Naples We will assisit you with your post travel plans whether you have to return home or lucky enough to extend your stay in Italy. Consider the opportunity of staying in Naples or Rome, or add more walking in Tuscany and Umbria.
FROM APULIA TO AMALFI A COAST TO COAST FEAST 4950 EURO EXCLUSIVE 2 GUESTS PRIVATE TOUR 4600 EURO FROM 3 TO 5 GUESTS 4300 EURO FROM 6 TO 10 GUESTS 450 EURO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
11 NIGHTS IN HOTEL 8 DINNERS ALL LUNCHES GUIDED VISITS AND ALL ENTRANCE TICKETS