Wild Heart of Italy ⋆ Basilicata & Puglia


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ADD-ON OPTION
REGIONAL ITALY SLOW FOOD AND WINE: BASILICATA AND PUGLIA

A choice between a 7 day / 6 night or 5 day / 4 night packaged and hosted experience, and available only in conjunction with the Wild Heart of Italy package. Please note that there is a minimum booking of 4 persons for this package.

In collaboration with our local partners, Silvia & Greg from La Lucana tours in Basilicata, we have curated a bespoke itinerary especially for our Wild Heart of Italy guests to continue on your travels through regional Southern Italy and its’ wild heart.

Your package includes farmhouse accommodation on a working olive and olive oil farm, staying with Silvia’s Italian family and includes all home-cooked meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks). From June to early October you will have access to the stunning swimming pool set amongst an olive grove, and are also free to take walks through the olive groves, orange groves and fields of this beautiful local property at any time of the year.

Our carefully curated 7 day / 6 night itinerary for Basilicata & Puglia includes:

>> visit to the breathtaking ancient city of Matera & its 9,000 year old caves (UNESCO World Heritage site)
>> see the amazing Trulli houses of Alberobello (UNESCO World Heritage site)
>> the Dolomite mountain towns of Basilicata, including Castelmezzano – one of Italy’s most beautiful villages
>> tasting local produce and meeting local artisans, with signature local dining experiences
>> private sommelier wine tasting, with an introduction to regional wines such as Primitivo and Aglianico
>> visit to the seaside town of Polignano Al Mare and coastal boat trip
>> farewell dinner featuring local folk musicians

Our carefully curated 5 day / 4 night itinerary for Basilicata & Puglia includes:

>> visit to the breathtaking ancient city of Matera & its 9,000 year old caves (UNESCO World Heritage site)
>> visit to the seaside town of Polignano Al Mare and coastal boat trip
>> see the amazing Trulli houses of Alberobello (UNESCO World Heritage site)
>> signature local dining experiences

“Basilicata and Puglia are yet untouched parts of Southern Italy. They are home to some of the most beautiful towns, villages and scenery in all of Italy. One of our treasured jewels is the city of Matera, the third most ancient city in the world and in 2019 it will become the European Capital of Culture. Matera is most famous for its remarkable cave dwellings (known as The Sassi), some of which have been lived in for more than 9000 years!” Silvia & Greg, La Lucana

ITINERARY AND PACKAGE COST ON REQUEST.

A 25% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ADD-ON OPTIONS TO SECURE THE BOOKING. The remaining amount will be added to your total package payable, with an initial 50% payment due 6 months prior to the tour (minus reservation fees and deposits), and remaining payable in full 2 months prior to departure.

Feel free to CONTACT US for more details or questions regarding our Basilicata & Puglia add-on package.