Apulia – Salento: Melting Pot of cultures



* Salento is much more than just “sea”.

* Salento is a mix of cultures that left and shared traditions still respected today as they were in the past.

* Salento is the beauty of its natural oasis and the joy of its “pizziche” dances.

* Salento is its ancient flavours and its old legends of ladies, knights, loves and fights…

Begins: Hotel in Salento – Ends: Hotel in Salento

(Code: SALEN/D1/2016) Apulia “in flight”

  • Transfer to Castel del Monte. We will try to understand the complex personality of Federico II from Svevia, Norman king at first, king of the Two Sicilies Realm then; he was one of the wisest and most modern men of Medieval Europe.
  • Visit of the astonishing mansion and the adjacent park with a very rare show that will have a great emotional impact for everyone.
  • Transfer to a typical Apulian farmhouse for lunch.
  • Afternoon: transfer to the village of Polignano a Mare, the home of “Mr. Volare”. Walk through the village.
  • Return to the Hotel.
  • Free dinner.Overnight

(Code: SALEN/D2/2016) Natural Oasis and Lecce

  • Transfer to the naturalistic oasis of Torre Guaceto. Visit of the park. Six kms of the coast features a typically Mediterranean landscape, that slips from the dunes to the sea up to a secular olive groves.
  • Transfer to Lecce.
  • Historically noble residence, lunch and Salentine show in the interior of a Baroque garden.
  • Visit of the city of Lecce through the history of its most famous women.
  • Visit at the Atelier of an internationally known master of “fresco”. Possibility of buying specially framed works of art.
  • Return to Hotel.
  • Free dinner. Overnight

(Code: SALEN/D3/2016) Ancient flavors and dream gardens

  • Transfer to the temple of the Salento and Apulia cuisine: the original products of this land, where cooking and tasting unrepeatable flavors obtained with rare ingredients.
  • Cooking class and tasting lunch.
  • Afternoon: transfer to the most beautiful botanical garden of Italy.
  • Tasting of local food and jazz/swing show.
  • Return to the Hotel.
  • Free dinner.Overnight


  • Transfer during the itinerary
  • Multilingual interpreter
  • Admission or ticketing
  • Non-refundable taxes or service charges
  • Standard drinks during meals
  • Gifts for each guest

Does not include

  • Air ticketing
  • Overnights
  • Transfer from/to the Airport or Rail or Harbour of arrival
  • Porterage
  • Tips
  • Strong drinks- label wines-extra drinks
  • All not mentioned above

Suggested Hotels

  • Borgo S. Ignazia
  • Masseria S. Domenico

Each code can be chosen singularly