What to Expect
The Prosecco and Peaches in Puglia Walking tour is the perfect chance to experience all of the charm of Italy. With peach filled fields in summer time and endless vineyards, this is the perfect tour for food and adventure lovers. Starting the week in the UNESCO-listed Matera you will have the chance to explore this fascinating town. Along the way you will stop in traditional Italian villages of Otranto, Ostuni and Lecce.
Admire the lush landscape of Itria Valley with its white washed towns, ancient trails and stunning architecture. See the unique dry stone cottages known as trulli in intriguing Alberobello and the cave houses known as Sassi in Matera. Explore the enchanting maze of narrow streets in the ‘white city’ Ostuni, the seaside village of Otranto facing the Adriatic and visit the elegant Baroque city of Lecce.
This is a tour that combines colourful villages and coastal walks. The food highlights into visiting the local orchards, tasting delicious seafood and enjoying the local wines.
Day 1. Matera
Enjoy the evening exploring this UNESCO listed city and discover the historical centre.
Day 2. Matera to Alberobello (14 km)
Private transfer to the Itria Valley where nature and history meet in the middle. You are now based in the heart of Puglia, the towns of Martina Franca, Locorotondo and Cisternino are the last eastern edge of the Murgia, bordering the Messapian plain of Salento. Today the path will take you to the village of Locorotondo following the Greenway of the Apulia Aqueduct, the longest aqueduct in Europe. From Locorotondo, after a recommended tour of the old town, you will take local public transportation (train or bus) to Alberobello for your overnight stay in the characteristic Trulli houses.
Day 3. Alberobello to Martina Franca (17km)
You will follow the trails southwards along country roads and short stretches of gently sloping paths. One of the most beautiful natural views will be the Bosco Selva, the “green heart” of the area and
rare example of the vast oak forest that once covered the surrounding area.
Day 4. Alberobello to Ostuni (8 km)
Leaving the Capital of Trulli you will take a private transfer a small farm part in the Natural Park Dune Costiere. After a tasting of their products you will walk in the same countryside that produces the produce served on the tables of the restaurants you will be eating in. Continuing up the hills by choosing the right path between the forest, climbing slowly towards the ancient village La Terra, the highest hill and than Ostuni.
If your still feeling energetic you can take a detour to the Sanctuary of San Biagio, the most complete rock settlement of Ostuni. From here you see the white inverted cones of Ostuni among the olive trees, your destination for today. You will be near the Archaeological Park of S.Maria di Agnano, a site of exceptional historical value.
Day 5. Ostuni to Lecce (7km)
After breakfast you start a short route almost entirely on dirt a downhill trail towards the sea will taking you back to the edge of the Regional Natural Park Dune Costiere. This protected area, located between Ostuni and Fasano, from the coast goes to inland areas occupied by fortified farms and centuries-old olive groves. In an old farmhouse you will taste its extra virgin oil made from the monumental olive trees, visit the underground oil mill of probable Roman times, the private museum, the small church of 1700 with altar made of Lecce stone and the olive groves, a candidate to become World Heritage.
Day 6. Lecce
Visit the local markets and enjoy relaxing for the afternoon. In the evening we have arranged some local wine tasting and a cooking demonstration. You deserve it.
Day 7. After breakfast, depart
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