Day 1-3 Arrival in Rome
Either have a guided tour or explore Venice independently.
Day 2: Fly to Brindisi
Transfer to the airport; on arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of this day is independent.
Day 3: Visit Brindisi and Mesagne
Tour Brindisi including: Piazza Duomo, the oldest square in the city, the Cathedral also known as the Basilica of the Visitation, the port of Brindisi.
Also tour Mesagne which has a characteristic heart shape and houses numerous historical monuments in the Apulian Baroque styl. Via Marconi, which leads to the Villa Comunale embellished by a monumental fountain. Along via del Carmine, the church of Carmine, built in 1305; the municipal park, passing through the seventeenth-century arch of Porta Grande; the Castle built in Norman times by Robert Guiscard in 1062; the church of Sant'Anna, built between 1683 and 1699 in the Apulian Baroque style; Piazza III Novembre, where the Mother Church is located.
Day 4: Visit Lecce and Otranto
Tour Lecce including: Piazza Sant' Oronzo, The Basilica of Santa Croce Lecce, Piazza del Duo.
Otranto is the easternmost village in Italy, located on the heel of the boot. it is a charming seaside town, recognized in 2010 as a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site. Visit: Aragonese Castle and Cathedral of Otranto.
Puglia also called Apulia
Day 5: Visit Gallipoli and Taranto
Gallipoli is a small town on the Apulian coast. The old town is home to beautiful places of worship such as the Cathedral of Sant'Agata, with its richly decorated facade. Not far away, the Church of Santa Maria della Purità has a majolica floor.
In the heart of the historic center of Taranto, visit: the Cathedral or Duomo of San Cataldo, Castel Sant'Angelo, Church of San Domenico Maggiore, the old Norman bell tower.
Day 6: Visit Matera and Altamura
The Sassi of Matera are two unique districts of Matera, considered a UNESCO heritage site. The Sassi are divided into Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano. They are made up of very special buildings that were only half-built. In fact, almost all of them have a part in stone blocks in full view and a part hidden and dug directly into the rock.
Day 7: Caves of Castellana and Alberobello
Visit Caves of Castellana, a complex of underground caves of karstic origin, of considerable interest, among the most beautiful and spectacular in Italy.
Alberobello is known for its characteristic trulli, a constructive model of spontaneous architecture.
Day 8: Ostuni and Locoroto
Tour Ostuni, the "white city." The name refers to the typical color of the houses of the ancient Terra district, the ancient fortified village of the city. See the Cathedral, the Bishop's Palace and the Seminary, connected by a stone bridge called "la Loggia." Also on the Cathedral square, the former Carmelite Monastery of Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi, annexed to the Monastery the Church of San Vito Martire.
Continue driving approx. 45 minutes to Locorotondo. After passing the Villa Comunale, you enter the village from Porta Napoli. We are already in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, the main clearing that allows access to the town but which is also the living room of the city. See: Palazzo Morelli, the Clock Tower, Palazzo Morelli and the Palazzo Comunale, currently used as the Civic Library.
Day 9: Polignano a Mare and Bari
Polignano a Mare historic village is accessed by passing through the 16th-century Arco Marchesale, or Porta Grande, which was once the only entrance to the fortified city and is still dominated by the picturesque remains of the 15th-century church of San Giuseppe.
In Bari, see the Norman-Swabian Castle, Cathedral of San Sabino, Basilica of San Nicola.
Day 10: Bisceglie and Trani
Tour the Cathedral of Bisceglie.
In Trani visit ancient fort, Villa Comunale, Piazza Teatro, Castello Svevo and the Church of Ognissanti. Also visit the Cathedral of Trani San Nicola Pellegrino located in Piazza Duomo.
Day 11: Barletta and Foggia
In Barletta tour the Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Swabian Castle.
In Foggia, the Cathedral of Foggia, the of San Giovanni Battista, Church of Maria Santissima della Misericordia
Day 12: Tremiti Islands - Vieste
Board a ferry to visit the Tremiti Islands, the only Italian archipelago in the Adriatic Sea.
Overnight in Vieste.
Molise & Abruzzo
Day 13: Termoli and Chieti
Visit Termoli, the most important city on the Molise coast, overlooking the Adriatic Sea. The village origins date back to the 5th century B.C. See Borgo Antico, Castello Svevo, Vico II Castello, considered one of the narrowest alleys in Europe.
So much to explore in this charming ancient village!
Onward to Chieti, a city in Abruzzo and one of the oldest cities in Italy. According to legend it was founded by Achilles who had given it the name Teate in honor of his mother who was the sea nymph Teti.
Stroll Corso Marrucino, the main street of the historic center and see some of the most important buildings of the city, including the Prefecture, Palazzo della Camera di Commercio and Palazzo de' Mayo.
Tour the Cathedral of San Giustino and Marrucino Theater, Art Nouveau style; Villa Frigerj built in neoclassical style and its park is an important municipal garden of the city.
The three Roman temples, date to the 3rd century BC.
Day 14: Sulmona and Rome
Visit Sulmona, in the heart of Arbuzzo.
Continue approx. 2 hrs to Rome
Day 15: Depart
Transfer to the airport