Hidden Treasures Of Southern Italy 2019

Hidden Treasures Of Southern Italy 2019


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy

Tour Itinerary

This 9-day Italy tour “off the beaten path” takes you on a journey to discover world-renowned treasures in art, architecture, and history. You’ll begin in Naples – home to centuries of some of the most important art and architecture Italy has to offer. Throughout your guided tour of Southern Italy, you’ll visit royal residences, as well as ancient Greek archaeological marvels, before arriving in the Mediterranean-style town of Cellino San Marco. You’ll find the perfect respite from your sightseeing adventures with a two-night stay at the Salento estate of singer and winemaker Al Bano Carrisi. This peaceful countryside estate – near the Adriatic Sea – offers delicious wine from its vineyard with other delicacies, including local produce, olive oil, and homemade pasta. Stroll the grounds or lounge by the pool before embarking on your discoveries in Lecce and Otranto. This Southern Italy escorted tour will introduce you to local favorites in delectable pastries and coffee, as well as truly remarkable architectural and historical structures. You’ll visit a traditional Trullo in Alberobello, and you’ll discover amazing ancient treasures awaiting you in the caves of Castellana Grotte, and the archaeological site of Paestum – as you traverse from the “heel of the boot” of Italy across to the opposite coastline, to Sorrento. Also enjoy visits to the 13th-century octagonal citadel Castel del Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and to the magnificent Palazzo Reale, royal residence of the Bourbons in Naples.Truly a feast for the mind, body, and soul, your escorted tour of Southern Italy will satisfy your curiosity in art and history – as well as your spirit of adventure – with hidden local treasures waiting to be discovered along the way.

Day 1: ARRIVE IN NAPLES, ITALY.
Welcome to Naples! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: NAPLES.
Discover the major sites of this fascinating city during your guided sightseeing this morning. See the remarkable Triumphal Arch of the New Castle, St. Charles Theater, Galleria Umberto, and the semicircular Piazza Plebiscito. The highlight is a visit to the magnificent PALAZZO REALE, royal residence of the Bourbons from 1734-1860. Since 1925, it also has housed the National Library. Afternoon and evening at leisure; join an optional excursion to make the most of your stay. (B)

Day 3: NAPLES–CASTEL DEL MONTE–BARI.
Enter the region of Apulia, the heel of Italy’s “boot.” Enjoy a guided visit of the 13th-century, octagonal citadel CASTEL DEL MONTE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and considered by some as the most fascinating castle built by Emperor Frederick II. Arrive in the capital of Apulia, Bari, a port on the Adriatic Sea. (B)

Day 4: BARI–OSTUNI–CELLINO SAN MARCO.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features a walk through the OLD TOWN, and a [LF] taste of the local focaccia. Next is attractive Ostuni, often called the “White Town,” a charming example of Mediterranean architecture. Its Old Town is located on top of a hill and fortified by ancient walls. Stay overnight on the beautiful and peaceful Tenute Al Bano Carrisi estate, situated in the Salento countryside. Savor local produce and wine from the estate’s vineyards, as well as olive oil and homemade pasta. Soak up the local atmosphere as you relax around the pool area. (B,D)

Day 5: CELLINO SAN MARCO. EXCURSION TO LECCE & OTRANTO.
Arrive in Lecce, the “Florence of the South,” to discover the lacy stone buildings and baroque squares during your guided walking tour. [LF] Taste local pasticciotto and almond coffee. Enjoy time to explore the streets of the lovely center, before continuing to picturesque Otranto, an historic seaside town and port, surrounded by its imposing defensive walls and dominated by its romanesque cathedral. Return to Cellino San Marco. (B,D)

Day 6: CELLINO SAN MARCO–ALBEROBELLO–CASTELLANA GROTTE.
In Alberobello, follow your Local Guide for a visit to a TRULLO, one of the conical houses famous for their unique characteristics. The structure assures excellent indoor climate control—cool in summer and warm in winter. Continue to Castellana Grotte, where a [LF] visit to the underground CAVES, one of the most important attractions of the region, is included before heading to your hotel. (B,D)

Day 7: CASTELLANA GROTTE–PAESTUM–SORRENTO.
Paestum, or Poseidonia, named in honor of the Greek god of the sea, was founded in the 6th century. During your visit of the ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE with a Local Guide, see the ancient Greek temples dating back to 600-400 BC. Arrive in the charming, seaside resort of Sorrento. (B)

Day 8: SORRENTO.
On an orientation walk with your Tour Director, see the old town's characteristic lava-stone streets, the 14th-century Sedil Dominova building, the ancient bell tower, and St. Antonio Church, dedicated to Sorrento's patron Saint. There is the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the Amalfi coast. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate your vacation. (B,D)

Day 9: SORRENTO.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Naples). (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

NAPLES
Welcome dinner; visit the Palazzo Reale

CASTEL DEL MONTE
Guided visit

BARI
Guided sightseeing and walk through the Old Town; taste [LF] local focaccia

OSTUNI
Visit the “White Town”

LECCE
Guided walking tour; taste [LF] local pasticciotto and almond coffee

OTRANTO
Orientation

ALBEROBELLO
Guided sightseeing, visit a trullo

CASTELLANA GROTTE
[LF] Visit the caves

PAESTUM
Visit the archaeological site

SORRENTO
Orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurantMotorcoach. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals:
Full breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Sorrento


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$500

Triple room reduction per person:
$70

Extra nights per person in Naples:
in single room $145-$179, in twin $75-$110, in triple $64-$87

Extra nights per person in Sorrento:
in
single room $161-$196, in twin $118-$142, in triple $98-$129

Naples: Starhotel Terminus
The Terminus hotel offers a 4 star retreat from everyday life in the midst of lively Naples. It is located in a strategic location just steps from the metro L1 stop Garibaldi, which offers easy transport to reach the main attractions of the city.
Address:
Piazza Garibaldi 91
Napoli , Italy
Bari: Grande Albergo Delle Nazioni
Located in one of the most elegant areas of Bari seafront, the Grande Albergo Delle Nazioni blends tradition and modernity. This stylish resort is an established luxury landmark in the Levantine city and combines history and spirituality building a bridge between East and West. It offers a spectacular rooftop swimming pool with hydro-massage tub and a panoramic view over the sea, and two restaurants which stand out for their refined cuisine that combines the traditional Mediterranean diet with the most innovative trends of contemporary international cuisine. Overlooking the Adriatic sea, this property has its own access to a private beach and it is the ideal place to enjoy an unforgettable stay in Bari.
Address:
Lungomare Nazario Sauro, 7/9
Bari , Italy
Cellino San Marco: Tenute Al Bano Carrisi
Tenute Al Bano Carrisi is the estete built by the famous Italian singer Al Bano, a small fortress in a green oasis. Hotel Felicità has 50 rooms built following the local architectual style and using local materials whihc offer a beautiful view over the mediterrenian garden. A beautiful swimming pool and a relaxing Spa are available. In the restaurant Don Carmelo guests can taste a cuisine based on quality local Apulian ingredients inspired by the Mediterranean tradition, local specialties produced in the estate can also be purchased in the shops & winery nearby. The Estate includes a private forest with an area of about 60 hectares. It hosts deer, horses, foxes and herons, creating a little corner of paradise. It is the ideal place for long walks in the serenity of ancient oak trees, eucalyptus trees and the Mediterranean air. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.
Address:
contrada Bosco, snc
Cellino San Marco , Italy
Castellana Grotte: Semiramide Palace
Immersed in a a lushious green garden a few steps away from charming and out-of-the-beaten-tracks town of Castellana Grotte, hotel Semiramide Palace offers a unique rooftop terrace where you will enjoy scenic views of the Puglia countryside. Relax outdoors in the swimming pool or on the surrounding sun deck, fully equipped with sun loungers. Indoors you can take advantage of a modern spa with emotional showers, a sauna, a Turkish bath and a massage area. Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access thoughout the hotel is available.
Address:
Via Conversano 157
Castellana Grotte , Italy
Sorrento: Grand Hotel Vesuvio
The Grand Hotel Vesuvio, built and furnished in a modern style, is located in a charming position, overlooking the enchanting Bay of Naples and right opposite Vesuvius. It offers a large swimming pools with separate section for children, gardens, extensive lemon and orange groves, wide lounges, conference rooms, garage, parking, solarium, children's playground, free shuttle bus into town, 4, restaurants, 3 bars. The hotel reflects the typical Sorrentine style with ample common spaces dotted by imressive marble columns and mosaic flooring. Out of 225 rooms, 105 overlooks the see while the rest face the lavish inner garden.
Address:
Via Nastro Verde,7
Sorrento , Italy

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By Philip V on Jun 17, 2019

The tour cities were great, the guides were interesting and the food was fabulous. Will never forget the friendships we made along the way.

By Carmella C on Apr 08, 2019

The trip was a wonderful experience.

By Richard M on Oct 01, 2018

Unfortunately, we experienced rainy weather for 4 days, which made it difficult to enjoy the beautiful towns we visited. Our Tour Director, Lino, was simply outstanding. His in-depth knowledge, obvious love for his country, compassion for everyone and attention to detail made the trip exceptional. He was able to resolve a myriad of issues including retrieving cameras and bags forgotten by guests, making special accommodations for guests incapable of physical exertion required, and tending to everyone's needs no matter how diverse those needs were. He is truly exceptional and an absolute asset for Globus. Alas, some of the meals provided by the hotels were lacking and not up to the standards we usually encounter in Italy.

By Mohsen R on Sep 17, 2018

Sorrento and Amalfi are the highlights of this tour I would prefer more time there

By Dorann C on Jun 11, 2018

We had an issue finding our transfer agent in the Naples Airport and we still can't understand why as we waited from 11:30am to almost 2pm to connect with them. Think there should be an email that we can use to contact the transfer agent when there is an issue or a more specific location to meet at like the information booth. Naples hotel was very pleasant and in a great location; the hotel in Bari was very modern but in a lovely location; the Tenute Al Bano Carrisi was a nice experience and the food was good; the hotel in Castellana was fine; the included meals in Grand Hotel Vesuvio were not up to expectations and their room was very poor. The tours were excellent and it was great to be off the beaten path of tourists for most of the trip. We also enjoyed the optional excursions to Polignano a Mare and the Neapolitan farm dinner in Sorrento. Our tour guide was very good.


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