Regeneration in Apulian Trulli & Matera’s Stones

Priced from € 700
  • Individual & Small Group suggested tour
  • Featuring: Bari - Alberobello - Castellana Caves - Matera
Highlights

Day 1: BARI – ALBEROBELLO

Arrival transfer from Bari airport to your hotel. Welcome drink at your hotel. Rest of the day free for relax, swimming pool and enjoy the spa. Welcome dinner at your hotel. Overnight in a real Trullo for an authentic experience in Apulia.
* Rainbow Tips: our recommended Trulli Holiday Resort is an excellent example of gay friendly hotel in Southern Italy.
Meals: D

Day 2: ALBEROBELLO – CASTELLANA CAVES

Buffet breakfast and welcome to the fairytale city of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the city of Trulli, worldwide famous for their beauty and unique characteristics, and representing one of the most extraordinary examples of Italian folk architecture. They were built in a particular historical period, when the construction of stable dwellings was highly-taxed; the inhabitants of the region thus boasted a great capacity to adapt, and an exceptional cleverness in coming up with the idea for the Trulli, temporary houses built with the local stone. Walking guided tour on your own through this area to see Casa d'Amore and Sant'Antonio Church. Lunch on your own to taste local specialities. In the afternoon excursion to Castellana’s Caves, a must-see attraction in the province of Bari. This system of caves features a series of passageways and chambers located 70 metres underground and dominated by rows of stalactites hanging like giant needles, with glittering walls of crystal, underground lakes and huge stalagmites towering up from the rock floor. After the visit back to Alberobello and free time. Exclusive dinner in an authentic Trullo with Apulian specialities. Overnight.
Meals: B - D

Day 3: MATERA

Buffet breakfast and excursion to the special city of Matera. Once there, accommodation at your special hotel, just inside the famous Matera’s Stones ! The city, declared European Capital of Culture of 2019, is a very special unusual, interesting and singular place. People still live inside the “Sassi” (Stones), a real UNESCO World Heritage Site. The caves of Matera had been inhabited for centuries; some humble and some smarter residences, but by the early twentieth-century the area was a by-word for poverty. Until the 1950s hundreds of families were still living crowded into cave-houses here. The squalor and malaria-ridden conditions became a national scandal and finally the cave residents were moved - by law - to modern buildings on the plateau above. Nowadays the caves of Matera are fascinating reminders of the past. Matera has become steadily more popular as an off-the-beaten-track tourist destination. More and more old cave-houses are being converted into comfortable modern dwellings, into hotels, B&Bs and restaurants. Take a walk on your own in this special town to discover it. Matera was also the one of the filming locations for Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ, with shots showing the sassi and the gorge below. Lunch on your own to taste local specialities. Afternoon free for individual visits and shopping. Exclusive dinner inside Matera’s Stones with local specialities. Overnight.
Meals: B - D

Day 4: MATERA - BARI

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the hotel to Bari airport.
Meals: B

Included Features

  • Accommodation in LGBT selected Hotels
  • Transportation by Deluxe AC Private Minibus for Day 2 and Day 3
  • Private Transfer IN Airport Bari – Hotel Alberobello
  • Private Transfer OUT Hotel Matera – Airport Bari
  • Welcome Drink
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • 1 x 3-Course Dinner at your hotel (½ Water, ¼ Wine, Coffee or Tea)
  • 1 x Spa & Wellness – Afternoon Access
  • Entrance Ticket – Castellana Caves
  • 4-Course Exclusive Dinner in Alberobello at a local restaurant (½ Water, ¼ Wine, Coffee or Tea)
  • 4-Course Exclusive Dinner in Matera’s Stones at a local restaurant (½ Water, ¼ Wine, Coffee or Tea)

Not Included

  • Tips, City Taxes and everything not listed under “Included features”

Ignas Tour Hotel Collection

ACCOMMODATION:
2 Nights in LGBT Friendly Hotel 4 * in Alberobello’s Trulli

1 Night   in LGBT Friendly Hotel 4 * in Matera’s Stones
 
  • Trulli Holiday Resort or similar
    Piazza Curri 1, 70011 Alberobello, Italia
    Tel. 080 4325970
    www.trulliholiday.com
 
Featuring a spa and a traditional restaurant, Trulli Holiday Resort offers unique accommodation set in traditional Trulli stone buildings or basement rooms in the centre of Alberobello. The continental breakfast is served at a café set in the centre of Alberobello. The buildings, protected by UNESCO World Heritage, are in various locations. Every trullo has its own features., every room its peculiarity, but all units are elegantly furnished in order to let the guest feel the magic of the place. From the romantic trullo for a couple to the trullo “big” for larger families or groups of friends, every unit gives the highest comfort as to services and accessories.

 
  • Sant'Angelo Luxury Resort 4* or similar
    Piazza S. Pietro Caveoso, 75100 Matera MT
    Tel. 0835 314010
    www.santangeloresort.it
Situated inside the Matera Sassi UNESCO site, the hotel’s unique location and original structure, typically laid out in rows, provides panoramic views of characteristic city streets and courtyards. Hotel Sant'Angelo is made up of 21 historic dwellings, each one different in style with an interior design that blends the original structure with modern furnishings. Enjoy a unique and relaxing holiday at Hotel Sant’Angelo. Hotel staff are available to assist you with tourist information and suggest new itineraries and dining venues. Experience the true magic of the Sassi, with all the comforts of a contemporary and exclusive resort. However, this is a resort which has respected these spaces and their past, but repurposed them for the present.

Prices

* Price per person sharing a double/twin room:

Dates 12 guests 10 guests 8 guests
Low Season € 700 € 800 € 900
Mid Season € 800 € 900 € 950
High Season € 900 € 950 € 1050
Single supplement: € 250
 
Dates 6 guests 4 guests 2 guests
Low Season € 1050 € 1200 € 1800
Mid Season € 1100 € 1250 € 1850
High Season € 1150 € 1300 € 1900
Single supplement: € 250

Rates are Commissionable

*The itinerary is on request and rates are subject to the availability of the hotels at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change if travel occur during trade shows, bank holidays or special events and supplements may be applied.


SEASONS
Low Season:  Jan – Feb – Mar – Apr - Nov
Mid Season:  May – Jun – Sep – Oct
High Season:  Jul – Aug – Dec - Italian & EU Festivities Days (!)





 

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