Day 1: WELCOME TO BARI & MAGICAL LECCE
We meet in Bari outside the Palace Hotel at 9.30am for a fascinating walking tour through the ancient alleys, visiting the Basilica of St. Nicholas, one of the most remarkable examples of Romanesque architecture, the exterior of the Swabian Castle built in Norman times and the fish market. Following an experience on seeing making Apulian orecchiette pasta and a local street food experience, we’ll drive to the picturesque fishing village of Polignano a Mare, perched on limestone cliffs, boasting stunning views and colourful narrow streets for sightseeing and lunch on your own. Continue to the elegant town of Lecce, known as “The Florence of the South” account of its astonishing number of baroque and Renaissance-style buildings. Spend the first three nights of your Puglia adventure at the boutique hotel “Patria Palace” or similar. Dinner is included this evening in a local tavern where you’ll feel like one of the family and eat like a local! Overnight stay in Lecce.