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May - September

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10 nights

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From £6,870pp

The price shown is a guide - based on two people sharing and generally includes economy flights. Your holiday will be tailor-made to suit you and there are many factors that can influence the price, such as standard of accommodation, class of flight and time of year. Ask your travel specialist for more information.
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Small Group Journey

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Small Group – Food and Walks in Puglia & Amalfi

This itinerary combines a tour of utterly-of-the-moment Puglia with timeless Amalfi. Start your walking holiday in Puglia and Amalfi in the elegant, heel of Italy’s boot at places like the walled city of Lecce – a diminutive Baroque masterpiece – and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the 15th-century town of Alberobello noted for its white-washed trulli. Travel through Puglia’s rustically beautiful countryside with walks of, on average, 6km per walk. Then journey to sun-drenched Amalfi where you’ll admire the awe-inspiring views, learn about the coast’s history of paper-making and walk ‘the path of the Gods’ – utter paradise. All that walking will no doubt give you an appetite and you won’t be disappointed, Italy’s delights aren’t just the scenic type, there are edible wonders here to be enjoyed too. We’ll take you to the best restaurants, cafés and gelaterie that these diverse provinces offer.

Departure dates (2018)
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12 April; 23 September  £6,870

The price shown is per person, based on two sharing. It excludes international flights. Single supplement available on request. Minimum participant age is 10 years. Subject to availability, please speak to a travel consultant to find out more.

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UK – Bari

Arrive into the port city of Bari on Italy’s Adriatic coast. You'll be met and transferred to your charming country house hotel near Fasano. This evening meet fellow companions for a tour briefing by your A&K guide, followed by a welcome dinner.

Fasano

After breakfast transfer to the little church of Santa Maria Barsento. Begin your walk through the Apulian countryside here. Today’s walk is approximately 6km to the 15th-century town of Alberobello. This town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Noted for its unique trulli (the characteristic white-washed conical-roofed houses of the area.) Afterwards, enjoy a guided walking tour of the town before returning to the masseria later this afternoon.

Fasano

This morning it's off to Agnano for a walk (approximately 5-6km) around an important archaeological site. Palaeolithic remains have been found at Santa Maria di Agnano. Lunch is in a local restaurant in Ostuni, one of Puglia’s most stunning towns. After lunch enjoy another guided walk around this charming fortified hill town. Known as the ‘White City', its whitewashed buildings and city walls that give it a exotic feel – more Greek or Middle Eastern than Italian. Return to your accommodation later this afternoon.

Fasano – Lecce

This morning it's off to Agnano for a walk (approximately 5-6km) around an important archaeological site. Palaeolithic remains have been found at Santa Maria di Agnano. Lunch is in a local restaurant in Ostuni, one of Puglia’s most stunning towns. After lunch enjoy another guided walk around this charming fortified hill town. Known as the ‘White City', its whitewashed buildings and city walls that give it a exotic feel – more Greek or Middle Eastern than Italian. Return to your accommodation later this afternoon.

Lecce

Today visit a farmhouse near Lecce for an Apulian cooking class. Prepare some typical regional dishes, including orecchiette with a variety of sauces and dessert. Enjoy the fruits of your labour at lunch. Afterwards return to Lecce for a short, guided walking tour. Wander through the square around the Baroque Cathedral. Admire the adjoining façade of the Palazzo Vescovile, the Seminario and the town’s major monuments. Lecce is described as the purest Baroque walled town in the whole of Italy – Florence in miniature minus the tourists.

Lecce – Matera

Today head northwest to Matera stopping en route at Grottaglie. This central Apulian town famous is for its ceramics and pottery. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Matera.

Matera

After breakfast it's off to the Murgia National Park where this morning’s walk (approximately 6km). Journey deep into the rocky Matera countryside. Keep an eye out for the rock churches in the park, most of which date to the Middle Ages. After a rustic country lunch you return to Matera with time to explore on your own. Perhaps visit some of the region's many cave dwellings or some of the 120 churches carved from volcanic rock.

Matera – Amalfi

Travel across the country today by car to the stunning Amalfi Coast and your glorious cliff-side hotel. In the early evening meet for Sundowners on the terrace with spectacular views over the sea. Tonight’s dinner is unscheduled.

Amalfi

This morning you are driven up to the ‘Path of the Gods’. This hilltop trail above Positano links the tiny town of Agerola with Nocelle on the slopes of Monte Pertuso. The morning’s walk is approximately 8km, with spectacular views of the Amalfi Coast and island of Capri. Lunch today is at a beautiful restaurant in Monte Pertuso. A delightful garden setting and breathtaking views will make this a meal to remember. Return to the hotel, stopping on the way at a workshop to see how the famous Amalfi ceramics are produced and decorated.

Amalfi

This morning's walk takes you through a wood of chestnut trees and rare, long-leaved ferns. Look out for the ruins of the medieval foundries, which gave the valley its name. Also known as the Vallone dei Mulinim, this valley is home to water-powered mills, which once produced Amalfi’s famous paper. The region is renowned for the ancient art of paper making. Once in Amalfi, make a stop at the Paper Museum and the old 13th-century paper factory. Afternoon at leisure with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Depart Amalfi

Today you are transferred to Naples airport or train station for onward travel arrangements.

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