Apulian Southern Escape


Discover one of the most unique regions in Southern Italy, made of ancient stone villages, olive trees and some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. Enjoy the lifestyle and welcoming attitude of Lecce’s private palaces, family run vineyards and olive oil farms and explore the centuries old traditions of local craftmanship.



Duration 7 days (6 nights)
Location Matera, Fasano, Lecce
Season April – October
Airport Bari (IN) – Brindisi (OUT). Might change depending on the hunt chosen




Animals you can hunt during this tour

Roe deer

Red stag


Wild boar


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

at your arrival in Bari, meet your Italian Safari tour director and transfer to Matera, one of the most unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, with its stone houses carved in the mountains where people used to live up to few decades ago. On your way there, stop in Altamura for an ice cream or a typical Apulian Focaccia in one of the historical bakeries of the town. After having checked in at your nice hotel in the town center, enjoy a first view of Matera and together with tour director taste an aperitif overlooking the sunset on the ancient stone houses.

4* Hotel – Italian Safari Tour Director – Meals not included

Day 2

in the morning meet your local tourist guide and discover Matera while riding a tuk-tuk through the winding streets of the old town, stopping a few times along the way to learn more about the thousands of years old monuments. Spend your afternoon walking around the small alleys of the city center or simply relax in the Spa of the hotel.

4* Hotel – Meals not included

Day 3

in the morning meet your Tour Director and transfer by car to Castel del Monte, UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit the medieval castle with its unique octagonal shape and design. After the visit reach a historical winery still run by the family and enjoy wine tasting and lunch with the owners. After lunch transfer to the “masseria” hosting you for the next two days: a charming whitewashed Apulian farmhouse converted into a hotel.

4* Hotel – Italian Safari Tour Director – Lunch Included

Day 4

transfer to Alberobello (UNESCO World Heritage Site) with your Tour Director and enjoy a visit of the capital of Trulli, a typical dry-stone construction with cone shaped rooftops. Enjoy lunch learning about the ancient traditions of mozzarella and burrata in a family run dairy farm before returning to the masseria. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon relaxing or walking around the hotel’s village.

4* Hotel – Italian Safari Tour Director – Lunch Included

Day 5

transfer by car to the southern part of Apulia: Salento, one of the most authentic Apulian treasure. On your way there stop at a small olive oil producer to visit the centuries old trees and taste its products with a light lunch. Once arrived in Lecce, the elegant capital city of Baroque; check in at your hotel in the center. In the late afternoon meet your guide for a short walking tour before experiencing the life of southern Italy’s residences, being welcomed in a private villa of the 15th century in the heart of Lecce and enjoy dinner together with the owners.

4* Hotel – Italian Safari Tour Director – Lunch Included

Day 6

spend the morning exploring the food traditions of the region, visiting the typical food market of the city before learning how to cook some of the most typical regional dishes during a cooking class right in the kitchen of a historical building in the old town and taste the outcomes of the class at lunch. In the afternoon you will have the chance to enjoy a panoramic drive along the Adriatic coast with gorgeous views and dramatic cliffs. Along the way explore the local craftmanship in a textile factory and a ceramic artisan’s laboratory learning about the ancient traditions. End you drive enjoying an early dinner in a family-run wine estate together with the owners.

4* Hotel – Italian Safari Tour Director – Full Board

Day 7

According to your flight schedule transfer to Brindisi airport.

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