Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy - Reverse

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-44589
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Lecce, Italy
  • Ends Matera, Italy
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover the many wonders of Puglia, a treasure trove of culture and cuisine
  • Marvel at the baroque architecture of Lecce, among the most impressive in Italy
  • Explore the medieval centre of Otranto
  • Visit two typical farms to taste olive oil and watch a pasta-making demonstration
  • Stay in a fairytale-like ‘trullo’ in Alberobello
  • End the adventure in Matera, a magnificent cave town built by a gaping ravine
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Starting in Lecce and ending in Matera, the tour "Puglia: Discover The Heel Of Italy - Reverse" is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Otranto, Lecce, Ostuni and 3 other destinations in Italy. "Puglia: Discover The Heel Of Italy - Reverse" is a small group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Discover the very best of Puglia: the heel of Italy and, until recently, its best-kept secret. Starting in the magnificent baroque city of Lecce – known as the Florence of the South – we travel to the medieval coastal town of Otranto, then onto the elegant white city of Ostuni, visiting two farms for an olive oil tasting and pasta-making demonstration. It ends in the cave town of Matera, a favourite for film directors thanks to its crumbling beauty and jaw-dropping spot on the edge of a deep ravine.
  • Day 1: Start Lecce
  • Day 2: Guided tour of Lecce
  • Day 3: Transfer to Ostuni; visit Otranto en route
  • Day 4: Farm visits and pasta-making demonstration; arrive in Alberobello
  • Day 5: Free day. Visit the Castellana Caves or Monopoli by the Adriatic Sea
  • Day 6: Visit Polignano a Mare; arrive in Matera
  • Day 7: Guided tour of Matera
  • Day 8: End Matera
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch/cookery class, 1 wine tasting
  • Group arrival and departure transfers available
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Local city taxes (approx. €15)
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy - Reverse tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 22 October 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 October 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy - Reverse tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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