Trip or Vacation
Cost: Base tour with airfare begins at $5, 264.00
The base itinerary includes: 11 nights in handpicked hotels; 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches with wine; 3 dinners with beer or wine; 2 wine tastings, 3 food tastings, 1 cooking class; 6 sightseeing tours; expert Tour Director & local guides; private deluxe motor coach. Included highlights: Basilica of Santa Chiara; Benevento's Roman Theatre; Salice Salentino wine tasting; Ostuni olive oil tasting; Agriturismo cooking class; Food of Bari walking tour; Sassi di Matera cave dwellings.
We will be getting to know the "soul" of Italy by exploring the regions that have not been overrun by tourists. You can join us for 3 nights pre-trip in Rome. The departure date would be Sept. 12, 2023. Or you may fly to Naples. The departure date would be Sept. Sept. 16, 2023.
Here is Day 10 of our itinerary: En route to the Amalfi Coast, stop to take a guided tour of the subterranean city of Matera.
Visit Sassi di Matera, the two districts that make up Matera, which are known for their 9,000-year-old cave dwellings.
Pass through the Old Town, passing Matera Cathedral and the ruins of Castello Tramontano.
Admire the architecture in Palazzo del Sedile.
Step inside the Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and the chiese rupestri or rock churches.
Sip Basilicata wine during an included lunch at a local restaurant.