Bari and Matera

Bari’s area is famous for wonderful small quaint towns such as Polignano a Mare and Monopoli along the coastline overlooking the crystal clear waters of the wonderful Adriatic sea. This part of Apulia is also very well famous for its artistic heritage. In the Middle Age the area used to be the land of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II. During the Norman-Swabian age and therefore in the times of Crusades the region flourished with wonderful castles and Cathedrals built in Apulian Romanesque stile. Some of the most important artistic heritages are St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, Trani’s Cathedral directly facing the sea, or Castel del Monte which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another attraction is the city of Altamura which is not only well known for its majestic Romanesque cathedral but also for being a food travel destination because of its famous bread. Last but not least, the city of Matera, one of the oldest cities in the world, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2019.

Bari

Bari

bari apuliaBari is the capital of Apulian Romanesque style. While here, you will see the two faces of the city. First, you will visit the French-influenced Murat quarter, with its elegant 19th Century theaters and majestic Liberty-style palaces. From there, you will visit picturesque old Bari, full of ancient traditions, seaside fish markets, narrow lanes, and homemade orecchiette pasta. During the guided tour, you will experience the austere beauty of several Romanesque churches, including the religious soul of the city, the Basilica of St. Nicholas.

Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare
polignano-05Perched on a high rocky outcrop that reaches into the Adriatic Sea, Polignano is a destination not to be missed on a trip to Puglia. The best way to experience the atmosphere of this Mediterranean city is through a nice walk on its terraces overlooking the sea. With its picturesque bays and hidden caves, Polignano was an ancient landing spot for merchants and fishermen. Today, its artisan shops and stylish bars are busy year round.

Castel del Monte

Castel del Monte, Crown of Apulia

castel-del-monte-02We will visit one of the wonders of Italy, Castel del Monte. This mysterious castle was built in the 13th Century by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and is an example of architectural perfection in Puglia. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Matera

Matera, Unesco World Heritage

matera-03One of the oldest cities in the world, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2019. Matera sits like a giant sculpture in the center of the Murgia plateau. We will visit the ancient town, known as the Sassi, where homes, churches and reservoirs were dug out of caves. The Sassi has its roots in prehistory, preserved almost intact to this day. We’ll discover hidden treasures in churches carved into the stone and painted by Byzantine monks, as well as modest farmhouses, evidence of the bitter reality of mid-20th Century.

Trani

Trani

trani-portoGuided tour in Trani, one of the most beautiful cities along the Adriatic Sea. Trani is famous for its Romanesque cathedral directly facing the sea, dedicated to St. Nicholas the Pilgrim, as well as its ancient harbor, which provides for an elegant setting for the many who stroll between colorful fishing boats and fine restaurants.

Altamura

Altamura, the City of the Bread and the Emperor

rosone-altamuraGuided tour of Altamura, city refounded by the Emperor Frederick II in the XIII century. The city is well known for ist majestic Romanesque cathedral, which is ascribed to the Emperor itself. Altamura is also a food travel destination because of the world famous bread “Pane di Altamura”, among the best in Italy,  which has gained the DOP quality label in 2003.

Putignano

Putignano, the city of carnival

putignano-particolarePutignano is a typical ancient village filled with a maze of alleys, narrow streets and small squares surrounded by enchanting loggias. The city is famous for its “Carnival of Putignano,” one of the oldest in Italy, which this year will celebrate its 622nd anniversary! Especially during the carnival, the town becomes a real tourist desitination, attracting visitors from all corners of Italy and the world.

Monopoli

Monopoli

monopoli-01Monopoli is a wonderful town along the Adriatic coast with about 13 km coastline.The coastal town is very ancient and its origins date back to fifth century BC. We will have an unforgettable guided tour among the most important historical buildings such as the baroque Co-Cathedral della Madonna della Madia or the wonderful Castle of Charles V, symbol of the city. We will end our trip along the ancient harbor full of fine restaurants, colorful fishing boats and very stylish bars where we will enjoy the unique Mediterranean atmosphere of this town.

Bari and St.Nicholas Basilica

Bari is the capital of Apulian Romanesque style. While here, you will see the two faces of the city. First, you will visit the French-influenced Murat quarter, with its elegant 19th Century theaters and majestic Liberty-style palaces. From there, you will visit picturesque old Bari, full of ancient traditions, seaside fish markets, narrow lanes, and homemade orecchiette pasta. During the guided tour, you will experience the austere beauty of several Romanesque churches, including the religious soul of the city, the Basilica of St. Nicholas.

Polignano a Mare

Perched on a high rocky outcrop that reaches into the Adriatic Sea, Polignano is a destination not to be missed on a trip to Puglia. The best way to experience the atmosphere of this Mediterranean city is through a nice walk on its terraces overlooking the sea. With its picturesque bays and hidden caves, Polignano was an ancient landing spot for merchants and fishermen. Today, its artisan shops and stylish bars are busy year round.

Castel del Monte, Crown of Apulia

We will visit one of the wonders of Italy, Castel del Monte. This mysterious castle was built in the 13th Century by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and is an example of architectural perfection in Puglia. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Matera, Unesco World Heritage

One of the oldest cities in the world, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2019. Matera sits like a giant sculpture in the center of the Murgia plateau. We will visit the ancient town, known as the Sassi, where homes, churches and reservoirs were dug out of caves. The Sassi has its roots in prehistory, preserved almost intact to this day. We’ll discover hidden treasures in churches carved into the stone and painted by Byzantine monks, as well as modest farmhouses, evidence of the bitter reality of mid-20th Century.

Trani

Guided tour in Trani, one of the most beautiful cities along the Adriatic Sea. Trani is famous for its Romanesque cathedral directly facing the sea, dedicated to St. Nicholas the Pilgrim, as well as its ancient harbor, which provides for an elegant setting for the many who stroll between colorful fishing boats and fine restaurants.

Altamura, the City of the Bread and the Emperor

Guided tour of Altamura, city refounded by the Emperor Frederick II in the XIII century. The city is well known for ist majestic Romanesque cathedral, which is ascribed to the Emperor itself. Altamura is also a food travel destination because of the world famous bread “Pane di Altamura”, among the best in Italy,  which has gained the DOP quality label in 2003.

Putignano, the city of carnival

Putignano is a typical ancient village filled with a maze of alleys, narrow streets and small squares surrounded by enchanting loggias. The city is famous for its “Carnival of Putignano,” one of the oldest in Italy, which this year will celebrate its 622nd anniversary! Especially during the carnival, the town becomes a real tourist desitination, attracting visitors from all corners of Italy and the world.

Monopoli

Monopoli is a wonderful town along the Adriatic coast with about 13 kilometers (8 miles) of coastline. The origins of this ancient town date back to fifth century BC. We will take an unforgettable guided tour among the most important historical buildings, such as the baroque Co-Cathedral of Our Lady of Madia and the wonderful Castle of Charles V, symbol of the city. We will end our trip along the harbor, which is full of fine restaurants, colorful fishing boats and very stylish bars, and where we will enjoy the unique Mediterranean atmosphere of this town.