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City, Nature, Culture, Sea

Essence of the South

9 days / 8 nights
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Discovering Campania, Puglia and Basilicata

… 9 days to discover Campania, Puglia and Basilicata, three magnificent southern regions, a concentration of nature, history, beauty, good food and good wine.

Capturing the most authentic essence of Southern Italy, to discover the most exciting things this part of the Peninsula has to offer, discovering some of the most beautiful and evocative places in the South: we will go through the best of this area. We will start in Campania, where we begin our tour that will touch on the mythical Pompeii, buried for centuries by the lava of Vesuvius, and then of course Naples, which needs no introduction. Basilicata will also have much to offer us, thanks to Matera and its Sassi, as will Puglia, which will amaze us with the mystery of Castel del Monte, the warmth of its capital Bari, the elegance of Lecce’s Baroque and the crystal-clear waters of Salento. We can feast our eyes on admiring perfect beaches and please the palate with generous cuisine and a world of wine to be discovered.

Price per person in double room min 20 participants (in CHF) 3,750.

Single room supplement CHF 790.
Small group supplement (12-19 people) CHF 340.
Cancellation insurance on request
File fees CHF 60.

The pluses of this trip…
– A comprehensive tour that touches on the most beautiful stages of the “noontime”
– Great restaurants!
– Winery tours and tastings
– Companion from Ticino from 12 participants and above.


Price includes:
– Transfer from Ticino
– Flights from Milan Malpensa with checked baggage
– Private bus for the entire Tour, from 8/10/2024 to 16/10/2024
– 4* hotels in Naples, Matera, Bari, and Lecce, bed and breakfast treatment
– Porterage service on Bari and Lecce
– Local guide service in Italian on Naples, Pompeii and Paestum
– Entrance fees for Pompeii, Paestum
– Mozzarella visit and tasting in Paestum on 10/10/2024
– Dinners in typical restaurants as scheduled. Lunches where provided
– Entrance ticket for the visit to the Crypt of Original Sin
– Visit and wine tasting at a winery in Altamura, with light lunch included
– Entrance ticket at Castel Del Monte
– Tasting of the Typical Focaccia Barese
– Wine tasting in typical winery/museum in Alberobello, with aperitif included
– Oil visit and tasting on 14/10/2024
– Lunch in a typical restaurant in Ostuni
– Licensed escort also for guide service for the tour
– Radiolines during excursions

Price does not include:
– Ticket for the shuttle bus to go up to visit Castel Del Monte
– Extra tickets to sites and monuments not mentioned in the program
– Extras not mentioned
– Beverages
– Tips
– Resort fees to be paid on site

Implementation of the trip is guaranteed with a minimum of 12 participants. The price is based on the exchange rate applied by our bank EUR/CHF as of 07/06/2024. At the settlement stage, in case of exchange rate differences, the total amount could be adjusted to the new exchange rate.
The itinerary may change to optimize timing and travel while maintaining the integrity of the tour.

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