3 Days Private Tour Gargano & Bari

Puglia is the “heel”of the Italian boot,the Gargano Peninsula is its”spur”and Abruzzo form the”ankle”.Hugging the southeastern seaboard of Italy and looking towards the Balkans,the mountainous region of Abruzzo differ considerably from Puglia,the richest of the two.From the dramatic Alpine peaks of thne Gran Sasso to the wild wolves in the national parks;from craggy medieval hill towns to the sandy Adriatic coastline and Slow Food -Abruzzo offers everything an Italophile could wish for.For years the region’s wild beauty was hidden from thne world by the Appennines.Abruzzo is a region that is almost two-thirds mountainous parkland-ideal for hiking,horse riding or, in winter,skiing on the Grand Sasso or Maiella ranges.Gourmands will delight in Abruzzo’s outstanding restaurants,and superb local wines like Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Trebbiano.

Nature’s colors are bold in Puglia, and man-made shapes are simple – with chunky, cubic houses and conical-roofed cottages dotting the countryside. Its extensive coastline bears the marks of many conquering invaders:the Normans, the Spanish, the Turks, the Swabians and the Greeks.The regions to be explored are also rich in their own culinary and folkloric traditions and we take time not only to explore grand palaces and mighty castles but also learn about the local people as we visit their picturesque villages and view their traditional homes. We taste the local produce, sample the local wine and enjoy a display of the local traditional folklore.

This truly unique and very special tour is not to be missed!!

Location

Day 1: WELCOME TO PUGLIA & THE GARGANO PENINSULA
Meet your driver outisde the customs at Bari airport upon arrival and drive to the unique fishing  town of VIESTE located in the Gargano Peninsula for two nights stay at the central "HOTEL PALACE VIESTE". Dinner is on your own this evening.Overnight in VIESTE


Day 2: MAGICAL VIESTE & BOAT TRIP

Breakfast in hotel. At 10.00 meet your tour guide PAOLA in the hotel lobby for a walking tour of VIESTE, one of Italy’s most attractive coastal towns, situated on a rocky promontory overlooking turquoise waters with beaches either side.A magnificent town of white houses clinging to the coastline, narrow cobbled streets leading to stairways and agave covered arches.The ancient fishing town offers narrow streets that climb towards the Cathedral, between whitewashed houses and colorful bazar.After an included foodie experience,you’ll be sailing around fascinating Vieste and its prehistoric caves (weather permitting).Rest of the day is at leisure.In the evening meet your tour guide Paola for an included dinner at "RISTORANTE AL DRAGONE". Overnight in VIESTE

Day 3: ARRIVEDERCI VIESTE
Breakfast in hotel. At 11.30 meet your tour driver in the hotel lobby for an included transfer to BARI for your overnight stay at the "HOTEL ORIENTE" with breakfast included.The day is at leisure to get familiar with the city of Bari.Overnight in BARI