Departure to Capri by steamer. Weather conditions permitting,
visit of the Blue Grotto. Return to Marina Grande and then
transfer to Anacapri. Lunch in a typical restaurant followed by
a visit of Augustus’ Gardens, with a view of the Faraglioni.
Return to Sorrento. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Saturday: SORRENTO -
CASTEL DEL MONTE - ALBEROBELLO - SELVA DI FASANO
Early morning departure
for Apulia, on the way, stop to visit Castel del Monte, imposing
octagonal castle, with eight octagonal towers at each side built
in 1250 by the emperor Federico II, on a hill of 570
meters that dominates all the valley.
Free time for lunch.
The journey continues to
Alberobello, the town of “trulli” and Unesco Heritage. Trulli
are typical houses with a cone roof that were uses as homes and
to keep the farmer utensils. In the afternoon, arrival at the
hotel, accommodation, dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Sunday: SELVA DI
FASANO - LECCE - CASTELLANA CAVES - SELVA DI FASANO
Breakfast and departure to
Lecce and its “famous baroque” form of art and architecture that
developed between the end of the XVI century and the first half
of the XVII century. Very rich and beautiful are the decorations
of the church of S.Oronzo, the Basilica of Santa Croce, the
Celestini Palace. In the square of S.Oronzo we can admire
the Roman amphitheatre from the II century AD that could
seat up to 25.000 spectators and the column of S.Oronzo, 29m
high with a copper statue oh the saint on the top.
Free time for lunch.
Departure to Castellana
Caves. Discovered in 1938, the entrance is represented by an
enormous vertical tunnel 60 metres long. At the end of the
visit, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 Monday: SELVA DI
FASANO - MATERA - SORRENTO OR ROME
Departure for Matera that has gained international fame for its
The Sassi originated from
a prehistoric (troglodyte) settlement, and are suspected to be
some of the first settlements in Italy. The Sassi are
houses dug into the tuff rock itself, which is characteristic of
Basilicata and Puglia. Many of these “houses” are really only
caverns, and the streets in some parts of the Sassi often are
located on the rooftops of other houses. One of the benefits of
this ancient city, is that with there is a great similarity in
the look of the Sassi with that of ancient sites in and around
Jerusalem. This has caught the eye of film directors and movie
studios. Principally due this reason the Sassi were the
set of many film, as for example “The Gospel According to St
Matthew” (Pasolini,1964), “King David” (Bruce Beresford,1985),
“The Passion of the Christ" (Gibson, 2004) and "The Nativity
Story" (Hardwicke, 2006). Matera is also a Unesco heritage.
Time for a snack and
return to Rome or Sorrento. End of the tour and of our service.