Transfer to the Corte Altavilla hotel in Conversano (Bari).
Time to relax with an Italian apertivo.
In the evening, your Welcome Dinner is served at Goffredo restaurant osteria. The restaurant offers a superior menu with an excellent choice of regional and national wines. It is located on the terrace of the hotel with a nice view on the lanes of the old town..
2nd day: Castel del Monte and wine tasting – Trani
This day is dedicated to the wine's production. You will go to Castel del Monte area where a very good DOC wine is produced.
Departure at 9,00. Before going to the winefarms visit to Castel del Monte, the impressive, mysterious manor commissioned by Federico II of Swabia.
This castle is considered one of the greatest example of medieval art and is protected as a Heritage of Humanity under the auspices of UNESCO. Castel del Monte is also the name of Strada del Vino as well as a famous DOC wine from Apulia.
Visit to a wine producer farm “Cantine Carpentiere”. Visit of the facilities and cellars. The oenologist will illustrate the production process of the excellent DOC wines. Wine tasting combined with local products (burratine, caciocavallo, olives, tarralli and tomatoes bruschette with olives oil).
H 13,30 – Stop for lunch at a Masseria.
Going on to Trani for a stroll through the lanes of the old town, starting from the seaport, located between two small promontories: one dominated by the Sant’Antonio blockhouse, the other by the cathedral. The latter is an excellent example of apulian romanesque style. Visit to All Saints’ church. Trani is also known for the production of the sweet wine “Moscato di Trani”.
3rd day: Cooking Class & Spa Treatment
Breakfast is served.
H 10,00 - Enjoy the the Thermarium Spa with a personalized Treatments Program at the villa, and feel your troubles slowly fade away.
Lunch on your own. You could have an aperitivo in the castle square (100 metres from the hotel)
Afterwards, you might want to take a walk through the winding streets of the old town where you can visit the Romanesque Cathedral and Monastery of St. Benedict, and the Norman castle, home to the masterpieces of Paolo Finoglio, 6th-century court painter. His works include: La Gerusalemme Liberata and frescoes in the Baroque church of Saint Cosma and Damiano.
H 16,00 - Cooking Class set in the country house in Conversano, just one kilometer from the hotel. You will learn how to make fresh pasta “orecchiette”, Italian bread and a tipical dessert “crostata”
Dinner follows with the foods prepared in class. Water and local wine included.
Return to Corte Altavilla
4th day: Full Day Tour to Ostuni, Martina Franca and Alberobello
Breakfast is served.
H 9,30 - After breakfast, departure for Ostuni. Perched on three hills and enclosed by Aragonese walls, the splendid town of Ostuni owes its frame to the way it has developed vertically rather than horizontally and to the blinding white effect given off by the whitewashed walls of its houses. Meander through the ‘white town’, stop for shopping in typical artisan shops and visit the 15thcentury cathedral.
Next comes the town of Martina Franca, Stroll through the historical center and visit the main palaces (16th-17th centuries) of notable architectural interest. Visit to the St Martin's collegiate church, Duke's Palace, St Dominic's church and the church of Carmine. The almond milk is delicious here! Stop for lunch at “agriturismo Il Portico” to taste apulian vegetables.
After lunch going on to Alberobello famous for it's Trulli, cone-shaped houses, traditionally built in the region. Start in the town's main square and visit to the Trullo Sovrano, D'Amore house, Aia Piccola medieval-style quarter, Monti quarter as well as a visit to the Trullo Siamese.
Return in the evening to Conversano. Dinner on your own. We suggest you to taste a pizza (40 metres from the hotel).
5th Day: Departure
Free time in the morning, before departure.
Departure and transfer to the airport
Program includes: 5 Days, 4 Nights accommodations in 4-Star Villa Hotel in Conversano, based on double occupancy.
Welcome aperitif and dinner, wine excluded.
One half/day cooking class followed by dinner. Local wine and water included.
1 half/day Spa treatments Programs to be enjoyed at the Villa.
Guided visit of Ostuni, Martina Franca and Alberobello, lunch and tastings of typical products and wine included.
Guided visit to Castel del Monte and Trani, lunch and wine tasting included.
Round trip airport transfers.
TARIFS: BASED ON 2 PEOPLE: Euro 980,00 per person in double room Single use room overcharge: euro 100,00
BASED ON 3 UP TO 6 PEOPLE: Euro 790,00 per person in double room Single use room overcharge: euro 100,00
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Share with us a wonderful experience in Southern Italy among the flavours of our typical cuisine and the smells of our popular tradition.
Corte Altavilla is on of the most estimated 4-star-hotels in Apulia with its comfortable rooms and suites.
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