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Walking Itinerary in the Itria Valley of Apulia

An Excursion in the heart of Valle d’Itria, along typical country roads among vineyards, olive groves, rows of oaks, arable land, family gardens, woods and orchards, cared for with dedication by the expert hands of local farmers.

raccolta olive IIExplore Contrada Figazzano, a delightful trulli village, and learn about the dry stone walls, the history of the trulli and wine making in Itria Valley as well as travel along a stretch of the Apulian Aqueduct, the largest in Europe.

 

Alberobello trulliAlong the way, view the spontaneous flora with particular reference to edible plants and traditional use and meet the locals who will offer freshly harvested garden produce, from fresh broad beans in the spring to the baratters, typicalsummer melons.

Length: about 8 km.   Duration: 3.5 hours – morning or afternoon, times TBD.

Difficulty: low.   Recommended period: year round.

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valle d'itria foodExperiences designed around multiple interests that ensure unique emotions; the traveler participates alongside local cooks, artists, craftsmen, and expert tour guides in activities:

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Personalized Travel Programs for families, schools and theme groups with educational workshops, food & wine itineraries and visits to museums, medieval villages, city and country itineraries, nature parks and archaeological sites.

Tour Delfshaven molenRotterdam Netherlands Maritime Museums Walking and Boat Tours. The heart of the second-largest city in the Netherlands lies inside a triangle of main roads. This inner city can easily be explored on foot within this triangle. The relatively short distances make a walk along beautiful and interesting sights and exceptional museums, the perfect way tdiscover Rotterdam.

 

DüsselRhine River Promenadedorf Germany Walking Tours Castles Fashion Museums and Rhine River Cruises. Düsseldorf is the cosmopolitan capital of North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany`s state with the country`s largest population. The city has close to 600,000 inhabitants and is known for its old quarter – Altstadt – with nightlife and buildings which date back to the 16th century. Here, you can taste the famous Altbier – a dark beer.

Lisbon ViewLisbon Porto and the Douro Valley Portugal Lisbon a City of Lights and Contrasts isboth Atlantic and Mediterranean, illuminated by an extraordinary light that contrasts with landscaped hills tumbling towards the Tagus river.

 

 

Italy

Barrea LakeAbruzzo is located on the Adriatic Coast, east of Rome. It is home to national parks, hilltop medieval and Renaissance towns and numerous nature reserves. The Apennine mountain chain forms much of its interior while the coastal plain has sandy beaches and dune.

 

 

Matera

Basilicata, also known as Lucania, is a southern Italian region bordering with Campania to the west, Apulia to the north and east, and Calabria to the south, with one coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea between Campania and Calabria, and a longer one in the Gulf of Taranto on the Ionian Sea.

 

 

rhgfCampania the ancient Romans called this region of Italy Campania Felix. Baia, Puteoli, Pompeii, Stabia and Capri were their favorite destinations. Then and now, Happy Campania is famed for its ancient ruins, coastal resorts and world renowned culinary traditions. A cultural and national capital for much of its nearly three-thousand year- history, Naples is home to art museums, the San Carlo opera house and a spectacular bay framed by Mt. Vesuvius, affectionately and fearfully referred to by the local inhabitants as The

Monster.

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LazColoseumio– Latium is mainly flat and hilly, with small mountainous areas in the eastern and southern districts. The coastline is mainly composed of sandy beaches. Behind the coastal strip, to the north, lies the coastal plain of Maremma Laziale. The center is occupied by the Roman countryside, a vast alluvial plain surrounding the city of Rome, and the south is characterized by flatlands. The Apennines of Latium are marked by the Tiber River valley and three mountains of volcanic origin whose craters are occupied by Lakes Bolsena, Vico and Bracciano. South of the Tiber, the Alban Hills, are of volcanic origin.

 

Marche town viewMarche is slowly being discovered as the new Italian frontier; an abridged expression of the varied charms of Italy with a variety of attractions offered seasonally and year- round, including: authentic foods, breathtaking landscapes, a lively cultural landscape, artistic and natural treasures.

 

Alberobello trulliApulia (Puglia) borders the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south. Its southernmost portion, the Salento peninsula, forms a high heel on the boot of Italy.

 

 

Things to See Hear and Taste in Zagreb CroatiaSt Marks Church Zagreb

Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia. The first recorded appearance of the name Zagreb dates back to 1094, at which time the city existed as two different city centers: the smaller, eastern Kaptol, inhabited mainly by clergy and housing the Zagreb Cathedral, and the larger, western Gradec, inhabited by farmers and merchants. They were united in 1851.

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The Italy Bread Triangle: Laterza, Matera, Altamura

Food Itineraries in the Apulia and Basilicata Regions of Italy

Altamura street in old townLocated a short distance from each other, between the ravines and the Murgia of Puglia and Basilicata, Laterza, Matera and Altamura are renowned for their bread-making capabilities thanks to the hard wheat harvested and browned in the dry and dry climate of the Murgia and leavened only with mother yeast.

A Bread with a Crispy Crust and a Soft Crumb that Stays Fresh for over a Week

Laterza ApuliaWalk around

the narrow streets of Laterza of the small historical center,

the Sassi di Matera, Europe’s Culture Capital for 2019, and

the altamuran cloisters and the cathedral wanted by Federico II

altamura bread

 

smell the wood-burning ovens, taste local bread, focaccia, taralli and friselle with the local combinations: meat in the stove in Laterza, peppers cruschi in Matera, extra virgin olive oil and lentils of Altamura where you will also taste the local pastries: Apulia Provincesnuns’ breasts, sighs, mustaccioli and almond cakes.

 

 

A Typical Products Lunch in a Sasso Barisano Cave near Matera

Duration: 8 hours

Recommended period: year-round

Includes: guided tour of the traditional ovens, guided walk in the historic centers, lunch in a restaurant in Sassi and sweets tasting in Altamura.

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The Gargano Peninsula in Apulia Italy

The Gargano Promontory is in the Foggia province of Apulia. Also referred to as the spur of Italy’s boot, it is along the Adriatic Sea and includes Monte Calvo – 1,065 m 3,494 feet – and the Gargano National Park. This peninsula is partly covered with a beech and oak forest that once blanketed much of Central Europe. The poet Horace mentions the oaks as Garganus in Ode II,ix.

The Gargano National Park is one of the few national protected areas efficiently contributing to the “a Forest for Kyoto”, which has involved several schools in the realization of projects for social and responsible tourism. It is also unique for renowned for fire reductions and its environmental awareness program.

Monte Sant'AngeloMonte Sant’Angelo’s medieval quarter is characterized by terraced houses, traces of its Longobard period and the Sanctuary with the cult of the Archangel Michael who, according to tradition, appeared in a grotto. Also, the Norman Castle, the historic center and St’ Michael’s Basilica.

Art Cities and Medieval Castles in Apulia

Gargano CoastlineThe Coastline features several beaches, resorts and historic small town, including:

Vieste receives blue flag awards for the quality of its waters. During mediaeval times, its port was frequently attacked by pirates, Saracens and other enemies of the Kingdom of Naples. In 1554 around 5,000 inhabitants were executed by the Turks; they were considered too elderly or infirm for transport into slavery, an event is Peschicicommemorated every year.

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Peschici is situated on the north-eastern coast of the Gargano promontory, 19 km (12 mi) west of Vieste. The town features numerous coastal watch towers.

Mattinata ViewMattinata is the only town in Apulia facing south on the Adriatic Coast. The main urban area is located on two hills enclosed by mountains on the northern, western and southern sides; eastward, there is a valley facing the Adriatic Sea. The northern coast is known for its chalky white cliffs, its large number of suggestive sea grottos and, above all, for its two Faraglioni stacks, located in the Zagare Bay area. The area is also a popular destination for botanical experts, due to the existence of around 60 different species of orchids.

 

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Cycling among Ancient Farmhouses Olive Groves and an Old Italian Borgo

Nature and Landscape Itineraries in the Apulia Region of Italy

raccolta olive IIActivity: a bike excursion to discover the Fasano and Monopoli countryside, between millenarian olive groves and historic farmhouses up to Puglia’s coast and the ancient borgo of Egnazia followed by traditional and seasonal food products tastings by the mill of a sixteenth century farm.

Monopoli Old PortPath length: about 10 km.

Time and duration: 3 hours (morning or afternoon, times TBD); recommended in the Summer.

Difficulty: low. The itinerary takes place on asphalt roads with low vehicular traffic.

 

Apulia Provinces

 

Recommended period: autumn – winter – spring – summer.

Included: guide service in Italian, English and French, bike rental and tasting of typical products.

 

 

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Art Cities and Food Traditions in Puglia Italy

Lecce Barletta Trani Alberobello Altamura Otranto Bari and Taranto

 

Apulia (Puglia) is located in southern Italy; it borders the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south. Its southernmost portion, the Salento peninsula, forms a high heel on the boot of Italy.

Lecce is known as the Baroque city and the Florence of the south because of its magnificent architecture constructed with the famed Lecce Stone. Itinerary: Porta Napoli; Piazza del Duomo Cathedral and Belfry, Episcopio and Seminary Palace; Sant’Irene Church; Piazza Sant’Oronzo and Amphitheater, Sedile, Chiesa di San Marco Church and Sant’Oronzo Column; Santa Croce Basilica; Celestini Convent.

Barletta once a fortress, the Barletta’s castle was once surrounded by the sea. The historic center visit includes: Santa Maria Maggiore Cathedral; Eraclio’s Colossus, Santo Sepolcro Basilica and large bronze statue; Marra Palace, the Orsini family residence; Porta Marina, a unique example of a city wall gate; Cantina della disfida, the legendary battle between Italian soldiers of fortune led by Ettore Fieramosca and the French Army.

Trani the castle is the best preserved and most important among those erected by Frederic II. The Cathedral of San Nicola, the queen of cathedrals in Apulia, was built along the seashore, as was the castle, with a Latin cross layout, is divided into three naves and twin columns, a unique feature among the region’s Romanesque churches. The historic center itinerary included a visit to the Jewish quarter and two ancient synagogues.

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