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Barletta Private Tour: the town of Challenge

Barletta Private Tour: the town of Challenge

Explore one of Puglia’s most atmospheric and history-saturated cities—and get up close and personal with the sights—when you book a private walking tour of Barletta. Pick between multiple convenient, daily tour times; meet your guide in the city center; and set off on foot. You’ll visit highlights like the Norman–era Castle of Barletta, the Colossus of Barletta statue, and the 12th-century Barletta Cathedral. As you go, learn all about Barletta’s history, including the Challenge of Barletta: a 16th-century battle that was fought in its streets.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.02
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$219.02
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Vieste private guide: beautiful town with small street and lovely scenary

Vieste private guide: beautiful town with small street and lovely scenary

Vieste is a village in the Gargano promontory which counts more tourist presences in Puglia. This is because it is a beautiful place set in a breathtaking natural scenery that connects it from the mountains to its incredible sandy beaches and sea caves. The guided tour will start from the historic center, very nice, the guide will take you in the typical alleys with the classic white houses overlooking the sea with breathtaking views. You will visit the cathedral built in the eleventh century in one of the highest areas of the town and dedicated to St. Maria Assunta. The tour continues with the external visit of the Swabian castle with a triangular plan overlooking the sea, currently used by the Italian Navy. Not far from the castle you can admire the sandy beach and the Pizzomunno rock, 25 meters high and symbol of the town and closely linked to a legend of love.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.37
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$215.37
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Troia walking tour with Passionata cake tasting

Troia walking tour with Passionata cake tasting

Troia was the ancient Aece, a Roman city on the Appian-Trajan Way. The tour will take you to know the historic center with a magnificent view on the Dauni mountains and its splendid cathedral, one of the best in Puglia. The tour will make you visit the heart of the town with a visit to the church of St. Vincent the Martyr, Basilica of St. Basil and St. Francis in Baroque art and major palaces such as the palace of the princes D'Avalos, Palazzo Varo and Palazzo Siliceo . The tour ends with a visit to the cathedral dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Assumption built in the twelfth century and in the Apulian Romanesque style. At the end of the tour tasting of the typical "Passionata" cake, a unique delicacy in Puglia created by the Casoli pastry: heart of 3 types of local ricotta of cow, sheep and buffalo covered with Apulian almonds made in different flavors. After having savored it, you will return to Troy only to be able to taste it again
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.66
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$58.66

Troia walking tour: Apulian Romanesque architecture

Troia walking tour: Apulian Romanesque architecture

Troia was the ancient Aece, a Roman city on the Appian-Trajan Way. The tour will take you to know the historic center with a magnificent view on the Dauni mountains and its splendid cathedral. The tour will make you visit the heart of the town with a visit to the church of St. Vincent the Martyr, Basilica of St. Basil and St. Francis in Baroque art and major palaces such as the palace of the princes D'Avalos, Palazzo Varo and Palazzo Siliceo . The tour ends with a visit to the cathedral dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Assumption built in the twelfth century and in the Apulian Romanesque style on a church of Byzantine origins. Certainly the most beautiful part is its rose window composed of 11 stone columns and twenty-two different decorations obtained exclusively with the technique of the fretwork, making the rose appear as a laced embroidery. The most beautiful rose window in Puglia. Also worthy of note is the bronze portal with its 2 wonderful dragon-shaped knockers.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$265.26
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$265.26
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Taranto walking tour: the town of the two seas

Taranto walking tour: the town of the two seas

The guided tour starts from Piazza Castello square, the center of the major monuments of interest. Here we will visit the ruins of the Doric Temple of Poseidon dating back to the 6th century. B.C. with two Doric columns that bear witness to the ancient Magno-Greek temple. The tour continues with the visit of the Aragonese castle inside which there is the Navy: the first tower was built by the Byzantines in the eleventh century and over the centuries was expanded to the current conformation. Very close to the castle you will visit and travel the revolving bridge, symbol of Taranto, connecting the island of Borgo Antico with the peninsula of Borgo Nuovo. About 90 meters long, it was inaugurated in 1887 and overlooks a large navigable canal that unites the two seas: the Mar Grande with the Mar Piccolo. The tour concludes with a visit to the Cathedral of San Cataldo, built by the Byzantines in the second half of the tenth century, although remodeled with a Baroque façade in the mid-1700s.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.37
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$215.37
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Santa Cesarea Terme tour: surprising landscape pointed on the rocks

Santa Cesarea Terme tour: surprising landscape pointed on the rocks

Santa Cesarea Terme is a small town of about 3000 people built on a large cliff overlooking the sea about 50 km south of Lecce. It is a renowned seaside resort and its tourism is also based on the spa with water springs with sulphurous properties, which flow from four natural cavities. The guided tour will begin along the coast and stop at the viewpoint and the Caicco beach resort overlooking the rock and even in the heart of the country visiting some villas with orientalist architecture and liberty style and among these the most important is Villa Sticchi, become the symbol of Santa Cesarea Terme, built in 1885 with well-marked Moorish lines along the coast with its large dome, above the spa. Following will visit Villa Raffaella, built on the main avenue in the mid-nineteenth century which takes its name from the Baroness Raffaella Lubelli who had it built as a summer residence. Characteristic the octagonal tower with floral motifs.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.37
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$215.37
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Ruvo di Puglia tour: an incredible place of History and Mediterranean Identity

Ruvo di Puglia tour: an incredible place of History and Mediterranean Identity

Ruvo is a town of 25,000 inhabitants almost unknown but that worth a visit especially for the two jewels that it hides: the Jatta National Archaeological Museum and the Romanesque cathedral. Our visit will start from Jatta Museum, we will visit the only example in Italy of a nineteenth-century private collection. The exhibition is organized in 4 rooms: the first contains terracotta vases with geometric decorations dating back to the peucet age of the seventh and sixth centuries BC. The second room contains about 700 vases of Greek or local production. The third room contains over four hundred pieces and several craters positioned on a column. In the fourth and last room you can admire more than 270 artifacts and the vase of Talos. After the visit of the Museum, the tour continues in the historical center passing through the Aragonese tower towards the cathedral, one of the most important examples of Apulian Romanesque style.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.11
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$225.11
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Pietramontecorvino private tour: one of the most beautiful villages in Italy

Pietramontecorvino private tour: one of the most beautiful villages in Italy

The guided tour of Pietramontecorvino will take you to discover one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and the orange flag of the Touring club. The tour starts from Port'Alta gate, which today preserves a fine ogival arch. Through a flight of stairs you reach the church of Santa Maria Assunta of the twelfth century the master church of Pietramontecorvino. The external staircase, the loggia and the portal date back to the eighteenth century, while the lateral portal, with a triple ogival arch and bas-relief of the Agnus Dei, goes back to the original nucleus of the building. The bell tower, of typical medieval structure, is surmounted by a majolica dome in shades of green and yellow. Following will follow the typical lanes up to La Torre Normanna tower, about 25 meters high, has a square plan on five levels. Each floor has two windows, two of which are decorated with mullioned windows probably from the Angevin period. The tour ends at Palazzo Ducale
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$265.26
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$265.26
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Peschici private tour: typical Puglia charm

Peschici private tour: typical Puglia charm

Peschici is a charming seaside village on the Gargano, in the north of Puglia. The guided tour will take you to know one of the most beautiful and tourist resorts in the entire region starting from the Porta del Ponte, and entering the historic center full of palaces and churches with different architectural styles resulting from different historical periods and dominations. During the tour you will visit the church of Sant'Elia Profeta, patron saint of Peschici, built with large blocks of marble stones coming from the local quarries, with its imposing bell tower. The tour continues towards the castle, the first structure built in the current historical center, on the remains of a Greek stronghold, by the Normans arrived in these lands around the year 1000. Over time it has been possible to recover several works of art, jewelry, old work tools, clothes, which can be reviewed in the permanent exhibition (Museum of Torture)
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.37
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$215.37
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Ostuni private tour: Beautiful old white town

Ostuni private tour: Beautiful old white town

With its whitewashed homes and magnificent cathedral, Ostuni is a highlight of Puglia’s Itria Valley. Take in its old town in just a few hours with this walking tour led by a private guide. Admire the main square and Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and learn about their history and architecture, then stroll along lanes lined with traditional workshops to the Aragonese walls to take in the views over the countryside.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$231.19
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$231.19
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Oria private tour: waiting the Torneo dei Rioni challenge

Oria private tour: waiting the Torneo dei Rioni challenge

The guided tour will develop in the historic center of Oria, a magnificent medieval village that is still not fully appreciated today. The tour starts from one of the three gateways to the city, the Jewish gate, and takes you to discover the Giudecca, the Jewish quarter that became prosperous and thriving in the 9th century. Another important stop will be the visit of the Cathedral Basilica. Inside it will be possible to visit the Oratory of the Confraternity of Death and Crypt of the Mummies, an oratory of 1500 where the mummified cadavers of some confreres are still preserved. Outside you will visit the Messapian necropolis until you reach the outside of the castle, of Norman manufacture or earlier, dominates the highest part of the city and is its symbol. Currently the house is private and can be visited only on pre-established dates. Do not miss the Torneo dei Rioni challenge in August, since 1967, is the most important historical-medieval event in southern Italy.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.02
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$219.02
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Molfetta private tour: artwork on the sea

Molfetta private tour: artwork on the sea

The guided tour will start from the symbol of the city and that is the cathedral of San Corrado dedicated to the patron saint of the city. Built near the port in the twelfth century, it is a typical Romanesque construction with the distinction of having been built with 3 domes in axis and two bell towers clearly visible even several kilometers away in the skyline of the Adriatic coast. The tour will continue in the historic center with a visit to the seventeenth century Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. A short distance, between the alleys of the historic center, you will reach the tower Passari, initially gunboat and later became a lookout tower. The tower is majestic and compact. At the base, the walls are massive and reach a thickness of five meters that gradually decreases up to the cord, from where you climb up to the summit from which you sit at a spectacular 360 degree view.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.37
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$215.37
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Minervino Murge tour with typical giant panzerotto tasting

Minervino Murge tour with typical giant panzerotto tasting

The guided tour of Minervino will start from the precious village, where there are numerous monuments such as the Lombard-Norman Baronial Palace with a neoclassical facade, the Castle, now the Town Hall, whose oldest part dates back to the eleventh century. The tour continues towards the Lighthouse, built in 1932 and dedicated to the war dead. From its particular position you can admire the panorama from the Vulture volcano (Basilicata) to the Gargano mountain (Puglia). Leaving the lighthouse behind us, we will enter the historic center called "Scesciola" because of its narrow streets where you can easily lose yourself. We will visit the Cathedral built under the Norman domination. Just outside the village, at the end of a valley where once a small river ran, the tour will end with a visit to the Cave of St. Michael Archangel, a beautiful site, dated in 1000 AD thanks to a parchment found in the Abbey of Montecassino. Final tasting of the typical giant “panzerotto”
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$248.65
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$248.65
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Private tour Minervino Murge: the Balcony of the Murgias

Private tour Minervino Murge: the Balcony of the Murgias

The guided tour of Minervino will start from the precious village, where there are numerous monuments such as the Lombard-Norman Baronial Palace with a neoclassical facade, the Castle, now the Town Hall, whose oldest part dates back to the eleventh century. The tour continues towards the Lighthouse, built in 1932 and dedicated to the war dead. From its particular position you can admire the panorama from the Vulture volcano (Basilicata) to the Gargano mountain (Puglia). Leaving the lighthouse behind us, we will enter the historic center called "Scesciola" because of its narrow streets where you can easily lose yourself. We will visit the Cathedral built under the Norman domination. Just outside the village, at the end of a valley where once a small river ran, the tour will end with a visit to the Cave of St. Michael Archangel, a beautiful site, dated in 1000 AD thanks to a parchment found in the Abbey of Montecassino
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$231.19
per group
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$231.19
per group

Tour guide Metapontum: Impressive Greek Ruins along the Basilicata's coast

Tour guide Metapontum: Impressive Greek Ruins along the Basilicata's coast

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The Metapontum archaeological site is one of the most impressive complexes dating from Magna Graecia in southern Italy, but interpreting the ruins on your own can be a challenge. With this tour, take a deep dive into ancient Greece with the insights of your guide. Admire the impressive temples, sanctuary, and agora, and take in the vast collection of unearthed artifacts that are now housed in the museum.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.37
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$215.37
per group

Day Trip from Bari: Matera-Alberobello-Monopoli

Day Trip from Bari: Matera-Alberobello-Monopoli

This tour will allow you to depart from Bari comfortably by minivan with a tour guide and visit Matera, Alberobello and Monopoli in one day.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.80
Price varies by group size
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$144.80
Price varies by group size
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The Best of Italy

The Best of Italy

TheBest of Italy tour will give you the chance to explore incredible Italian places, thanks to an unforgettable itinerary that will lead you through most of the country. Beautiful small villages, vineyards and olive trees are waiting for you in Val d'Itria, where you will enjoy the taste of tradition through wine and cheese tasting, followed by a farmer lunch in a beautiful Masseria! Your trip will then guide you into some of the oldest towns of the world, such as Matera, actually considered as a World Heritage Site. When in Pompeii, you'll explore the archeological site and his fascinating history, and will end your day with a candlelight dinner in Sorrento with sea view. In Rome, the Vatican Museum will offer you a memorable visit including some unexpected surprises. Your tour will continue to Tuscany, where you will visit Siena and Florence, the city that attracts the best artists, architects and writers with its beauty..
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  • 15 days
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$3,717.34
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$3,717.34

Matera tour by car or minivan from Bari

Matera tour by car or minivan from Bari

Matera with its SASSI, its cobbled streets, the tuff houses, the craftsmen who do everything to bring you back 4000 years.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$304.20
per group
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$304.20
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- 4 Days in Puglia from Alberobello and Matera to Ostuni and Lecce -

- 4 Days in Puglia from Alberobello and Matera to Ostuni and Lecce -

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We offer tailored daily excursions and multi-day tours for our guests. They are all private exclusive itineraries and can be accompanied with luxury car, minivan or bus (according to the number of people in your party). Each vehicle is provided with Free On-Board Wifi. Each tour can be accompanied by an English speaking guide and a private driver (2 different persons).
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  • 4 days
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$1,558.76
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$1,558.76
Price varies by group size

Bari seen from the sea

Bari seen from the sea

Bari seen from the sea with its fantastic promenade, the fort and the city walls. the Fort of Sant'Antonio Abate, together with that of Santa Scolastica, is one of the four bulwarks that marked the Bari city walls until the nineteenth century. It represents the highest point of the old city from which you can embrace the route of the medieval walls with your gaze
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.34
From
$97.34
Taking safety measures

boat tour with aperitif

boat tour with aperitif

My guests will not regret having chosen to live this mini tour on my boat, since they will enjoy a unique experience in the open air, in complete relaxation by being kissed by the sun, caressed by the wind, gently transported by the sea, in which they can dive just to cool off, away from crowded and noisy beaches. They will be pampered by my crew with refreshments savoring the typical flavors of the land of Bari and filling the eyes of the surrounding landscape and the inimitable expanse of our sea.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.69
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$194.69

3 days of exploration from the Adriatic Sea to the Alta Murgia National Park

3 days of exploration from the Adriatic Sea to the Alta Murgia National Park

3 days of trekking to discover Imperial Puglia, its rural and wild landscapes, its ancient maritime and Murgian culture. The feeling will be that of being in a large open space in which to wander with your gaze towards infinite horizons characterized by the pungent smells of mint and wild thyme in the intense green of the wheat fields or rocky pastures between the evident yellow of the ferula, meeting orchids and lesser kestrels. In this land, emperors, farmers, shepherds, lumberjacks, together with the climate, have made the landscape and its culture unique.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.68
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$121.68
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Excursions in the Alta Murgia National Park

Excursions in the Alta Murgia National Park

The paths are immersed in the Alta Murgia National Park, walking you have the feeling of being in a large open space in which to wander with your gaze towards infinite horizons characterized by the pungent smells of mint and wild thyme in the intense green of the wheat fields or rocky pastures between the evident yellow of the ferula, meeting orchids and cricket hawks. In this land, emperors, farmers, shepherds, lumberjacks, together with the climate, have made the landscape and its culture unique. On the way you will meet beautiful farms, you will cross oak forests, along the ancient sheep tracks of transhumance you will discover jazzi and post offices, you will walk along panoramic mule tracks and among the wheat fields you will admire ancient straw hay and fish. On the hills, flocks of sheep will mingle with the characteristic sharp rocks that give this territory its name (murex = murice> murgia).
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  • 2 to 6 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.84
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$60.84
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Bisceglie Exploration

Bisceglie Exploration

In the territory of bisceglie on paths along the sea or immersed in the blade along ancient ways to discover particular and uncontaminated places rich in naturalistic, historical and cultural interest.
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  • 2 to 4 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.17
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$12.17