The season for this holiday is:
01 April 2022 - 30 June 2022
22 August 2022 - 31 October 2022
2 nights: 01 April 2022 - 30 June 2022 & 22 August 2022 - 31 October 2022
Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above
|1 Apr - 30 Jun 2022||£230||£95|
|22 Aug - 28 Oct 2022||£220||£95|
|3rd & 4th person discount||-£25|
|Single traveller supplement||£25|
Price per person based on 2 sharing. Includes accommodation, meals and travel to the hotel as described.
Prices may be different if you are not arranging your transfers for your main holiday through Inntravel or have your own car; please contact us for a quotation.
Room upgrades (£ per person per night)
|Locanda di San Martino, Matera|
|Junior suite: 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2022||£27|
|Junior suite: 22 Aug - 31 Oct 2022||£27|
Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room
|Locanda di San Martino, Matera (B&B)||Double room||Single room|
|01 Apr - 30 Jun 2022||£112||£160|
|22 Aug - 31 Oct 2022||£104||£152|
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It is difficult to find highlights because the whole trip was so good. Matera must be a highlight as the city is unlike anywhere else and was a joy to explore. The first and third Masserias were an absolute delight. The 6 course meal at Masseria Il Fantoila was very good but it was a shame a smaller option - even cold meats and cheese could not be made available as an alternative. We ate the 6 course meal on the first 2 nights but could not face such a large meal and eating so late on our third night (the meals started around 8pm and lasted until nearly 11pm) but driving in the dark to Ostuni was the only alternative which we reluctantly did on the 3rd night. Overall a really good and well planned holiday with lots to do and see and also time to relax and enjoy the wonderful surrounding of the Masserias.
A Journey through Puglia followed by Matera
All destinations and town and city visits were highlights. HOWEVER - MATERA is just wonderful and shouldn't be missed as an add on. It is quite amazing how the city has developed accretively from its caves outwards and its gorge location spectacular. The history is fascinating and the city deserves it UNESCO status.
We loved all the recommended towns and cities. Especially we loved Otranto, Ostuni, Gallipoli and Martina Franca. I'm not sure that we had notes for Monopoli but we managed to squeeze in a late afternnon there and we loved it and its contrasting archtecture, it had a great cultural buzz. The interior of Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia is an extraordinary statement in marbles, quite exquisite and I dont really enjoy heavily marbelled interiors. The "trulli" houses in Alberobello should not be missed, our tip if its not too hot, would be to visit in the afternoon after tours have been around and when folk are lunching, or even leaving. That would apply to most places including Lecce, nip in just before cathedrals and basilicas are due to close at lunchtime, the tours are moving away by then.
We enjoyed a couple of lovely swims, one on the west coast and the other just south of Gallipoli, both sandy beaches as we didn't fancy many of the rocky shores which looked lovely but somewhat scrapey and bone breaking. Italians love to squeeze themselves into rocky niches and to ease themselves down steps into the azure and crystal clear waters. All 3 masserias had great pools!
Bari is a very pleasant and manageable sized airport, all worked well there.
Matera was amazing - the highlight of the trip
Be prepared to pay 80 euros a head for meals at Masseria Il Frantoio and have a very large appetite, but the food looked good.
Food at Masseria Panareo was lovely - choice of menu - stunning breakfasts - the views are breathtaking.
Visit Ostuni - a glorious little town - easy parking at the foot of the Centro Historico and great selection of restaurants.
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