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Journeys in SlowMotion in Southern Italy

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  • Puglia – a land of pride and passion
  • admire Baroque Lecce, the ‘Florence of the South’
  • colourful landscapes and a picturesque coastline
  • tasty food and wine
  • visit neighbouring Basilicata to be wowed by Matera


Italians call the Deep South il mezzogiorno  (midday), and Puglia – the ‘heel’ – has a special character that goes beyond the warming effects of the solleone (lion sun) that heats up the beaches, ripens the olives and adds power to the full-bodied, negroamaro wines. This unique appeal is perhaps best summed up by the simple, uncomplicated attitude of its people, and a sense of slowing down. Here, traditions run deep and family ties are strong. Flavours are fresh and bold, with a robust cuisine unafraid to draw on the riches of the land. The towns and villages, too, have a laid-back, unpretentious charm; and the landscapes, while little-known and even less frequently visited, have a colourful allure, from olive groves stretching out to a red-earthed horizon, to the honey-coloured coastline – riddled with caves and washed by the waves of an emerald sea.

Read on to discover more about the treasures of the Italian south...

To delve deeper and linger longer, we suggest:
  • A Journey through Puglia
    29 Mar-30 Jun & 1 Sep-31 Oct 2018
    Journey in Italy

    A Journey through Puglia

    Explore the ‘heel’ of Italy by car and discover a land of olive groves, picturesque coastal scenery, splendid Baroque architecture and a robust Mediterranean cuisine.
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    8 nights, from £1080pp
    (excluding flights)
    29 Mar-30 Jun &
    1 Sep-31 Oct 2018