We invite you to discover Italy’s ‘Deep South’ on a rail journey through Puglia – a little-discovered land of ancient cave dwellings, ornate Baroque towns and vast olive groves. Staying in welcoming, hand-picked hotels, you explore at your own pace, with comprehensive route notes provided for a carefree holiday experience.
Italians call the Deep Southil mezzogiorno (‘midday’), and Puglia – the ‘heel’ – has a special character that goes beyond the warming effects of the solleone (‘lion sun’) that ripens the olives and adds power to the full-bodied, Negroamaro wines. On our touring holiday in Puglia, you have the chance to see this beguiling region up close – to discover its alluring coast; stay in its captivating cities; and explore its rich hinterland of unique trulli houses and grandstand views. We also offering a touring holiday featuring Matera, to give you the chance to visit this incomparable destination.
Beginning amid the Baroque magnificence of Lecce, our touring holiday in Puglia introduces you to the region's iconic Itria Valley – dotted with distinctive, cone-shaped trulli houses – and to stylish Trani on the Adriatic coast. We highly recommend opting for the extended version of the holiday, to be wowed by beautiful Matera and its ancient, UNESCO-protected cave dwellings, rock churches and labyrinthine alleyways.
Travelling from outside the UK?
To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the section of the website specifically devoted to travellers from outside the UK.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get the low-down on Inntravel holidays from someone who has first-hand experience, you can email Phil Wise. Based in California, Phil has taken many trips with us over the years, and will be happy to give you general information about travelling to Europe and the overall Inntravel holiday experience from an American perspective.
Touring holidays in Southern Italy, the Inntravel way
Like all our holidays, our touring holidays in southern Italy revolve around three key elements: alluring scenery; tasty food and wine; and excellent accommodation – which, in this area, includes everything from centuries-old palaces to characterful white-stone village houses.
Specially designed itineraries
We’re familiar with Europe’s most beautiful corners, so you can rely on our choice of hotels, restaurants and places to visit, without worrying about a thing. Our itineraries provide an alluring combination of iconic highlights and little-known gems, allowing you to explore – both on and off the beaten track – in the most practical way.
The ultimate in flexibility
We handle each booking individually, meaning that we can shape your trip so that it’s just right for you. We can tailor the itinerary to your needs, add extra nights or even combine it with another holiday. Don’t hesitate to talk to one of our travel experts – you will be surprised at how flexible we can be.
Our detailed documentation
The carefully compiled information pack you take with you on your journey is second to none. There’s background cultural information, detailed directions, practical advice, plus recommendations on where to walk, explore, eat and relax – all written by our travel experts who have done all the hard work for you.