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Mario Pic
With Italian and French family, and having lived in Denmark, Sweden and the UK, I embrace the role of a European travel specialist. Although Rome is my home, I love sharing the hidden gems in Europe too.

Mario

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Overview

  • from $2,069 PP
  • 7 Nights
  • Private
  • Apr - Oct
  • Easy
  • 2hrs from London / 9hrs from NYC

Highlights

This 7-night self-drive itinerary brings you to Puglia, one of the lesser-known regions of Italy avoiding the crowds while being just as spectacular than the country’s many other breath-taking areas. From there head to coastal Sorrento which overlooks the Bay of Naples. Just a few of the highlights to look forward to include Alberobello’s famous “trulli” homes with their unique conical roofs, the hilltop “White City” of Ostuni and the beaches along the gorgeous Adriatic coast. From Sorrento, enjoy the magnificent coastal scenery, charming fishing towns and colourful villages as well as the opportunity to take a day trip to Capri or Ischia.

Our Flexi - Promise

  • 10% deposit to book

    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

  • Full Flexibility

    If you are not comfortable travelling, you have the right to cancel and get a refund up to 45 days before your departure

  • ATOL & ABTOT Protected

    Your trip with us is fully financially protected by our travel insurers. Peace of mind guaranteed.

  • No Change Fees

    We will not charge you any admin fees if you would like to change your travel dates or destination with us

What's Included

Ischia Island, Italy
  • 7 nights of hand-picked luxury hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Rental car throughout your trip with sat nav and unlimited miles
  • Day trip by boat from Sorrento to Capri
  • 24/7 support from our dedicated staff throughout your trip

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Puglia: Arrival into Bari, Italy

Bari, Italy

Your southern Italy escape begins with arrival into Bari International Airport on the country’s east coast. You’ll pick up your rental car for the drive to your Puglia accommodation. After checking in and getting settled into your room, get your trip started out right by enjoying a delicious Italian meal complemented with a glass of Prosecco, soaking up the scenery while watching the world go by. If you’ve arrived early in the day you might want to explore some of the towns nearby or head to the beach for a peaceful stroll. Polignano a Mare is just 30 minutes from Bari and especially picturesque.

Day 2 - 4 Puglia: Explore the region

Ostuni, Italy

There’s lots to discover in Puglia and you’ll have three nights to enjoy its landscapes which includes everything from hilltop towns with whitewashed buildings to stunning coastline with idyllic beaches, vineyards and olive groves. Ostuni, the “White City,” is not-to-be-missed with its whitewashed buildings and homes that glisten under the ever-present sun. Alberbello is renowned for its trulli homes which are truly enchanting with their conical roofs – many of these traditional houses were converted into shops and eateries. You might also want to take a guided tour of the nearby Grottos of Castellana, an approximately two-mile network of caves and rock pools.

Day 5 Sorrento: Scenic Drive West

Sorrento, Italy

This morning you’ll travel west, heading toward seaside Sorrento on the Bay of Naples. Take your time as you make the four-hour drive through the scenic countryside, stopping to take advantage of photo-ops. After checking into your hotel, take time to refresh on then enjoy a walk to the lively Piazza Tasso, the perfect place for a pre-dinner aperitivo, with outstanding sidewalk bars and cafes. Strolling the streets is the best way to take in what’s considered to be one of the most scenic towns on Italy before settling on a spot for dinner later this evening.

Day 6 Sorrento: Explore Sorrento’s Top Sights

Sorrento, Italy

Take the day to soak up the beauty of Sorrento, perhaps wandering down to the charming fishing harbour of Marina Grande, the town’s original port. You can watch the local fishermen, capture photos of the colourful homes, and enjoy of a meal featuring the region’s freshest fish. After a tasty lunch, ascend the hill to the lively center of town, perhaps checking out Piazza Tasso and the impressive marquetry shops. You might want to visit tranquil Chiostro di San Francesco or take in a show at Teatro Tasso.

Day 7 Sorrento: Day Trip to Capri

Capri Island

On your final full day in Italy, we have included a day trip to nearby Capri Island. Enjoy a boat trip across the Bay of Naples to Capri. Whilst on Capri enjoy a stroll through the glamorous town and the head to Ana Capri and enjoy simply breathtaking views over the island. Return to Sorrento by boat in the mid-afternoon.

Day 8 Departure

Sorrento, Italy

Savour your last moments in Sorrento, sipping cappuccino while taking in the view, before heading to Naples International Airport. From there, you’ll catch your flight back home. Of course, with so much to see and do in Italy, if you decide you’d like to extend your time here, our travel experts can create a bespoke addition to your itinerary.

What's not Included

  • Your international flights – please contact your Travel Expert, if you require assistance with flights
  • Gratuities for local guides
  • We strongly advise all guests to purchase comprehensive travel insurance
  • Visas if required

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