Hidden Treasures of Southern Italy ( LA)

9 days from Naples to Alberobello Area

2025 Tour Details

Although Italy is full of wondrous gems across “the boot,” some of its greatest treasures are hidden closer to its heel. In the Apulia region, known for its centuries-old farmland, whitewashed towns, and miles of scenic coastline, the water is bluer, the produce is fresher, and the pace is delightfully slower. This Undiscovered tour of Southern Italy invites you to kick back and live la dolce vita as you travel from heel to ankle, vineyard to grove, and clifftop to cave. From colorful Naples to the stunning 90-million-year-old caves of Castellana, you will experience Southern Italy’s hottest sights—and coolest. At a special wine tasting at the Manduria wine museum, you’ll raise your glass to the many highlights of “the heel,” including its castles and conical houses, ancient ruins and fresh ricotta, and its eternal sunshine and sunny disposition.

To know more about the visas for this vacation, click here

GET A QUOTE

 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

9 days from Naples to Alberobello Area

Notes:

Although Italy is full of wondrous gems across “the boot,” some of its greatest treasures are hidden closer to its heel. In the Apulia region, known for its centuries-old farmland, whitewashed towns, and miles of scenic coastline, the water is bluer, the produce is fresher, and the pace is delightfully slower. This Undiscovered tour of Southern Italy invites you to kick back and live la dolce vita as you travel from heel to ankle, vineyard to grove, and clifftop to cave. From colorful Naples to the stunning 90-million-year-old caves of Castellana, you will experience Southern Italy’s hottest sights—and coolest. At a special wine tasting at the Manduria wine museum, you’ll raise your glass to the many highlights of “the heel,” including its castles and conical houses, ancient ruins and fresh ricotta, and its eternal sunshine and sunny disposition.

Transportation:

Although Italy is full of wondrous gems across “the boot,” some of its greatest treasures are hidden closer to its heel. In the Apulia region, known for its centuries-old farmland, whitewashed towns, and miles of scenic coastline, the water is bluer, the produce is fresher, and the pace is delightfully slower. This Undiscovered tour of Southern Italy invites you to kick back and live la dolce vita as you travel from heel to ankle, vineyard to grove, and clifftop to cave. From colorful Naples to the stunning 90-million-year-old caves of Castellana, you will experience Southern Italy’s hottest sights—and coolest. At a special wine tasting at the Manduria wine museum, you’ll raise your glass to the many highlights of “the heel,” including its castles and conical houses, ancient ruins and fresh ricotta, and its eternal sunshine and sunny disposition.

 Meals & Itinerary

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN NAPLES, ITALY Welcome to Naples! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

NAPLES-PIZZA.jpg

Day 2

NAPLES A Slice of Life in Napoli NAPLES Guided sightseeing includes Palazzo Reale. Enjoy free time this afternoon.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Naples delivers Old World charm in spades as one of Italy’s oldest cities. From its regal Palazzo Reale to the 13th-century Duomo di San Gennaro’s frescoed masterpieces to nearby Mount Vesuvius to the most famous pizza in the world served throughout the city in Neapolitan style. A stroll along the promenade beside the Bay of Naples reveals why locals and visitors choose this spot to soak in the sunset on the Mediterranean Sea.


NAPLES-CITY-VIEW.jpg

Day 3

NAPLES–MATERA Hidden Gem MATERA Guided walking tour.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
155 mi / 250km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT Matera is a city like no other, entirely carved out of the rocky slopes of a mountain in the Basilicata region and has been extended over millennia. Explore with a Local Guide to reveal the secrets of this unique city that also served as the setting for many famous films, including Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of Christ” and the James Bond 007 film, “No Time to Die.”


MATERA-VIEW.jpg

Day 4

MATERA–MANDURIA–LECCE Cultivating Culture MANDURIA LF Visit the Primitivo wine museum followed by a tasting.
Breakfast Breakfast 105 mi / 168km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Wine holds a significant cultural and historical importance in Italy, making it one of the world's leading wine-producing countries. The Italian wine culture is deeply intertwined with the country's regional diversity. The Primitivo grape is the primary grape variety cultivated in the Manduria region. This grape is known for producing robust and full-bodied red wines with rich fruit flavors and holds its name as this type of grape matures early.


MANDURIA-PRIMATIVO.jpg

Day 5

LECCE Sweet Strolls in Apulia LECCE Guided walking tour includes Duomo and Santa Croce Basilica. Free time.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEM Stroll through Apulia, the “Florence of the South,” to take in the vibrant and bustling atmosphere. Wander the narrow streets of golden sandstone looking for hidden Piazzas or indulge in a wine bar with a glass of local rose and views of the carved baroque churches the city has to offer around each corner.


LECCE.jpg

Day 6

LECCE–OSTUNI–ALBEROBELLO AREA Stone Houses OSTUNI Guided visit. Olive oil tasting and light lunch en route to Alberobello
ALBEROBELLO A guided walking tour includes a visit to a Trullo (traditional stone conical-roof hut).
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch 67 mi / 108km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE The iconic round houses (Trulli) date back hundreds of years. These Trulli, constructed of dry stone and cone-shaped roofs include the oldest structures built in the 16th century and were used as grain storage or residences. Made without cement in the masonry techniques of the day, these whitewashed homes were easily disassembled to avoid property taxes when the collectors came calling! Today, you can stroll the streets lined with Trulli houses to see their conical rooftops decorated with symbols such as a cross, heart, astronomical symbol, or the evil eye.


ALBEROBELLO-TRULLO.jpg

Day 7

ALBEROBELLO AREA: EXCURSION TO CASTELLANA GROTTE Grottos and Grapes CASTELLANA GROTTE LF Take a guided visit to the underground caves. Enjoy a wine-and-olive-oil tasting followed by dinner at a local masseria (local farmhouse).
Breakfast Breakfast
81 mi / 130 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
HISTORIC SPOT The Grotte di Castellana is one of the largest cave systems in Italy, stretching for over two miles. The underground tunnels are a natural marvel with stunning geological formations illuminated in a rainbow of hues as the sun moves through the sky.


CASTELLANA-GROTTE.jpg

Day 8

ALBEROBELLO AREA: EXCURSION TO BARI Old Town and Old Saint Nicholas BARI A guided walking tour includes the Old Town and San Nicola’s Church. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of local specialties, followed by a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner 31 mi / 50km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Bari combines historical charm with modern amenities, culinary tradition, and cultural attractions. The city's markets, such as the Mercato Coperto, offer a vibrant showcase of fresh local produce and culinary delights. A major point of interest is the Basilica di San Nicola that holds the relics of Saint Nicholas who was the inspiration for the modern Santa Claus.


BARI.jpg

Day 9

ALBEROBELLO AREA Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

(Nearest airport is Bari)

ALBEROBELLO-VIEW.jpg

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

SILVIO CACACE

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" Travelling that leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. This is what happened to me travelling around my home country of Italy, a place renowned for its remarkable architecture, fine artworks, delectable food and wines, and superb hospitality. Showing people my country, enthralling them with captivating stories, sharing with them my passion and enthusiasm, and making them happy has become my main goal in life. Join me on a Globus tour so you can see for yourself how life is beautiful in Italy."

Tour Director -  SILVIO CACACE

 Accommodations

NAPLES

STARHOTEL TERMINUS

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

MATERA

HOTEL DEL CAMPO

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

LECCE

HILTON GARDEN INN LECCE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

ALBEROBELLO AREA

GRAND HOTEL D\'ARAGONA

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).
#pf-content img.mediumImage { display: inline-block !important; width: auto !important; }