TOUR OF BASILICATA (4 days)
1st Day – Matera:
Arrival in Matera. In the afternoon meeting with the guide for visit “Matera’s Caves”: Romanic city, rupestrian churches and baroque city. Sassi represents the ancient part of Matera. Developed around the “Civita”, they are a city carved into the limestone, locally called “tufo”, an articulated residential scheme perched on slopes of a deep valley with unique and natural characteristic: the “Gravina”. Elegant and articulated buildings are alternate with underground mazes and cavernous meanderings, creating a unique landscape of a great effect. The different phases of urban transformation, the complex morphology of the territory, the contrast between rocks and architecture, canyon and steeples created during the ages one of the best scenery in uniqueness and beauty. At the end movingto the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
2nd Day – Pietrapenta / Miglionico / Altamura:
Breakfast in hotel. In the morning meeting with the guide and moving with bus to Pietrapenta to visit the “Peccato Originale” crypt, known as the Sistina Chapel of rupestrian churches in Matera. There are beautiful frescoes of IX century. Moving to Miglionico to visit the Malconsiglio Castle and Saint Maria Maggiore church, where is displayed the beautiful polyptich of Cima da Conegliano. Lunch in a typical restaurant. In the afternoon moving for Cracco, ghost town abandoned in 60 ages and famous for filming “The Passion” of Mel Gilbson. Going back to the hotel and overnight stay.
3rd Day – Melfi / Venosa:
Leaving with bus Melfi, ancient capital of Norman kingdom. You can admire the magnificent Swabian Norman castle where nowadays there is the national archeological museum. At the end visit of Saint Maria Assunta. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon leaving for Venosa. Don’t miss the beautiful Incompiuta church, visited for thousands years by a lot of tourist. After you will visit the Santissima Trinità abbey richly decorated with altars and Norman graves. Visit to Jewish catacombs and at the end walking in the Medieval historical centre. Going back to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
4th Day – Castelmezzano (Dolomiti Lucane):
Breakfast in the hotel. Leaving with bus for Castelmezzano, evocative place in the heart of Dolomiti Lucane. Meeting with the guide and tour into the historical centre. During the walking, you can perceive into the town the signs of Templari occurrence, to the small church of Saint Maria dell’Olmo. From this place a small track leads to the ruins of Norman castle. By the high you can enjoy of a breathtaking view on the valley. Free lunch.
Price for adult groups:
Prices from € 273,00 per person
These tours are just a sample of what you can get from our beautiful Puglia, interested in something else? Well just ask and we try what is possible.
For adults: single room is € 17,00 for each person and overnight stay; Double breakfast € 5,00 each. For feast days a surplus of 10%. For arrangement in a 4 star hotel surplus 20% (more or less) Please note that the guides in languages cost : € 220,00 full day; € 160,00 half day.
A 5% off for arrangements in days of the week, for arrangements in july and from 3rd. of January up to 5th march; 2nd November till 22nd December 10% off.! For children of the age 0-2 years old it’s free. For children of the age 2-8 years old 30% off.
The above mentioned prices include:
Accommodations in hotel 3 stars in recomended localities; full board basis in Hotels, Restaurants or Farm Holidays like the program (sometimes with fish foods menu); Free fasting in houseold or furnishing; Bisanum Viaggi Assistance; For tours including San Giovanni Rotondo: free brochure about public facilities in the town. For tours including Tremiti Islands, transport by ship from the recomended seaport; Tremiti island boat tour, boat transfert between the island. 1 free every 25 persons.
The above mentioned prices do not include:
Bus gt, tickets for monuments and museans, turist guide, extras, assurances and everything, not mentioned in “The above mentioned prices include”.