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Location: Bari

Day 1 - 13 Oct 2019

Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla

Bari, Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla
Bari, Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla
Bari, Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla

Content: We took a 15 hours Air France airlines flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla. The flight was extremely comfortable, and crew was very helpful. Small, clean and efficient airport with lot of shops.

Location: Matera

Day 1 - 13 Oct 2019

Caveoso Hotel

Matera, Caveoso Hotel
Matera, Caveoso Hotel
Matera, Caveoso Hotel

Content: Rented a car for our entire journey from airport and with a 1 hour drive we reached Matera. Where we checked-in to our hotel, welcome drink was served, rooms were small and clean, bed was comfortable. The cons were sound of bat can be heard and parking is not free.

Dedalo - Sensi sommersi

Matera, Dedalo - Sensi sommersi
Matera, Dedalo - Sensi sommersi
Matera, Dedalo - Sensi sommersi

Content: Dropping of our luggage with a 10 min walk we reached a restaurant, where we ordered traditional cuisine. Food was stunning and ambiance with combination of new and old infrastructure was wonderful.

Location: Matera

Day 2 - 14 Oct 2019

Sasso Caveoso

Matera, Sasso Caveoso
Matera, Sasso Caveoso
Matera, Sasso Caveoso

Content: After breakfast with a short walk we reached Sasso Caveoso, known for its cave dwellings and rupestrian churches. The view from hill is breath taking and rock caves are amazing, Great architecture.

Cathedral of Saint Mary della Bruna and Saint Eustace

Matera, Cathedral of Saint Mary della Bruna and Saint Eustace
Matera, Cathedral of Saint Mary della Bruna and Saint Eustace
Matera, Cathedral of Saint Mary della Bruna and Saint Eustace

Content: Cathedral of Saint Mary della Bruna and Saint Eustace is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The church is beautiful but has steep steps nut every step is worth it, the famous bike stunt by James Bond was performed here.

Baccanti

Matera, Baccanti
Matera, Baccanti
Matera, Baccanti

Content: Visited a restaurant for our lunch,Build in a cave. We ordered lamb which was very well cooked & having a lunch in cave setting was a good choice, Food and service are incredible.

Bakery Perrone, the Gennaro Oven

Matera, Bakery Perrone, the Gennaro Oven

Content: While returning back to hotel after a 10 min drive, we took a stop at a local bakery for bread tasting for which Matera is known for. Bread was baked in typical wood-fired oven with extra-virgin olive oil. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and the bread tastes amazing.

Location: Alberobello

Day 3 - 15 Oct 2019

the Trullo Church

Alberobello, the Trullo Church
Alberobello, the Trullo Church
Alberobello, the Trullo Church

Content: After breakfast started our journey driving towards Alberobello which is a town known for its unique trullo buildings. A bell tower is raised by a conical peak where the traditional dome is replaced by trullo cone. Church is simple but refined a must visit town declared as world heritage site by UNESCO.

Masseria Papaperta

Alberobello, Masseria Papaperta
Alberobello, Masseria Papaperta
Alberobello, Masseria Papaperta

Content: After exploring church we headed towards Masseria which is a traditional farm house. The location was excellent, clean and well organized restaurant with wide choice of food, Food was good nothing like a wow factor.

Location: Castellana Grotte

Day 3 - 15 Oct 2019

Castellana Caves

Castellana Grotte, Castellana Caves
Castellana Grotte, Castellana Caves
Castellana Grotte, Castellana Caves

Content: With a 10 min drive reached Castellana Caves, It is the largest cave systems in Italy out of which many areas are still unexplored. Place is not well managed, cave is amazing but path is terrifying, without guide caves cannot be explored so do visit before or after lunch time, place has too much hawkers roaming in which is annoying.

Terre di San Vito

Castellana Grotte, Terre di San Vito
Castellana Grotte, Terre di San Vito
Castellana Grotte, Terre di San Vito

Content: Terre di San Vito is a vineyard, The poperty is beautifully decorated, Saw and tasted types of vine stored in 1600 barrels, overall food and vine were great, owner was very welcoming, can be visited with family.

Park Hotel La Grave

Castellana Grotte, Park Hotel La Grave
Castellana Grotte, Park Hotel La Grave
Castellana Grotte, Park Hotel La Grave

Content: Checked-in to a hotel, the location was quiet and peaceful, hotel is surrounded by flowers and greenary, rooms were clean, cozy and comfortable and the staff was very helpful.

Location: Bari

Day 4 - 16 Oct 2019

Basilica di San Nicola

Bari, Basilica di San Nicola
Bari, Basilica di San Nicola
Bari, Basilica di San Nicola

Content: Started our morning with a buffet breakfast and took a 1 hour drive to Basilica di San Nicola which is also known as Basilica San Nicola, it is a important church for romans and orthodox. A place loaded with history, need to wear full decent clothes.

Castello Svevo

Bari, Castello Svevo
Bari, Castello Svevo
Bari, Castello Svevo

Content: Castello Svevo is a massive fortress, which is now a museum with a huge bulk of monuments. The castle is magnificent exterior is amazing and interior consists of lots of photos and statue, nothing special to explore from inside.

Location: Polignano a Mare

Day 4 - 16 Oct 2019

Polignano a Mare Boat tour

Polignano a Mare, Polignano a Mare Boat tour
Polignano a Mare, Polignano a Mare Boat tour
Polignano a Mare, Polignano a Mare Boat tour

Content: Later with a 1 hour drive we headed towards Polignano a Mare which is a sea side town. We took a boat ride to imaginary yet real world passing through blue sea. There are many activities to be performed such as snorkeling and swimming, but didn't had any of that.

Grotta Palazzese cave

Polignano a Mare, Grotta Palazzese cave
Polignano a Mare, Grotta Palazzese cave
Polignano a Mare, Grotta Palazzese cave

Content: While sailing through Polignano a Mare we visited many sea caves out of which Grotta Palazzese cave was very clear and deep. The structure of caves is naturally built by the flow of waves. With a wonderful evening in a boat we returned back to our hotel.

Restaurant Antiche Mura

Polignano a Mare, Restaurant Antiche Mura
Polignano a Mare, Restaurant Antiche Mura
Polignano a Mare, Restaurant Antiche Mura

Content: After sunset we had dinner at a local restaurant in Polignano a Mare. We ordered prawns & courgette flowers in main course which were amazing, also tasted lobsters it was very fresh and the service was good, liked the presence of staff. prior booking is required.

Location: Bari

Day 5 - 17 Oct 2019

Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla

Bari, Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla
Bari, Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla
Bari, Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla

Content: After breakfast taking a 1 hour drive to Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla from where we boarded a 34 hour Alitalia ailines flight to Los Angeles International Airport. Extremely comfortable flight with helping crew.