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  • Reviewed November 2017
    Lindsay Van Jager

    Great Walking Tour for those seeking easy walking

    This is a very good tour for those who don't wish to walk a long way everyday. Very well organised, different experiences daily in a most interesting part of Italy.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Matera, Alberobello. Ostuni and Lecce are all marvellous places to visit. We loved the wine and food tasting at Paco Wines in Alberobello and the wonderful dinner in Ostuni.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    This was a self guided trip. Due to the distances we were picked up and taken to various towns. All the drivers were on time or early and the cars were good quality and very clean.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Don't go in summer it would be too hot. Spring and autumn are the best times.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The last day of the tour we were to make a trip from Lecce to Otranto by public transport. This is not a good idea for a day trip. The train times there and back were not convenient and there was a requirement to change trains. In the end we decided not to do this.
  • Reviewed April 2017
    Nigel Goodwin

    An authentic taste of Italy

    An interesting trip through the heel of Italy, with fascinating places, brilliant accommodation and warm, friendly people. The walks were easy, but sometimes the self-guided notes didn't quite match with the track, which made it a little frustrating at times. But all-in-all, an enjoyable experience

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Chatting with school kids on the regional trains - they love to practice their English, and were thrilled to meet people from Australia.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    N/A

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Puglia is very slow-paced. People are very happy to help with directions etc, but often speak little English.
  • Reviewed June 2016
    Amy Lavisher

    Bountiful mix of History, Culture & Wildlife

    A busy holiday exploring lots of different towns and landscapes. Plenty of colour both plant wise and insect wise, ancient gnarly olive trees, deep ravines, calm and rough Adriatic. Complex cave houses, conical rooved buildings, hilltop towns and Roman remnants. We went in mid- June and had sun and thunderstorm's at the beginning of the week moving to very hot days at the end. On some days it would have been better to start the walks earlier but was restricted by the time of the transfers between accommodation. The walking routes were easy although on hard ground. Very easy to find places to buy food from and eat in the evenings, just need to remember shops close between 1 and 5 most places and we didn't need to reserve tables. All arrangements for transfers, tours & tastings worked smoothly and plenty of support if needed. Accommodation very good.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Finding 2 baby kestrels in an alcove below our balcony. Watching ballerinas perform in the Roman amphitheatre. Eating delicious Pucca. Matera at night.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    It was a self guided holiday.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Stick to the advice given in your packs, especially to wear walking trousers with good walking shoes or boots. Watch out for snakes, we saw 3 on the Alberobello - Locorontondo walk. Take an umbrella. Use the town maps provided by the accommodation providers, they are very good. It's fine to drink the tap water and make sure you have at least 1.5 litres per person on every walk.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Use the maps and walk directions together as the lefts and rights were occasionally muddled.
  • Reviewed April 2016
    Caroline Barley

    Self-guided walking Puglia and Matera

    A fantastic blend of local accommodation throughout Puglia and Matera with a good cross section of walks through ancient olive groves and into small medieval villages. The local food and wine was a revelation.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    There were several highlights to this trip. Starting with staying in a converted cave in the Sassi area of Matera and finishing up in a historic baroque family-owned palazzo in Lecce. Another highlight was the trullo in Alberobello and the food tasting that the local owner does - a great opportunity to try local cheeses, meats and wine. The church in Otranto was another highlight with the extensive mosaics - make sure that you go downstairs to the crypt.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    n/a - self-guided holiday.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Don't worry about the connecting trains to Otranto - they wait for each other, and it's well worth a visit. Rail tickets are sold at the local newsagent. Request the hotel to confirm the reservation and any transfers for the next day. A lot of places are closed from midday to 4 pm including tourist offices, so best to make the most of exploring in the towns in the morning. There are limited options for public transport on Sundays.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Puglia and Matera are fantastic places to explore. The walk in Matera took in several rock hewn churches with ancient frescos still visible in some of them. They can be a little difficult to find, but stick with the notes and you should be able to find them. The church in Otranto was beautiful with an amazing mosaic of the tree of life inside - be careful on opening hours so that you don't miss it. Lecce was a lovely city and full of baroque architecture to finish the trip. All in all a great mix of local culture, walking and enjoying the local food and wine.
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