Discover the unique architecture, diverse cultural sites, and outstanding culinary traditions of Italy's southeastern Apulia (or Puglia) during this one-week Cultural Stay in Polignano a Mare, a historic town overlooking the Adriatic.

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 The coastal town of Polignano a Mare, Apulia  Early morning in Polignano a Mare  View from the Hotel Covo dei Saraceni in Polignano a Mare  <i>Trulli</i> rooftops, Alberobello  The trulli houses of Alberobello  The "White Town" of Ostuni  The World Heritage site of Castel del Monte in Apulia  The cathedral and port of Trani, Apulia  The Old Port of Bari with Margherita Theater

Italy’s Apulia

A One-Week Stay in Polignano a Mare

9 days from $4,190

Discover the unique architecture, diverse cultural sites, and outstanding culinary traditions of Italy's southeastern Apulia (or Puglia) during this one-week Cultural Stay in Polignano a Mare, a historic town overlooking the Adriatic.

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Accommodations

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Hotel Covo dei Saraceni

Polignano a Mare (Bari), Italy

Located just a short distance from the Old Town quarter, the Hotel Corvo dei Saraceni is set atop dramatic cliffs high above the Adriatic Sea. Close to delightful shops, charming cafés and restaurants, the hotel offers a wonderful location for exploring the historic and cultural highlights of Apulia. It features a restaurant with breathtaking panoramic views of the sea. Dine al fresco on the terrace while enjoying fresh seafood and delicious regional specialties. Traditional wood, wrought iron, and ceramic tile amplify contemporary elegance and openness that are a distinctive feature of the hotel. Spacious rooms are appointed with air conditioning, minibar, safe, satellite TV, and hairdryer. Wi-Fi is complimentary. All rooms have a partial sea view.

Number of nights: 7



Activity Level

Activity Level 2: Moderate


Expectations: Week-long Cultural Stay featuring one region—and one hotel. Full-day excursions outside the city with some longer, extensive walking tours of villages, museums, and outdoor historic sites such as gardens. Excursions can be over uneven and hilly terrain (e.g. gardens and outdoor sites, cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, the absence of elevators); some longer walks to get to city centers where coaches are prohibited. Hotel centrally located for easy access to sites and restaurants during the time at leisure.

Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit and comfortable with long days of touring (both walking tours and coach time).

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Reading List

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Old Puglia: A Cultural Companion to South-Eastern Italy (Armchair Traveller)
By: Desmond Seward, Susan Mountgarret
Apulia (or Puglia) is the heel of Italy, stretching down from the spur of the Italian boot. Its landscape is often very beautiful and it has wonderful old cities with Romanesque cathedrals, Gothic castles and a great wealth of Baroque architecture, together with 'rupestrian' churches that contain Byzantine frescoes. But, although far from inaccessible, until quite recently it was seldom visited by Anglo Saxons. Today, however, Apulia is becoming fashionable, 'an alternative to Tuscany'. It is featured on radio and television; travel supplements describe its beaches and its cooking, supermarkets stock Apulian wine, oil, bread and pasta. Yet almost nothing about the region has been published in English since the days of Norman Douglas and the Sitwells. One can find 'holiday histories' of Tuscany, but there is no popular introduction to Apulian history, not even in Italian. Our book, which grew out of what was originally intended as a travel book, has been written to fill the gap by providing a simple, readable account.

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