10 day wine tour in Calabria and Apulia, offers visits of vineyard, wine tasting, and sightseeing of the main points of interest.
DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN ITALY
Check into your 4* hotel in Calabria and overnight.
DAY 2 – REGGIO CALABRIA – PENTEDATTILO
Breakfast. Sightseeing of the National Archaeological Museum of ‘Magna Grecia’ which hosts the beautiful ‘Riace Bronzes’, the famous bronze statues. Walk along the ‘Corso Garibaldi’ with the Cilea Theatre and the Cathedral, one of the largest in Calabria. Followed by a sightseeing tour along the famous promenade, admire beautiful magnolias hundreds of years old and view Sicily across the water.
Afternoon visit the abandoned village, Pentedattilo, named for its location on a mountain shaped like the five fingers of a hand (Pentedattilo Greek meaning ‘five fingers’).
Transfer to Gerace. Overnight at Agriturismo.
DAY 3 – AGRITURISMO – STILO
Breakfast at agriturismo and “ricotta” making lesson. Visit its award winning vineyard.
Afternoon sightseeing of the Cattolica of Stilo, which is a small 9th-century temple imitating a classic Byzantine church in its square Greek cross design, with three apses facing the east and five small domes. Here the monks of St. Basil (Basilians) found refuge from persecution in Calabria, pursued their ideals of poverty and detachment from worldly concerns.
Transfer to Cirò and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4 – VINEYARD AT CIRÒ – CROTONE
Breakfast and visit of one of the best vineyard in Cirò and wine tasting.
Afternoon sightseeing of Crotone, one of the most important place of the Magna Grecia, founded by the Achei well-known as Pitagora’s town.
Overnight in Cirò at the hotel.
DAY 5 – SANTA SEVERINA – SILA NATIONAL PARK
Breakfast and sightseeing in Santa Severina, a little village situated on the top of the mountain with its wonderful castle.
Then you go to Camigliatello, a touristic place in Sila National Park, and breathe the purest air in Europe. Along the main street there are several shops of typical products to taste.
Overnight at hotel in Cosenza.
DAY 6 – COSENZA – VINEYARD
Breakfast and sightseeing the historical centre of Cosenza and of the Open Air Museum MAB where there are several statues by important artists such as De Chirico, Dalì, Manzù etc.
Visit a local vineyard with wine tasting.
Afternoon departure to Alberobello, in Apulia.
Overnight at the typical “Trulli”, round white stone houses with characteristic conical roofs.
DAY 7 – VINEYARD – ALBEROBELLO
Breakfast, and visit a vineyard in Locorotondo, a village near Alberobello which is a member of the club “I Borghi più belli d’Italia” (The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy).
Tasting of 3 different wines with typical Apulian products.
A brief walk in the historical centre of Locorotondo to admire this village.
Afternoon visit to Alberobello, famous for there only being “trulli” in the old part.
Overnight in Trullo.
DAY 8 – VINEYARD – OSTUNI
Breakfast and visit a vineyard in a castle, a huge farm boasting panoramas and tasting wine experience.
Afternoon sightseeing of Ostuni, which is known as the White City due to the colour of its houses.
Overnight at Trullo.
DAY 9 – GROTTE DI CASTELLANA – VINEYARD
Breakfast and sightseeing of Grotte di Castellana, with caves extending to depths of 60 meters deep made of stalactites, stalagmites, fossils, canyons and caves.
Transfer to Gioia del Colle. Visit a vineyard with its modern wine cellar, and traditional stone-built tasting space, 8 meters below the surface. Wine tasting.
Afternoon, transfer to hotel, overnight.
DAY 10 – DEPARTURE
Breakfast and return home.
Weekly, excluding Christmas & Easter:
- $2,383 – double occupancy
The price includes :
- 4 star hotel with breakfast
- Agriturismo & Trulli
- English speaking guide for sightseeing
- Guided visit of 6 wineries with tasting
- Local product tasting
The price does not include:
- Flights, tips and gratuities
- City tax (paid locally)
- Beverages & meals not mentioned
- Transportation during stay
- Items & expenses of a personal nature
- Any items not mentioned in the “ Includes”
Price per person in Cad $ Dollars.
Minimum 2 passengers (Double Occupancy)
All rates and hotel availability subject to change