A SHORT SPA VACATION IN PUGLIA
3 nights in a charming spa resort
How about giving yourself a break to recharge your batteries?
Explore Puglia’s art and nature, taste its wine and food and enjoy the treatments that this spa resort has to offer.
Accommodation: This Puglian spa resort with its Wellness Center (with a sauna and a turkish bath) will brighten your days. The magical atmosphere of a farm of the 17th century is made unique and special thanks to the recent restructuring where each element is studied in detail. The furniture is elegant and refined. Foodies will also be happy to know that a traditional restaurant offers fresh and genuine products.
Day 1 Nardò
After your arrival at the airport in Brindisi a private transfer will take you to the spa resort on the Salento peninsula. You will have time to check in and then you will have lunch at the hotel’s restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit the old town of Nardò, where your English speaking tour guide will show you the cathedral and Nardo’s castle and the baroque architecture on Salandra Square, while he shares his insights and knowledge about Nardo’s history with you. Then a private transfer will take you back to the resort and you will have some time to relax. In the evening you will have dinner at the resort’s restaurant and spend the night there.
Day 2 Copertino, Porto Selvaggio and Palude del Capitano
After breakfast in the hotel you will take a break in order to rest, recoup, and refresh yourself in the resort’s Wellness Center. The sauna, the Turkish sauna and the Jacuzzi will be exclusively at your disposal this morning. Then you will enjoy a tasting of high quality extra virgin olive oil at the hotel’s “oil bar”. You will continue to enjoy Puglia’s cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant, where traditional cuisine from the region using home-produced ingredients is served. In the afternoon you will explore a nature park off the beaten path starting your guided walking tour at Porto Selvaggio and going on to Palude del Capitano. You will take a break at a wine cellar and taste some Puglian white, rosé and red wines, among them wine made from Negroamaro, Primitivo, Malvasia near grapes. In the evening a private transfer will take you back to the hotel, where you will have dinner and spend the night.
Day 3 Lecce
After breakfast you will visit Lecce. The baroque city Lecce is the capital city of the Salento peninsula. Then your guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of Lecce . By the way, the city was also the capital of the Ancient Terra d’Otranto on the Puglian peninsula. Lecce is called the Southern Florence for its wonderful architecture. You will discover why it has been included by Lonely Planet in the top ten of the cities to visit. The guided tour will take you through the history of Lecce and its symbols (churches, monasteries, palaces, squares, castle): from the Roman domination (when it was called Lupiae) to the Barocco style. The city tour will include the most important monuments: Sant’Oronzo square, Roman Amphitheatre, Roman Theartre, Celestini Palace, Basilica of Santa Croce with its wonderful baroque façade, the stunning Duomo square (one of the few “closed” squares of Italy), Adorno Palace, Carafa Palace, Charles V Castle , some other interesting churches (S. Irene, S. Matteo, S. Chiara, the Greek, etc.) the ancient city doors (Rudiae, Napoli, S. Biagio). During the tour e can stop to visit an artesan workshop (papier-maché, etc.) and to taste a typical “fast food” of Lecce (from the salty Rustico to the sweet Pasticciotto or an ice-cream) and a coffee in a artisanal roasting bar.) In the evening you will go back to the spa resort and spend the night there.
Day 4 Departure
After breakfast a private transfer will take you to the airport, if your flight schedule should make that necessary. If you have more time at your disposal, you have the option to book a half day guided tour to Gallipoli or to Galatina.
Price per person: 1150 EURO
(for a group of at least two persons)
The price includes:
three nights in Bed and Breakfast in a masseria in Nardò
all necessary private transfers with chauffeur-driven cars
English speaking tour guide for the whole tour
All necessary entrance fees and tastings as mentioned in the description of the itinerary
Luggage and medical insurance
Assistance by Puglia Private Tour’s staff: 24 hour a day
The price does not include
All lunches and dinners
Services not mentioned under “the price includes”