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Itineraries

CAROVIGNO
The historical centre is of  ancient origins and is very interesting. At the centre of the city there is the castle of medieval age. Carovigno is surrounded by a carpet of old olive trees that reach up to the sea. Carovigno has a beautiful coast and  the "Natural Oasis of Torre Guaceto" is part of it.

OSTUNI
is one of the most stunning cities in southern Italy famous for the dazzling effect of its whitewashed houses. It is a genuine and charming example of Mediterranean architecture. The city of Ostuni is a series of levels, staircases, small roads, alleys and arches. The brightness of its whitewashed houses, set against the pink-tinged brown of its Duomo, makes the town stand out in the green of the surrounding area.

ALBEROBELLO
A UNESCO World Heritage site since  1996, it is the capital of the “trulli”, only five minutes from Castellana Grotte. A picturesque magical place, full of history with its wonderful eateries serving typical cuisine.

GROTTE DI CASTELLANA
One of the most important city of the south Italy. Its fortune and notoriety is due to the discovery of an extended system of natural underground caves in 1938. The internal of the caves is very exciting and charming. The stalactites and stalagmites make this place unique in the world. The tour takes the visitors to the beautiful "Grotta Bianca"(White Cave), known as the most beautiful cave of the world.

CISTERNINO
Situated in the South Murge lowlands, it is 398 metres above sea level. There is a suggestive osmosis in the village among houses, tiny streets and courtyards, whitewashed houses and narrow streets, where you can live the fascination of a little casbah. In the unreal silence of summer afternoons it is nice to walk down the stone-paved streets among the play of light and shadow created by the narrow streets, the arches, the underpasses.

CEGLIE MESSAPICA
It is an ancient centre founded by the Messapians. The hill town is surrounded by “trulli” and “lamie” and is very popular with tourists. From the top of the hill you can reach the ducal castle through the characteristic narrow streets and the square tower of the age 1000.

MARTINA FRANCA
is one of the most characteristic towns of the Apulia region. The old town has great tourist appeal, with its fabulous and completely intact baroque buildings. The architecture of the historic part of the town is charming with small white houses, narrow lanes, wrought iron balconies covered in flowers.

ORIA
Oria radiates a unique fascination for both its geographical position, beauty and quantity of the monuments it guards. To enter Oria, one has to pass through one of its three portals. The Castle, wanted by Frederic II, dominates the suburb, which still has its Medieval walls, situated on three different hills which snake through narrow and characteristic streets dotted with buildings and churches rich in history and fascination. Among the churches of artistic interest, we would like to highlight S. John the Baptist with its facade built  with Carpar and white stone of Lecce.
SAN VITO DEI NORMANNI
The city of the “rezze”, a sort of tent located in front of the door of almost every home to protect itself from not only the strong rays of the sun, but by winter storms. Named the “City of Peace”, it has a rich history of culture and tradition, such as “The castle of Dentice di Frasso” , the museum “Castello d’Alceste”, “The crypt of St. Biagio” and the “Norman Tower”.

LECCE
...is the capital of the Salento between the Ionic and Adriatic Seas. Known as "the Florence of Baroque", Lecce has a wealth of architectural monuments in Baroque style, with gargoyles and portals. There are many sites of artistic  and historic interest, and with its beaches, its flavours, its sounds which give this city a particular identity, it lets you live unforgettable emotions.

MATERA
One of the most enchanting places in the world,  it is located in the Basilicata region. Matera is a unique example of a cultural tradition and civilization which stretches back to the Neolithic age. The old city was created out of a rocky ravine. The numerous natural caves in Matera were the first houses of the Neolithic inhabitants of the region, who transformed the natural landscape into new forms of architecture. Walking through the old city, many chimneys sprout out of the road, and you find yourself walking on the roofs of other houses.

POLIGNANO A MARE
Polignano a Mare is located on an high cliff on Adriatic sea. The area was settled since prehistoric times. Famous for its breathtaking cliff face, turquoise water of the sea and many caves in the rocks, it is named “the pearl of Adriatic Sea”. Narrow streets and adorned  balconies create a suggestive and emotional atmosphere.

FASANO AND THE SAFARI ZOO
The town of Fasano was originated in the 11th Century, although there is evidence to suggest that the area was also inhabited during the bronze age.  Tourists can explore narrow streets, white washed houses, ancient churches, palaces and the remnants of the town wall and towers. The huge safari park, established in 1972 close to the Fasano forest, is a big faunal park covering an area of more than 140 hectares where you can admire, from a very short distance, a hundred different animal species from all over the world. The amusement park “Fasanolandia,” perfectly incorporated in harmony with the faunal environment, is equipped with sensational attractions enjoyed even by the grown-ups.

TARANTO
“The  Ponte Girevole” (swing bridge) and the ancient origin of the architectural beauties make the city particular for its various styles and for its history. Although in continuous evolution, it keeps its roots linked with gastronomic and folkloristic traditions and represents the Apulia culture.

MESAGNE
One can enter the ancient suburb through the Porta Grande, situated near the Castle, which still has a square shaped 17th Century tower. The legend tells that a secret underground tunnel links Mesagne castle with Oria castle and another one links Mesagne with San Vito dei Normanni.

BRINDISI
Here you can begin your tour if you want emotions in nature, art and sport. Named “door of orient” in the Mediterranean for its ideal position to link together the various harbours of the Mediterranean. You will breathe history, art and culture..


HOTEL GREEN GARDEN VILLAGE
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