South Italy_Cross the South towards the sun

Ride in the sun of Southern Italy crossing unique landscapes in the world. Live the experience of a genuine life in old villages.

Cross the South towards the sun (from Naples to Bari - crossing Pollino Park)

Ride into the sun of Southern Italy crossing landscapes unique in the world. Live the experience of a genuine life in old villages (Amalfi, Ravello, Altomonte, Civita, Morano). Understand in top gear our heritage in the places of the Magna Grecia (Pompei, Paestum,the ancient Lagaria). Taste the artistic and historical cities such Naples, Matera, Bari. Savour the infinite range of the wines and richest food specialties of the tradition. Walk along the millenary historical paths inside the cradle of our civilization. But mainly, meet at Pollino locals, take part to their cooking, dances, entertainments and exchange experiences with them.

Description of the trip

Day 1_Naples: visit of the city

Arrival to Naples in the morning. During afternoon will go through the famous “Spaccanapoli”, road of the ancient Greek Roman course,discovering squares, churches, old lanes and historic centre (Piazza del Gesù, Santa Chiara, San Domenico, Maggiore, Sansevero Museo). It will be an opportunity for grasping, in meetings, the popular and in the same time noble spirit of the Capital of Southern Italy. A surprise will be the visit to the “Napoli underground”, street for the water but also shelter telling the parallel history of an hidden world.

Day 2_Naples visit of the city #2

we'll start from Plebiscito square to admire in a plain walk, the most famous monuments as Royal Palace, S. Carlo theatre, New Castle, Borgo Marinaro (marine village), Castle dell’Ovo,Maschio Angioino (Angevin donjon). For lunch will taste the original pizza. After a rest in hotel,will reach the islet of Megaride where the myth of Neapolitan Siren was born.

Day 3_From Amalfi to Pollino

After breakfast we'll leave for Pollino. There will be a stop over in Pompei with a possible entrance to the excavations. A panoramic itinerary by bus will take to visit Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, which enchanting places with some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Visit to some perecious Calabrese villages as Civita, Altomonte and Morano. For dinner we will taste some Calabrese food specialties.

Day 4_The Pollino park

We will make an historic tour of one of the most beautiful villages. After a meeting with Mayor and local community will lead to the knowledge of their history, traditions, culture, rites and local gastronomy. In the afternoon an excursion to the archaeological site of Lagaria, founded by Epeo, creator Troy's horse, where will see how Greek ancestors lived.

Day 5_Matera

Departure to Matera with a stopover in Rocca Imperiale for visit the village, full of charm, with the houses in tiers at the feet of the Swabian castle. The village full of history, boasts the Romanic Mother Church and Monastery of Observant Franciscan Friars (now waxworks museum). Arrival in Matera and visit to the Sassi,where we dive in the quietness of the quarters Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso, walking down the roads where Pasolini shot “The Gospel according to St. Matthew” and Mel Gibson “The Passion of Christ”. Fascinated by the city of grottos, where any corner astonishes. We'll stay in places full of atmosphere to discover the hidden corners of the ancient districts .

Day 6_Bari and Puglia gems

After breakfast, departure to Bari,an ancient maritime and commercial centre, with a modern soul. Here will discover the old town centre with castle,Cathedral of S. Sabino and Basilica of S. Nicola, crossing alleys until the Arco Basso street where ladies hadnmake “orecchiette” (ttypical Apulia's pasta) which will taste for dinner, a taste of Apulian kitchen.

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