This holiday will include Guided Walking & Sightseeing with a choice of two walking levels. Visit the region of Puglia which is relatively undiscovered, located in the 'heel' of Italy, it has been home to multiple empires and cultures who have all left their architectural mark. The terrain is pre-historic with caves, sink holes and narrow ravines. Alta Murgia National Park is rich in many varieties of bird and flora. The gentle rolling countryside offers view across the plains to snow capped mountains of del Polino. This area was once seen as the bridge to the East and resulted in a diverse mix of cultures, arts and history. This area boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, one of them being the town of Alberobello, famous for its unusual Trulli houses.
The holiday is based in Altamura which celebrates the Fredericus Festival during our visit (29th / 30th April & 1st May); celebrating the visit of Frederick II who stayed in the region on the way back from the sixth Crusade in 1232. Altamura is just 13 miles from Matera - the 2019 Italian European Capital of Culture.
The holiday is booked with HF Holidays and the price includes:
A full programme of guided walks with two options every walking day
All transport to and from walks
The services of experienced HF Holidays' leaders
Return flights from Gatwick and hotel transfers. Transport to Gatwick is not included.
7 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms
Half Board – continental breakfast and evening meal
Provisional Gatwick flight times:
Outbound Saturday 27 April 2019 08:20
Return Saturday 4th May landing at 15:00
Details of the 2018 version of this holiday can be found at: Altamura holiday. At SEBR request HF will see if the free day can be moved to 1st May so we can use it to enjoy the Fredericus Festival.
Interest in this holiday is likely to be high and places will be allocated in the order that expressions of interest are received. Before expressing an interest please check that you are happy with both the balance of walking and sightseeing and the walking levels offered (levels 2 and 3 as shown on the itinerary tab). Please also note that each day walking options at both levels will only be offered if at least 5 people wish to walk at each level.
Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for all overseas holidays. Travel insurance will be arranged by HF if required