Experience life in Italy’s southern region of Apulia, where views of the sparkling Adriatic Sea vie with picture-perfect towns for your attention. Spend seven nights in seaside Polignano a Mare, and venture out each day to discover the unique character of this region. Marvel at Alberobello’s trulli, conical-roofed limestone homes built without mortar; Sassi, ancient cave dwellings in Matera, a 2019 European Capital of Culture; the white hill town of Ostuni; and the baroque city of Lecce. Contrast the seaside lifestyle of Bari and Trani with the inland at a winery and a family-owned olive mill. An exclusive lecture series complements your excursions. Plus, enjoy ample free time to stroll down romantic cobblestone alleys, drink in soul-stirring views of a brilliant blue sea and revel in the slower pace of life in this heart-warming region. This program offers no single supplement for solo travelers and is limited to only 28 travelers!

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Trip Highlights

  • Wander timeless villages, sip sweet Moscato and bask in Apulia’s enticing sun-bleached landscapes
  • Experience two UNESCO World Heritage Sites—The Trulli of Alberobello; and The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera
  • Take in sweeping panoramic views of the Apulian countryside during lunch at a local vineyard and winery
  • Delight in Lecce’s architecture, from its Roman amphitheater to churches adorned with cherubs and gargoyles
  • Taste Apulia’s simple, fresh cuisine crafted with homegrown flavors and family heirloom recipes

Smith Faculty Speaker

Anthony Giardina, former writer in residence in the department of English Language & Literature at Smith College

Trip Details

  • Duration: 9 days
  • Activity Level: Moderately active. All participants should be in good health. Daily programs could involve 2-3 miles of walking, including city streets and historic neighborhoods where footpaths may be cobblestoned and uneven.
  • Cost: $3,095 per person. Save $250 per person when booked by May 21, 2019.
  • Single Supplement: Waived. Limited availability
  • Deposit: $600 per person, payable to AHI Travel
  • Co-Sponsors: This is a Smith-only departure

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