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Apulia - Italy
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Index 04 - Machyviaggi world 07 - Apulia overview 16 - Gargano 20 - Imperial lands 24 - Itria valley 28 – Salento 32 – Matera & canyon 36 – Travel ideas
3 – Apulia - Index
Charm and refined hotels contribute to a warm and relaxed atmosphere.
Unique locations and itineraries contribute to unforgettable experiences. Machyviaggi has the passion and talent to design your tailor-made holidays.
5 â€“ Machyviaggi - Concept
Gargano Imperial lands Matera & canyon
Itria valley Salento
Best trip 2014 Greeks, Goths, Romans, Normans, Byzantines and Venetians have all visited the amazing scenario that is found
on the heel of Italy’s boot, Apulia. What they left it is one of Italy’s richest archaeological and cultural regions. In addition to Apulia famous seaside towns 6 – Apulia - Overview
According to National Geographic the area is also recognized for its high quality vineyards, monumental olive tree
groves, medieval castles, pretty Trulli dwellings, wonderful sea and excellent cuisine. In one sentence, according to National Geographic, - a superlative destination in the world of travel today -
By the time the sun sets locals swell the
townâ€™s narrow streets. Old men clutching canes chat in the distinctive local dialect.
The scent of ragĂš floats through open
doorways, blocked from the street only by hanging blankets. Families push strollers. Laundry flaps from windows.
7 - Apulia - Overview
Wine & Extra virgin oil
Apulia is home to the most extended areas of high quality olive groves and vineyards
contribute to the finest wine and virgin
oil in the word. Come and discover them directly at oil mill and winery. You could make your own olive oil 8 - Apulia â€“ Oil & Wine
surrounded by sea and therefore is the perfect place to enjoy fresh fish and sea food. At the same time, over 200 different kind of foods highlight are available for your taste pleasure, the best of Italian cuisine.
9 â€“ Apulia - Food
All year Apulia hosts a range of exciting and emotional events that are spread
across the areas of religion, popular, country or history. The explosion of light, passion, color and food, contribute to remarkable experiences.
10 - Apulia - Festivals
Labyrinths of beauty. Apulia has nine villages that are classified in the most beautiful of Italy. The narrow and painted streets highlight how life used to be.
11 - Apulia - Villages
World heritage sites - UNESCO
The Sanctuary of St. Michael the Archangel is a cultural heritage together with The Longobards in Italy, Places of
Power. In the other hand Castel del Monte is an area of universal value because of its formal perfection and its harmonious blending of cultural elements 12 - Apulia - UNESCO
Alberobello town of Trulli a prehistoric construction
survived intact and functioning into the modern world. Sassi di Matera the most
outstanding example of a troglodyte settlement in the Mediterranean region. 13 - Apulia - UNESCO
14 - Apulia - Wedding
Fabulous scenarios by the sea, the romantic atmosphere of Trulli or a prestigious mansion may provide the background
wedding. Say "Yes" to the perfect honeymoon location.
15 â€“ Apulia - Wedding
Neither Scotland nor Norway can provide the unforgettable views of the Gargano's cliffs or the Foresta Umbra (Shadow wood). The Tremiti Islands form apart of the Gargano National Park. The area is also home of the saint Padre Pio.
16 - Gargano - Overview
DO N'T MISS
Trabucco is an old fishing machine that is typical of the
construction supports a huge net. Try the fish and eat
SEA CAVE - The rock-cost provides a range of impressive scenarios and private beaches, which can be experienced in a romantic candle light dinner or time on a boat
17 - Gargano - Special Focus
La locanda del carrubo
Hotel Boutique and Spa, an exclusive small luxury 5 star hotel finely furnished with Italian artworks. Elegant and spacious suites with private pool, gourmet plates and finally the health club with the exclusive cave salt room.
Simply features and shapes, natural shades and light materials which enable a refined and friendly
atmosphere. An oasis of reinvigorating relax with wellness center, gym, and the heated salty water pool with Jacuzzi 18 â€“ Gargano - Hotel
The Gusmay Resort is set in one of the most charming scenarios in Apulia looking out over a
splendid sea with a sandy beach in the private bay. It is a precursor of class hospitality, it interprets and satisfies all kinds of holidays
A cliff, the trabucco, 2 rooms and a restaurant contribute to an historical monument that is alive,
vibrant and fascinating. Visitors are invited in the fishing process, to man the winches, and to pit their wits against the nippiness of the fish 19 â€“ Gargano - Hotel
Lands of castles, knights and cathedrals, a mythical immersion
Medieval history. The birthplace of the impressionist G. De Nittis that here left his biggest collection. A land of tradition, seafood,
â€œorechietteâ€? . 20 - Imperial Lands - Overview
DO N'T MISS
Castel del Monte is a 13th-century citadel and castle, the most fascinating
Frederick II. It is protected World
Site and It also appears
Italian version of
the one-cent euro coin.
MARGHERITA'S SALTERN â€“ the second biggest saltern of the world. The site is also a moist-area internationally recognized because of his flora and fauna including pink flamingos
21 - Imperial Lands - Special Focus
San Paolo al convento
The hotel overlooks the harbor of Trani and it is located in a old monastery of Barnabiti's fathers.
Completely renovated and brought back to his ancient magnificence, the hotel has maintained the classic charm and elegance typical of the city.
Grande albergo delle nazioni
In the Levantine city, which combines history, spirituality and modernity, was born on Grande
Albergo delle Nazioni on the central waterfront Nazario Sauro. First and only 5 star hotel in town it is the new destination of luxury. 22 â€“ Imperial lands - Hotel
Copacabana hotel design
Hearty welcome, smile and willingness are the spirit of this enjoyable family hotel. Attention for
details and consideration for guests contribute to the comfortable atmosphere of this tailor-made location. A family touch with a design stile.
Il pino grande farmhouse
The farmhouse is located in the Alta Murgia National Park. 5 cute country bedrooms and a slow
characterized by the offer of their organic vegetable garden. A really full immersion in nature. 23 â€“ Imperial lands - Hotel
Alberobello with his loving Trulli, Ostuni the white city, the baroque Martina Franca, the
hedonistic atmosphere of Cisternino and finally Locorotondo the house of wine. Something to eat? Savour “Bombette” famous fragrant meet roll 24 – Itria Valley - Overview
Castellana caves is a remarkable karst
of the oldest and
dripping through the
world famous thanks
caves system with
CARNIVAL â€“ one
biggest carnival of the
roof crystallize as
stalactite and, on the floor, it shapes
as stalagmite. By the
growth they marge
satirical masks and the colorful masked groups
forming a column
25 â€“ Itria Valley - Special Focus
Relais villa San Martino
Luxury residence, superb villa, superfine hotel. These are the definitions assigned to this elegant
mansion. A timeless Relais wrapped in the magic of an exclusive venue surrounded by nature. It will give to his guests an exciting sensorial experience.
Victor country hotel
Victor Country Hotel is a perfect intersection of tradition with modernity. It offers relax and
wellness, in a quiet oasis, in close contact with nature. It extends across 43 hectares of land surrounded by dry stone walls and soft slopes. 26 â€“ Itria Valley - Hotel
A scenery suspended in time that combines Apulian tradition in architecture and tastes. The stone walls, the scarlet geraniums, the pinnacles of the Trulli: living in the village means to go through the pleasure of an authentic time
La sommitĂ relais
La SommitĂ , is an historic 16th century residence, which represents a jewel in the crown of this old town of Ostuni. The Relais will make your stay an
enchanted one with stylish menus at his elegant restaurant which is awarded with a Michelin star. 27 â€“ Itria Valley - Hotel
More than a polynesian sea, Salento is also art and culture with his main city Lecce the Florence
handicraft, elegant manor farm and an exciting dance called pizzica.
Something to eat?
Stop for Pasticciotti your sweet relax
28 â€“ Salento - Overview
Olive tree monu-
mental valley. All over the Apulia it is
count more than 40 million olive tree of which 15 million are
nary. The oldest of them, located in Bergagne, is also one of the oldest tree of the world.
SCORRANO â€“ world capital of illuminations. Every year, on the occasion of patron saint's festival,
local artists make
impressive light structure, over 40 m tall, as well as an interational challenge of fireworks
29 â€“ Salento - Special Focus
Palazzo del corso
The Hotel reflects the love for luxury and the attention to detail. It has got a panoramic terrace with a hydro massage-pool where you can spend relaxing moments, sunbathe, have breakfast, enjoy a drink at sunset or taste a brunch.
The convenient Relais' location allows you to enjoy a breathtaking view of Valle dell’Idro, old
town and Adriatic Sea. Rooms are comfortable, bright and chic while terraces is perfect for the “happy-hour” time at the sunset. 30 – Salento - Hotel
Located in the heart of Lecceâ€™s dolce vita the
Risorgimento Resort offers guests all the allure of its ancient traditions as well as a wealth of refined details, without overlooking the intimacy of a luxury heritage residence
A location which is more like an art gallery with traditional features interpreted in a modern language. 30 rooms, each of which is unique and different
atmosphere expressed with contemporary style. 31 â€“ Salento - Hotel
Matera & canyons
Subterranean Cityâ€?, is well known for its ancient town called "Sassi" completely caved in the stone. It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Park of the Rupestrian Churches. Discover also the
impressive canyons area surrounding the city 32 â€“ Matera - Overview
“Sassi di Matera” are ancient cave dwellings originate from a prehistoric settlement.
lost in the ancient town
slope of the ravine created by a river. The
some parts of the
Sassi often are located
CAVE HOTELS – get closed to the center of the Heart by exploring Matera caves, but don't be scarred you will find comfortable rooms and charming spa.
rooftops of other houses. 33 – Matera - Special Focus
Locanda di San Martino
32 suggestive cave or vaulted ceiling guest rooms overlooking the Sassi of Matera and superlative roman thermal baths carved out of limestone rock. You will move through passages and cisterns in a place where time has been suspended.
Le grotte della civita
The signs of past cave dwelling lifestyle are still visible on the stone floors, the traces of time are still tangible in the sedimentary traces on the thick
stone walls. This location is a unique scenario inside the Sassi overlooking the canyon. 34 â€“ Matera - Hotel
Peerless and exclusive. Unusual places and enchanting corners made to impress. The spa evokes ancient noble bathrooms and every Palazzo Gattini room has a story to tell. Finally the out roof garden, a unique and magic terrace.
Hotel San Nicola
The Hotel is the perfect blend of history, tradition
Mediterranean cuisine and impeccable service contribute to unique lunch and dinner in the restaurant 35 â€“ Matera - Hotel
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. â€• Ernest Hemingway
37 â€“ Travel Ideas
On the oil & wine pat
Discover the best Italian oil and wine directly at the most excellent wineries and oil mills with a superlative taste
itinerary all around Apulia. Explore wine yards and olive groves, have a look at the production process and catch the secret 38 â€“ Travel ideas â€“ Oil & Wine
Enjoy an olive harvest on a local farm. You could chose your favorite olive tree, work side by side with farmers picking olives firsthand and fill in your basket,
finally you will even make your own oil. Available from October to January
39 â€“ Travel ideas â€“ Olive Harvest
Welcome captain. Picture yourself along 865 km of cost sailing from harbour to harbour, sea cave to sea cave, bay to bay, surrounded by beautiful blue skies and the warm Apulia sun .
40 â€“ Travel ideas - Sailing
Over & Under Sea
Fishing: experience a day as a fisherman, cast and catch a net and then eat the fruits of your job. Diving: touch the submarine statue at
Tremiti Ilands or explore Polignano's sea bottom and submarine cliffs
41 â€“ Travel ideas â€“ Over&Under sea
On the traces of Frederic II
Frederick II (26 December 1194 â€“ 13 December 1250), was one of the most powerful Holy Roman Emperors and head of the House of Hohenstaufen. Apulia was is favorite land and here he left his greatest artworks.
42 - Travel Ideas â€“ Federick II
Perfumes, flavours, sounds and colors: birdwatching is a different way to know the natural environment of Margherita's saltern
43 - Travel Ideas â€“ Bird-Watching
From north to south of Apulia no matter whether you prefer a quiet country or a challenging cliff-top path. Riding a bike or an horse experience the beauty of the
countryâ€™s landscapes, seascapes, towns and cities.
44 â€“ Travel Ideas - Adventures
We make you fly by means of two steel cable lines suspended between peak summits. For each line you will fly covering around 1400 meters with the top speed of 120 km/h. Become part of our Angels' club
45 – Travel Ideas – Angel Flight
While you discover, all around Apulia, the best food you have ever eaten, you can also give a look to “how it is made”. Farms and factories are happy to open their doors. And absolutely don't forget our Chef Class
46 – Travel Ideas – Food Making
In a completely dark room, blind waiters will take you on a culinary journey through uncharted territory, where the familiar foods and drinks becomes a
wonder to be explored and discovered, as if for the first time.
47 â€“ Travel Ideas â€“ Blind Experience
Art of the peaple
There are the famous earthenware whistles of Rutigliano, laces of the Gargano, ceramics of Grottaglie, and the objects carved in the Salento of
local stone, with wrought iron and papier mâché.
48 – Travel Ideas - Art
Art for the people
The Petruzzelli theatre is a key part of the artistic, social and cultural history of Italy. Every season a great selection of opera, ballet and symphony events are provided in a balance between tradition and innovation
49 â€“ Travel Ideas - Art
… One more thing
Don't forget your pet
50 – Travel Ideas - Pet