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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


Machyviaggi concept

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 – Machyviaggi - Concept


Apulia

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

town’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

in

Italy.

Areas

also

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 – Oil & Wine


Food

Triumph

of

flavors.

Apulia

is

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 – Apulia - Food


Festivals

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


Villages

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

techniques

that

have

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


Wedding

14 - Apulia - Wedding


Fabulous scenarios by the sea, the romantic atmosphere of Trulli or a prestigious mansion may provide the background

for

an

unforgettable

wedding. Say "Yes" to the perfect honeymoon location.

15 – Apulia - Wedding


Gargano

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


UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

DO N'T MISS

Trabucco is an old fishing machine that is typical of the

region.

massive

A

wood

construction supports a huge net. Try the fish and eat

on

Trabucco

the

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.

White hotel

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 – Gargano - Hotel


Gusmay resort

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

Trabucco

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 – Gargano - Hotel


Imperial Lands

Lands of castles, knights and cathedrals, a mythical immersion

in

the Roman

and

Medieval history. The birthplace of the impressionist G. De Nittis that here left his biggest collection. A land of tradition, seafood,

and

“orechiette� . 20 - Imperial Lands - Overview

typical

fresh

pasta

called


DO N'T MISS

UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

Castel del Monte is a 13th-century citadel and castle, the most fascinating

built

by

Frederick II. It is protected World

as

a

Heritage

Site and It also appears

on

the

Italian version of

the one-cent euro coin.

MARGHERITA'S SALTERN – 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 – 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

food

certified

home-made

cuisine

characterized by the offer of their organic vegetable garden. A really full immersion in nature. 23 – Imperial lands - Hotel


Itria Valley

A

pentagon

of

excellence,

discover

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


UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

DON'T MISS

Castellana caves is a remarkable karst

PUTIGNANO'S

fascinating

con-

of the oldest and

dripping through the

world famous thanks

caves system with

CARNIVAL – one

cretions.

biggest carnival of the

Water

roof crystallize as

stalactite and, on the floor, it shapes

as stalagmite. By the

progressive

growth they marge

to

the

floats,

the

enormous original

satirical masks and the colorful masked groups

forming a column

25 – Itria Valley - Special Focus


Relais villa San Martino

L

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 – Itria Valley - Hotel


Tenuta monacelle

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 – Itria Valley - Hotel


Salento

More than a polynesian sea, Salento is also art and culture with his main city Lecce the Florence

of

the

south.

Fine

ceramic

handicraft, elegant manor farm and an exciting dance called pizzica.

Something to eat?

Stop for Pasticciotti your sweet relax

28 – Salento - Overview


DON'T MISS

UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

Olive tree monu-

mental valley. All over the Apulia it is

possible

to

count more than 40 million olive tree of which 15 million are

ultra

cente-

nary. The oldest of them, located in Bergagne, is also one of the oldest tree of the world.

SCORRANO – 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 – Salento - Special Focus


Palazzo del corso

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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.

Valle dell'idro

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


Risorgimento resort

L

Located in the heart of Lecce’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

Eos hotel

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

from

the

others.

The

Salento's

atmosphere expressed with contemporary style. 31 – Salento - Hotel


Matera & canyons

Back

to

stone

age...

Matera,

"the

Subterranean City�, 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 – Matera - Overview


UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

DON'T MISS

“Sassi di Matera” are ancient cave dwellings originate from a prehistoric settlement.

Get

lost in the ancient town

grown

height

on

in one

slope of the ravine created by a river. The

streets

in

some parts of the

Sassi often are located

on

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.

the

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 – Matera - Hotel


Palazzo Gattini

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

and

modernity.

His

famous

Mediterranean cuisine and impeccable service contribute to unique lunch and dinner in the restaurant 35 – Matera - Hotel


Travel ideas

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. ― Ernest Hemingway


37 – 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 – Travel ideas – Oil & Wine


Olive harvest

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 – Travel ideas – Olive Harvest


Sailing cruiser

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 – 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 – Travel ideas – Over&Under sea


On the traces of Frederic II

Frederick II (26 December 1194 – 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 – Federick II


Bird-watching

Perfumes, flavours, sounds and colors: birdwatching is a different way to know the natural environment of Margherita's saltern

Guaceto

and

WWF

oasis

Torre

43 - Travel Ideas – Bird-Watching


Adventure

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

country’s landscapes, seascapes, towns and cities.

44 – Travel Ideas - Adventures


Angel flight

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


Food making

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


Blind experience

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 – Travel Ideas – 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 – Travel Ideas - Art


… One more thing

Don't forget your pet

50 – Travel Ideas - Pet


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