THE WONDERFUL PUGLIA – LA SCAMICIATA
June 15th – June 20th 2023
Also visiting the Famous Pearls of APULIA – Alberobello, Grotte di Castellana, Fasano Zoo Safari, Lecce, Bari, Polignano a Mare, Monopoli,Ostuni, Cisternino, etc.
Thursday – June 15th
Departure on Airmalta flight KM 640 to Catania at 6.10am. Group has to reach airport by 3.30am. On arrival in Catania at 7.50am, we board our coach GRAN TURISMO and proceed for a quick breakfast, before starting on our way to Cisternino. This town lies in the Itria valley in the province of Brindisi and is very famous for its art treasures. After crossing the strait of Messina, we proceed further up, allowing a stop for lunch and other stops as needed. On arrival in our luxury Four-star hotel, we are given our rooms, after which we can enjoy the delicious dinner awaiting us in the Hotel restaurant.
Friday – June 16th
After our Buffet breakfast today, we shall set out for Alberobello where we visit the world famous Trulli. Be prepared to explore and enjoy moving around these unique dwellings. Souvenir shopping will be a delight for most of us. A mouth-watering lunch awaits us in our most comfortable Hotel, and then, we may choose to have a small rest as later on in the afternoon we need to leave for the start of the famous “SCAMICIATA” with its special links with Malta. A great evening that starts at 18.30 with the presentation of the groups participating (among which our Maltese group) to the Local Authorities, after which the handing of the keys to the Mayor and the Bali Fra Zurlo da Crema. Throning of the Patron Saints will follow. A Celebration of great importance that attracts every year thousands of tourists visiting the Puglia Region. This year we will feel proud to represent our island
Saturday – June 17th
We shall enjoy our buffet breakfast and get ready to start on an exceptional excursion to the Famous Grotte di Castellana . These spectacular caves were formed more than 100 million .a national heritage of inestimable value to Italy.These spectacular caves were formed more than 100 million years ago , Return to our hotel for lunch and then we are off to Fasano Zoo Safari, an amazing experience for young and old!!! later we get ready for another evening of the famous “ Scamiciata” that starts at 18.30. Today we meet the guests of this special event, the Battle between Turks and natives of Fasano, the Nobility of Fasano, The Knights of Malta, “Varca del Trionfo”. More than 600 personalities will participate in this historic Corteo.
Around 21.30 when Corteo reaches the Square the keys and the sword will be handed over to the Patron Saints. An exceptional evening that will definitely remain in our memories. Cena tipica Pugliese this evening for all to enjoy.
Sunday – June 18th
Today after our buffet breakfast we leave for the important port city of Bari, the capital of southern Italy’s Puglia Region. Surrounded by narrow streets, the 11th century Basilica of San Nicola, a key pilgrimage site, holds some of St. Nicholas’ remains. To the south, the Murat quarter has stately 19th century architecture, a promenade and pedestrianised shopping areas. On our way back we will stop at Polignano a Mare the birth place of the famous Italian singer Domenico Modugno.
This evening we will enjoy our dinner in our Hotel and organise our evening at the Traditional Festa Pugliese that forms part of the Scamiciata
Monday – June 19th
After breakfast we start on our way to the famous city of Lecce in the southern Apulia region known for its baroque buildings and also referred to as the Firenze of the South. In the central Piazza del Duomo the Cathedral of Lecce has a double façade and a bell Tower. The Basilica of Santa Croce features sculptures and a rose window. This is a central location for exploring the whole of the Salento , the main city of this peninsula. A must visit for its great importance. After lunch we may visit OSTUNI the spectacular white washed city where the famous Cathedral .combines Gothic, Romanesque and Byzantine elements..We return to our Hotel for some rest before our delicious dinner.
Tuesday – June 20th
After our last buffet breakfast in Hotel we board our coach with all our luggage to Start on our way to Catania with a few stops on the way, one of which will be to have Lunch. We need to be at Catania airport at 7:30pm. Our scheduled departure is at 10:20pm (22:20) on KM 643. Arrival in Malta is expected to be at 23:00.
Discounted price is €799
- Air Malta flights to Catania and back. All taxes included.
- Five nights in a very comfortable Four-star luxury Hotel on mostly Full Board basis. N.B All food or drink outside the Hotel has to be paid for extra
- A fully air-conditioned coach for the whole 6-day trip.
- ALL EXCURSIONS are included in price .No hidden costs .Guaranteed safe
- Well-experienced tour leader .Tassa di soggiorno to be paid in the end of trip
Entrance tickets to museums, fun parks, boats, safari, cable cars etc. are to be paid for extra.
PLEASE PHONE 9949 9072 / 21414788 for more details
Deposit of 200euro. Full payment strictly one month before departure.
Limited seats available. Get booking to make sure you do not miss this unforgettable experience!! A really amazing Holiday!!!