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Martina Franca, Puglia, Italy

Italy – Sorrento, Capri and Pretty Puglia

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

9 Days

Prices Start from

£2,200 ex. flights

Full of southern soul, beautifully sun-bleached, weathered and worn, this is Italy as its most ancient. Rugged mountains, fiery volcanoes and glittering coastal grottoes wait to be explored.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Scenic Amalfi Coast, Pictoria Atrani, Italy 1

Superb Amalfi

Arguably one of Italy’s most spectacular stretch of coastline, explore the surrounding coastal towns of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello, with a trip to the island of Capri.

Matera, Italy 2

The Heel of Italy

Explore Puglia, known for its unusual white-washed conical-roofed houses, Matera, its cave dwellings and Lecce, its abundance of ‘Baroque’.

Ruins of Pompeii with Vesuvius in the Distance, Pompeii, Italy 3

Ancient Pompeii

Take the train directly to Pompeii to gain an unparalleled glimpse into ancient Roman life.

Ostuni, Puglia, Italy 4

Stunning Hill Top Towns

Southern Italy is home to many of these ancient towns, including the wonderful Ostuni.

Why we like it

The Amalfi coast in southwest Italy is famous for Sorrento on the Bay of Naples. Rugged mountains, fiery volcanoes and glittering coastal grottoes wait to be explored. Reliable sunshine makes the relatively new region of Puglia high on the wish list of our travellers, with the unique converted Masserias (ancient farmhouses) offering relaxing holidays amongst olive groves and orchards.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1
    Naples - Sorrento
  • Day 2
    Sorrento - Capri
  • Day 3
    Sorrento
  • Day 4
    Sorrento - Fasano
  • Day 5
    Fasano
  • Day 6
    Fasano
  • Day 7
    Fasano - Lecce
  • Day 8
    Lecce
  • Day 9
    Lecce - Brindisi
Street in Pompeii, Pompeii, Italy
Pompeii
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Amalfi Coast
Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Positano, Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast

In the south-west of Italy, you will find the ‘Amalfi Coast’, a truly spectacular stretch of coastline and arguably one of Italy’s most scenic areas. From Sorrento, explore the surrounding area including a boat trip to Capri with a chair lift to the summit of Monte Solaro where there are spectacular views of the Bays of Naples and Salerno. The highlight of a boat trip is passing through the arch in the dramatic Faraglioni rock formations. Why not use Sorrento as your base to take a train excursion to Pompeii.

Martina Franca, Puglia, Italy
Martina Franca, Puglia
Ostuni, Puglia, Italy
Ostuni, Puglia
Puglia, Italy
Puglia

Explore Puglia

Puglia is a delightful part of the country which is far less-known or explored, and round every corner are hidden treasures to be found. The region is bursting with utterly charming towns that have remained virtually intact for centuries. Using Fasano as your base, visit Alberobello, a small town made a UNESCO World Heritage site for its unusual districts of trulli, the characteristic white-washed conical-roofed houses of the area. and Martina Franca, a picturesque town of winding alleys, blinding white houses and blood-red geraniums.

Matera, Puglia, Italy
Matera, Puglia

Visit Matera

Full day excursion to Matera, one of the most interesting, unusual and memorable destinations in Italy. Still, pretty much undiscovered, it is a town famous for its extensive cave-dwelling districts, the Sassi. Curious visitors can stay in caves, wander the lanes alongside the picturesque cave-filled cliffs, and learn the history of this fascinating place. Stand in the right spot at a viewpoint overlooking Matera’s huddled sassi, and it’s not difficult to imagine you’ve been teleported back to the Holy Land circa 100 BC.

Colosseum, Rome, Italy
The Colosseum, Rome
Rome, Italy
Rome

Combine Rome with the Almafi Coast by Train

Nobody flies anymore, not with the premier Naples- Rome- Florence rail routes. Expect to pay around £15 to journey between the Almafi Coast and Rome, reaching the city in just over an hour. Steppes Travel can assist you to combine a holiday that incorporates city culture with beach life to create that perfect Bella Italia recipe.

Otranto, Puglia, Italy
Otranto, Puglia

Discover the Salento Peninsula

Lecce is the main town on Puglia’s Salento peninsula. Its 95,000 inhabitants haven’t forgotten their roots, however, and the production and sale of olive oil, wine and ceramics continue to be the mainstay of the local economy. We recommend exploring Otranto, a historic seaside town with a lovely atmosphere. Its mix of history, architecture, views, sea-front restaurants and white sandy beach makes it one of Puglia’s most interesting, charming and picturesque towns.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Masseria Torre Maizza £££££

  • Italy
  • Boutique
  • Villas / Exclusive use

The gorgeous Masseria Torre Maizza is surrounded by ancient olive groves a stone’s throw from the Adriatic Sea. The 40 rooms and suites, private beach club, 9-hole golf course and verdant gardens make the perfect destination for a cultural holiday.

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Hotel de Russie £££££

  • Italy
  • City
  • Boutique

Situated between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo, Hotel de Russie is a fascinating mix of old and new, with a contemporary design that respects the classical architecture of the building. With its secret garden, Hotel De Russie is a green oasis in the centre of the city.

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Hotel de la Ville £££££

  • Italy
  • City
  • Boutique

Rocco Forte’s Hotel de la Ville, located at the top of the Spanish Steps is one of Rome’s most vibrant hotels. This beautiful hotel has been sensitively converted from an 18th-century Palazzo, drawing influence from the rich tradition, history and luxury of the ‘European Grand Tour’ while offering all the modern amenities one would expect of a hotel of this calibre.

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Borgo Egnazia £££££

  • Italy
  • Boutique
  • Villas / Exclusive use

Located on the beautiful Puglian coastline, set amidst olive groves, Borgo Egnazia has been designed in the style of a traditional Apulian village complete with a central piazza where events are held. A vision in white limestone and marble the design and build of the hotel is in keeping with the local architecture. There are over 190 guestrooms spread over different areas including townhouses located close to the atmospheric central piazza and three-bedroom villas, both of which are perfect for families. All guest accommodation has an outdoor space in the form of a balcony, terrace and even garden in some cases and some have views towards the Adriatic Sea. A championship golf course, wonderful spa, two beaches and choice of four pools mean there is plenty to keep the whole family occupied.

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Palazzo Avino £££££

  • Italy
  • Boutique

Originally built in the 12th century, Hotel Palazzo Avino is an authentic architectural masterpiece refurbished to the standards of a deluxe five-star hotel and situated on the highest part of Ravello. This quiet little town, located in the South of Naples, is perched on a clifftop 1000ft above sea level overlooking the spectacular Mediterranean of the Amalfi Coast. A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Palazzo Avino has 11 Junior and Deluxe Suites with sea views (some with a terrace) and 32 double rooms (sea-view & mountain-view).

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Katie was clearly knowledgeable, and provided good additional advice on restaurants etc. She kept me in the loop at all times as to how the booking was proceeding, and travel docs were issued as planned.

Destination: Italy
Travel Expert: Katie

A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
Price
From £2,200 Per person

When to travel

Italy’s cities are wonderful to visit at any time of the year. Coastal regions are best between June and September. Mountainous regions such as the Dolomites are wonderful for winter sports between December and March and extremely pretty for summer stays from June through to October.

Why Choose Steppes?

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