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Vineyards, Castles & Trulli

Vineyards, Castles & Trulli

Vineyards, Castles & Trulli Overview

An octagonal fortress, a Roman town, enchanting Matera and Alberobello's conical trulli houses are some of the many treasures you pass en route.

  • self-guided hotel-to-hotel cycling, luggage transported
  • idyllic rural cycling
  • wonderful vineyards
  • fascinating medieval fortifications
  • stay in unique Matera

Just above Italy’s ‘heel’, the rolling countryside of Puglia rises towards the hills of Basilicata. In these timeless, little-known regions, centuries-old customs and traditions are continued in ancient hill-top towns, and the landscape is peppered with an array of cultural and historic treasures – the legacy of countless invaders.Such is the significance of the architecture here, that three of the places you pass have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the imposing, octagonal Castel del Monte; Matera, a unique town that has literally been hewn from the rock and consists of hundreds of sassi cave houses; and Alberobello, whose equally astonishing, but very different, trulli houses are built of white stone and topped with conical stone roofs. Between these fascinating places – which you have plenty of time to explore – lies a landscape of vineyards and wheat fields whose peaceful trails beckon you to explore.
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Vineyards, Castles & Trulli by Jo, 4 May 2018
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wonderful food, fantastic scenery, wonderful people en route read more

Vineyards, Castles & Trulli by Maz, 18 Sep 2015
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We enjoyed cycling through this interesting region with great accommodation , friendly people and wonderful food and wine. read more

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Vineyards, Castles & Trulli by Jo, 4 May 2018
Traveller rating:

wonderful food, fantastic scenery, wonderful people en route read more

Vineyards, Castles & Trulli by Maz, 18 Sep 2015
Traveller rating:

We enjoyed cycling through this interesting region with great accommodation , friendly people and wonderful food and wine. read more