Hi! We love Italy and have gone many times, but have never been to this area in Puglia. We think it looks amazing. Has anyone taken this trip? Any feedback for us? Much appreciated. Carol
Yes, took the trip about three years ago. Think I wrote a review.
I just had time to look for my review of this tour in 2015. It may have changed a little since then because it was a new tour at the time. Go to the search option and type in in capitals in case it matters, My tips on Puglia tour
will be going there in Oct. will post review. looking forward to the trip especially Matera and di Fasano
Wildcat - Did you go to Puglia? Any feedback? Thanks
We just booked the Puglia tour today for September 2021. We wanted to go on a very different trip and came upon Puglia. The hotels are all 5 star and the itinerary is unique. British's review and comments helped us make the decision. Thanks British!
We took this trip with friends on September 2, 2016. Up until this year we usually took a Tauck trip every year since 1999. We are hoping that our Seine riverboat goes in May. We have been with them in Southeast Asia, India, Sicily, Costa Rica, Japan, Canadian Rockies Tanzania and Kenya etc. Would you believe that Puglia was our favorite! It was a small group tour and we made wonderful lasting friends. The food ( of course) was spectacular and the whole itinerary was so unusual and unexpected. We really didn't know anything about the area even though we had been to Italy many times ( I did my study abroad in 1968) except that Francis Ford Coppola was from Matera. Be sure to watch the Il Volo concert on YouTube that took place in Matera. The farmhouse boutique hotel was so welcoming. When we came in near midnight they put out a platter of cheese, fruit, meats and bread in case we were hungry. The hotel had a beach club on the Adriatic with a seafood restaurant a short free shuttle away. . We were really glad that we came in a few days early. The beach was out of La Dolce Vita. You will LOVE it.
What a great review! Thanks for sharing your experience.
That is great to hear! Before we went to Italy for the first time a few years ago we took up an Italian class for adults for an entire year at a local high school. Our teacher was from Bari in Puglia and she was wonderful. Didn't think much of Puglia until we came upon the Tauck trip. Now we can't wait to go. Thanks for your great feedback!
A number of people on our trip combined Puglia with Tauck Sicily. We did that trip at a different time combined with a cruise. My kids live in Arlington Va. I've missed them terribly this year along with everything else. Bring a bathing suit.
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You can also watch the movie Walking on Sunshine ( 2014) UK . It was filmed on the Apulia beach and has shots of the main piazza in Lecce. It's a happy Rom-Com with beautiful scenery and people.