Gallipoli: Historic Guided Walking Tour
- Duration: 1.5 hours
Polignano a Mare is the ideal place to plunge into uncontaminated waters and immerse yourself in the marine environment. Known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, this small town is just over 30 km (18.5 miles) from Bari. After a brief practical lesson, get ready to begin paddling along the coast. Enjoy the scenic coastline as you explore in a stand-up paddleboard. Discover one of Puglia's most beautiful coastal stretches, peppered with hidden inlets and charming sandy bays. Crystal clear waters and cliffs pitted with caves carved by the sea give Polignano a Mare its uniqueness. Do not miss the opportunity for a dip in these spectacular turquoise waters.
After meeting with your skipper at the marina in Bari, hop on board your sailing cruise. Enjoy a welcome snack of local focaccia and an excellent Primitivo red wine to start your sailing adventure. Then it's time to cruise out to the high sea. Out here, you can admire the imposing lighthouse of Bari. If you're lucky, you'll spot dolphins who often come up close to the boat. If you'd like, the skipper will even give you the opportunity to temporarily maneuver the boat yourself. If sea conditions allow, take a dip in the crystal clear waters and enjoy the refreshing temperatures. Your skipper will cast anchor at the old navy of Bari where you'll be able to take another swim and take panoramic photos of the promenade. Finally, visit the historic center's ancient fish market and admire the Basilica of San Nicolas.
Monopoli is a perfect combination of old world charm and great beaches; a wonderful, typical, picturesque Apulian town, which despite it's unquestionable charm manages to retain it's traditional identity. Lots of quaint narrow streets, pretty squares, and a picturesque harbor to boot. The old town is a typical Apulian gem replete with quaint narrow streets, pretty squares, interesting houses, and a picturesque harbor. The walking tour will take you to visit the small Castle, which is set in a very picturesque square. The homes and small buildings are charming. You will walk through an arch doorway that opens to the sea with a lovely walk along the harbor. This is a very cute castle and the best part of it is its view over the blue waters of Monopoli, with its characteristic village surroundings and fishermen's port. Then, you'll see the baroque cathedral dedicated to the Madonna della ...
Meet your local guide at La Fontana Greca, a beautiful fountain that dates back to the 3rd century and is considered to be one of the oldest in Italy. Then set out for a guided walking tour of the city’s most beautiful and iconic historic landmarks and buildings. Gallipoli is considered to be the Pearl of the Ionian Sea and is famous for its crystalline sea. But, no less important is its historic center which preserves ancient buildings, beautiful Baroque churches, and characteristic alleys. The city is split into 2 areas, the modern village and the historic center, which is located on a small island connected to the mainland by a bridge and surrounded by ancient defensive walls. As you walk through the historic center, admire the Baroque architecture of the religious and civil buildings which are decorated with extravagant floral and angelic motifs. From your guide, learn about the hi...
Peschici is a charming seaside village in Gargano, in the north of Puglia. This guided tour will take you to one of the most beautiful resorts in the entire region, starting from the Porta del Ponte and entering the historic center. Within the city center you will discover palaces and churches with different architectural styles, which are the result of different historical periods and conquests. During the tour you will visit the church of Sant'Elia Profeta (the patron saint of Peschici), which is built with large blocks of marble stones from the local quarries, and has an imposing bell tower. The tour then continues towards the castle, the first structure built in the current historical center. The castle was built on the remains of a Greek stronghold by the Normans, who arrived in this land in around the year 1000. Over the years the castle has been remodeled, but continues to rise...
Take a coastal tour that will give you the opportunity to visit difficult-to-reach seaside resorts. The Salento Coast is famous for its paradisiacal beaches and gorgeous landscapes. Travel through Salento to discover a land full of colors and scents. Meet your driver in the center of Lecce and depart for your coastal beach tour of Salento. According to the wind, the driver will decide to go on the Ionian or Adriatic side. The Adriatic coast itinerary includes 3 stops at La Grotta della Poesia (Roca), Castro, and Marina Serra with its pools and cave. The Ionian Coast itinerary includes 3 stops at Punta Prosciutto, Santa Maria al Bagno, and Santa Catherine in Gallipoli. During your day trip, enjoy the opportunity to take a dip in clear waters, relax on gorgeous beaches, and admire photo-worthy views. Return to Lecce at sunset.
Experience a full-day private tour to some of the major attractions in Italy's Puglia region - perfect for those who travel without a car, small groups, families, and couples. A guide will accompany you in the visit of all the destinations of the trip telling about you the history, the origins, local traditions, and some curiosities. Meet your driver in the center of Matera, from where you will set off towards Alberobello, a town famous for its Trulli - traditional Apulian dry stone huts built with a conical roof. Admire the rural stone architecture and iconic conical roofs that are still inhabited today by the local people. Enjoy a walking tour through 2 historic districts, admiring these curious houses up close with the opportunity to enter inside one during a short visit. Afterward, continue in the direction of Monopoli, a pretty seaside town on the sea which is still little known ...
Discover why the village of Vieste is such a popular destination for travellers and locals alike. The guided tour will start from the historic center and course the typical alleys dotted with classic white houses that overlook the sea. Visit the cathedral built in the eleventh century and dedicated to St. Maria Assunta in one of the highest part of town. See the exteriors of the Swabian castle that is currently used by the Italian Navy. Be enthralled by the sights of the surrounding mountains, the incredible sandy beaches and sea caves. Admire the Pizzomunno rock, a 25 meter high symbol of the town closely linked to a local legend of love. Hear of the beautiful poem-song about the love story of the young fisherman Pizzomunno transformed into stone by the jealous sirens of a girl he loved, the beautiful Cristalda. See the historical trebuchets and ancient fishing installations that hav...
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super nice guide and beautiful boat. the focaccia was to die for and Vito has the best recommendations for you (best pizza in town etc.). We even saw dolphins! the water was amazingly clear. the day was just perfect and worth every Dollar. 100% recommended!
Vito is very friendly and responds quickly to questions by text message. He also gave us a lot of information about his city. Magical moment on his sailboat Azzurra with the added bonus of a visit by a couple of dolphins!
Beautiful experience. It is truly one of the best ways to visit the Polignano caves. Nice and competent staff. I recommend this experience to everyone, even those who have never been on a SUP board! FUN GUARANTEED!