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Apulia: Horseback Riding Trip in Parco Dune Costiere

1. Apulia: Horseback Riding Trip in Parco Dune Costiere

Horseback riding through the Mediterranean vegetation and coastal dunes in the regional Park of Dune Costiere. Along a short stretch of coast, close to the sea, and in the middle of olive oil trees and typical Apulian dry-stone walls. After a short theoretical and practical lessons, horseback riding on the beach: galloping free on the endless sandy expanse, crossing along paths and breathtaking landscapes through the Mediterranean vegetation and coastal dunes.

Sassi di Matera Walking Tour

2. Sassi di Matera Walking Tour

This exciting tour begins at the Piazzetta Pascoli with a breathtaking view over the stunning Sassi di Matera and highland plateau of the Murgia. From here, you can see the Palazzo Lanfranchi, home to the Museum of Modern and Medieval Art of Basilicata, and the nearby Church of the Carmine. Continue the tour through the heart of the ancient dwellings of Sassi, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, partly built and partly carved out of the rock themselves and furnished as it used to be during the peasant civilization. Visit the church of Saint Lucy of the Malve and admire some striking frescoes and elaborate architecture before continuing the tour towards the ancient Gravina to the museum of farm history, with typical peasant dwellings, as well as artifacts and tools from the ancient peasant life. You'll also get to visit a typical cave house from around 1900, and pass the cave church of Saint Lucia delle Malve. Before the day's end, return to the center of town for a stroll around the town's Baroque area and admire some stunning churches of this style, including Saint Clare and Saint Francis of Assisi. End the fascinating tour at a look-out point over the Sasso Barisano in front of the beautiful Romanesque Cathedral.

Trani: Private Walking Tour

3. Trani: Private Walking Tour

Join this guided tour of the beautiful town of Trani, often called the pearl of the Adriatic sea and a city known for its 19th century architecture and medieval art. The tour begins with a visit to the Swabian-Angevin-Aragonese castle built by Frederick II of Swabia on the Adriatic Sea. From the castle, the tour continues to the magnificent Cathedral of Trani, one of the most beautiful and evocative Romanesque-style cathedrals in Apulia, which stands towering over the sea. After enjoying the beauty of the cathedral, visit the medieval Jewish quarter, built in all-white stone, as well as two synagogues along the way: the Scola Nova and the Scola Grande. The tour ends with a leisurely walk along the tourist port in old town.

Private Trani Walking Tour with Moscato Wine Tasting

4. Private Trani Walking Tour with Moscato Wine Tasting

Discover the beautiful medieval town of Trani, a city of art, known for its medieval monuments and its 19th-century buildings. Discover the old town, starting with a visit to the medieval castle built by Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen in 1233 on the Adriatic Sea. The tour continues with a visit to the magnificent Cathedral of Trani, the most beautiful cathedral in the Romanesque style of Puglia, built in honor of St. Nicholas the Pilgrim, the patron saint of the city. After seeing the beauty of the cathedral, the tour continues in the medieval Jewish quarter, built entirely of white stone, and you will visit the outside two synagogues along the way - Scolanova and Scola Grande.  The tour ends with Moscato wine tasting and a lovely walk along the yacht harbor.

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What people are saying about Apulia

The guided tour of Matera-Sassi was very informative. Thanks to Monica's very lively stories, we were able to imagine life in Matera very well. Many thanks again to Monica. We can highly recommend this tour.

A very excellent tour, very friendly and very informative. The city is very interesting and with this tour many important details are explained properly. We recommend. Thanks!

Our guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable about plants ,animals and history of Matera. We all felt listened to and cared about. Pierrot has been our favorite this trip.

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., not so hot anymore and expert guide. It was very interesting.

Fascinating unique town. So much to see. Very helpful and pleasant guide