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Puglia to Amalfi: Exploring the South of Italy in style

Puglia & the Amalfi

This enchanting itinerary takes you across southern Italy, from the heel to the bootlaces, enjoying some of the finest and most interesting hotels of the region. Enjoy the contrasts of Puglia, Basilicata, and Campania the Scott Dunn way!

At a Glance

  • Enjoy great hospitality at two top hotels in lesser known parts of Southern Italy before finishing in style on the Amalfi Coast

  • Borgo Egnazia has a fabulous spa and a top level golf course - the beach club is a short stroll across the golf course

  • Stay at Francis Ford Coppola's Italian home in his grandfather's birthplace in rustic Bernalda

  • Enjoy Michelin starred dining and award winning service at Palazzo Avino

  • Alternative hotels can be suggested in all destinations to suit your requirements and preferences

Couples, Culture, Adventure, Beach

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

Description

This suggested itinerary is a great way to see some of the strikingly different sights of Southern Italy and enjoy a little luxury at the same time.

We suggest starting by flying into Bari airport, picking up a rental car, then driving to Borgo Egnazia and spending a few days exploring the heel of Italy. Visit the historic towns of Lecce, Ostuni and Alberobello, and relax on the beach or enjoy the championship golf course or the award winning spa at Puglia's best known luxury resort.

Then head into undiscovered Basilicata to experience a new look at rural Italy. Palazzo Margherita is a stately 19th century residence in the center of a sleepy Italian rural town lovingly converted into a highly luxurious yet tiny boutique hotel by film director Francis ford Coppola. Learn to make the region's typical 'Orecchiette' pasta, bike around the countryside, and be sure to stop to see one of the most impressive sights of southern Italy, the UNESCO world heritage site at Matera, where medieval residents made their homes in the caves and grottos of the cliff face.

Finally finish your vacation in style at one of the top hotels of the Amalfi Coast, where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean for which the region is famed. The world famous Palazzo Avino is located in Ravello, one of the most picturesque of the Amalfi Coast resort towns, and boasts a beach club as well as an excellent Michelin starred restaurant, where you can celebrate an unforgettable trip across Italy before flying home from Naples.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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Fly to Bari
4 nights

Puglia

Borgo Egnazia
Puglia - Bernalda Drive by rental car
2 nights

Basilicata

Palazzo Margherita
Bernalda - Ravello Drive to the Amalfi Coast
4 nights

Amalfi Coast and south

Palazzo Avino
Fly home

Location & Directions

Puglia & the Amalfi

The drive from Bari to Borgo Egnazia is about an hour. To get from there to Bernalda takes about an hour and a half. From Palazzo Margherita it's about 3 hours drive to the Amalfi Coast. From Ravello it will take an hour and a half to get to Naples.

When to go

The best time to visit is anytime from April to October, as the weather tends to be dry and sunny all the way through. Beaches can be busy and temperatures hot and humid in high summer.

Best time to Visit

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

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