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Puglia to Amalfi: Exploring the South of Italy in style

Puglia, Basilicata & Ravello

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 the Amalfi Coast 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

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, 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 town, lovingly converted into a highly luxurious boutique hotel by film director Francis ford Coppola. Learn to make the region's typical 'Orecchiette' pasta, cycle 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 most luxurious hotels on 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
Drive Puglia - Bernalda
2 nights

Basilicata

Palazzo Margherita
Drive Bernalda - Ravello
4 nights

Amalfi Coast and south

Palazzo Avino
Fly home from Naples

Location & Directions

Puglia, Basilicata & Ravello

Borgo Egnazia is located in the beautiful and unspoiled region of Puglia in Southern Italy, five minutes from the local fishing village of Savelletri. In the Matera province, Palazzo Margherita is located in the small hilltop town of Bernalda. Palazzo Avino is located in the picturesque hilltop village of Ravello on the Amalfi coast.

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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