11 days in Puglia & Matera Itinerary

11 days in Puglia & Matera Itinerary

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Fly to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Drive to Mattinata
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Mattinata
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matera
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alberobello
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cocumola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Maria di Leuca
Drive
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Lecce
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Mattinata — 2 nights

Mattinata is a famous seaside resort town and comune (municipality) in the province of Foggia, Apulia, southern Italy.GeographyThe only town in Apulia facing south the Adriatic sea, Mattinata is part of the Gargano National Park (Parco Nazionale del Gargano). On the 9th (Sat), make a trip to Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Foresta Umbra and then don't miss a visit to Baia delle Zagare.

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Toronto, Canada to Mattinata is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Mattinata is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in September: highs in Mattinata hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Matera.
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Matera — 2 nights

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale, don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, and then don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Matera trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Mattinata to Matera in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alberobello.
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Alberobello — 3 nights

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Explore Alberobello's surroundings by going to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare (in Polignano a Mare) and Centro Storico di Monopoli (in Monopoli). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Sant'Antonio di Padova, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana, and view the masterpieces at GiuInLab.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Alberobello itinerary planner.

Drive from Matera to Alberobello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Cocumola.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Cocumola — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Madonna delle Grazie and then delve into the distant past at Massi della Vecchia. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta dei Cervi and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Sant'Emiliano.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cocumola road trip planner.

You can drive from Alberobello to Cocumola in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cocumola when traveling from Alberobello in September, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Maria di Leuca.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Santa Maria di Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Maria di Leuca vacation planner.

Drive from Cocumola to Santa Maria di Leuca in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Santa Maria di Leuca can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll set off for Lecce on the 17th (Sun).
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Lecce

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lecce trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Maria di Leuca to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in September, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Lecce. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Sun).
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Puglia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.
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