Odyssey to Puglia, Italy

October 3-12, 2020

Early bird discount of $200 until 5/1/20

Discover Puglia, Italy - the "heel of the boot"

Explore ancient villages of Matera, Alberobello and Lecce.

Your slow odyssey will expore Puglia's sun kissed villages along the Adriatic and Ionian seas and complex cultural history. Puglia has some of the most unique architecture in Europe, including the trulli houses of Alberobello and cave homes in Matera, both UNESCO sites. Puglia is known as the breadbasket of Italy, producing more olive oil than any other region and many other agricultural products.


Bari, Italy harbor
Charming Puglia

Puglia is the heel of the boot in Italy offering a coastline of pristine white sand beaches and an interior of rolling hills with olive orchards, vineyards, sheep and quaint villages, including the ancient cave town of Matera, baroque Lecce and the trulli houses of Alberobello.

Church cave paintings  in Matera, Italy
UNESCO Villages of Puglia

Puglia has many small villages that can be experienced at a leisurely pace. The UNESCO Sassi of Matera, village center built on top of ancient cave dwellings, including the church with 13th century cave paintings of biblical stories.The Trulli of Alberobello is a charming UNESCO site of prehistoric round white houses with conical roofs.

For us to go to Italy and to penetrate into Italy is like a most fascinating act of self-discovery.

D. H. Lawrence, writer
Matera, Italy

The ancient Sassi of Matera, originally settled during the paleolithic area, is a UNESCO world heritage site consisting of houses, churches, monasteries and hermitages built into the caves of the canyon landscape. It is a magical adventure in itself to walk up and down the labyrinth of stone streets in this amazing part of Italy.

How beautiful is sunset, when the glow of Heaven descends upon a land like thee, Thou Paradise of exiles, Italy!

Percy Shelley, poet

What is the fatal charm of Italy? What do we find there that can be found nowhere else? I believe it is a certain permission to be human, which other places, other countries, lost long ago.

Erica Jong, writer
Chef Mimmo from Osteria Bacchus in Sicily
Culinary Traditions of Puglia

Puglia has been a agricultural region of over a millennia with durum wheat, fava beans, fennel, tomatoes, etc. It is also nourished by abundant seafood. The pasta specialty, orrechiette or small ear-shapped shells are produced by hand.

You may have the universe, if I may have Italy.

Odyssey Details

October 3-12, 2020

Odyssey Includes

Cost includes lodging, land transportation, ferry transport, all breakfasts, meals as indicated in itinerary, gentle early morning chair yoga and meditation when time and setting are appropriate, odyssey guide, local guides, entrance fees. Small group experience, max 10 people.

Cost does not include travel insurance, taxi/shuttle transport to and from airport to B&B, airline transport.

Odyssey to Puglia, Italy

Cost: $, (cost will be available soon) based on double occupancy with a minimum of 4 persons, Limited number of single rooms are available at an additional cost. If you are willing to share but we are unable to pair you with a same-gender roommate, you will not be charged the single supplement

Contact us if interested. A deposit of $500 will hold your place. Credit cards or checks are accepted. Read the terms and conditions and fill out the registration form. Registration/Terms and Conditions

ITINERARY

Itinerary is still being worked on. It will be up soon.