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Puglia has been minding its own business for generations, illuminated for
English speakers only occasionally by its more adventurous writers.
This is changing. People have noticed, and travel
magazines are falling over themselves to tell
everyone to go there soon, before mass market tourism changes everything.
We’re within a unique window of opportunity. Visitor infrastructure is
sufficient to enable a reasonably comfortable accessible tour, yet the area
retains much of its original character.
is what Lonely Planet has to say –
can surely now take its place in the first rank of Italy's famous regions.
Clearly, everything the Italophile craves is there in abundance: ancient towns
heavy with the tangible past; extravagant churches dreamt up by Europe's finest
architects; the footprints of an endless procession of conquerors and cultures,
stamped in stone, gold and marble; seas of olives; olive-green seas; and
food the equal of any in Italy.
Travellers bored or worn down by the crowds of Campania and Tuscany can find
release in the baroque splendour of Lecce, ‘Florence of the South’, or one
of many lesser (but no less beautiful) Pugliese towns.”
is going to be a very special experience.
With daily excursions, we’ll explore Ostuni, Polignano, Lecce, and much more
in this land of the Tarantella.
Accommodation & Dining
We have booked into Lecce’s Hilton Garden Hotel -
You can understand why we’re excited.
The wheelchair accessible rooms have one double bed, with a second smaller
temporary bed. If you prefer two separate but connecting rooms, let us know and
we’ll confirm the price.
Although most of the public areas are accessible, the rooftop pool does not have
a dedicated hoist or ramp.
The historic town centre is just one mile away.
Breakfast will be at the hotel, while many of our evening meals will be taken in
restaurants around the town, so that we can enjoy a variety of cuisine and
As usual, we will have our extensive collection of
accessibility aids, including hoist, shower chairs, & mobility scooters, at
no extra charge.
Highs of the upper twenties are expected in late
May & early June, with only 3 days of rain in the month,
according to online resources.
Our packages do not include flights
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However, we are more than happy to assist in
identifying the best value and most suitable flights for you, and indeed need to
liaise with all clients prior to ticket purchase in order to be sure all the
transfers to & from hotel are feasible.
is the closest airport, though Bari (2hrs drive) has more flights.
You can check availability now with skyscanner.net or cheapflights.co.uk
Choose 7 or 10 nights between
20 – 30 May 2018
3 - 13 June 2018
Prices based on 2 people sharing
7 nights £1900 per person
or 10 nights £2400 per person
Breakfast on site, plus
a variety of local restaurants
Programme of daily wheelchair accessible excursions
Transfers between Bari or
Brindisi airports and the Hotel
to DESTINATIONS 2018
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