Beautiful, very Italian, perfect, attractive. Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of your stressful life and enjoy Puglia’s beauty from the vantage point of a completely restored vintage Fiat 500 or a convertible car. Meet your tour leader and take the wheel to drive on this memorable tour. Enjoy a breathtaking view from the best panoramic points overlooking the landscape. You can take in yet more amazing views from its panoramic terraces as well as admire the incredible architecture and art of the site. Take plenty of pictures before jumping back on board and continuing the itinerary.
The Convertibles in our fleet are the most sought after by our customers. Driving in Puglia on a route prepared by us on safe roads with little traffic, stopping in beautiful places is an unforgettable pleasure for our customers. Before starting the itinerary, our personnel give simple instructions for a “slow drive” tour without inconveniences. Convertibles usually have two comfortable seats and any of your guests can also drive them.
Your day will start with the pick-up at your hotel. Two cars will take you to the city San Michele Salentino. On the main square you will be given some information regarding the classic car tour. Then you will drive to Ceglie Messapica, a town known for its cookies, the “Biscotto Cegliese” for its Culinary Institute and for its restaurants. On the main square you will have an Italian coffee with the local Biscotto Cegliese. Then you wil drive on until you reach Ostuni, the so-called white city.
Ostuni, perched on three hills, is located inside the Itria Valley, 218 meters above sea level. It is 42 km north-west of Brindisi, 8 km from the Adriatic coast and it was awarded the Blue Flag.
Ostuni, the White Town, is magic thanks to the characteristic whitewashed houses of its historic center, a tradition the inhabitants still keep on. The Fifteenth century Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral dominates mid town, with a façade sporting a 24-rays rose window of rare beauty.
Along the Via Cattedrale, which divides into two parts the medieval heart of town, there is the former Carmelite Monastery, nowadays seat of the Museum of pre-classical civilization of Southern Murgia, which contains the calque of Delia, a pregnant woman who lived 25,000 years ago.
In Piazza Beato Giovanni Paolo II (the Cathedral little square), eighteenth century buildings like the Palazzo Vescovile and the old Seminario are connected by the fascinating Scoppa arch. At the ground floor of Palazzo Episcopio, the Diocesan Museum holds and exhibits the extraordinary historic-artistic heritage of the Ostuni church, with internationally renowned masterpieces.
A series of churches and elegant houses embellish the old town, surrounded by Aragonese walls, where there are the two ancient town gates, Porta Nova and Porta San Demetrio.
Ostuni’s countryside is dotted with masserie (farmsteads), mostly turned into holiday farmhouses (agriturismi) and luxury resorts. Among them, Santa Caterina, with its high octagonal tower, the fortified masseria Lo Spagnulo and the masseria Cappuccini, with its trulli.
Then you will enjoy driving the cars along the Via Traiana, an ancient road surrounded by century old olive trees that connected Benevento and Brindisi and that has been here since the II century before Christ. This is a very authentic rural part of Puglia.
Drive on until you reach the Nature Park Torre Guaceto, named after the Saracene Tower, an area also known for its beautiful beaches. If you want, you can enjoy a break here and swim in the crystalline sea.
Then you shall drive back to San Michele Salentino, where a wonderful culinary experience is planned. You will taste a variety of local specialties prepared as a buffet for you. At the end of your tour, a transfer will take you back to your hotel.
Price per person: starting from Euro 200 (based on 18 participants, prices for smaller groups on request for min. 4 persons)
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We can book the services of a licensed tour guide optionally in addition to the services mentioned in the description (on request).