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Taranto and Grottaglie

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Tour Details

After breakfast your English speaking private driver/escort will meet you at your hotel in the Itria Valley (or in your hotel in Bari on request) and take you to Taranto. This town in Puglia was a Greek colony and became the most important city in the Magna Graecia.

The National Archeologic Museum is one of the few places left to discover the art and history of Greek Taranto. The museum displays quite extraordinary objects (ceramics, mosaics, gold jewelry).

In the picturesque old city of Taranto we can admire the remains of the Doric Temple (or Poseidon Temple; the oldest temple of the Magna Graecia), the interesting cathedral (a mix of Romanesque and baroque style) of San Cataldo (the Irish bishop became the patron Saint of the city), the gothic church of San Domenico, some palace in the narrow streets, the fishing port.

It’s also worth to visit the Aragonese Castle near the swing bridge. Puglia Private Tour would be happy to recommend a good restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon your tour continues with a visit of Grottaglie.

Grottaglie is one of the most important town of ceramics in Italy: in the ceramics quarter, where artisanal pottery has been made since the Middle Ages, there are about 50 workshops where it possible to admire and buy the most traditonal ceramics as well as the contemporary design ones. We will visit some of the most interesting wokshops to admire the craftsmen intent in creating these works of art in ceramics.

The Bishop’s castle was transformed into the Museum of Ceramics. About 400 handmade products ranging from the 8th century B.C. to the present day are exposed in the museum’s 5 thematic sections: traditional ceramics for domestic use, archaeological, majolica, contemporary, crèche.
In the old town of Grottaglie it’s possible to visit the Mother Church (an interesting example of late Romanesque style), the Church of Carmine with some crèche figures carved in the soft stone of Lecce by the famous renaissance sculptor Stefano da Putignano.

Departure & Return Location

John F.K. International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

Day 2Zürich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchâtel–Geneva

Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss, famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps.

Day 3Enchanting Engelberg

Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

Day 4Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. Globus Local Favorite At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the ALPINE SENSATION, THE PANORAMA 360° EXPERIENCE, and the ICE PALACE. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day.

Day 5Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon

It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.

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