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The tour of the Sassi of Matera and Puglia guarantees an unforgettable journey through the captivating history and awe-inspiring beauty of these Italian regions. Embarking on this adventure begins with an exploration of the renowned Sassi of Matera, one of the oldest human settlements in history dating back to the Paleolithic era, offering a distinctive experience in the heart of Basilicata. Accommodations in a cave hotel in Matera allow for complete immersion in the enchanting atmosphere of this millennia-old city.

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The initial sight of the Sassi leaves visitors speechless, as the striking network of gray stone houses contrasts magnificently with the grace of the modern city. Matera boasts numerous rock churches, authentic works of art carved into the tuff rock. Among them, the remarkable Santa Maria di Idris stands out, dramatically built on a massive rock on the gorge's edge.

The rock dwellings, witnesses of a captivating past, rank among the most intriguing places to explore. While wandering the city, one encounters one of the most authentic experiences: descending into the gorge upon which Matera is perched, uncovering its hidden and captivating corners. However, Matera is not solely defined by its history and architecture; it also boasts rich culinary traditions. From the renowned Orecchiette to the delightful Lagane e ceci, Materan cuisine delights even the most discerning palates. Among its signature dishes, the Cialledda stands out, perfectly complemented by a glass of Aglianico wine. In this captivating journey through time and flavors, Matera emerges as an unparalleled destination, poised to evoke extraordinary emotions in its visitors.

Traversing the winding alleys and scenic viewpoints, one can sense the ancient spirituality and millenary architecture that characterize the area. Continuing into Puglia, travelers encounter the characteristic trulli of Alberobello, charming conical stone constructions that embody an authentic cultural heritage. The districts of Rione Monti and Aia Piccola, designated UNESCO World Heritage sites, offer a striking ensemble of white and stone, crafting a fairy-tale atmosphere frozen in time.

The journey proceeds through the picturesque landscapes of the Valle d'Itria, adorned with centuries-old olive trees, vineyards, and captivating medieval villages. Must-visit stops include Ostuni, the "White City," exuding Mediterranean charm with its whitewashed houses, and Lecce, the "Florence of the South," captivating with its exuberant Baroque architecture. A stroll through Lecce's streets immerses visitors in a finely crafted Lecce stone theater, adorned with ornate details that capture every gaze. The bustling heart of the city resides in Piazza del Duomo, surrounded by historic cafes and shops.

Another essential destination is Polignano a Mare, nestled among the limestone cliffs of the Adriatic coast. With its marine caves, secluded coves, and the iconic Lama Monachile Bridge overlooking crystal-clear waters, Polignano a Mare offers a mesmerizing panorama. The historic center, with its white alleys and picturesque squares, affords breathtaking sea views. Grotta Palazzese, one of the most iconic attractions, transforms a natural cave into an elegant restaurant perched above the sea, offering an unforgettable culinary experience accompanied by the sound of waves and a spectacular horizon view.

Puglian cuisine, renowned for its emphasis on fresh, local ingredients, olive oil, seafood, and a variety of handmade pasta, tantalizes the taste buds with dishes like Orecchiette pasta with “Cime di Rapa”, mussels taranina style, Pittule, the small, deep-fried dough balls often filled with salted codfish or other ingredients, and the inimitable Pasticiotto Leccese, and Rustico Leccese.

This captivating tour promises to delve into the history, culture, and scenic beauty of southern Italy, offering unforgettable experiences to those who embark on this fascinating adventure.

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