GARDEN & WINE TOUR

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Puglia.ie is delighted to announce another Five Day "Garden & Wine Tour" in 2017 (Exact Dates to be confirmed)

of the fabulous region of Puglia in southern Italy. Eugene Higgins well known Garden Journalist and Horticulturist will head the up the tour with Daniele Napoleoni, a native of Puglia.

The itinerary will include visiting "La Cutura" the finest Botanical garden of its type in this region and very close to the Baroque city of Lecce plus visiting the notable vineyards of Tenute Rubino and Tenute Semeraro which produce some of Puglia's finest premier Wines.

Puglia is in reality one big garden producing endless crops, stunning native plants and Olive Groves at every turn. Wine is produced in abundance which in many ways "is the ultimate expression of the garden".

Puglia is a myriad of wildflowers, fruit and vines offset by the clear blue of the sky and sea, it's endless rolling hills, amazing red soil and the white natural stone of the buildings. The "La Cutura" Botanic Garden is in an old country estate covering 35 hectares with 10 separate themed gardens with a collection of large monumental conservatories housing a breathtaking 2,000 varieties of Cacti and Tropical Plants that include collections from Mexico, Africa and Latin America.

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Accommodation & Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in the stunning medieval town of Ostuni where we dine in our beautiful 4 Star Hotel
Day 2: Visit the cellar and vineyard where we will enjoy lunch before returning to the hotel
Day 3: In the morning we will visit the vineyard and then we will travel to Aberobello in the afternoon. We will then return to Ostuni where we will have dinner.
Day 4: Visit the stunning Baroque city of Lecce in the morning where will enjoy lunch. We will visit "La Cutura" Botanic Gardens in the afternoon.
Day 5: Transfer to the airport.

Package includes:

• Accommodation for 4 nights in a 4 star hotel in the centre of Ostuni. • All breakfasts, 2 dinners and 1 lunch
• Entrance to vineyard and cellars
• Transfers
• €760 for shared accommodation, €820 solo travellers. **Flights excluded
**RyanAir fly direct to Bari twice weekly, Monday and Friday, from March until 30th of November (2016/2017 timetable)