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Tastes of Basilica tour in Italy

8 day tour from $6511 per adult share twin
Flights are additional

8 day tour from
per adult share twin Flights are additional

Tastes of Basilica tour in Italy 

Basilicata, in the heart of Southern Italy is a region to explore and truly immerse in its rich history and traditions. Travelling off the beaten track you will discover amazing national parks, woodlands and ancient villages perched high.

On a ‘Back Roads of Basilicata‘ tour you will enjoy a taste of  an Italy which you just cannot stumble across. Choose to visit this gem of southern Italy with new experiences and places which are tranquil and serene far from the tourist crowds.  Over the 8 days, your specialist guide and archeologist Fabio, will take you on an amazing journey of discovery of this ancient land of Lucania. Amazing landscapes and towns such as Matera, Melfi, Metaponto will astound and delight as you are transported from pre history to Greek, Norman and Medieval times.
You will taste the regional flavours of Basilicata – food sprung from poverty and from making something out of nothing. Enjoy pasta dishes, seasonal vegetables, pork, lamb and rabbit and artisan cheeses made by the shepherds.

Basilicata is nestled between Calabria and Puglia in southern Italy and lies between the Ionian and the Tyrrenhian coasts. It is a treasure trove of ancient archeological sites from the Greek and Roman eras; hidden caves with Christian art and villages lost in time. The lush woodlands and chestnut trees and pasture lands are also a delight to experience.
This is a fully escorted, small group tour (no more than 12 guests) led by Fabio.

​8 days touring
from $​6511 per person twin share or $​7608 per single traveller

Departure: 17-24 Oct 18

Day 1:
Basilicata - Matera
Day 2: Bernalda – Metaponto Archelolgical site - Matera
Day 3:
Tursi - Valsinni
Day 4:
Abandoned village – Pisticci – Bari
Day 5:
Day 6:
Melfi – private cooking class
Day 7:
Venosa – private winery visit – cellar tastings – Forenza
Day 8:
Ruvo Di Puglia – Bisceglie - Bari

10 day tour are also available. Please ask us for details.


Terms and Conditions

Valid for sales to 10 Sep 18 or until sold out. Prices are correct as at 26 Nov 17 and subject to change without notice and may vary due to currency exchange rates • All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation • Prices are per adult in NZ dollars based on payment by cash or cheque • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Specific booking conditions apply, please ask your House of Travel specialist for full details. We strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance be taken at the time of booking – ask your House of Travel specialist for information. Contact House of Travel on 0800 838 747 for more information and the best airfare to match your holiday.



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Until 10 Sep 18

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