An itinerary that captures all the charm and history of Puglia
Puglia road trip with an electric car
Enjoy a 100% green holiday
- Per person based on 2 people booking
Your green adventure
Experience a 100% eco-friendly trip through Puglia, driving an electric car and staying in accommodations with electric charging stations. Our itinerary includes a selection of eco-sustainable activities that perfectly blend with the environment.
By choosing this road trip, you’ll contribute to the planet’s health by planting a tree in a local forest with the help of Up2You, our partner startup dedicated to reforesting lands around the world.
The journey begins in Bari and takes you through Matera, the Itria Valley, and Salento. Don’t miss the chance to discover Puglia’s stunning landscapes and natural beauty while making a positive impact on the environment.
Experience Puglia the Authentic way
We create a personalized digital travel pack to help you get the most out of your valuable holiday time. The pack contains a day-by-day itinerary, driving tips, a digital map, hotel information, emergency numbers and a paper travel journal. This pack will provide you with all you need to explore Puglia with confidence.
Our goal is to make you feel like you are a local, that’s why we share with you what we love ourselves. And we don’t like to schedule every minute, which is why we leave room for serendipity – a local festival, a food stall by the road, a chance encounter.
The basic package includes:
9 DAYS/8 NIGHTS
Stay at traditional accommodations like a trullo, Masseria, agriturismo, each one hand-picked by us. The road trip includes 2 nights in the Alberobello area, 1 night in the Matera area, 2 nights in the Lecce area, 2 nights in the Otranto area and 1 night in the Ostuni area. All accommodations have on-site parking with electric charging stations, Wi-Fi and A/C. Breakfast is included.
1 ELECTRIC CAR RENTAL
You’ll drive a Renault ZOE electric car (full insurance included for theft and damages, see T&Cs for more info).
2 PRIVATE CAR TRANSFERS
We know how important it is to get your vacation off to a seamless and smooth start. If you’re flying in, we’ll meet you at the airport in Bari and transfer you to your car rental. When you are back, we will transfer you to the airport in Bari from the car rental offices.
1 DIGITAL TRAVEL PACK
The digital pack contains a day-by-day itinerary, driving tips, a digital map, lodging information, emergency numbers and an actual paper travel journal. This pack will provide you with the knowledge to explore Puglia with confidence.
1 PAPER TRAVEL JOURNAL
There’s nothing like putting pen to paper at the end of a day of sightseeing. A paper travel journal is a perfect way to document your trip, a tangible memory that you will bring home with you and a token of appreciation from our team at AuthenticPugliaTours. You’ll find the paper journal in your car.
EXTRAS (add at checkout):
Learn from local artisans, chefs and artists the skills passed down from generation to generation, on these three experiences, all available in English:
– Visit a ceramic studio in Grottaglie to learn how to do ceramics and terracotta artifacts.
– Food harvesting and food tasting in Ostuni in an amazing scenery facing the White City skyline.
– Papier-maché laboratory in Lecce to learn the art of how to model paper to create amazing design artifacts.
3 GUIDED TOURS
Explore Alberobello, Grottaglie and Gallipoli with a licensed English-speaking guide.
2 RESTAURANT MEALS
Two full-course meals, including beverages, at some of our favourite trattorias and restaurants in Alberobello and Gallipoli.
- Tourist tax (€0.50-1.50 person/night to pay at each hotel).
- Car rental deposit (refunded at the end of the road trip).
- Electric charging fees and parking fees
- Tips (not customary in Italy).
- Any other meals outside of those listed in your package.
- 6% transaction fee at checkout
- Anything else not listed above.
DAY 1 – Bari and Alberobello
Arrival in Bari and transfer to the rental car offices. Collect your vehicle and then check-in into your accommodation in Alberobello.
Included: car pick-up and accommodation.
DAY 2 – Alberobello and Polignano
Guided tour of the picturesque village of Alberobello. Lunch at a traditional restaurant in Alberobello, then head to the beautiful seaside town of Polignano in the afternoon.
Included: guided tour, lunch, accommodation.
DAY 3 – Matera
Drive to Matera, check-in into your next accommodation and take a stroll around the town of Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and 2019’s European Capital of Culture.
DAY 4 – Grottaglie and Lecce
Drive to Grottaglie, a town famous for its ceramics. Meet your guide for a tour of the town and a visit to a ceramic studio. Drive to your next accommodation near Lecce in the late afternoon, check-in and enjoy some free time.
Included: guided tour, visit a ceramics studio, accommodation.
DAY 5 – Lecce
Spend the day in Lecce, exploring the quaint alleys and streets of this Baroque town learning the ancient art of papier-maché with a master at their workshop.
Included: Papier-maché laboratory, accommodation.
DAY 6 – Otranto
Drive along the coast to Otranto. This incredibly scenic road offers many photo opportunities, you can pick your favorites from our digital map. Drive to your next accommodation in the late afternoon for your check-in.
DAY 7 – Gallipoli
Drive to Gallipoli and enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant. Meet your guide to visit the ‘città bella’ (beautiful town) of Gallipoli, a true hidden gem. Back to Otranto area in the late afternoon.
Included: lunch, guided tour, accommodation.
DAY 8 – Ostuni
On your way back to Bari, stop in Ostuni, the ‘città bianca’ (white town). Check-in at your accommodation and go exploring Ostuni medieval old town, with alleys and whitewashed houses that unfold in a maze similar to that of a kasbah. Go up to the hill to view the amazing panorama of millenary olive trees and the Adriatic Sea. Enjoy a food-tasting experience, admiring the skyline.
Included:food-tasting experience, accommodation.
DAY 9 – Bari
Drive to the car rental offices in Bari to return your vehicle, then board the private transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home.
Included: airport transfer.
Your accommodation at a glance