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ITALY & SICILY Castel del Monte Trani Caserta Naples Matera Altomonte Tyrrhenian Sea Lipari Bari Alberobello Ostuni Lecce Martina Franca Italy nights in hotel Sicily Vulcano Acireale Mount Etna Reggio di Calabria Taormina Catania Syracuse Southern Italian and Sicilian Adventure The secrets of unspoilt Italy are revealed on this enchanting tour. You'll discover the rustic charm and unique culture of the country's `heel'. Then journey south through remote Calabria, pausing in a European Capital of Culture for 2019 ­ Matera, before enjoying the classic beauty of Sicily. 12 nights from £1449 Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £50 if not required§ Exclusive Manchester departure# Selected optional excursions now available to book in advance Single rooms at no extra cost on selected dates, subject to availability Including VIP door-to-door travel service ­ see page 165 12 nights in hotels 24 meals: 12 breakfasts and 12 dinners Excursions and visits Vineyard tour and wine tasting Visit the medieval seaport of Trani Guided tour of Alberobello, Martina Franca and Ostuni Scenic tour of the Calabrian interior Visit to the cave dwellings at Matera Altomonte orientation tour Use of audio headsets on guided tours l l l l l l Plus all this... Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Welcome drink reception Porterage at all hotels. l l l l l To find out more visit saga.co.uk/italy-sicily Day 1: UK-Naples-Caserta. After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Naples then transfer to Caserta, staying overnight at the locally rated 4-star Hotel dei Cavalieri (3Q). Located in the heart of the town, the hotel overlooks the Piazza Luigi Vanvitelli and is a short distance from the Royal Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. En route, you'll visit a cantina in the foothills of Mount Vesuvius to tour the vineyard, sip the wines and sample tasty produce. D Day 2: Alberobello. After visiting the medieval town of Trani in Puglia ­ the `heel' of Italy ­ with its castle, cathedral and old town, stay four nights at the locally rated 4-star Grand Hotel La Chiusa di Chietri (4Q). On the outskirts of Alberobello, the hotel is set in its own grounds which were part of the original farm or 'chiusa', from which the hotel takes its name. The hotel features a wellness centre, an outdoor pool (seasonal) and a spa offering a variety of treatments (additional cost). B, D Day 3: Alberobello, Martina Franca and Ostuni. An included guided tour takes in charming Alberobello ­ famed for its unique 'trulli' houses. You'll also visit Martina Franca, with its particularly beutiful old town, and the 'white city' of Ostuni, where whitewashed buildings set on a hillside overlook the sea. B, D Day 4: Alberobello. Today is at leisure. Join an optional full-day excursion to Bari, the lively capital of the Puglia region and an important port since Norman times. You'll also have time to enjoy an ice-cream at the charming seaside town of Polignano a Mare, perched on limestone cliffs above the sea. B, D Day 5: Alberobello. Enjoy the day at leisure or join an optional excursion to Lecce, the stunning baroque city known as the `Florence of the south', which includes the opportunity to see inside a prestigious 'Palazzo Nobiliare' house and enjoy an aperitif as guests of the family. B, D Day 6: Altomonte. Travel to Altomonte in Calabria, via Matera ­ a European capital of Culture for 2019 ­ where you'll see the intriguing houses and churches carved out of rock and known as `i sassi'. Stay at the family-run 4-star Hotel Barbieri (4Q) for three nights. B, D Day 7: Altomonte, rural Calabria. A three-quarter-day included excursion takes you through the scenic rural Calabrian interior. B, D 28 To book call our trade reservations team FREE on 0800 074 8021