Egnazia, botanical garden, Polignano a Mare and Monopoli

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Tour Number

Activity Level

122624


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Food and Wine

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.
Polignano a Mare as well as Egnazia is diffcult for people with weelchair as there are slopes and stairs to climb. In the summer the arcehological park can be quite hot.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (conversational), Italian (fluent), French (conversational), English (fluent)

The pearls of the Adriatic coast between Bari and Brindisi


Egnazia (called also Egnathia, Egnatia, etc. ) was an important city for during the Messapian and Roman civilization. Nowadays, we can visit the archeological park (with the Messapian walls, the necropolis, the remains of the Roman city, the Traian Way, etc. ), the museum (with some wonderfull findings such as the beautiful marble head of Attis and a mosaic representing the Three Graces), the roman port.
A stroll in Monopoli and its old fortified town on the seaside, the picturesque port, the lavish cathedral, the mummies of the Purgatory church, the beautiful rose window of S. Domenico church.
Polignano a Mare (the birthplace of the world famous singer Domenico Modugno alias Mr. Volare) with its lively and picturesque city center, the terraces overlooking the sea with breathtaking views of the cliffs and the marine caves, the bridge on the beach of Lama Monachile.
Another alternative is a colorfull and parfumed botanical garden with ancient buildings (church and olive oil mill) carved in the rock.

Itinerary

In Egnazia the tour can lasts from 2 to 4 hours and we will enjoy the indoor museum and the outdoor necropolis and archeological park. We can even enjoy (without visiting the archeological site) a snorkeling to admire an old Roman port.
The visit of the botanical garden lasts about 2 hours (3 if you like to do also the butterflies watching).
In Monopoli we will enjoy the old town with the baroque architecture, the fortified walls and the heritage of the Knights Templar.
A walking tour of Polignano a Mare with its terraces overlooking the seaside, the workshops and showrooms of local artesans.
For lunch it's possible to have a sandwich with fish (tuna, octopus, etc. ), a fish menu meal in a restaurant: from the most exclusive one to a kiosk near the seaside where it's possible to taste also sea urchins.
It's possible to modify the tour with a boat trip to enjoy the marine caves, a fishing excursion, a wine and/or extravirgin olive oil tasting, a stop to shot some photo to some millennium old olive threes.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: at your hotel in Monopoli, Conversano, Polignano, Fasano or in Valle d'Itria as well as in Bari (hotel or cruise terminal)

End location: at your hotel in Monopoli, Conversano, Polignano, Fasano or in Valle d'Itria as well as in Bari (hotel or cruise terminal)

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

For this tour you need a transfer. If you have a vechicle I can come with you otherwise I can arrange for you the transportation by car, van, minibus, bus, wheelchair accessible vehicle, etc.

What’s Included

full day (up to 8 hours) private (I'll be entirely dedicated to you thus you won't share the tour with other travellers) guided visit in English language. I'm a licensed tour guide, wine and olive oil sommelier.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Eur - it depends if you like to stop for a meal, a snack, a wine tasting, etc.

What’s Extra

- meals and personal extras;
- extra hour: 30 eur (per group, not per person) for each extra hour (if any) exceding 8 hours;
- entrance tickets: Egnazia (museum and archeological park) 6 eur per person; botanical garden or butterflies watching (5 eur each, 8 eur both; price per person with a minimum of 5 people);
- cheese (mozzarella, caciocavallo, etc.) and/or Capocollo di Martina Franca (typical pork meat cold cut): 10-15 Eur per person;
- wine tasting (3-5 wines with apetizers / light lunch): 6-20 Eur per person;
- extra-virgin olive oil tasting: 5 eur per person or free of charge (but it's appreciated if you buy something);
- transportation: to be quoted
- boat trip and/or fishing excursion: to be quoted.

A Recent Review of this tour

Alessandro was a super guide! We visited Alberobello and Polignano. He was very professional, courteous and he went out of his way to give us a memorable experience. He is a wealth of information on history and he took the time to show us many details in the places we visited that we never would have seen on our own. We even met and chatted with a few locals. I highly recommend Alessandro as a guide.
Christine Kofler

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