Rome and Puglia Self Drive Explorer

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7 Days
Rome, Puglia

Discover Puglia at your our pace and explore the main sights of the region. Choose from a selection of boutique farmhouses in Central Puglia, where you can truly experience Apulian hospitality and welcome. The proposed masserias offer finely restored bedrooms to guests as well as a wide range of food and wine experiences on site, including cookery classes, extra virgin olive oil tastings and wine tastings.

SELF-DRIVE EXPLORER– Departs Daily. On this 7-Day /6-Night self-drive program, you will visit Rome and Puglia. Includes accommodation at a hotel of your choice, private arrival transfer, rental car for 5-days, and suggested sightseeing tours of your choice.


  • Rental vehicle with outlined inclusions
  • Accommodations of your choice
  • Sightseeing tours and/or activites of your choice


  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Rental vehicle gas, parking, tolls, and all other items not listed as included
  • Select local taxes where applicable
  • One-way fee for rental car




Arrival - Rome

Welcome to Rome! Upon arrival at Rome Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Consider a Rome orientation walking tour in the afternoon.




Today, consider taking a private or small group tour of Rome today. Experience a unique walking tour in the romantic historic part of the city starting from the Spanish Steps and ending up at Venice Square. In the afternoon, you can either visit the Vatican City or the Colosseum.



Rome - Puglia

In the morning, pick up your rental vehicle and depart for Puglia. Enjoy approximately 2-hours and 15-minutes of scenic drive across the mountains from Rome to Pescara. Visit Podere troni winery En route. Discover the ancient farm-cultivation techniques and taste local wines accompanied by local delicacies. In Pescara, ore around and have lunch break in Via Cesare Battisti area. Continue driving south along the Adriatic Coast of Italy for another 3-hours and 30-minutes. Upon your arrival in the Puglia region settle into your selected hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in the Puglia region.




We suggest a self-guided excursion to Alberobello, the UNESCO Capital of Trulli followed by food and wine tasting. In the afternoon, drive to the charming coastal town of Polignano a Mare, offering breathtaking sea views from its many panoramic terraces. Overnight in the Puglia region.




Today, explore the “Florence of the South”, the Baroque city of Lecce with its unique old town! Admire the Baroque architecture and impressed by the best Italian street food such as mozzarella-filled pastry “rustico”, tarallini and “pasticciotto” Overnight in the Puglia region.




Consider an optional trip to the so called White City, a whitewashed town built on top of a hill with wonderful views over the valley and the Adriatic Sea. At lunchtime enjoy the visit of a nearby masseria with its gardens and olive grove before one of the best foodie experience in Apulia.



Puglia- Departure

In the morning, depending on your hotel location, drive up to approximately 1-hour to either the Bari or Brindisi Airport, return your rental car and check-in your onward flight.

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