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Puglia, Basilicata & Sorrento Italy Road Trip

Lecce, Torre Canne, Matera, Sorrento & Capri

Best time to travel
May – Sept
Ideal length
14 nights
Perfect for
From (incl flights)
€1,679 pp

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Brindisi and home from Naples.
  • 14 days’ pre-arranged car rental, in an Italian Lancia or similar.
  • 14 nights’ accommodation in Lecce, Torre Canne, Matera and Sorrento.
  • Privately guided historical tours in Puglia and Basilicata, including a guided walking tour of Lecce and exploration of Matera by Ape Calessino.
  • Boat trip to the glorious island of Capri, including swimming and snorkelling opportunities.
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From the forested mountains and cave dwellings of Basilicata to the citrus groves and old country estates of Sorrento, discover the spectacular beauty and diversity of Southern Italy. A destination that is bursting with culture and historical charm, this suggested itinerary celebrates the intricate and complex characters of Italian’s unique regions. For the most authentic and rewarding experience, this tailored holiday is a self-drive experience, with free rein to explore the hidden hamlets and quaint villages you stumble upon along the way. Enjoy the contrasts between regions, discovering spectacular scenery and savouring mouth-watering cuisine as you explore southern Italy in style.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Brindisi, Southern Italy.

Upon arrival, pick up your pre-arranged rental car and drive to the historic city of Lecce, where you will spend four nights in a luxury boutique property in the heart of the city.

Discover Lecce on a private walking tour.

Discover the beautiful town of Lecce, renowned for its impressive Baroque architecture and dubbed the “Florence of the South”. Explore Lecce with your private guide and visit some of the city’s main sights including the ruins of the city’s Roman–era amphitheatre, the baroque splendours of the Piazza del Duomo and the Basilica di Santa Croce.

Basilica di Santa Croce, Lecce
Your next stop is the seaside hamlet of Torre Canne.

Drive along the scenic roads, arriving in the Puglian seaside resort renowned for its hot springs. We’ve arranged a two night stay in a wonderful beachfront retreat. Spend your time unwinding in the sun and enjoying delicious Puglian cuisine.

Canne Bianche Lifestyle & Hotel
Cross Puglia’s scenic countryside and arrive in Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Spend four nights in a historic cave dwelling accommodation in the breathtaking city. With a history that dates back over 30,000 years, spend your time discovering its ancient sites. Its ancient cave-like dwellings, known as Sassi, are truly fascinating to explore.

Albergo Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita
Explore Matera in an iconic Ape Calessino.

Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the historic centre of Matera, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. On the back of an Italian-style tuk tuk, discover the Church of San Francesco d’Assisi, Matera Cathedral and the many quaint piazzas that cover the city.

MateraEnjoy a fascinating guided tour of the historic centre of Matera
Leave the quaint countryside of Puglia for the iconic coast of the Sorrentino Peninsula

Arrive in Sorrento, the gateway of the Amalfi Coast. We’ve arranged a luxurious four night stay in one of our favourite properties. Settle in and spend your first day relaxing in the summer sun and enjoying some time at leisure.

Set out on a boat trip to the beautiful island of Capri.

Along the way, you’ll stop to swim in the crystal-clear waters, taking in the incredible views of the Amalfi Coast from the water. In Capri, explore the Arco Naturale, the historic zig-zag pathway of Via Krupp, Gardens of Augustus and Villa San Michele.

Arco Naturale, Capri
Make your way by car to the international airport for your flight home.

Return your rental car and board your flight. Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Where to rest your head

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Risorgimento Resort

The elegant Risorgimento Resort offers luxurious accommodation in the heart of the beautiful city of Lecce, with its meandering alleys, baroque buildings and ancient remains.

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Canne Bianche, Puglia

Canne Bianche Lifestyle & Hotel

Canne Bianche is a wonderful beachfront retreat located along Puglia’s rugged coastline. This is a great option for those looking for a relaxing beachside holiday.

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Albergo Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita

Albergo Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita

Set on the fringes of the UNESCO protected Sassi di Matera lies the luxury boutique property of Albergo Sextantio. The property offers a unique experience.

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Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

An iconic hotel in Sorrento, Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria lies within a garden of fragrant lemon groves and manicured gardens overlooking the Gulf of Naples. Epitomising Italian grandeur and elegance, the palatial style hotel is steeped in history.

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What people are saying

I would like say a huge thank you to you for all that you did to make our first post pandemic holiday to Sardinia a most enjoyable and memorable experience.

Thank you for your attention to detail, your professionalism, your kindness and patience.

It was a truly beautiful holiday with all of our wishes taken care of with great thought and expertise, thank you.

Victoria & Family – Sardinia, 2022


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