Wildflowers & Walking. Puglia, Southern Italy. 6–13 October
Italy is often referred to as ‘the boot’ and Puglia is situated in its ‘heel’. Away from the popular beaches is an area that has escaped mass tourism. At the heart of Puglian life is tradition and it has the richest agricultural land in the country. Vines and olives thrive on the dry chalky soils of the limestone plateau and these form an important part of the diet. The landscape of the interior is also dotted with pines and almond trees along with scrubland composed of wild herbs such rosemary, thyme, oregano and sage. Whilst in the area you cannot escape the distinctive trulli houses with their conical rooves. Our accommodation is in a typical fortified farm, known as a masseria, which dates back to 1600’s. It overlooks the verdant Valle d’Itria. We look for late summer flowers and early autumn bulbs including Colchicum, Crocus and Sternbergias.
£1,480 Half Board based on sharing twin room.
Single Supplement £120
Photos courtesy of Berthold Werner and uscorpioun
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