G2 - Caves and Sea Tour (Grotte di Castellana & Polignano a Mare) - Every Tuesday
Visit to the Castellana Caves, a journey to the center of the earth among multi-colored stone embroideries, deep in magnificent caves. The White Cave, unique in the world, awaits the visitor at the end of the underground walk.
The Castellana Caves are a complex of underground cavities of karst origin, among the most beautiful in Italy.
They are about 3300 meters long and reach a maximum depth of 122 meters, with a constant temperature throughout the year of about 16°. The undergroung way is three kilometers long; an unmissable guided excursion in an incredible scenery, where underground canyons, caverns with fantastic names, fossils, stalactites and stalagmites stimulate the imagination of young and old visitors.
Then, visit to Polignano a Mare, the birthplace of Domenico Modugno, surrounded by the “blu dipinto di blu”; the crystalline sea and the carved rock are the hallmarks of this wonderful city, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". Visit to the old town, full of Arab, Byzantine, Spanish and Norman traces, like the remains of the four defensive towers that used to surround the ancient part of the village. From the “Arco della Porta”, formerly the only access to the village, we walk in the enchanting town, enriched by the thirteenth-century Matrice Church dedicated to the “Assunta” virgin Mary, and the balconies overlooking the sea.
The jagged coastline gives rise to the Marine Caves including the well-known Grotta Palazzese and the high cliff of Lama Monachile. At the end of the walk, a moment of pleasure awaits you. Enjoy an exceptional homemade ice cream or try the popular “Caffè Speciale", an excellent coffee invented here in Polignano.
Meeting with the participants
Arrival at the Castellana Caves and special tour of the Grotta Bianca (White Cave)
Departure to Polignano a Mare
Free lunch or on request
Tasting of “Caffè Speciale”/homemade ice cream/ “granita” (frozen dessert)
Visit of Polignano a Mare
Return to the meeting point
End of the experience
*Possibility to have an aperitif on a terrace, in Monopoli or Polignano a Mare, in the afternoon
A rich appetizer with unique and unequivocal flavours will await you in Monopoli on a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea along the ancient walls of the town. You will enjoy a tasting of 4 fine Apulian types of wine. A sommelier will give you a sensorial analysis for each wine. They will be combined in harmony with the Apulian specialties including: baskets of buckwheat, onion and classic “taralli”, entirely made with extra virgin olive oil; three types of “bruschetta” (slices of crispy bread) seasoned with red tomatoes and mint, grilled vegetables and yellow tomatoes or mozzarella and basil, local olives, nuts and dried fruit.
POLIGNANO A MARE
You will be on a terrace overlooking the sea, on ancient mills carved into the rock to enjoy unique and distinctive products. An exclusive experience to have created only for you. You will taste freshly prepared delicacies, made with quality food such as raw fish, tartare, “bruschetta” (crispy bread) seasoned with extra virgin olive oil and in various ways, served with a glass of wine with its intense flavour, as typical of Apulian wines. If you want, it is possible to have lunch or dinner in the same location.
THE PRICE INCLUDES
- means of transport
- guide in English/Italian Language
- ticket to visit Castellana Caves
- tasting “special coffee”/homemade ice cream/ water ice c/o Il Mago del Gelato - Polignano a Mare
Line A - Bari: Via Cardinale Agostino Ciasca, 2
Line B - Conversano: c/o Ferrovie Sud Est - Via Alessandro Volta
*Line C - Monopoli: c/o Capitaneria di Porto - Via Cala Fontanelle
Line D - Martina Franca: c/o Park Hotel San Michele - Viale Carella
*Linea E - Polignano a Mare: c/o Statua di Domenico Modugno - Lungomare Domenico Modugno
Line F - Savelletri di Fasano: Via Pisani angolo Via della Scogliera
Guaranteed group experience. It can be booked with a minimum of 2 pax
Medium/low difficulty level - suitable for adults and children
Transfer from/to Hotel - meeting point
Guide in language
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Every Tuesday, for groups