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 immersed in magnificent caves. The White Cave, unique in the world, awaits the visitor at the end of the walk.
The Castellana Caves are a complex of underground cavities of karstic origin among the most beautiful in Italy.
They develop for a length of about 3300 meters and a maximum depth of 122 meters with a constant temperature throughout the year of about 16 °. The route runs for three kilometers, 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.
Then Polignano a Mare, the native city of Domenico Modugno, perched on 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 historical center full of Arab, Byzantine, Spanish and Norman traces, like the remains of the four defense towers that surrounded the ancient part of the village. From the Arco della Porta, once the only access to the village, we enter the magical village, enriched by the Church Matrice thirteenth century dedicated to the Assunta and from the balconies overlooking the sea.
From the jagged coast come to life the Marine Caves including the famous Grotta Palazzese and the high cliff of Lama Monachile. At the end of the walk, a moment of pleasure awaits you, enjoying an exceptional homemade ice cream or savoring the famous "special coffee", an excellent Polignanese invention.
* The aperitif is optional in Monopoli and Polignano a Mare .
POLIGNANO A MARE
Find yourself on a terrace overlooking the sea on ancient mills carved into the rock to enjoy unique and unequivocal products, is an exclusive experience to make. You will taste delicacies prepared at the moment using fresh quality foods such as raw of sea, fish tartare, bruschetta of crispy bread seasoned with extra virgin olive oil and stuffed in various ways served with a glass of wine characterised by an intense flavor as only the Apulian one can give. For those who want, is possible to have lunch or dinner in the same location.
A rich aperitif with unique and unequivocal flavors awaits us in Monopoli, along the ancient walls of the village on a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea. A tasting of 4 fine Apulian wines awaits you. A sommelier will be at your side, inebriating ourselves and offering us an accurate sensorial analysis for each of them, combining the perfect wine in harmony with the Apulian specialties including: baskets of buckwheat, onion and classic taralli, strictly mixed with extra virgin olive oil, three types of brushette (slices of crispy bread) seasoned with red tomatoes and mint, grilled vegetables and yellow tomatoes or mozzarella and basil, local olives and nuts.
Appointment with the participants
Arrive and guided tour of the caves, special tour in the Grotta Bianca (White Cave)
Departure for Polignano a Mare
Free stop lunch or on request
Tasting of “special coffee”/homemade ice cream/ water ice
Visit of Polignano a Mare
Return to the meeting point
End of the experience
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
*Line E - Polignano a Mare: c/o Parcheggio San Francesco - Via D. Maringelli
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
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Every Tuesday, for groups