The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Apulia - Undiscovered Italy

May 13 – May 21, 2020


Explore Apulia, the beautiful heel of Italy’s boot! Enjoy ancient seaside villages, soul-stirring landmarks & rustic traditional cuisine on this seven-night journey!

Experience an easy-going, languid lifestyle in Italy’s Apulia region, where Mediterranean meals are savored slowly amidst olive groves, ancient seaports and timeless villages. Spend seven nights in seaside Polignano a Mare, and venture out each day to enjoy the unique character that defines Apulia, the heel of Italy’s boot. Marvel at Alberobello’s trulli, conical-roofed limestone homes built without mortar; the ancient cave dwellings in Matera, a 2019 European Capital of Culture; the white hill town of Ostuni; and the baroque city of Lecce. Contrast the seaside lifestyle of Bari and Trani with inland life at a winery and a family-owned olive mill. An exclusive lecture series complements your excursions. Plus, enjoy ample free time to stroll down romantic cobblestone alleys, drink in soul-stirring views of a brilliant blue sea and revel in an easier easy pace of life. This small-group journey features first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner. No single supplement!


Tour highlights and included features

  • 7 nights in Polignano a Mare, Italy, at the first-class Hotel Covo dei Saraceni
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners, including Welcome and Farewell Dinners; tea or coffee with all meals, plus wine with dinner
  • Opportunities to sample authentic cuisine and local flavors
  • Discovery excursions highlight the local culture, heritage and history
  • Expert-led Enrichment programs enhance your insight into the region
  • Free time to pursue your own interests
  • Welcome and Farewell Receptions to mingle with fellow travelers
  • A personal VOX headset to hear your English-speaking guide clearly
  • Tipping of guides and drivers
  • Complimentary travel mementos

Dates May 13 – May 21, 2020

Cost $3,095* (Airfare is not included. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and early booking deadlines. Dates, itineraries, and prices are subject to change.)

Type Land

Region Europe

Activity level



Contact Debbie Vargo
614-292-2372 or
800-852-TOUR (8687), ext. 1