Frequently Asked Questions

There are a number of internet sites which give up-to-date local information. www.enit.it is the main Italian tourist board site and has links to local tourist offices as well as information on trains, buses, exchange rates, festivals and much more. Travelers are also encouraged to check www.viaggiareinpuglia.it which offers a general overview of the whole Apulia. www.aptbasilicata.it is helpful as an intro to Basilicata.

For information on rail travel visit www.trenitalia.com, where you can purchase tickets and book your seat by credit card. Ferrovie Appulo-Lucane connects Bari and Matera by train on weekdays and by bus on Sundays and national holidays. Check timetables and fares at www.fal-srl.it. If you are travelling from the southeast, inland of Apulia, we advise the website www.fseonline.it It is also possible to book a bus from both the Bari and Brindisi airports to the main towns in Apulia and Matera here A taxi ride from the airport to the Bari train station takes 25-30 minutes and costs around €20. An Autolinee Tempesta bus ride to the same station takes approximately 30 minutes and costs €4. Check timetables here. Ferrotramviaria train tickets to and from Bari airport are available on http://www.aeroportidipuglia.it/treni1

Apulia and Basilicata are becoming increasingly popular destinations for travelers interested in their historic beauty and spectacular landscapes, as well as those curious about the bountiful, delicious local culinary traditions. Many small farms proudly adhere to ancient practices of agriculture and gastronomy and have won international recognition for their efforts (and their tasty products!). Un Giro Nel Sole offers a variety of itineraries for those interested in the historic, the artistic and the culinary. Choose your tour and email us!

TAmong the culinary delights of Basilicata, Matera’s bread is the second to none. Strictly made of hard wheat flour of the highest quality and baked in traditional wood-fired ovens, it is been considered one of the best in Italy since the 16th century. We’re excited to offer you the opportunity to experience the region's flavors.

Apulia and Basilicata have been rediscovered as tourist destinations only recently, so it’s not surprising that little has been published in English. New publications seem to appear every year though, so keep a look out, however, the following books are a good read: Blue Guide – Southern Italy, by Paul Blanchard, A&C Black – London, WW Norton – New York Puglia & Basilicata, by P. Hardy A. Hole O. Pozzan, Lonely Planet A Traveller in Southern Italy, by H. V. Morton, Methuen Between Salt Water and Holy Water, A History of Southern Italy, by Tommaso Astarita Insight Guide Southern Italy, by Roger Williams About Apulia: Flavors of Puglia, by N. Harmon, Jenkins Venturing in Italy: Travels in Puglia, the Land of Two Seas, by Barbara J.Euser and Connie Burke Puglia: A Culinary Memoir, by Maria Pignatelli Ferrante Travellers Puglia, Thomas Cook Publishing Pan' E Pomodor - My Passage To Puglia, by Ian McEwan About Basilicata: By the Ionian Sea: Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy, by G Gissing, Kessinger Christ Stopped at Eboli, by C. Levi, Farrar Straus and Giroux Seasons in Basilicata: A Year in a Southern Italian Hill Village, by D. Yeadon, Harper Collins
 

 

 

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