FOR THE LOVE OF

​STUNNING VIEWS​

LATE NIGHT GELATOS​

ANIMATED PIAZZAS​

SEAFOOD PASTA​

300 DAYS OF SUNSHINE​​

LIMONCELLO

HAND GESTURES

LAZY BOAT DAYS

Amalfi COAST & Puglia 

 

We’ll spend the first half of our time exploring the Puglia one of Italy's most authentic and undiscovered regions where we’ll learn to cook Pugliese style, check out white-washed towns, and savor the region's famous beaches.

 

From there, we will head inland towards the other coastline — stopping in the fairytale town of Alberobello and then onward to the ancient city of Matera which is famous for its cave-dwelling homes and fascinating history.

Jet around Capri

WANDER THE ALLEYWAYS OF MATERA

INDULGe IN THE SEAFOOD PASTA OF YOUR DREAMS

Day 1 - Lecce
Arrive

Arrive to Lecce by 3pm and check in to our centrally located hotel. Drop off your bags, meet your roomie (and maybe new best friend?) and begin exploring this stunning southern Italian city on your own for a bit before meeting up with the rest of the group.

 

Later that afternoon, get a feel for the ‘heel’ of Italy by exploring this charming town with its baroque buildings as our favorite local guide steers you through ancient streets. Afterwards, we’ll hit up a local favorite spot and sit in the garden with a truly Italian meal and plenty of wine.

 

Welcome to Italy!

day by day*

Day 2 - Lecce/Otranto
OH Otranto

At 8am, we'll drive to Otranto, a town famous for its white washed walls and fabulous seaside views. 

 

At noon, we'll reconvene for a seafood lunch - enjoy the local flavors before we head to the beach to soak up the sun. Spend the rest of the afternoon lounging at the beach, complete with perfect temperature water, beach bars nearby, and rocks to jump off of (if you dare!)

 

At 5pm we'll stroll through town to meet up with our favorite Pugliese chef who will take us to the market to pick up some local products before teaching us how to make a few traditional Italian dishes.

 

We’ll end the evening with a stroll through the piazza with a well-earned gelato.

 

EXPLORE

Day 3 - Alberobello & Matera
Cave Dwelling

This morning, we'll head to Alberobello, a small town in Italy known for its distinct trullo style buildings. Take a few hours to roam the narrow streets, meet local shopkeepers, and have a mid-morning espresso.

 

Around noon, we'll start to make our way to Matera, stopping along the way for lunch in the countryside.

 

We'll get to Matera (one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world) around 4pm. After we check into our unique accommodations, enjoy some free time to explore the labrynith-like streets.

 

That evening we'll have a family-style pasta dinner in an open air courtyard in the middle of the old town.

indulge

Day 4 - Matera & Ravello
that view though

This morning, you can join an optional walking tour to learn about Matera's fascinating history or explore a bit on your own.

 

At noon, we'll depart for the Amalfi Coast! On our way to Sorrento, we'll stop through Ravello, a stunning town known for it's jaw-dropping views, gorgeous gardens, and fantastic food. We'll end the day arriving to our hotel in Sorrento.

MARVEL

Day 5 - Sorrento
AMO Amalfi

This morning, wake up to the sounds of the Amalfi Coast! We'll have a free morning in Sorrento before taking the ferry to the small, but beautiful, town of Amalfi and then off to Positano.

 

Hit the beach, do some shopping, and have some wine - it's time to relax on this iconic coast!

 

That evening, you can either head back to Sorrento, or catch the late bus back after going dancing in a cave club!

WANDER

Day 6 - Capri
CaPrI

After breakfast, we'll hop aboard a couple of private boats and head to Capri, a gorgeous island in Italy's Bay of Naples.

 

Capri signifies natural Mediterranean beauty — it's a mix of glittering coves, historic ruins, and lavish cocktails in the main Piazzeta.

 

The morning is yours to explore the Island's many sights and shops before meeting up for lunch at our favorite restaurant on the island.

 

After lunch, we'll spend the afternoon zooming around the island to check out the famous grottos and secret beaches by boat.

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CRUISE

Day 7 - Rome
SEA and SUN

Spend your morning of free time how you wish! Perhaps you head our for a day at the beach, or maybe you take time to pick out souvenirs for all of your friends and family who didn't get to spend a week in Southern Italy... up to you!

 

At 3pm, we'll depart for Rome where we'll have our farewell dinner and spend the last night to make it easy to catch your flight the next day.

Day 8 - Rome
ciao for now

After breakfast, the hotel will store your bags until you’re ready to head out.

 

Your trip leader can help you figure out the best way to get to the airport whether it's via taxi or train.

 

Take all you've learned from your authentic Italian experience back with you.

Included

  • ​Accommodations in a shared room with someone of the same gender (hotels, not hostels)

  • In-country transportation for included activities and transfers between towns

  • 2 nights in Lecce, 1 night in Matera, 3 nights in Amalfi Coast, and 1 night in Rome

  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners

  • Day trip to Amalfi and Positano

  • Day trip to Capri via private boat

  • Matera walking tour

  • Visit to Matera and Alberobello

  • Day trip to Otranto

  • Cooking experience with local chef

  • Walking tour of Lecce

  • FTLO Trip Leader

not included

  • Flights to and from Italy 

  • Airport transfers

  • Mandatory trip insurance (budget approx. $75)

  • Meals not mentioned (budget around $175)

  • Incidental Expenses

  • Optional activities

  • Single rooms may not be available.

  • Certain locations on this trip are not handicap friendly - if you have mobility issues, please contact us before booking.

Trip notes

FLight information

Although flying into Brindisi and out of Rome are the easiest options, that might not be the cheapest option. We don't want flight prices to hold you back from the joining trip so here are a few other options:

  • Book a round trip in/out of Rome and take the train to Lecce or a local flight to Brindisi (and then a cab to Lecce).

GOOD TO KNOW

  • The national language is Italian

  • The national currency is euros

  • Tap water is perfectly safe and healthy

  • Tipping is unnecessary but it is common to round up to the nearest euro when settling a bill

  • The closest arrival airport is Brindisi. 

  • The closest departure airport is Rome. 

  • Visas are unnecessary for North American travelers

  • Double check your passport is valid for 3-months after your return date

"The FTLO Travel Amalfi Coast and Puglia trip is truly remarkable. From the excellent food, breathtaking scenery, and the included activities- it will be very difficult to find another trip that matches the level of service and the curated experiences created by FTLO Travel."

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2021 DATES

June 6 - 13

Limited Spots remaining

June 20 - 27

SOLD OUT

july 4 - 11

Independence Day trip! 

Limited spots remaining

august 8 - 15

august 29 - sept. 5

1 Gal spot, 2 Guy spots remaining

OCT 3 - Oct. 10

8 days/7 nights

from $2,999

P.S. All payments can be broken up into a $500* deposit + 3 additional installments.

FAST FACTS

2022 DATES

June 6 - 13

Limited Spots remaining

June 20 - 27

SOLD OUT

july 4 - 11

Independence Day trip! 

Limited spots remaining

august 8 - 15

august 29 - sept. 5

1 Gal spot, 2 Guy spots remaining

OCT 3 - Oct. 10

8 days/7 nights

from $2,999

P.S. All payments can be broken up into a $500* deposit + 3 additional installments.

Image by Max Nayman

"What an incredible trip! Food, food, and more food. This trip was curated with a ton of included activities and insane food. The hotels were all very nice and above my expectations."

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Just for fun

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Lemons grow abundantly along the Amalfi coast, and the citrusy scent is one of the distinguishing features of the area.

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The Rolling Stones wrote the song "Midnight Rambler" in Positano's cafés during a holiday.

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Puglia produces 60% of Italy’s olive oil and has over 50 million olive trees.

About southern Italy

Most of southern Italy is still relatively un-touristed, giving you an authentic experience of Italian life in places like Lecce, Otranto, and Matera. The areas that are popular, like Capri, Positano, and Sorrento, are so for a reason - they're unbelievably beautiful with great food and constant sunshine. 

GOOD TO KNOW

  • The national language is Italian

  • The national currency is euros

  • Tap water is perfectly safe and healthy

  • Tipping is unnecessary but it is common to round up to the nearest euro when settling a bill

  • The closest arrival airport is Brindisi. 

  • The closest departure airport is Rome. 

  • Visas are unnecessary for North American travelers

  • Double check your passport is valid for 3-months after your return date

 
 
Image by Luca Micheli

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