Puglia & Basillicata

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Matera - Staying in the cave hotel, the views from the terrace early in the morning and the extraordinary cookery course experience.

What did you think of your group leader?

Marinella - she was fantastic with a lively and cheerful personality and went out of her way to ensure everyone had a good holiday. She definitely went the extra mile for us.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

If you travel via Linate then onto Bari, you have to exit airside and re enter though security. Any bottles purchased at Heathrow, water, gin etc will have to be forfeit. The walking was not callenging in October but could become so in the hotter months as there was a lack of shade on most routes.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

All the food was amazing. We where again so lucky that our group, whilst not kindred spirits, all got on exceedingly well. The breadth of life experiences just adds a further dimension to the holiday. Wine was good to!