10 days
Rome, Capua, Benevento, Matera, Bari, Ostuni, Polignano a Mare, Alberobello

Savor the sights and bites of southern Italy on this immersive tour.

Explore charming seaside towns and dig in to the local flavor, whether it’s a slice of fresh focaccia or a beachside gelato tasting. See the concept of farm-to-table firsthand during visits to a buffalo mozzarella farm, a family-owned olive grove, and a small-batch factory that takes chocolate from bean to bar.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps

    Enjoy a dinner featuring classic Italian dishes

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Compete in a food-themed challenge

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Rome cooking class

    Rome cooking class

    Discover why food plays such an integral role in Italy’s culture as you dive into this hands-on cooking class. With a local Italian chef as your guide, participate in making several classic Italian recipes. Upon completion, sit down at the table and enjoy the tasty fruits of your labor. 

  • Day 4: Rome • Capua • Benevento

    Travel to Capua and Benevento

    Visit the Capua Amphitheater and Gladiator Museum

    Visit a rural mozzarella di bufala farm (mozzarella cheese)

  • Day 5: Benevento • Matera

    Self-guided exploration of Benevento

    Visit a multi-generational chocolate factory, sample a variety of flavors

    Travel to Matera

    Explore Matera during free time on your own

  • Day 6: Matera • Bari

    Take a guided tour of Matera

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario
    • Chiese Rupestri

    Travel to the coastal city of Bari

    Take a food-themed guided tour of Bari

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Bari Cathedral
    • Basilica of St. Nicholas
    • Local food vendors
  • Day 7: Bari • Ostuni • Polignano a Mare

    Travel to a local masseria (farm)

    Tour a local olive farm - sample olive oil

    Transfer to Ostuni, the White City. Enjoy a locally guided tour followed by free time for lunch

    Enjoy a beach-side gelato in Polignano a Mare

    Relax by the Adriatic in Polignano a Mare

  • Day 8: Bari • Alberobello

    Discover Alberobello's famous truli house with an expert local guide. 

    Take a guided tour of the Castellana Caves

  • Day 9: Bari • Rome

    Fly from Bari to Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Marcello Theatre
    • Campidoglio & Michelangelo Square
    • Roman Forum & Colosseum (from the outside)

    Enjoy a dinner featuring classic Italian dishes

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Rome

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps

    Enjoy a dinner featuring classic Italian dishes

  • Day 3: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Compete in a food-themed challenge

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Rome cooking class

    Rome cooking class

    Discover why food plays such an integral role in Italy’s culture as you dive into this hands-on cooking class. With a local Italian chef as your guide, participate in making several classic Italian recipes. Upon completion, sit down at the table and enjoy the tasty fruits of your labor. 

  • Day 4: Rome • Capua • Benevento

    Travel to Capua and Benevento

    Visit the Capua Amphitheater and Gladiator Museum

    Visit a rural mozzarella di bufala farm (mozzarella cheese)

  • Day 5: Benevento • Matera

    Self-guided exploration of Benevento

    Visit a multi-generational chocolate factory, sample a variety of flavors

    Travel to Matera

    Explore Matera during free time on your own

  • Day 6: Matera • Bari

    Take a guided tour of Matera

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario
    • Chiese Rupestri

    Travel to the coastal city of Bari

    Take a food-themed guided tour of Bari

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Bari Cathedral
    • Basilica of St. Nicholas
    • Local food vendors
  • Day 7: Bari • Ostuni • Polignano a Mare

    Travel to a local masseria (farm)

    Tour a local olive farm - sample olive oil

    Transfer to Ostuni, the White City. Enjoy a locally guided tour followed by free time for lunch

    Enjoy a beach-side gelato in Polignano a Mare

    Relax by the Adriatic in Polignano a Mare

  • Day 8: Bari • Alberobello

    Discover Alberobello's famous truli house with an expert local guide. 

    Take a guided tour of the Castellana Caves

  • Day 9: Bari • Rome

    Fly from Bari to Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Marcello Theatre
    • Campidoglio & Michelangelo Square
    • Roman Forum & Colosseum (from the outside)

    Enjoy a dinner featuring classic Italian dishes

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    Sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides

  • Entrances

    Ostia Antica, Galleria Borbonica, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pompeii, gladiator school

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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