Today is a nice mix of traditional sightseeing and a chance to see some fine local craftsmen. First you will meet sandstone artist Renzo Buttazzo, born and raised in Lecce and justly proud of his heritage. His work reflects the local landscape and he takes inspiration from everything around him. Then onto Galatina and the Basilica di Santa Caterina d’Allessandria with its stunning 14th century frescoes, depicting biblical stories, including the life and passion of Christ and the martyrdom of Santa Caterina. Not far from here is the baroque Church of St. Paul, heart of an annual festival and steeped in local legends about people being cured of tarantula bites (St Paul is protector against poisonous animals). Your guide will tell you all about this curious history. After some free time in Lecce, you will be taken to the workshop of papier-mache artist Claudio Riso for a demonstration of this colourful art.
- Culture, History & Arts
- Family Vacations
- Romance & Honeymoons
- Walking & Biking
ABOUT US: Renowned for creating the utmost in unique travel experiences, I.D.I. Travel boasts extensive knowledge in crafting the perfect Italian vacation. Whether your clients desire an intimate dinner with Michelangelo’s famous David as the backdrop or a brisk day out truffle hunting, the company can realize your clients’ wishes. Centrally located just outside Venice with branches throughout the country, I.D.I. has fostered long-standing partnerships with the owners of Italy’s leading hotels and villas, as well as the country’s finest guides, artists, chefs, winemakers and designers. These relationships afford I.D.I. private access to exclusive wineries, along with special events at historical sites and museums. In addition to its extensive travel itineraries, I.D.I. also maintains a fleet of luxury vehicles with experienced drivers for all your clients’ travel needs during their Italy vacation.
Insider TipPrivate boat evening excursion to Borromean Islands-Evening walk at Valley of Temples -Ski Trip on the Etna Volcano. To visit Capri, make sure you arrive in the evening and spend at least two night.
Terms & Conditions
The trademarks VIRTUOSO, the Globe Swirl Logo and SPECIALISTS IN THE ART OF TRAVEL are registered trademarks of Virtuoso, Ltd. Virtuoso, Ltd. has a U.S. copyright registration for the Globe Swirl Logo, ©2000. All rights reserved. Virtuoso CST#2069091-50. California CST# 2069091; TA# 808 - Registered Iowa Travel Agency; Washington UBI # 601 554 183. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.
Reviews and Recommendations for I.D.I Travel - Italian Dream Inc.
of 31 guests