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ITALY BASILICATA

Pickleball... In the Land Loved by Hollywood Directors

Dates

06 June – 14 June 2024

Price

OPTIONS

PICKLE & STAY

DINNERS & TOURS

ALL INCLUSIVE

Max number of participants

Max group size: 16

TRAVEL SNAPSHOT

  • Scott Cheng Clinics: Official Coach at Montclair Pickleball (NJ’s #1 Pickleball Academy)

  • Matera: UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Best Local Italian food

  • 3000 y/o Archeological sites, culture and Italian traditions

  • Adventures: The Angel’s flight, River Tubing, Trekking

  • Breathtaking Unique Landscapes

  • Cooking classes & Experiences

Airport

Airport: Bari (BRI), Italy

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Detailed Program (only for ALL INCLUSIVE OPTION)

Day 1

- You will arrive to the Airport of Bari (BRI) and we will take care of the transport from the airport to the Resort

- You will have time to settle in and enjoy all the services offered by the resort

- Welcome Dinner!

 

Day 2

- 8.30 am - 11:00 am pickleball training and play

- 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Aperitif, Brunch, and rest in the Hotel

- 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm visit at the surrounding Territory: Ancient Greek Archeological Site & “Calanchi della Basilicata” (the White South of Italy Canyon) a lunar landscape that ispired many poets, writers, movie makers

- 7:00 pm “Theme Dinner” & Relax in our resort

 

 Day 3

- 8:30 am – 11:00 am pickleball training and play

- 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Aperitif & Brunch

- 1:30 – 7:00 pm move to Pietrapertosa to visit this unique village and to do the real human flight Experience between two mountains called “Volo Dell’angelo – The Angel’s Flight”. After we will also visit the village of Castelmezzano. These two villages are among the most beautiful villages of entire South of Italy!

- 8:00 pm “Theme Dinner & Relax” in our resort (early wake-up on the next day)

 

Day 4

- 10:30 am We will spend the whole day to visit Matera (UNESCO World Heritage Site from 1993), one of the most ancient cities in the whole world. Its unique landscape and authentic cave houses inspired many Hollywood movie makers to shoot their movies here.

Light lunch and guided tour. After you will have some free time to have the possibility to get lost in the magic of this city.

- Special Dinner & Matera by Night

- 11 pm we will come back to the Resort

 

Day 5

- 8:30 am – 11:00 am pickleball training and play

- 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Aperitif & Brunch

- 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Afternoon: Cooking Classes of Authentic Southern Italian Specialties: you will prepare your next day breakfast with the Resort Chef, from start to finish!

- 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm relax in the resort pool (or at the resort private beach)

- 7:30 pm evening walk & special dinner in Metaponto beach, on the wonderful Ionian Sea waterfront

 

Day 6

- 7:00 am – 12 pm we will move to Pollino Mountain (Biggest Italian National Park & Natural Reserve) for the unforgettable River Tubing Experience

- 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm we will move to a mountain hut for the typical farmer's lunch.

- 3:00 am – 6:00 pm trekking in one of most panoramic part of the park, where we could also admire specimens of 400 y/o trees and the famous “Pino Loricato” an autoctonal tree that grows only in this national park

- 8:00 pm “Theme Dinner” & Relax in our resort

 

 Day 7

- 8:30 am – 11:00 am pickleball training and play

- 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Aperitif & Brunch

- 1:30 pm – 16:30 pm Relax in our Resort

- 16:30 pm – 10:30 pm Experiences in Masseria: we will visit an ancient typical Southern Italian Masseria, we will prepare and learn how to make the Handmade typical pasta and other specialties, we will have a trekking in the vineyards, we will try the special wines produced in this Masseria while we enjoy the sunset over the vineyard, we will eat all the specialties that we prepared during the afternoon!

- 11:00 pm back in our Resort for the night

 

Day 8

- 8:30 am – 11:00 am pickleball training and play

- 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Aperitif & Brunch

- 1:30 pm – 5 pm rest in the Hotel and prepare luggage for the travel

- 5:30 pm – 11 pm Farewell Party: International Pickleball Party with Italian Participants, Famous Lucanian BBQ (Special grilled meat + “hanged provolone cheese” on the Fire)

- 11:00 pm back in our Resort for the night

 

Day 9

- Wake up and move to Bari Airport (BRI)

- Time to say Good-Bye…. And for sure, we will meet to the next Pickleball Italy Trip

 

Important information about the itinerary: Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and will make every effort to provide equally appealing alternatives when adjustments need to be made. We appreciate your understanding.

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Payment

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  • ALL INCLUSIVE - Double Room – $ 4,950 (per person when sharing a room) - initial deposit $2,800 ($1,400 per person)

  • ALL INCLUSIVE - Single Room – $ 5,950 (solo traveler with private room) - initial deposit $1,500

  • NO PICKLEBALL OPTION: if you are not playing Pickleball, just tell us, and you will receive a 300 USD discount from the total price 

Please note that only one deposit is necessary to reserve a double room for two guests.

These initial deposits will be deducted from your grand total (listed above).

NOTE: The unique design of the beds in the rooms does not allow for two single beds, but only one Italian King Size Bed for two people. The double room is therefore the perfect solution for two people who want to share one King Size Bed.

ROOMS INFO: The rooms are all lovely and decorated in traditional Italian style, but they come in different sizes. The rooms will be assigned in order of booking.

After placing your initial deposit, your full payment is due 70 days prior to arrival.

Thank you for your request, you will receive all details by e-mail to proceed with payment

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