Join us on our 5 day culinary adventure of Puglia – Italy’s “heel” on the South East coast. This region is known for it’s Cucina Povera – the earthy twist of this area’s cuisine, giving you a real taste of what this land has to offer.

Consisting mainly of farmland and coastline, this area is abundant with wineries, pizzerias and small local restaurants offering the best of Italy’s fresh, rich dishes. It’s a surprise that this area is relatively undiscovered by tourists, by hey – who’s complaining?

September 2017




Welcome to Puglia

Welcome to Puglia – We’ll meet you in Lecce where we’ll check in to our hotel ahead of the trip. The afternoon will be focused on getting to know each other, discovering the alleyways of this beautiful town and resting in preparation for our culinary adventure.

Lecce

We’ll start our day with a pizza making class & lunch. After recuperating from our exquisite meal, we’ll continue on a culinary walking tour around the old town, tasting the traditional recipes of this area accompanied by interesting stories and historical explanations. Our evening will be devoted to wine tasting and dinner.

Sternatia & Otranto

We’ll get off to an early start at a traditional home cooking class in a private castle in Sternatia. We’ll then continue on a guided tour of the “Granafei” underground oil mill, which is not to be missed under any circumstances. We’ll enjoy our afternoon exploring Otranto on a cultural walking tour after which we’ll go on an excursion to a bauxite quarry. Once we get tired we’ll return to Lecce for dinner and a quiet evening.

Alberobello & Ostuni

We’ll bid “Arrivederci Lecce” in the morning and drive to Alberobello for a cultural tour during which we’ll visit a cheese factory and enjoy a mozzarella demonstration followed by a light lunch. In the afternoon we’ll refresh with an olive oil tasting session in Ostuni after which we’ll summarize our day over dinner in Ostuni.

Arriverderci Puglia!

We’ll start our last day of this magnificent experience with a guided tour of a traditional Farm, where we’ll also take part in our last cooking lesson followed by a farewell lunch in surrounded by the beautiful scenery. From here we’ll have a transfer to Brindisi Airport where we’ll bid - Arrivederci Puglia!



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