Cheese-making, Seaside Towns, Winery, Trullo County & “fornello” dinner
Today head toward a cheese factory for a live demonstration of mozzarella and burrata making and tasting of the produce.
Your day continues with a sightseeing by ‘ape calessino,’ brimming with personality and Italian style, this eco vehicle’s compact size makes it easy to use on narrow roads and around tight street corners, perfect for Monopoli, a lively seaside town retaining the charm of a medieval village, with beautiful architecture, traditions, spirituality and folklore.
We will then take a scenic drive through the gentle hills, to reach a renowned winery and taste a selection of the best local wines, paired with traditional local snacks, right before reaching Alberobello, the World Heritage Site of fairy-tale trulli, traditional dry stone huts with conical roof, typical of this area. Time for browsing the town, and to see the traditional olive tree cooking tools, hand made linen and good-luck terracotta whistles!
Your final destination for tonight’s dinner is Cisternino, the town famous for its barbecuing butchers! All you have to do is choose your meat – maybe the local specialty, bombette, little meat parcels filled with mince, ham and cheese – and take a seat outside with a carafe of local wine. The butcher will then barbecue your chosen meats and bring them out to you when ready. A truly local (and delicious) eating experience before returning to your hotel.
Overnight in Monopoli/Fasano.