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Puglia – Foodie Tour

From £2221 pp

Italy, Puglia

4 nights

Private group 6 to 8

Puglia – Foodie Tour

What You'll Do

Enjoy a long weekend in Puglia with cooking experiences, cycling through Olive groves and cheese making

Puglia – land of sun and sea. Endless countryside scattered with centuries old olive trees, baroque cities and white washed towns. Bursting with local tradition, the ultimate food lovers’ paradise!

You’ll be amazed by the extraordinary history and art of this part of Southern italy, the heel of Italy’s boot, by the vast picturesque landscape and by superb food and wines.

Stay in  a cave hotel in breathtaking Matera, experience a private cooking class,  visit a local vineyard and olive oil producer, get stuck in with local traditions, cycle through the open countryside along the beautiful Mediterranean coast.

Experience
Highlights

Enjoy authentic and local experiences

2 Private Cooking Classes with 3 course lunch

Learn the art of making Mozzarella and Burrata

2 hour Cycle through Olive groves

Your Local Host:

Augusto

Augusto was born and raised in Puglia, sunny South of Italy. After graduating in accountancy, he specialised in International Trade and that was his first approach with foreign people. The experience
proved to be a revelation: realising that he could find a way to sustain a new lifestyle, he qualified as Technical Director of Travel Agency in Bari, where he began working in tourism.

Experience Itinerary

Arrival

Arrival at Bari/Brindisi airport and transfer to your hotel, a charming 1600’ masseria (farmhouse) immersed in a wonderful expanse of olive trees, where you’ll be welcomed with a drink.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Masseria Salamina – Fasano 

The Masseria Salamina provides all the activities one would expect of an upscale Agriturismo

 

 

Cooking in Puglia

This morning you’re off for the first cooking class in which you’ll learn how to make fresh pasta and  focaccia. You’ll Learn the secret of simple yet flavourful recipes for sauces made with simple ingredients.

All of this will create the feast for your lunch today.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Cycle to Olive farm and Experience Buratta and Mozzarela Making

Your cycle ride begins with a lovely, flat route along the waterfront, along the Adriatic coast and the archaeological site of Egnazia, once the location of a Greco-Roman town dating as far back as the 4th century BC. We’ll then loop into the old town of Monopoli with its picturesque port. Our guide will take you to the best place en route for a coffee or gelato to recharge your batteries before continuing  past ancient olive groves to your final destination, a local cheesemaker. Here he will demonstrate the art of making fresh mozzarella and burrata followed by a tasting session for you to try  the whole range of their cheeses.

Then experience one of Puglia’s most important treasures: olive oil! The olive mill on this ancient estate has been in use for thousands of years and provides a fascinating insight into olive oil production. We’ll walk through the beautiful grounds of the estate and of course enjoy some olive oil tasting.

If you want to keep going we will move to Ostuni for a visit to this picturesque town, regarded as an architectural jewel, commonly referred to as “the White Town” for its white walls and its typically white-painted architecture. Get lost in the hundred alleys, filled with workshops and Baroque churches.

Then it’s back to your hotel for a relaxing evening and dinner.

Cooking Class in The morning

Today is your second cooking class where we will learn to prepare some typical vegetables dishes that you can easily replicate back home like parmigiana and fave e cicorie,  You will spend 2 hours in the morning learning these typical Italian vegetarian dishes and then lunch will be based on your morning efforts!

 

Rest of the day at leisure.

Departure

Breakfast followed by a farewell meeting and transfer to Bari/Brindisi airport

Location Information

  • Transfers in bus or minibus from/to Bari and/or Brindisi airport
  • Private bus or mini bus available throughout the tour
  • 4 Nights accommodation at Masseria Salamina – Manor’s Room
  • 2 Private cooking classes with 3 course lunch (beverages included)
  • 2h bike ride through olive groves and along the coast
  • Cheesemaker visit with full tasting of the produce
  • Visit of a fascinating millenary olive grove and hypogeum oil-mill
  • Walking tour of the white town of Ostuni
  • 4 days with professional, local guides with knowledge of the secrets and stories of the region