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$185.10 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Ostuni: traditional cooking class with local chef

Ostuni is one of the most stunning cities in southern Italy famous for the dazzling effect of its whitewashed houses. It is a genuine and charming example of Mediterranean architecture.Meet your local chef at your hotel in Ostuni and begin this amazing experience through traditional italian taste.Follow your local chef and learn how to prepare a delicious meal:Starters: Selection of cold cuts including capocollo. Freshly made mozzarelle, ricotta and burratine. Seasoned local cheese. Fried zucchini flowers filled with fresh ricotta cheese. Green and red peppers marinated with olive oil and mint. Cucumber, fennel and orange salad with olives and walnuts. Whole-wheat focaccia.Main couses:- Home made fresh pasta with tomato, pecorino cheese, parsley and garlic. Fava (broad) beans pure' with chicory, green peppers, sweet onions, olives and aubergines.- Layered eggplant parmesan with zucchini, mozzarella, prosciutto and cherry tomatoes of Torre Guaceto. Meat balls with fresh tomato sauce (veal and or vegetarian).Dessert: Crostata or Tiramisu with mascarpone cheese layered between coffee and Amaro.First you will prepare tiramisu, layering liqueur soaked biscuits and mascarpone cheese and decorating with flaked chocolate. Then you will continue with the preparation of the tomato sauce, slow cooked to enhance and sweeten the flavour. Learn how to make traditionalhandmade pasta, orecchiette, is one of the highlights of the day; its unique shape (like little ears) and the combining of Apulian wheat flour and semolina, produces little domes of heaven. Pasta preparation will be enhanced with olives, focaccia, taralli and a glass of prosecco! Next we prepare the "pastella", for the medley of fried vegetables. The vegetable pieces are rolled in flour, then dipped in a mixture of eggs beaten with finely chopped parsley, salt, pepper and just a bit of grated pecorino cheese and then steeped in hot olive oil. Then, learn all the secrets behind the perfect parmigiana di melanzane (eggplant parmesan) using the sweet tomato sauce that has been cooking for about an hour, and delicious local ingredients. While preparing the eggplants you will start to fry the zucchini flowers filled with locally produced, ricotta and enjoy tasting them while they are hot from the pan.Time to relax, sit down at linen covered tables for therestaurant style four-course meal and award winning wines.

$167.75 Tours & Sightseeing

Private tour: Valley D'itria and Alberobello trulli by Motorbike

Your private tour will start from your hotel , where you will meet your drivers that will accomodate you on a vespa and you will be ready to join your best ride of your Puglia holiday. Your drivers will give you an explanation about Valley d'Itria and the taste of Apulian life.  The itinerary will be costumize upon your request and surely you will have a spectacular ride around the Alberobello and other famous towns of Valley d'Itria, like Cisternino, Martina Franca and Ostuni. Our mission is to make your experience more interactive and exciting, to get an overview of Apulian history, day life and get acquainted with the most important Unesco site of the Puglia. Get your family or friends involved and have a lot of fun together!

$1203.17 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-day Puglia, Benevento, and Matera Tour from Rome

Day 1             ROME - LECCE Departure to Lecce by motorway with stop on the way for necessary breaks. Free time for lunch. Afternoon dedicated to discover this city, already defined as the capital of the Baroque of southern Italy; a cultural and historical center of almost 100,000 inhabitants which, in its case, hides ancient buildings of rare beauty, built in the centuries with the said "stone of Lecce":  Visit and accommodation. Day 2             LECCE – OTRANTO – S.MARIA DI LEUCA – LECCE  - B  Breakfast. Full day excursion through the said micro-region of Salento. Arrival in Otranto, easternmost municipality of the entire Italian peninsula and large Norman center in antiquity.  Free time for lunch on the way in one of the beautiful coas. lt owns and finally arrival in Santa Maria di Leuca, the most renowned tourist center of the area, which owesits fame to the wonderful position between promontories and beaches. The luxury tourism began to know Leuca at the end of the 19th century and this is noted for the incredible number of summer villas of the time. Visit and then return to Lecce and accommodation. Day 3             LECCE – ALBEROBELLO – OSTUNI – BARI  - BBreakfast. Day dedicated to know the northeastern part of Apulia, beginning with one of the most picturesque places and known in the world for its characteristic houses: Alberobello. The low local buildings with black roof shave stood up to this day and many have become luxury houses, craftshops or hotels. Visit and free lunch. In the afternoon, continue to Ostuni, the city of white houses, beautiful tourist center, alread ychosen for twenty consecutive years the place with the cleanest sea of Italy. Through the picturesque streets of the historic center and then, exit for Bari. Accommodation. Day 4 -          BARI – CASTEL DEL MONTE – MATERA - B Breakfast. Departure for Matera with stop at the sensational hill where the famous Castle of Monte arises, an optagonal building built by the King of Sicily Federico II in the 13th century and today represented in the Italian currency of 2 Euro cents. UNESCO World Heritage, the castle was a fortress, a jail and even a tomb. Visit, free lunch and continuation to Matera. The city of the "Sassi" is also UNESCO World Heritage for its old quarter which is an example of prehistoric urbanization.  Visit and accommodation. Day 5 -          MATERA – BENEVENTO - ROME - B Breakfast. Departure back to Rome with stop on the way in Benevento. Center populated by the native Sannits, Romans, Longobards and city of the Pontifical State, it presents traces of its ancient dominations among which stand the Roman Theater, the Arch of Trajan, the Church of Saint Sophia, World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and the Cathedral. Visit and lunch at your own. Then departure to Rome End of services.

$1804.76 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-day Apulia and Calabria from Rome

Day 1             ROME - LECCEDeparture to Lecce. Afternoon dedicated to discover this city, already defined as the capital of the Baroque of southern Italy; a cultural and historical center of almost 100,000 inhabitants which, in its case, hides ancient buildings of rare beauty, built in the centuries with the said "stone of Lecce".  Day 2             SALENTO BFull day excursion through the said micro-region of Salento. Arrival in Otranto, a Norman center in antiquity.  Free time for lunch on the way of the coast lt owns and finally arrival in Santa Maria di Leuca, the most renowned tourist center of the area. Visit and then return to Lecce. Day 3             LECCE–ALBEROBELLO–OSTUNI–BARI BDay dedicated to know the northeastern part of Apulia, beginning with one of the most picturesque places and known in the world for its characteristic houses: Alberobello. Visit and free time for lunch. In the afternoon, continue to Ostuni, the city of white houses, beautiful tourist center, already chosen for twenty years the place with the cleanest sea of Italy. Departure for Bari.Day 4 -          BARI–CASTEL DEL MONTE–MATERA BDeparture for Matera with stop at the sensational hill where the famous Castle of Monte arises, an optagonal building built by the King of Sicily Federico II in the 13th century. Visit, free time for lunch and way to Matera. The city of the "Sassi" is also UNESCO World Heritage for its old quarter, example of prehistoric urbanization.Day 5             MATERA-CIVITA-PIZZO-REGGIO BTransfer to Civita and visit of the "village among the rocks", Continue to Pizzo, the center of the famous "Costa degli Dei" known for being the "city of ice cream". At the end, continue to Reggio Calabria and visit the famous Lungomare Falcomatà, known as "the most beautiful km in Italy". Day 6             REGGIO-TROPEA-LE CASTELLA-COSENZA BIn the morning transfer to Tropea, a famous tourist center that fascinates visitors with its picturesque alleys and its terraces more than fifty meters high above the crystalline sea. Visit of Le Castella. Continuation towards Cosenza. Day 7 -          COSENZA-PRAIA A MARE-PAOLA-COSENZA BDeparture towards Praia a Mare and boarding on private boat for an excursion off the coast. Later, transfer to Diamante and free time for visiting this village, famous for the murals of the old town. Free time for lunch. Continue to Paola and visit to the Sanctuary of San Francesco da Paola. At the end, return to Cosenza. Day 8 -          COSENZA–SALERNO-ROME B After breakfast departure in the morning for the return.Stop in the city of Salerno and visit of the historic center, an interesting center born from the ancient Roman "Salernum". Lunch at your own. At the end continuation towards Rome.

$230.22 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Tour of Matera

Detailed products descriptionsDeparture from your accomodation at 8.30 am, back at 6.00 pm.Travelling to the ancient city of Matera, recently elected European Capital of Culture of  2019. We will explore the fascinating Sassi district, where the people of Matera once lived in cave dwellings scooped out of the rocks. This incredible landscape has been the setting for many films including “The Last Passion of Christ”. Many chapels were also gouged out of the rock. As part of the tour  we will  visit some of these “Rupestrian” chapels and a museum.You’ll enjoy a great lunch at a typical restaurant (Falco Grillaio or Abbondanza) in the old town and afterwards visit the famous Sassi cave dwellings. In addition, you’ll have free time to explore the city at your leisure. We will pick you up from your Accommodation in Bari, Lecce, Taranto or Ostuni. You’ll travel in fully-equipped, private transport, and enjoy the service of an expert bilingual (English/Italian, Italian/Spanish) tour guide. 

$142.30 Day Trips & Excursions

Brindisi Private Half-Day Trip to Ostuni and Cisternino with Dinner Included

First stop will be a visit to the charming city of Ostuni, better known as the "White City" for the charm of its old town with houses painted white. See beautiful architecture and monuments, such as the Gothic Cathedral, medieval and baroque churches and historic buildings of downtown. Continue to the magical atmosphere of the alleys of Cisternino, a maze of Mediterranean architecture where it's nice to get lost to find yourself in squares or alleys. One of the most beautiful villages in Italy whose gateway is the great gate at the top of which is placed a small statue of St. Nicholas, which is also dedicated to the mother church. Particularly impressive is the natural environment in which it appears, that of the Itria Valley. Brunch in a typical "cooker" meat.