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Apulian Cheese

Old traditions handed down from generations on. The invention of cheese dates back to about six thousand years ago and Apulia became over time an important production center for the whole Southern Italy.  We will experience to be a farmer, the most tasting and thrilling rule: making the cacioricotta cheese in a typical farmhouse of the countryside between Ostuni and San Michele Salentino. In their 30 hectars among olive trees and hay meadow we will visit the farm and know the agricultural cultivation; we will see all the animals of the farms and the rare sheep "moscia", a black sheep well-known all ovser the world and typical of Salento. Then, we will produce our own cacio ricotta cheese. At the end, we will also taste all the dairy productions of the farm. Every masseria is specialized in three or more varieties of cheeses each with its particular taste, a unique flavour due to the particular soil, the "air" and the grass. Everything contribute to the cheese softness...! . In this particular one are mostly produced: mozzarella cheese, cacio ricotta, fresh ricotta cheese, pecorino and caciocavallo cheese.

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ESSENTIALLY PUGLIA

ItineraryDay 1: Welcome to Bari, the city of the OrecchietteStop At: B&B MarèBari Walking Tour • Starts @ 17:30Private walking tour of Bari´s historic center with licensed guideIncluded services:Private Tour • Language: EnglishDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Strada delle OrecchietteOrecchiette Show Cooking and Dinner in Bari • Start @ 19:30 | Description: Puglia is good food all around and all its essence is enclosed in a small-format pasta that here is a true symbol of "pugliesità". We are talking about orecchiette.What do you think about learning all about this cute pasta cut?Show cooking in the heart of the historic center called “Bari Vecchia” (The old Bari). After watching the ladies preparing handmade orecchiette pasta, it is time to taste them, a traditional authentic dinner with the handmade orecchiette just prepared by the skilled ladies.Included services:Show Cooking Fresh Homemade Pasta Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesMeals included: • Dinner: Authentic Pugliese dinner with handmade orecchiette pasta prepared by the "Ladies from Bari".Accommodation included: Overnight at renowned B&B in Bari centrally located.Day 2: Altamura & the 2019 European Capital: MateraStop At: Masseria ChinunnoVisit Didactic Masseria Demonstration @ 10:45 | Duration 3 Hours & 45 Min.Description: Visit of the Masseria: The Farm, the Agricultural Museum, the Casaro’s Laboratory, and the Stables. After the visit, a traditional lunch with local products will be served.Language: English & ItalianDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Matera CathedralMatera Walking Tour @ 16:00Description: Join an experienced local guide and explore the beautiful Matera on foot on this 2-hour walking tour. Discover the frescoes, rock-cut dwellings, and churches that make this city unique.Included services:Private walking tour • Language: EnglishDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: 10 assorted Pugliese Style Appetizers, Pasta, Main Dish, Side Dish, Fruit, Dessert, Beverages, Wines, Digestif, Coffee • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at renowned B&B in Bari centrally located.Day 3: Locorotondo, Alberobello & GrottaglieStop At: Centro Storico Locorotondo, Locorotondo, Province of Bari, PugliaVisit to the village of Locorotondo @ 12:30 Description: Visit of one of the 100 most beautiful villages in Italy in the valley of trulli.Included services:Walking Tour • Private GuideDuration: 1 hourStop At: I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Alberobello, Province of Bari, PugliaVisit to the village of Alberobello @ 14:30 Description: Discover the enchanting village of Alberobello walking past its conical-shaped houses named "trulli" as you peek through the typical shops.Includes:Walking Tour • Private GuideDuration: 1 hourStop At: Info-Point Martina Franca, Martina Franca, Province of Taranto, PugliaDinner and cold cuts production showing at typical cold butcher shop / Italian BBQ place @ 19:00 Description: Here in the Butcher Shop you will be shown how the renowned Capocollo of Martina Franca is done This incredible place is also a braceria, where you can savor the specialties prepared for you. The Braceria is now a must visit for those who love to enjoy tasty meat cooked in the oven with wood fire accompanied by splendid chopping boards with home-made meats and cheeses!Included services:Visit to the Butcher shop where the production of the famous Capocollo di Martina Franca Capocollo takes place Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: • Pugliese style BBQ dinner • Beverages • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at renowned B&B in Martina Franca centrally located.Day 4: GrottaglieStop At: Grottaglie, Taranto, Province of Taranto, PugliaTHE CERAMIC TRADITION OF PUGLIA: GROTTAGLIE, where the clay takes shape @ 10:30 Description: It all starts in a traditional pottery workshop of the famed “Quartiere delle Ceramiche”, in the southern region of Puglia, where you can admire secret recipes and techniques for decorating ceramic objects. The castle stands strongly and proudly at the highest point of the town. It hosts the Ceramics Museum which keeps the marvellous hand-painted ceramic tiles coming from some of the most historic buildings in the town. It’s time to test yourself! You will have a great overview of ceramic pigments and will learn how they can be used to obtain great color results in ceramics. A chance to learn some of the secrets of ancient masters to decorate your own ceramic tile.Included services:Guide Service • All workshop material • Handmade decorated tile to take home as a souvenir.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Trattoria la Luna nel PozzoA special menu (including celiac and vegetarian food) at this renowned Trattoria with typical Apulian cuisine and products at 0 km, also local wines craft beers.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Pasticceria BernardiRenowned Chocolatiers & Pastries Artisans @ 16:00 Description: Visit and small tasting at this worldwide renowned pastries and chocolates shop to satisfy your sweet toothIncluded services:Small Chocolate TastingDuration: 1 hourPass By: Grottaglie, Taranto, Province of Taranto, PugliaEvening at Leisure Grottaglie @ 17:00 Free time to enjoy Grottaglie or to just relaxMeals included: • Lunch: A special menu (including celiac and vegetarian food) with typical Apulian cuisine and products at 0 km. • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at renowned B&B in Martina Franca centrally located.Day 5: Taranto & Ceglie MessapicaStop At: Castello AragoneseWalking Tour Taranto, Boardwalk & Street Food @ 11:15 Relaxed stroll of this important city on the beach with a nice boardwalk, Aragonese Castle, Picturesque Historic Center and a chance to taste delicious street food.Included services: Private Walking TourDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Borgo Medievale di Ceglie Messapica, Ceglie Messapica, Province of Brindisi, PugliaVisit Ceglie Messapica Hamlet & Dinner @ 18:15 Description: The town boasts the recognition of cities of art and gastronomy, is among the oldest in the region and was founded around the fifteenth century BC. Here, after a relaxed stroll, you will experience the Puglia you expect served on the table: at this restaurant. A restaurant with a warm and enveloping atmosphere, as well as excellent regional cuisine that focuses on the products of the land. Using top quality ingredients, dishes with distinct flavors are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard. The products of the territory and of the family garden give meaning to the whole kitchen, everything is masterly prepared by Chef and Owner, without however neglecting modern and interesting research operations, conducted in any case with criteria and in respect of traditional flavors.Included services:Private Walking Tour • Dinner • Soft Beverages • Selection of Wines • Digestif Liquor • CoffeDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: Restaurant with a warm and enveloping atmosphere, & excellent regional cuisine focusing on the products of the land. • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at renowned B&B in Martina Franca centrally located.Day 6: Ostuni & LecceStop At: Cathedral of OstuniVisit the Village of Ostuni "The White City" @ 11:30 Known throughout the world as "the white city", for the typical buildings of the ancient village painted in white lime from the roof down. The city is full of very narrow alleys, including ups and downs that eventually lead to one of the highest points, where the Romanesque Cathedral is located. No less important are the terraces, on the edge of the ancient city walls, which overlook the suggestive view looking towards the sea and ancient olive trees.Included services:Private Walking Tour Duration: 1 hourStop At: Centro Storico, Lecce, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaAperitivo Leccese in the Square @ 14:30 Welcome to Lecce, there is so much to discover here in Salento. For now, treat yourself to a moment of relaxation and taste dedicated to food and "happy hour" and above all, good Salento cuisine. Cocktails, sandwiches, appetizers, burratine, pucce, mozzarella and cutting boards full of goodness are just the prelude to an aperitif in Lecce!Included services:Complete Aperitif (food and drink)Duration: 1 hourStop At: Centro Storico, Lecce, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaLecce between baroque and papier-mâché @ 17:00 Lecce, a land of art where you can fill your eyes with wonders, breathtaking architecture, streets and stone squares and delightful shops, the "bàsuli", where you can admire the master craftsmen who have been working with papier-mâché for centuries. With this tour you will meet a famous local artisan and have a practical experience with a paper mâché workshopIncluded services:Visit Paper Mâché laboratory • Workshop Paper MâchéDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Locanda RivoliDinner in a Traditional Trattoria Salentina @ 20:00 In the heart of the historic center of Lecce, between the splendors of Piazza Sant'Oronzo and the electrifying "nightlife" of Piazzetta Santa Chiara, the Trattoria Salentina. In a very pleasant soft environment, one discovers all the pleasure of good Salento cuisine.Included services:Dinner • Soft Beverages • Selection of Wines • Digestif Liquor • CoffeDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Aperitivo Leccese (Happy Hour) • Dinner: Dinner in a renowned Leccese Restaurant • BreakfastAccommodation included: Robi&B Luxury Private Apartment (or similar based on the number of guests) LecceDay 7: LecceStop At: Centro Storico, Lecce, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaCooking class in Historic Center with Lunch @ 10:30 | Duration 3 Hours & 30 Min.Puglia is good food and all its essence is enclosed in a small-format pasta that here is a true symbol of "pugliesità". We are talking about orecchiette, maccheroni e maltagliati. What do you think about learning to do them in one of our cooking classes? An hour and a half cooking lesson in an exclusive location, in the heart of the historic center a few steps from Piazza S. Oronzo. After the cooking class, you will join us for a delicious meal eating the pasta cuts prepared along with additional dishes from the traditional cuisine and territory.Included services:English Speaking Local Advisor • Cooking Lesson • Personal Station • Coffee Break • Soft Drinks • Lunch MealDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Centro Storico, Lecce, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaLecce Sweet Tour, Artisanal Shops & Shopping @ 17:00 Enjoy this amazing city by strolling through the iconic streets of the historic center. Along the way, you will taste the most famous desserts in Lecce (like pasticciotto, almonds pastries & fruttone) and shop in the unique little stores packed with memorabilia, souvenirs, Italian clothes, shoes, bags, etc..Included services: English Speaking Local Advisor • Salento’s Desserts Tasting Tour • Walking Tour Historic Center ShopsDuration: 2 hoursPass By: Centro Storico, Lecce, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaEvening at Leisure Lecce @ 19:30Meals included: • Lunch: 3 Course Lunch at Ombra del Barocco in the heart of the historic center • BreakfastAccommodation included: Robi&B Luxury Private Apartment (or similar based on the number of guests) LecceDay 8: Otranto & CasaranoStop At: Centro Storico Otranto, Otranto, Province of Lecce, PugliaWalking Tour Otranto and its Beach @ 10:00 | Duration 2 Hours & 30 Min.Explore the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine history of Otranto on a 2-hour walking tour, and see the major attractions of the “Gateway to the East.” Marvel at the Norman cathedral with its mosaic floor(the entire floor is one big mosaic), see the bones of the Martyrs of Otranto, and enjoy the panoramic views out to sea.Included services: English Speaking Local Advisor • Walking Tour • Visit to some Craft Shops • Walk on the BeachDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Ristorante Il Diavolicchio GolosoLunch in a “best-kept secret” restaurant in Otranto @ 13:00 |In Otranto we have selected a restaurant you will remember for its food, ambiance, and authenticity. Just 700 meters from the town, completely surrounded by greenery. Here the Salento tradition is handled with love and passion, revisiting the typical dishes but always true to the tradition.Included services:Lunch • Soft Beverages • Selection of Wines • Digestif Liquor • CoffeDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Mandorle & MieleSweet and Savory Tasting Specialty Renowned Artisanal Shop in Casarano @ 16:00 About 6 years ago this unique place was born, a patisserie/delicatessen completely gluten-free. Here you will find the typical desserts of Salento but also Italian classic as well. Even the salty side is very welcome here with tarallini, friselle, focaccia, and bread. All products are gluten-free and almost all without milk. Included services:Sweet Tasting • Savory TastingDuration: 1 hourPass By: Centro Storico, Lecce, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaEvening at Leisure Lecce @ 19:30Meals included: • Lunch: Lunch: Il Diavolicchio Goloso (Otranto) • BreakfastAccommodation included: Robi&B Luxury Private Apartment (or similar based on the number of guests) LecceDay 9: SquinzanoStop At: Abbazia di Santa Maria di Cerrate, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaTour of Cerrate Abbey, Oil Mill and Tasting @ 10:00 The tour starts from a place of worship and continues with a visit to a historic farm just renovated. Once a Greek orthodox monastery, then the centre of a farm, this notable example of Puglian Romanesque architecture now tells the tale of its two previous lives – one religious, the other agricultural. A journey through ancient history and taste, walking between the Church, the Monastic House, the Farmer House, the Mill, the Oven Room, the Hypogeum Oil Mill and the Agrumeto (Citrus Grove) and then just a few minutes drive, a visit to a modern oil mill immersed in a park of olive trees, 160 hectares, for a selection of Tasting activities. Included services:Visit Cerrate Abbey • Visit Taurino Oil Mill • Oil and Typical Products TastingDuration: 3 hoursPass By: Centro Storico, Lecce, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaAfternoon at Leisure Lecce Free time to enjoy Lecce Stop At: Osteria degli SpiritiDinner at Osteria degli Spiriti Lecce @ 18:30 Final Grand Dinner in this typical restaurant in the heart of Lecce, Osteria degli Spiriti. This is a restaurant with a pleasant, warm, romantic and welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant offers the best specialties of Salento and Puglia. The owners of the restaurant, use for their cooking raw materials of excellent quality, coming exclusively from local producers of proven trust and reliability. Let yourself be amazed by a cuisine linked to the territory where tradition merges, renewing itself in modernity! Included services:Dinner • Soft Beverages • Selection of Wines • Digestif Liquor • CoffeDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: Dinner: Osteria degli Spiriti (Lecce) • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.Day 10: Departure DayPass By: ROBI&BCHECK OUT Robi&B Luxury Private Apartment Lecce By 10:00Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$182.68 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.

$165.55 Private & Custom Tours

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

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Alberobello, Province of Bari, PugliaVisit of trulli of AlberobelloDuration: 45 minutesPass By: Valle d'Itria, Martina Franca, Province of Taranto, PugliaRiding in the Valle d'Itria

$1187.40 Cultural & Theme Tours

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

ItineraryDay 1: ROME - LECCEStop At: Centro Storico, Lecce, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaThe capital of the Barroque in the Southern ItalyDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4 or 5 star hotel in the centre of Lecce.Day 2: LECCE – GALLIPOLI – S.MARIA DI LEUCA - OTRANTO – LECCEStop At: Centro Storico di Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Province of Lecce, PugliaThe old town with the nice and typical white houses.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Faro di Leuca, Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Province of Lecce, PugliaThe easternmost point of Italy is here.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a 4 or 5 star hotel in the centre of Lecce.Day 3: LECCE – ALBEROBELLO – OSTUNI – BARIStop At: I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Alberobello, Province of Bari, PugliaOne of the UNESCO World Heritage most famous in the world.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Muraglia di Bari Vecchia, Bari, Province of Bari, PugliaThe wall that sorrounds the old town of the capital of Puglia.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a 4 or 5 star hotel in the centre of Bari.Day 4: BARI – CASTEL DEL MONTE – MATERAStop At: Castel del Monte, Andria, Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, PugliaOne of the symbols of Puglia and Italy in the world.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sassi di Matera, Matera, Province of Matera, BasilicataFamous worldwide because of the film The Passion by Mel Gibson, Matera and the Sassi are a fanastic world to be dicovered.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a 4 or 5 star hotel in the centre of Matera.Day 5: MATERA – BENEVENTO - ROMEStop At: Centro Storico di Benevento, Benevento, Province of Benevento, CampaniaA small town taht hides a lot of beautiful places of different and antique origin.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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8-day Apulia and Calabria from Rome

ItineraryDay 1: ROME - LECCEStop At: Centro Storico, Lecce, Lecce, Province of Lecce, PugliaThe capital of the Barroque in the Southern ItalyDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4 or 5 star hotel in the centre of Lecce according to your option choice.Day 2: LECCE - GALLIPOLI - SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA - OTRANTO - LECCEStop At: Centro Storico di Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Province of Lecce, PugliaThe old town with the nice and typical white houses.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Faro di Leuca, Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Province of Lecce, PugliaThe easternmost point of Italy is here.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a 4 or 5 star hotel in the centre of Lecce according to your option choiceDay 3: LECCE–ALBEROBELLO–OSTUNI–BARIStop At: I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Alberobello, Province of Bari, PugliaOne of the UNESCO World Heritage most famous in the world.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Muraglia di Bari Vecchia, Bari, Province of Bari, PugliaThe wall that sorrounds the old town of the capital of Puglia.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a 4 or 5 star hotel in the centre of Bari according to your option choiceDay 4: BARI–CASTEL DEL MONTE–MATERAStop At: Castel del Monte, Andria, Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, PugliaOne of the symbols of Puglia and Italy in the world.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sassi di Matera, Matera, Province of Matera, BasilicataFamous worldwide because of the film The Passion by Mel Gibson, Matera and the Sassi are a fanastic world to be dicovered.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a 4 or 5 star hotel in the centre of Matera according to your option choiceDay 5: MATERA-CIVITA-PIZZO-REGGIOStop At: Basilica Cattedrale di Reggio Calabria Maria SS Asunta, Reggio Calabria, Province of Reggio Calabria, CalabriaThe biggest and most important town of the region.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a 4 or 4 sup. star hotel in the centre of Reggio Calabria according to your option choice.Day 6: REGGIO-TROPEA-LE CASTELLA-COSENZAStop At: Tropea, Tropea, Province of Vibo Valentia, CalabriaBeautiful seaside on the Thyrennian Coast.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Spiaggia Le Castella, Le Castella, Isola di Capo Rizzuto, Province of Crotone, CalabriaUnique place, peaceful and relaxing.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a 4 or 4 sup. star hotel in the centre of Cosenza according to your option choice.Day 7: COSENZA-PRAIA A MARE-PAOLA-COSENZAStop At: Santuario di San Francesco di Paola, Paola, Province of Cosenza, CalabriaIn a mysterious and incredible place, all to be discovered.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cosenza Cathedral, Cosenza, Province of Cosenza, CalabriaSymbol of the Medieval side of the most important cultural town of Calabria.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in a 4 or 4 sup. star hotel in the centre of Cosenza according to your option choice.Day 8: COSENZA–SALERNO-ROMEStop At: Centro Storico Salerno, Salerno, Amalfi Coast, Province of Salerno, CampaniaClose to Naples and the Amalfi Cost, Salerno is a real surprise for visitors from all over the world.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.