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Apulia Tour and typical Gastronomic flavors

The thematic tour related to the flavors of Apulia will give You an introduction to the aromas of a very simple, direct, and deeply seductive cuisine. The region is known for the extraordinary gastronomic variety which reflects the agricultural culture, pastoral and marinara. You must not miss the opportunity to taste real local delicacies, dishes that preserve the flavor of tradition.

 

The cultural and culinary experience will start from Andria, the first town in Apulia where to stop to visit a dairytaste the typical cheese “burrata” and other local products. Strike west to Alta Murgia, north to the mysterious hilltop Castel del Monte to experience one of its wonderful sunsets. This octagonal shaped castle is an architectural enigma built by Federico II, plenty of legends and history. It is also one of Italy’s most striking UNESCO sites.

 

The tour will lead you to discover the most popular highligths of Bari, the capital of Apulia region, walking along the old city, called “Bari vecchia” and the Swabian Castle. Head to the coast to visit Polignano a Mare, a small wonderful village on high cliffs characterized by clear and crystalline sea, and Alberobello, a picturesque small town in the area of Murgia, known throughout the world for its “trulli”, the typical white cylindrical buildings with domes.

 

Along the way, stop in Ostunicalled “the white town” thanks to its white buildings, to visit a oil-mill with tasting of olive oil and Apulian typical products. Enjoy a relaxing walking tour in the heart of the old town of Lecce, well known not only for its Baroque architecture but also for its wonderful cookery. You will attend a cooking lesson and can taste a delicious typical lunch at  Masseria Chicco Rizzo, a majestic country house nearby Lecce.

 

The tour will include also the visit to the historic seaside town of Otranto with its enchanting narrow streets, Aragon walls and white houses. Drive along the panoramic coast, a real spectacle of nature. The first part of the coast is rocky, marked by high cliffs and caves. Stop in Santa Maria di Leuca, a small village with 47m high lighthouse. The second part of the coast is rising to the north, with long white beaches and turquoise sea, enough to be called “The Italian Maldives”. The ancient small town of Nardò, rich of Baroque buildings, well known for its wineries is also worth the visit.

 

Depart on an excursion to explore the ancient city of Materaknown as “Sassi”, made of peasant houses carved into the rock and remained true over time. Those curious can stay in caves, wander the lanes alongside the picturesque cave-filled cliffs, and learn the history of this fascinating place.

Immerse yourself in the glory of ancient Rome and admire its most beautiful sights. Rome is also a shopper’s paradise, You will have time for shopping along the area of the Trident with the famous Via Condotti, Via Borgognona, Via Frattina and Piazza di Spagna.

The rate includes

  • 9 overnights in 4 star hotel double/twin room on b/b basis;
  • 9 breakfasts;
  • Minivan 16 seats for transfers & tour as indicated in the program;
  • Visit of a cheese diary and tasting;
  • Guided Visit of Castel del Monte;
  • Oil tasting (4 kinds of oil);
  • 2 wine tastings (4 wines + 3 wines);
  • Cooking  lesson;
  •  Typical lunch in Masseria;
  • Visits, tastings and cooking lesson are with an English  speaking assistant/guide.

The rate does not include

  • City taxes to be paid at the hotels – per person per night (€6 in Rome, €1 in Alberobello, €1 in Lecce, €2 in Otranto, €2 in Matera, NO tax in Bari);
  • Single supplement (€180 per person);
  • Entrance fee for coach in all cities €270 per group)
  • Tips;
  • Lunches and dinners (about € 15 per meal per person);
  • Supplement for Chinese speaking assistant during the tour (from 2nd to 8th day): € 270 per person;
  • All items not specified in the chapter “the price includes”.
10 Days
7 Age
A Wine Tour in Italy is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the country. The proposed wine tour is spectacularly extensive and varied and You will also have the opportunity to taste the haute cuisine of Tuscany, Veneto and Lombardy region and to visit some attractive towns and villages.
The thematic tour related to the flavors of Apulia will give You an introduction to the aromas of a very simple, direct, and deeply seductive cuisine.
Apulia is not just history, art and nature but it is considered to be a paradise of the Mediterranean food. Traditional Apulian cuisine is absolutely amongst the wholesome and genuine in Italy.
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Day 1: Rome

Arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport, transfer and accommodation in Your 4* selected hotel in Rome.
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Day 2: Rome - Andria - Castel del Monte - Bari

Early breakfast at the hotel. Tranfer to Andria, the first town in Apulia where you stop to visit a dairy, taste the typical cheese “burrata” and other food products. In the afternoon visit of Castel del Monte. Later transfer to Bari. Check in and accommodation in Your 4* selected hotel in Bari
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Day 3: Bari - polignano - Alberobello

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning at disposal to visit Bari and its historic center with the Swabian Castle. Then transfer to Polignano a Mare, a small wonderful village on high cliffs and time at leisure. Next stop is in Alberobello for wine tasting including local food. Check in and overnight in Your 4* selected hotel in Alberobello.
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Day 4: Alberobello - Ostuni - Lecce

After breakfast departure to Ostuni for an olive oil tasting and a visit of a oil-mill. Head to the Baroque town of Lecce, well known not only for its art but also for its wonderful cookery. Check in and overnight in Your 4* selected hotel in Lecce.
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Day 5: Lecce - Otranto

After breakfast transfer to Masseria Chicco Rizzo, a majestic country house nearby Lecce. Attend a cooking lesson and taste a delicious typical lunch. Head to the seaside town of Otranto. Check in and overnight in Your 4* selected hotel in Otranto.
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Day 6: Otranto - Leuca - Matera

After breakfast drive along the panoramic coast, a real spectacle of nature. Stop in Santa Maria di Leuca, a small village with 47m high lighthouse. Then transfer to Nardò area, visit of a winery and wine tasting. In the evening arrival in Matera. Check in and overnight in Your 4* selected hotel in Matera.
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Day 7: Matera

After breakfast full day at leisure to explore the enchanting “Sassi di Matera”, the ancient town of Matera. Walk through the narrow roads and see the rocky church, the typical houses, the old canteen of 1700.
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Day 8: Matera - Rome

After breakfast time at disposal for shopping. Later transfer to Rome, check-in and overnight in Your 4* selected hotel in Rome. Time at leisure.
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Day 9: Rome

After breakfast full day at disposal for visits and shopping in Rome, considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
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Day 10: Departure

After breakfast, check out and transfer to Rome Fiumicino Airport.

Tour Location

Andria

Andria lies in the Murgia area, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, almond trees, and is called “city of towers” because of its three bell towers. Visit of the dairy “Caseificio Olanda” of the artisan family Olanda, expert in the processing of milk and its derivatives. Best Italian and International food magazines wrote about this dairy. Rich tasting including cheeses such as the “burrata” with a soft cream heart and strips of mozzarella, then the typical pasta “orecchiette”, dessert and drinks.  

Castel del Monte

Castel del Monte is a unique castle built by Emperor Federico II on the summit of a hill near Andria. It’s universally known for its mathematical precision: the castle has an octagonal shape with eight towers, the courtyard is also octagonal, the rooms are eight  per floor. But this precision, mathematical and astronomical,  and the medieval military architecture are an enigma plenty of legends and  hypothesis. Castel del Monte is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Guided visit of this mysterious castle.

Bari

Bari has uncertain origins but, however, can be dated back to the Bronze Age. The historic centre includes highlights such as the Basilica of San Nicola, symbol of the town, and the Norman-Swabian walls of the ancient fortress. The world known Petruzzelli Theatre is in the new town, the commercial and shopping area. Time at leisure to visit Bari, to see the historic centre with its narrow streets where you can still see ladies preparing “orecchiette”, a typical kind of pasta. Don’t miss the Belvedere where you can admire the longest city’s seafront in Italy.

Sassari

The area was already inhabited in prehistoric times, as witnessed by many remains, including the Nuraghic complex of Monte d’Accoddi. This structure is one of a kind in Sardinia: a majestic megalithic altar, reminiscent of the ancient Mesopotamian temples. The historic heart of the city is packed with beautiful monuments: the most imposing is certainly the Cathedral of San Nicola di Bari, closely followed by the charming churches of Santa Maria di Betlem and Sant’Apollinare, the latter being the oldest in town. On the city’s outskirts stretches a beautiful park. The territory of the province of Sassari, offers specialities like the horse meat and the “fainè”, a typical Genoese dish. In this part of the island the evolution of the cheese production has brought to some new and original version, like the “Grananglona” and the “Ovinfort”.

Polignano a mare

Polignano a mare is a small wonderful village on high cliffs, with coves and crystal sea. Its coast is one of the most beautiful in Apulia. Time at leisure to explore the oldest part of the town standing on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Adriatic Sea and to see the bridge of Via Traiana, still viable, that crosses Lama Monachile, the deep inlet in just north of the old town.

Alberobello

Alberobello is a place considered unique all over the world for its “trulli”, the original stone buildings with the cone-shaped roof. Mysterious crosses, hearts and zodiac symbols decorate the roof of each trullo. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here wine tasting at “Tholos” wine shop with the owner who is an agricultural expert, sommelier,  technician and expert of extra virgin olive oil. You will taste 4 wines including the one for the desserts; explanation both of the wines and of the local food you can taste together with.

Ostuni

Ostuni appears like a mirage, beautiful plateau on the hill covered by olive trees. Once the old town was entirely painted with white lime, now only partially, that’s why Ostuni is known as “the white town”. Time at leisure to walk through the picturesque  streets and admire the Spire of the St. Horace, 21m high, symbol of Ostuni. Visit to the mill of the “Oleificio Cooperativo”, mini course on the culture of oil and tasting of 5 types of extra virgin produced by the company. You taste also Apulian typical products (olives, pate, “friselline”), and sweet oven products to finish.

Lecce

Lecce has artistic and historic monuments of great prestige. The Roman Amphitheatre in the city centre attesting the Roman period; the Castle of Charles V surrounded by the walls; the important Church of St. Niccolò and St. Cataldo of 1180, fully painted. The Baroque style can be admire at the Cathedral, the Celestini Palace, the Monastery of Teatini.

Masseria Chicco Rizzo

The Masseria Chiccorizzo is an ancient farmhouse dating back to 1700, situated in the heart of Salento, area of  Greek Byzantine origins. The Masseria was founded to be an important agricultural production center, and currently produces organic cereals, vegetables and oil which are also used in the preparation of the products offered to the guests. Visit of the Masseria to learn its history and cooking lesson to learn the secrets of homemade pasta, bread and pastries of Apulian tradition. Baking in the ancient oven of 1700. After the lesson You can taste a typical lunch.

Otranto

Otranto is a beautiful seaside town and is the geographical point more to the east of the Italian peninsula. Its origins are ancient, its surroundings were probably inhabited already in the Paleolithic era. The Greek rule influenced this town so much that  even today some dialect words  derive directly from the ancient Greek words. Time at disposal to visit the town, without missing the Aragon castle, the Cathedral, the Basilica of St. Peter.

Santa Maria di Leuca

A hamlet of Castrignano del Capo, in the Province of Lecce, Santa Maria di Leuca is the southernmost point in Salento, striking the visitor’s eye for its colors and unreal silence. At the center of it all is the Church, the original Santa Maria: first a sanctuary, today it is the Basilica of Santa Maria De finibus terrae (at the ends of the earth). Also standing on this promontory with Santa Maria di Leuca is the famous lighthouse (157 ft tall, standing at 335 ft above sea level), while Marina di Leuca is situated further below, made up of Punta Mèliso to the east (at the feet of the promontory) and Punta Ristola in the west.  

Matera

The ancient town of Matera is known as “Sassi” , made of peasant houses carved into the rock and remained true over time. Its territory has evidence of human settlement from the Paleolithic era and has a unique and incredible rock landscape. Matera is a UNESCO World Heritage and European Capital of Culture 2019. Walk through the narrow roads and see the rocky church, the typical houses into the rock, the old winery of 1700. Don’t forget the city centre with the main square with noble palaces, Baroque and Roman churches.   

Rome

Ancient capital of a great empire, born and expanded  along the Tiber river since the ancient times, Rome developed during the centuries, especially in the Renaissance and Baroque period, with a rich heritage that has given the reputation of “the world’s biggest open air museum”. Visit the historic center with the Colosseum, worldwide symbol of Rome; Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums. Don’t forget the area of the Trident with the famous Via Condotti, Via Borgognona, Via Frattina and Piazza di Spagna with its majestic staircase, perfect places for your fashion and design shopping. 

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