We are passionate locals offering tailor-made, private and small group tours for solo travelers, couples and small groups. We introduce visitors to Southern Italy – particularly the “heel” of the Italian boot, Puglia and Matera —in a friendly environment and in harmony with nature.

Experience Puglia with a private or small group tour

We arrange various private tours: a slow food tour for italian food lovers, walking tours for people who want to enjoy the natural side of Puglia or a classic one week tour that you can customize the way you wish according to your personal preferences. You can ask for a tailor made trip that we will design together. We also offer small group tours in specific weeks of the year. Have a look at our wide range of ways to discover our homeland!

We will make you fall in love with Puglia! Take a look at our themed tours designed for every interest: culture, art, food & wine tastings, nature and much more…

Join our small group tour! With a maximum of 7 people we will discover the “must sees” of Puglia. A local private tour guide will make you discover Puglia through local’s eyes!


We give you what you need for a perfect holiday! 
By booking a custom trip of Puglia you will enjoy a very special personalized service. We are looking forward to designing your tour!


  •   Hi fellow travellers we went with Apulia Slow Travel because they catered for small groups, Pietro and Peter who helped out were fantastic. They maded sure everyone was comfortable when walking around which was to our pace Hence their logo of a turtle 🐢. The...More

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  •   Michele and Pietro designed a custom tour for the four of us, for our first day in Puglia. They had clearly listened to our numerous e-mail requests and the day’s events showed that. We traveled about in their spacious mini van, looking at ancient olive...More

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  •   We spent a week in Puglia with a group of friends. Apulia Slow Travel took us out for two full day tours and also arranged a transfer for our group to dinner. Both day tours were excellent (as was the transfer to dinner). The tours...More

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  •   Michele and Pietro planned a nine day tour for me, which looked and sounded great. The reality far, far exceeded my expectations, it has been wonderful. I have never travelled alone before and was a little nervous. The two guys have been so kind and...More

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  •   I and my wife spent full 5days in puglia with Apuglia slow. I was amazed from the first day of my visit that Petro explained and accompanied me thru everywhere we walked. I have seen things morethan I was expected.He understand where is the highlight...More

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  •   From the moment I contacted Apulia Slow Travel to ask if they could arrange a day tour for my husband and I as well as my parents, the service we received was second to none. Pietro put together a lovely 1-day itinerary for us, visiting...More

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  •   Have just returned from 7 days tour in Puglia. What a fabulous time we had with our tour guide Pietro. Each day was different from the mountains to sea which were beautiful. The history of Puglia is fascinating from 1500 year old olive tress to...More

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“Imagine you had good friends in Puglia who would be willing to spend some days with you showing you the Puglia they grew up in and still love. That would be Pietro and Michele”

We are two friends with one thing in common: a love for our country.  We pursue “slow tourism,” which allows our guests to experience directly the reality of the place they are visiting, fully in touch with local culture and connecting with local people. Puglia is the place where Italians go to holiday. Thanks to its 800 km coastline, the region is famous for its beautiful sandy beaches along the Ionian coastline, with beautiful coastal towns such as Gallipoli, and cliffs and rocky coast along the Adriatic Sea.

We have been travelling, working, and studying abroad for many years until we decided to return to our roots, to our land. We worked in different fields until we chose the job we had always dreamt of: showing guests from all over the world the best corners of Southern Italy, particularly Puglia, the heel of the italian boot.  We are business owners, travel managers, and tour guides at same time, which means we always take care of our guests personally in order to make sure they experience the best of our country.


Our guests always fall in love with Southern Italy. They come as guests and leave as friends!

Travelling with us doesn’t mean being a tourist—you are our guest, and through our tours, you will experience local life, and eat and sleep the local way. Travelling with a local means you also get the best travel tips that just insiders can give and that will let you experience Southern Italy in a unique way! 




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