About us

Apulia Slow Travel is a tour company offering tailor-made tours for solo travelers, and small and medium-sized groups. We introduce visitors to Southern Italy – particularly the “heel” of the Italian boot, Puglia—in a friendly environment and in harmony with nature.


Our concept

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. 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. Together, we will see fantastic landscapes, taste delicious authentic local food, enjoy a vast cultural and artistic heritage and meet very welcoming people.


Our services

We arrange various tours according to your personal preferences and provide a wide range of ways to discover the country: culture & history, food & wine, sport & nature or a mix of everything!


Ostuni, our Headquarters

We are located in the historical center of Ostuni. Strategically situated between the cities of Bari, Matera, Taranto, Lecce and close to Alberobello, Monopoli and Polignano, the famous white city is the perfect place to manage your holidays in Puglia.


The founder

Apulia Tour Operators: Michele Piva

Michele Piva

Hi! I am Michele, I started my professional career as an attorney. I practiced many different law professions, even abroad, in Vienna for over 8 years. During these years I took care of my passion for travelling and discovering new countries.
And then, I found out I loved another way of travelling: visiting new and exciting places with locals and getting familiar to these places. I discovered this in beautiful Puglia and I got in love with this region. Here I started cooperating with international tour operators, I became a professional tourist guide.
I think my personal goal now is to combine a professional career with the love for this region and to share it with my guests. Making friends with them. With my friends at Apulia Slow Travel, I made this dream a reality.

What our guests think of us…

Our guests’ satisfaction is our greatest reward and we couldn’t be more proud of their reviews. That’s why we want your trip to be unforgettable!

  • star rating  Touring with Apulia Slow Travel was a great experience from the very start. I reached out to Michele for recommendations as a first-time visitor to Puglia and he sent back... read more

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    October 24, 2022
  • star rating  Such a gift of a day! Michele took us on a lovely private tour around the small towns of Puglia, and booked a beautiful and centrally located hotel for us.... read more

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    October 21, 2022
  • star rating  We just returned from a week in Puglia that Michele arranged and guided us. From the planning to the tours everything was superb. Michele is a real professional.... read more

    October 17, 2022
  • star rating  Quick, easy and excellent service, above my expectations
    We just returned home from an amazing 10 nights in Puglia and we can't imagine a better way to see this part... read more

    October 15, 2022
  • star rating  We did 2 day tours - one of Matera and the other of Alberobello with cheese and olive oil production visits. Both days were excellent. Michele is a superb host... read more

    September 21, 2022
  • star rating  We contacted Michele only two days before we wanted to visit Matera and Alberobello. He was quick to respond and incredibly helpful in planning our trip. The morning of our... read more

    August 28, 2022
  • star rating  It's the first time I went to Puglia with a couple of friends and we decided to book a mozzarella production tour and tasting since we are all cheese lovers.... read more

    August 7, 2022