One Week Tour + Food & Wine package
Pick up service
+ welcome dinner
Ostuni the White City
(half day trip: morning)
free afternoon and evening*
The gleaming white city of Ostuni sits atop the last hill of the southern Murgia plateau. Looking out from its fortifications, your eye is drawn over a plain full of ancient olive trees toward the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. While in Ostuni, you will take a walking tour through narrow streets lined with white-washed buildings, ending at the town’s sophisticated Gothic cathedral. After that, we will discover the “green gold of Puglia”. We will visit a traditional olive oil mill. Here, we we will learn about the traditional method of olive oil process, which uses granite millstones, as well as themodern processing system. We will taste seven different extra virgin olive oils produced by this olive oil farm in the heart of the wonderful Itria Valley.
Wine and Food package
Locorotondo, winery visit and wine tasting
(half day trip: morning +lunch time)
free afternoon and evening*
Puglia is also a wine travel destination! The Itria Valley, the very heart of Puglia is defined by a bucolic countryside dominated by several centuries-old olive trees and beautiful vineyards, where we have a very good production of wine. The area, also known as “Trulli Valley” preserves wonderful old farmhouses and charming towns such as Locorotondo. The white and gleaming town is for sure one of the most quaint places in Puglia. No wonder Locorotondo is ranked among the most beautiful in Italy. The town’s name originates in the concentric and round shape of the ancient Locus Rotundus, situated on a hill about 400 meters above sea level. Its high position and its “terraces” offer breathtaking views on the puglian countryside of Puglia.
After a visit of the town, we will continue on the path of puglian wine, reaching a very excellent local winery. The highlight of our tour is a tasting that features the wines of Puglia. Puglian wine is not only an amazing product, but part the history of the region, preserved from generation to generation, and one of the most popular wines of Italy.
Bari, Alberobello (full day trip: morning +early afternoon)
+ Wine and Food package Tasting Puglia: olive oil and grilled meat!
(half day trip: late afternoon + dinner time)
After Bari and Alberobello and a short rest at your accomodation we will continue our day with a visit to a traditional olive oil mill. Here, we we will learn about the traditional method of olive oil process, which uses granite millstones, as well as themodern processing system. We will taste seven different extra vergin olive oils produced by this olive oil farm in the heart of the wonderful Itria Valley. After the oil tasting, we will head to Cisternino, a charming town with a natural terrace overlooking the bucolic countryside of Itria Valley. Our day will end with a superb dinner at a “braceria” – a traditional restaurant with a menu that features a mix of grilled meats.
free morning and lunchtime*
Wine and Food package From Polignano to Monopoli, the scent of Adriatic Sea in the evening.
(half day trip: afternoon + dinner time)
Perched on a high rocky outcrop that reaches into the Adriatic Sea, Polignano is a destination not to be missed on a trip to Puglia. The best way to experience the atmosphere of this Mediterranean city is through a sunset walk on its terraces overlooking the sea. With its picturesque bays and hidden caves, Polignano was an ancient landing spot for merchants and fishermen. Today, its artisan shops and stylish bars are busy year round. We will continue our evening in Monopoli, where a seafaring atmosphere mixes with a picturesque setting. There, we will taste the flavors of the southern Adriatic Sea during a delicious seafood dinner.
Otranto and Lecce. The Heart of the Salento region
(full day trip: morning + early afternoon)
You next go to Lecce, the capital of Apulian baroque style. On a guided tour, you will see elegant baroque palaces and churches constructed from warmly colored Lecce stone. These beautiful buildings surround the magnificent ruins of what was once a Roman city called Lupiae.
free morning and lunchtime*
Wine and Food package The temple of gastronomy in Ceglie Messapica: culinary ecstasy for foodies
(trip by night: late afternoon + dinner time)
We will conclude our food and wine tour in Ceglie Messapica, known as the “temple” of Puglian cuisine. It also is the headquarters of the international school of Mediterranean cuisine, MED Cooking School. In Ceglie, tradition meets the Puglian gastronomic innovations of skilled chefs, who were able to elevate Mediterranean cooking to the very top of international cuisine and earn recognition by UNESCO. We will have dinner at one of the area’s most renowned restaurants. To top it all, we will enjoy a fascinating walk along the enchanting streets and piazzas of the ancient village.
Pick up service to airport/train station
* in your free time you can still add some extra trips or activities.. explore more!
Day 3 afternoon+dinner time: Taranto
Day 5 morning: Castellana caves
Day 7 morning: Altamura e Matera
Every evening there is the possibility to go out for dinner or to explore Puglia by night in different places!
If interested you can also rent a bike for your free time!
What is included in the One Week tour + Food & Wine
All the services already included in the one week tour
Guided tours in the towns listed in the Food&Wine package
Transportation to the places of the package
Wine tasting in Locorotondo area
Olive oil tasting and dinner in Cisternino
Private taxis – transportation
Travel and health insurance
Single room extra
Tips and souvenirs