The lioness of Puglia: the city of the bread and pride of the Emperor
Altamura was refounded by the Emperor Frederick II in the XIII century. The city is well known for its majestic Romanesque cathedral, which is ascribed to the Emperor itself.
Called “the Lioness of Puglia” for the epic resistance to the papal troops in the late 18th century, Altamura is also famous for its several important archaeological findings, like the so-called “Man of Altamura” one of the Neanderthals, who lived in the area between 128.000 and 187.000 years ago.
Altamura is also a food travel destination because of the world famous bread “Pane di Altamura”, among the best in Italy, which has gained the DOP quality label in 2003.
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The beautiful Castellana caves are the magical expression of nature’s tireless work over millions of years. In this natural phenomenon, you will recognize spectacular spires that reminiscent of Gothic cathedrals, as well as mythical animals and ancient trees. read more
In introductory Apulian cooking classes you will have the chance to gain practical knowledge about some of the most typical dishes of Puglia, including the most famous orecchiette with broccoli rabe. read more
Enjoy the vast production of high quality fresh cheese of Puglia! We will visit an artisanal cheese factory where, from the expert hands of the dairyman, some of the most famous Italian delicacies are born. read more
Enjoy a natural trip outside the urban context of Matera! We will take you to the Murgia plateau, on the other side of the canyon overlooking the Unesco WHS of the Sassi. In the middle of a stunning panorama we will observe the typical plants of the area, deepening many aspects of the natural world. read more
We will visit one of the most famous wineries in Puglia, whose Gioia del Colle Primitivo wines are considered among the best in the world... read more
Visiting a bakery in Altamura or Matera you will learn about the process of bread making. Indeed, Altamura and Matera, 20 km away from each other, share a millenary tradition in making bread that has recently been formalized with the DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) Pane di Altamura and the IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) Pane di Matera. read more
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