Altamura

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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Combine the visit of Altamura with one of this experiences:
Castellana Caves

Castellana Caves

The beautiful Castellana caves are the magical expression of nature’s tireless work over millions of years. In this natural phenomenon, read more

Cooking class

Cooking class

In introductory Apulian cooking classes you will have the chance to gain practical knowledge about some of the most typical dishes of ... read more

Cheese tasting

Cheese tasting

Enjoy the vast production of high quality fresh cheese of Puglia! We will visit an artisanal cheese factory where, from the expert ... read more

Trekking in the Murgia Materana

Trekking in the Murgia Materana

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 ... read more

Wine tasting – Gioia del Colle Primitivo

Wine tasting – Gioia del Colle Primitivo

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

Bread Tasting – Pane di Altamura and Pane di Matera

Bread Tasting – Pane di Altamura and Pane di Matera

Visiting a bakery in Altamura or Matera you will learn about the process of bread making. Indeed, Altamura and Matera, 20 km away from ... read more

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Bari

Bari is the capital of Apulian Romanesque style. While here, you will see the two faces of the city. First, you will visit the ... read more

Bitonto

Bitonto

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Matera

Matera

Matera is the oldest city in Europe the third oldest cities in the world, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and European Capital of read more

Taranto

Taranto

This guided tour introduces you to the capital of Magna Graecia, the area of Italy colonized in ancient times by Greece. Discover the ... read more

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!

  •   Thank you for arranging our 3 days of tours. We had specific requests/itinerary and possibly a busier itinerary than many people would want but nothing was too much trouble. Michele... read more

    Margie14
    9/19/2019
  •   This was my third visit to Apulia region and all three times I used services of Apulia Slow Travel. Due to my obligations I can only find a few days... read more

    ivanaaroundtheworld
    8/20/2019
  •   This was my third visit to Apulia region and all three times I used services of Apulia Slow Travel. Due to my obligations I can only find a few days... read more

    Ivana L
    8/20/2019
  •   We did an 8 day tour in July which totally exceeded our expectations. From the initial multiple communications about planning to tailor the trip to our interests, to the flawless... read more

    R321FLamandal
    8/14/2019
  •   Michele and Manuel were our tour guides in the Puglia region for a couple of days and we were picked up in a large and comfortable mini-van. The tour was... read more

    geneve_rose
    7/28/2019
  •   I found it very exciting to tour all around Puglia, Bari and Alberobello. Michele and Emmanuele,they were our tour guides. They are always capable of explaining the history of he... read more

    Carlo T
    7/19/2019
  •   We booked our tour kind of last minute and we had a very limited time since it was a cruise stop in Bari. We got greeted and picked up from... read more

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    7/16/2019