Cisternino

A superb terrace on the Itria Valley. 

 

Cisternino is listed among Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages. Its natural terrace overtops the bucolic countryside of the Itria Valley. Its charming medieval historical centre is characterized by white-washed, stone buildings with cool, shaded, cave-like interiors.  Here we will take you through narrow alleys paved with “chianche” (typical limestone paving stones) to discover countless beautiful hidden corners of this labyrinth city. 

In the beautiful Romanesque church of Saint Nicholas you may also discover some outstanding renaissance sculptures by Stefano da Putignano.  

Cisternino has also a remarkable gastronomic tradition: the most famous recipes of the town are fave bean purée with wild chicory and grilled meat at “fornello pronto” (a butchers’ shop, where the costumers can select the meat, which is grilled and consumed on-the-spot at the adjoining dining area), a must-have in any Apulian food trip. 

GET THE BEST FROM YOUR TOUR!

Combine the visit of Cisternino with one of this experiences:
Archaeological excavation of Egnatia

Archaeological excavation of Egnatia

The archaeological site of Egnatia, the ancient Gnathia, is situated in a beautiful natural environment. The site is characterized by a read more

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

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

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

Extra Virgin Olive Oil tasting

Extra Virgin Olive Oil tasting

Visiting a traditional olive oil mill, we will learn about the traditional method of olive oil process, which uses granite millstones, ... read more

Food street market

Food street market

Get a taste of traditional life in Puglia! At least once a week, every Apulian town organizes a local market where you can find local ... read more

Grilled meat at “fornelli”

Grilled meat at “fornelli”

A "Fornello Pronto" is a butchers’ shop with a dining area where the meat is cooked in wooden-fired stone ovens. The hometown of ... read more

Hiking tour in the Ostuni countryside

Hiking tour in the Ostuni countryside

We will hike about 2/3 hours (depending on you preparation) and we will admire the beautiful Apulian countryside with ancient olive ... read more

Lunch or dinner in a Slow Food Restaurant

Lunch or dinner in a Slow Food Restaurant

We will take you to the most authentic places, and we will introduce you to Apulian restaurants selected by the Slow Food Movement... read more

Valle d’Itria Festival

Valle d’Itria Festival

We take you to the Valle d’Itria Festival, where music and beauty blend with opera. Live the famous Puglia’s magic summer nights in ... read more

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Ceglie Messapica is an authentic temple of gastronomy. Enjoy a fascinating walk along its enchanting streets and piazzas, in the heart ... read more

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Locorotondo

The white and gleaming town of Locorotondo is certainly one of the most fascinating and unique places in Puglia. No wonder that the ... read more

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Martina Franca

The elegant Martina Franca is located on the hills of the Murgia plateau between the provinces of Taranto, Bari and Brindisi and is one read more

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Ostuni

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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  Very quick response to our request. Kind persons, very good english. We had to arrange a tour on very short notice and they were very helpfull.

    Maarten
    8/02/2021
  • star rating  We have been waiting three years to get to Apulia. Thanks to my late decision, when we were finally okayed to travel to Italy, to work with Michele at Apulia... read more

    EMILWEL
    7/17/2021
  • star rating  My husband and I took a 7 day Puglia tour with Michele. Since it's our second time visiting Puglia, we wanted a more genuine in-depth cultural experience only local people know, not just... read more

    yuries2021
    7/11/2021
  • star rating  My husband and I took a 7 day Puglia tour with Michele. Since it's our second time visiting Puglia, we wanted a more genuine in-depth cultural experience only local people know, not just... read more

    Yurie
    7/10/2021
  • star rating  staying in monopoli and the various tours...
    Michele and his personal touch and attention to detail, always going the extra mile to take care of any issues we had... read more

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    7/09/2021
  • star rating  staying in monopoli and the various tours... Michele and his personal touch and attention to detail, always going the extra mile to take care of any issues we had... read more

    steve cedillos
    7/08/2021
  • star rating  We had an amazing day with our tour guide Michael, who spoke English perfectly! Great suggestions were done for extra stops or activities and even during the tour we were... read more

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    11/03/2020