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

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

Locorotondo

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

Martina Franca

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

Ostuni

Ostuni

The gleaming white city of Ostuni sits atop the last hill of the southern Murgia plateau. Looking out from its fortifications, your eye 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

    H9057QDannab
    7/16/2019