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10 day culinary & cultural adventure in Puglia, Italy

Spend an unforgettable week learning the secrets of a deeply passionate and undiscovered region of Southern Italy in this ten-day wine, gastronomy, and cultural experience in Puglia.

 

Puglia is the sun-drenched heel of the boot that spans two seas, the Adriatic and the Ionian. With a dry Mediterranean climate perfect for wine making, spectacular white-washed villages, a diverse cultural and architectural history, rich fertile soil, and miles of gorgeous coastline, this region is making its mark as an authentic European foodie destination.

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Trip highlights

 

•          Bread-making demonstration in Altamura at a DOP bakery

•          In-depth guided visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Matera

•          Olive grove tour and oil tasting at an ancient olive oil estate

•          Insider’s look at burrata cheese making at a local farm

•          Guided visit to the Trullo Capital Alberobello, a UNESCO Heritage Site

•          Hands-on cooking class at a farm house with local “pasta mammas”

•          Visit one of the many street markets where locals sell their fresh produce and other items

•          Private wine tour and tasting with lunch at a renowned winery

•          A special dinner and hands-on cooking class with the executive chef at a state-of-the-art                         culinary school in a castle

•          Free time for relaxing, lounging, spa visits, and shopping

Trip inclusions

       

•          5-star accommodations in a city hotel, a countryside agricultural estate (Masseria), and a                            restored and updated castle that includes the premier Culinary School in Italy.

•          Access to up-and-coming vineyards and small producers not usually open to the public.

•          Walking tours of the region’s most characteristic cities and towns with certified local guides.

•          Special breakfasts daily, except on day of arrival, seven memorable lunches, and seven                                  extraordinary dinners 

•          Wine included with some meals, and available to purchase with others.

•          Guest transfers and shuttles and luggage handling

•          Local drivers and guides and a tour manager for the entire trip

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Sample itinerary

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