A land of sea, hills and endless plains, the Apulia region attracts visitors for its amazing coastline (more than 800 kilometers across Adriatic and Ionian Sea), but also for its art cities and picturesque historical villages, where old religious traditions still live untouched, its countryside masserie immersed in olive groves, and its plenty of farm products that tell of unique ancient flavors. Apulia is always worth a trip, for many reasons.
Sea, mountains, hills, plains: in Apulia the landscape is varied and mixed as well as the activities, dynamic or relaxing, you can engage in. All over the region, there are also many festivals, religious and folkloristic traditions that relieve all year long in a packed schedule of events.
Journey to Lecce, the baroque capital of the Salento province known as the “Florence of the South”. Our guide will take you on a fascinating and detailed walking tour of this city rich in history, culture and artisan boutiques. From the Roman amphitheatre to the noble palaces, the city is just brimming with imposing sites. Lecce is also known for its pastries and we will be sure to try some of the city’s famous “pasticciotto leccese”. We will then drive to one of Puglia’s most renowned wineries. The engaging and passionate oenologist will take us on a beautiful walk thought the estate and the vineyards, after which we will be treated to a private wine tasting in the dining room overlooking the oak barrels. Along your tasting we will pair a range wines with delicious local dishes for lunch. Each vintage is the result of years of care and dedication and the resulting tasting is a sensory journey of wonder for your palate!
The gleaming white city of Ostuni sits atop the last hill of the southern Murgia plateau. Looking out from its fortifications, your eye is drawn over a plain full of ancient olive trees toward the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. While in Ostuni, you will take a walking tour through narrow streets lined with white-washed buildings, ending at the town’s sophisticated Gothic cathedral. After exploring town you will enjoy lunch at a famous Restaurant and one of the best restaurants of the region. Five star cuisine, the restaurant offers a wonderful view across the century old olive trees and the Adriatic Sea. In the afternoon you will visit a traditional olive oil mill where you will learn about the ancient method of the olive oil process including modern techniques. Taste seven different extra virgin olive oils produced by this incredible olive oil farm in the heart of the wonderful Itria Valley.