Discover the beautiful southern Italy region of Puglia. Experience a multitude of emotions in a region of overwhelming beauty, blessed by nature and full of history with this 6-day self-guided wine tour.
Enjoy the pleasant countryside and imposing castles, including noble palaces and ancient cathedrals, olive groves, old stone “Trulli” and white baroque buildings, stunning caves and historic Masserie farmhouses.
Puglia is also a land of flavours and fragrances where bakers, dairymen and farmers turn fruits into products that owe their rich flavours and fragrances to their simplicity, and a place with a world-famous winemaking tradition as well.
Last but not least you will visit the stunning Matera which is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993 for the particular conformation of its buildings.
Day 1: Upon arrival to the Hotel Masseria Chiancone, near Martina Franca and settling in, you will transfer to Martina Franca to enjoy a welcome dinner at Ristorante La Tana which will be dedicated to the Slow Food Presidia of Apulia.
Day 2: Today you can visit the wonderful Grotte di Castellana situated at a depth of 70 metres, along more than 1 mile of road.
Enjoy a delicious lunch in Alberobello dedicated to the Murgia cuisine and the local produce and wines in the Trattoria La Cantina.
After lunch take a walk around the Trulli to visit the little shops and laboratories selling homemade cheeses and Taralli. Visit Martina Franca and enjoy an evening stroll around its beautiful historical town centre, stopping at the Partenope pastry shop in the Corso Italia to try their renowned delights.
Day 3: Travel to Cisternino, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Discover the old town centre and stop at the little shops selling Capocollo before having lunch at the Taverna della Torre where the delights of Capocollo and some other dishes and wines from the Puglia region will be served.
Visit to the white village of Ostuni and its old centre. Make a stop at dairy farm to try some of their cheeses.
Day 4: Morning departure to Lecce. Stroll around to discover the ancient town, called the Baroque Pearl. Try the breads, pizzas and the famous Pucce Leccesi (a traditional bread with olives, tomatoes and other vegetables).
In the afternoon proceed to Manduria to visit the Wine Museum and taste the local wine called Primitivo accompanied with typical products.
Day 5: Morning departure for Matera, known as the “City of Stones”, for a guided visit. This city is the most extraordinary and intact example of troglodyte settlement in the Mediterranean region. The oldest “Sassi” (ancient homes carved right into the rock) are about 7000 years old.
Free time for lunch. In the afternoon visit a farmhouse and taste their extraordinary wines.
Day 6: Departure.
- 2 lunches at “Osterie d’Italia” typical Slow Food restaurants
- 5-nights accommodation in 4-star charming hotels and/or historical residences
- Daily breakfast buffet
- 3 guided tastings of foods and/or wines from the Apulia region
- 1 Slow Food welcome dinner at “Osterie d’Italia” typical Slow Food restaurant
Cancellations must be made in writing and the following conditions will be applied:
- More than 8 working days prior to client’s arrival: full refund
- 7 – 4 working days prior to client’s arrival:50%
- 72 hours (3 working days) prior to client’s arrival and for No-show: 100%