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Apulia: Food&Wine Experience

Discovering the the "HEEL" of Italy

Download the complete program oth th Tour in .pdf  Apulia Wine and Food Tour

 

Apulia is so called "the heel" of Italy because of its Shape and because italy shape is like a "boot"

This  tour is  specialized  in discovering the typical and unique treasures of food and wines 

You will visit:

 

Matera and Altamura

You will visit the oldest city in the world still inhabited that will charm you with its wonderful Sassi, a UNESCO heritage site. Matera has gained international fame for its ancient town, the "Sassi di Matera". The Sassi originatedin a prehistoric troglodyte settlement, and these dwellings are thought to be among the first ever humansettlements in what is now Italy.

Our guide will let you discover all the secrets of the European Capital of Culture 2019 and make you taste the typical delicacies of the area. Next stop: Altamura, an ancient city known for its DOP bread. You will visit the oldest bakeryin the city where, after seeing how bread and focaccia are produced, you will appreciate the freshly baked products.

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Polignano a mare and cellar

Polignano a Mare is a pearl lying on the Adriatic coast. The white houses of the old town and the balconies overlooking the sea will offer you an unforgettable panorama. Our guide in rickshaw will tell you the secrets of the village and take you to the most picturesque spots!
An unforgettable tour in the picturesque old town, narrow streets and balconies overlooking the sea awaits you. You
will see the entire cost of Polignano, by the statue of Domenico Modugno until the Hermit Scoglio. We will tell stories and anecdotes about the places, the people and the traditions of the past.
At the end of the tour you will be offered local products like ice cream, cake, or a glass of wine and bagels. It is also possible to take the tour in a rickshaw, on foot, by buggy bee and boat.
The visit continues in a vineyard with its cellar where our expert sommelier will unveil the secrets of wine and make you taste five kinds of it. You will taste excellent Apulian PDO wines in combination with freshlocal PGI and PDO products: mozzarella, burrata, various types of cheese accompanied by homemade jams, crouton served with delicious creams and patés and many other Apulian specialties.

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Ostuni

The white city: Ostuni is known for its historical center painted with a shiny white that stands on the hill. The ancient gates of the city, the ramparts, the splendid cathedral.from an ape calessino you will admire the wonders of the city and enjoy the panorama that open suddenly over the sea. And to discover all the secrets of the olive oil the visit continues in a hypogeum crusher .
You will Live an unforgettable experience by visiting one of the oldest farm in Apulia. The farm is surrounded by amonumental olive grove made up of very old olive trees with sculptural and fascinating forms.
The visit begins in the hypogeum crusher of a probable Roman era with stone mill, tanks,fireplace, stable and olive grove. The visit will continue in the first nucleus dating back to the 11th century, which includes, in addition to the dwelling, the barn and the stable, a very rare little stable that has remained untouched. You will also see the 16thcentury massar house which include the church with its stone altar, the shepherd’s house, the sheepfold, the stables and the oven. The visit ends with a blind test of extra virgin olive oil produced by the farmer.

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Alberobello and Organic Masseria

Today you will find out how mozzarella is made in a typical organic farm where you will enjoy typical Apulian products produced directly in the” Masseria”.

Visit and tasting in a farm surrounded by the Apulian countryside, where the production of dairy products and organic cheese takes place. In the farm you will visit the breeding of animals raised according to the biological method, respecting the species ethology and criteria for animal welfare.

You will also visit the laboratory where the milk processing takes place, the production of dairy products and the packaging. Your experience will end with the tasting of mozzarella and various types of cheese that you could also buy and take them home with you. The Typical Apulian Wine named ”Primitivo” which name comes from old latin word “primativus” will be served.

After the tasting you will visit the capital of “Trulli”. As you walk into the historical center you will feel like in a fairytale made of magical small pointed houses, the famous trulli of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Castellana Caves and Cooking Class

It’s the Grottoes time: 3 km of tunnels and caves made of glittering stalactites and stalagmites that culminate in the White Grotto so defined for the richness and whitish of the alabaster. Follow your cooking lesson: you will meet our chef and learn the secrets of traditional Apulian cuisine handed down by our grandmothers. You will prepare classic recipes such as fresh hand-made orecchiette (pasta) with “cime di rape”(plant like broccoli),focaccia and many other delicacies. In the end you will enjoy all the delicious you prepared.

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What's included

Notes:

The tour can be customized with other experiences and visit to others places of Apulia region
Minimum 8 partecipants
 

Useful informations

Accommodation:

“Masseria” Typical House farm 4 * or Country Relais
Hotel 4* the standard option in Conversano or a luxury
Relais & spa 4 * in the historic center of Conversano
for the luxury option;
We can arrange for different accommodation from depending on client request.
Places to visit:
Matera: European Capital of Culture 2019
Altamura: the city of bread PDO
Polignano a Mare: pearl of the Adriatic
Ostuni: the white city
Alberobello: the capital of the Trulli, heritage of Unesco
Conversano: city of art and medieval village
Castellana: caves of Castellana

The experiences you will live:
Visit to the organic farm and real-time production of dairy
products;
Visit to the hypogeum crusher and blind tasting of oil e.v.o .;
Cooking lessons in “masseria”;
Visit to the cellars and wine tasting with a sommelier;
Visit to Altamura’s oldest bakery and tasting of PDO bread
and focaccia;
Visit the Castellana Caves.

The Package include:

  •  Round trip airport transfer
  •  Transfer by private car for the excursions
  •  Private guide during the excursions
  •  6 overnights in double room with breakfast
  •  6 dinners
  •  All tastings
  •  Guided tours on days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
  •  Entrance ticket to the caves;
  •  Entrance fees as in the program.

What is excluded

  • Flight from/to China
  • Tips and everything not included in “” the price includes “.

All the organisation will be supported from local certified travel agencies that can respond to all the requests about Flights and Visa if needed.

 

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