Food Tour in Puglia and Matera
Discover the Apulian countryside and its characteristic villages where the scent of traditional dishes spreads through the alleys, envelops and inebriates. Matera enchants and surprises with the atmosphere of past times of which it retains the authenticity. From wine to olive oil, from cheese to bread, passing through grilled meats, this itinerary will delight the palates of all gourmets.
Private Tour: 2 people – duration 7 days / 6 nights
Price per person: € 590
|Where||Puglia e Matera|
|When||All the year|
|Included||Sea, Food & Wine, History|
|Not included||International flights|
Day 1: The charm of Old Bari!
There is a very interesting way to get to know Bari Vecchia, and that is by wandering through its alleys and discovering the many shops and kiosks that display provola as large as melons and sell all kinds of delicacies: focaccia, popizze, sgagliozze and much more! A stop in via delle orecchiette, a type of pasta prepared by the local housewives in front of your eyes, is not to be missed.
Visited: Old Bari
Day 2: Altamura bread and Matera
Visit a traditional bakery in Altamura where you will taste baked products including the traditional bread, made of a crunchy crust, a soft, dense and velvety crumb, and straw-colored.
Reach Matera where it is beautiful to get lost in its ancient streets, admire the rock churches and finally enjoy dinner in a typical trattoria with the view gazing over the Sassi.
Visited: Altamura and Matera
Included: Visit to a traditional bakery in Altamura, tasting of baked goods, dinner in a restaurant in the Sassi of Matera, accommodation
Day 3: Primitivo wine & Gallipoli
Discover the Primitivo di Manduria tradition to relive the history of a millenary vine. The visit of the cellar is followed by wine tasting, with tarallini, cheese, salami and almond sweets.
Continue to Gallipoli, the pearl of the Ionian Sea. To perceive the essence of the town, it is a must to head towards the port for a taste of fresh fish at the kiosks of the fish market, and to circle the promontory on which the old town stands!
Visited: Manduria and Gallipoli
Included: Visit to the Primitivo di Manduria Consortium, tasting of local foods and wine, accommodation
Day 4: Otranto: the Door to the East
To see the cheesemaker in action you have to reach the farm in the morning and discover the secrets of the production of the burrata cheese and other excellent products of the Apulian dairy tradition. Continue to Otranto with the historic center enclosed by its walls and countless beaches, one more beautiful than the other.
Included: Visit to a farm and cheese factory with cheese tasting, accommodation
Day 5: Lecce and Ostuni
Lecce will win you over with the richness of the Baroque. The historic centre, to be explored on foot, is made up of alleys with houses built with the Lecce stone and ancient buildings with carved windows, cornices and balconies.
Going north, you will find Ostuni, known as the white city. In the surrounding countryside you will visit an ancient farm with a monumental olive grove. The visit will continue to the underground oil mill, one of the oldest in the region, and to the historic premises of the farm.
Visited: Lecce and Ostuni
Included: Visit to a farm with olive grove and underground olive oil mill, extra virgin olive oil tasting, accommodation
Day 6: The Itria Valley
The Itria Valley is a magical land reminiscent of silent villages, arid countryside with dry stone walls and expanses of olive trees. You will be fascinated by the villages of the Itria Valley, by the trulli of Alberobello and the “cummerse” of Locorotondo passing through Martina Franca. An itinerary is also a feast of local and authentic flavours such as the bombette that you will taste in Cisternino.
Included: Lunch with grilled meat in Cisternino, accommodation
Day 7: Monopoli & Polignano a Mare
A stop in Monopoli is a must: the town has a beautiful historic centre built around the port. Admire the blue fishing boats in the Old Port and the historic buildings facing the sea.
Polignano a Mare is a village of pure poetry with its terraces overlooking the sea, the poems painted in the historic centre and the breathtaking views.
Visited: Monopoli and Polignano a Mare
|1 night in a double room with breakfast in a B&B in the Bari area|
|Visit to a traditional bakery in Altamura and tasting|
|1 night in a double room with breakfast in a B&B in Matera|
|Dinner with tasting menu in a restaurant in the Sassi of Matera|
|Visit to the Primitivo di Manduria wine production consortium with tasting|
|2 nights in a double room with breakfast in a B&B in Lecce or surroundings|
|Visit to a farm with cheese production and tasting|
|Visit to an underground oil mill with EVO oil tasting|
|2 nights in a double room with breakfast in a B&B in the Itria Valley|
|Lunch with tasting menu of grilled meats in Cisternino|
|Support of a Travel App with useful tips and recommended addresses|
|What’s not included:|
|City tax to be paid locally|
|Drinks and transportation|
|Any services not specifically mentioned in the above “What’s included”|
Price per person: € 590 – minimum 2 people
- € 100 per person from June, 1st through September, 31th
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Payments: 100% at the time of booking
- 25% fee if the cancellation is made at least 30 days prior to departure
- 100% fee if the cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to departure
We recommend to subscribe an insurance policy that covers any penalties in case of cancellation of the Food Tour. Read the Terms and Conditions of Italia Delight (art. 11).
- 1 night in a double room with breakfast in a B&B in the Bari area
- Visit to a traditional bakery in Altamura and tasting
- 1 night in a double room with breakfast in a B&B in Matera
- Dinner with tasting menu in a restaurant in the Sassi of Matera
- Visit to the Primitivo di Manduria wine production consortium with tasting
- 2 nights in a double room with breakfast in a B&B in Lecce or surroundings
- Visit to a farm with cheese production and tasting
- Visit to an underground oil mill with EVO oil tasting
- 2 nights in a double room with breakfast in a B&B in the Itria Valley
- Lunch with tasting menu of grilled meats in Cisternino
- Support of a Travel App with useful tips and recommended addresses
What’s not included:
- City tax to be paid locally
- Drinks and transportation
- Any services not specifically mentioned in the above “what’s included”
Price per person: € 590 – minimum 2 people
Supplements: € 100 per person from June, 1st through September, 31th
To send a trip enquiry, contact the local Expert who organises this tour.