Basilicata, Puglia
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7 days
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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, at the table and beyond. From wine to oil, from cheese to bread, passing through grilled meats, this itinerary among the delicacies of Puglia and Matera will delight the palates of all gourmets.

 Private Tour: 2 people – duration 7 days / 6 nights

Price per person: € 590

  Customise this tour directly with the local Expert who organises this food tour in Puglia and Matera.

Where Puglia e Matera
When All the year
Tour itinerary includes Sea, Food & Wine, History
Not included International flights
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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
Included: accommodation


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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 with tasting menu in a restaurant in the Sassi of Matera, accommodation


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Day 3: Primitivo wine & Gallipoli

Embark on a fascinating journey into the heart of the Primitivo di Manduria tradition to relive the history of a millenary vine. The visit of the cellar is followed by wine tasting, accompanied by tarallini, cheese, salami and almond sweets.

Continue to Gallipoli, the pearl of the Ionian Sea, where you can wander through the alleys and lime-painted houses with small balconies and then find yourself inside courtyards adorned with flowers. 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: it will leave you breathless!

Visited: Manduria and Gallipoli
Included: Visit to the Primitivo di Manduria Consortium with tasting of local foods and wine, accommodation


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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. Visiting Otranto is a fascinating experience, from the Torre Matta to the walls and on to the Cathedral, where the relics of the martyrs murdered during the capture of Otranto by the Turks are kept.

Visited: Otranto
Included: Visit to a farm and cheese factory with cheese tasting, accommodation


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Day 5: Lecce and Ostuni

Lecce is an ancient town with a lively and engaging character that will win you over with the richness of the Baroque. The historic centre, strictly 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, which are true masterpieces.

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 and you will discover the oldest olive trees with fascinating sculptured forms and the history of olive cultivation in Puglia. The visit will continue to the underground oil mill, one of the oldest in the region, and to the historic premises of the farm, where the story of olive processing and of life in the fortified farm is told.

Visited: Lecce and Ostuni
Included: Visit to a farm with olive grove and underground olive oil mill, extra virgin olive oil tasting, accommodation


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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 in the Itria Valley is also a feast of local and authentic flavours such as the bombette that you will taste in Cisternino.

Visited: Cisternino
Included: Lunch with grilled meat in Cisternino, accommodation


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Day 7: Monopoli & Polignano a Mare

A stop in Monopoli is a must: the town has a beautiful historic centre built around the port, and which maintains a very strong link with its sea. It is characterised by many blue fishing boats in the Old Port and by historic buildings facing the sea that make it a unique place.

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. Explore the less visited streets full of fragrant flowers, the secret courtyards of the houses and reach Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II with the Cathedral of Polignano and the Clock Tower Palace.

Visited: Monopoli and Polignano a Mare

 

food tour in Puglia and Matera

 

What’s included:
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” of the Food tour in Puglia and Matera

 

Price per person: € 590 – minimum 2 people

Supplements: € 100 per person from June, 1st through September, 31th

 

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Payments: 100% at the time of booking
Cancellation policy: 

  • 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 in Puglia and Matera. Read the Terms and Conditions of Italia Delight (art. 11).

What’s included:

  • 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

giovanna

The local tour operator Giovanna has lived in various European Countries helping to discover the beauty and culture of each Country.

Now she lives in Italy and she loves helping travellers get to know her own Country along off-the-beaten track itineraries.

Her idea of tourism intends to privilege getting in touch with the locals by offering authentic and amusing experiences according to the wishes of each traveller

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.

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