Weekend in Taranto: Art, Ceramics & Primitivo
Explore the traces of an ancient past dating back as far as Magna Graecia. Discover the ancient art of ceramics and meet local ceramics experts. Let yourself be won over by the famous Primitivo di Manduria wine and delicious typical Apulian foods.
Private Tour: 2 people – duration 4 days / 3 nights
Price per person: € 987
|Where||Taranto, Grottaglie, Laterza & Manduria|
|When||All the year|
|Tour itinerary includes||Art, Culture, History, Food & Wine, Sea, Nature|
|Not included||International flights|
Day 1: Grottaglie
Transfer from the airport to Grottaglie accommodation for check-in. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Included: Transfer to Grottaglie, accommodation and dinner at the restaurant
Day 2: Taranto & Ceramics
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Taranto to discover one of the largest cities in Puglia with a guided walking tour. The city is famous for having two seas, the “Mar Piccolo” and the “Mar Grande”, separated by a swing bridge.
You will visit the Aragonese Castle, the Greek colony in the Borgo Antico and the Città Nuova. A visit to the Magna Grecia MARTA museum is included.
In the afternoon, transfer to Laterza, the home of Apulian ceramic production. You will meet a master potter in his studio and learn the techniques of local ceramics. A very authentic and meaningful experience. Dinner on your own and return to Grottaglie in the evening.
Visited: Taranto and Laterza
Included: Guided tour of Taranto, tickets for the Taranto Archaeological Museum, ceramics lesson, transfer Grottaglie-Taranto-Laterza-Grottaglie, accommodation and breakfast
Day 3: Manduria and Grottaglie
In the morning, transfer to a local winery in Manduria. Enjoy a full winery tour to discover its wine-making history. Tasting of 4 local wines.
After lunch, transfer to Grottaglie for a guided tour. Grottaglie is the only town in the world with a district exclusively dedicated to ceramic workshops and artists. You will meet your guide to discover the historic centre of Grottaglie, the studio of the master ceramists, and the museum inside the ceramics workshop. Dinner on your own.
Visited: Manduria and Grottaglie
Included: Private wine tasting in Manduria, guided tour of Grottaglie, visit of the ceramics atelier and museum, transfer Grottaglie-Manduria-Grottaglie, accommodation and breakfast
Day 4: Goodbye
Check out from the accommodation and transfer to the airport.
Included: Airport transfer
|Private transfers as per programme|
|3 nights in a double room with breakfast in a hotel in Grottaglie|
|1 welcome dinner in Grottaglie|
|1 guided tour of Taranto|
|1 visit to the Archaeological Museum in Taranto|
|1 pottery workshop in Laterza|
|1 private wine tasting in Manduria|
|1 guided tour of Grottaglie with a visit to the museum & ceramics workshop|
|What’s not included:|
|Tips to guides (not compulsory in Italy)|
|All other services not mentioned in the “what’s included” section|
Price per person: € 987 – minimum 2 people
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Payment terms: 100% upon confirmation
- Full refund – 2 weeks prior to arrival
- 50% refund – 1 week prior to arrival
- No refund – after 1 week prior to arrival
We strongly recommend that you secure appropriate insurance for travel cancellations. No changes in the food tour can be made once clients are in Italy. Read the Terms and Conditions of Italia Delight (art. 11).
- Private transfers as per programme
- 3 nights in a double room with breakfast in a hotel in Grottaglie
- 1 welcome dinner in Grottaglie
- 1 guided tour of Taranto
- 1 visit to the Archaeological Museum in Taranto
- 1 pottery workshop in Laterza
- 1 private wine tasting in Manduria
- 1 guided tour of Grottaglie with a visit to the museum and ceramics workshop
What’s not included:
- Tips to guides (not compulsory in Italy)
- Entrance fees
- All other services not mentioned in the “what’s included” section
I founded the tour operator together with my wife.
I am Italian and my wife is Filipino. We have worked and lived on three different continents (Asia, America, Europe) and have been independent travellers for many years.
Curiosity and exploration have always been in our DNA. We work every day to share our vision of life made of happiness, freedom and self-determination.
Price per person: € 987 – minimum 2 people
To request a tailor-made quote, contact the Local Expert directly who organizes this tour.