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APULIA IN TOUR: CULTURE AND FOOD

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Nico Salerno

Egmont Incoming Italy

EGMONT Incoming Sicily is a Tour Operator and DMC operating in Italy, from more than 25 years.

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APULIA IN TOUR: CULTURE AND FOOD

Also known as "Le Puglie", this region is really versatile and rich and offers its visitors throughout the year a variety of nature, history, tradition, fragrances and spirituality. Puglia, the heel of the boot is a magical region, a strip of land in the sea with a large selection of enchanting coasts for all tastes. The undisputed protagonist is the nature: well worth the nature reserve of Torre Guaceto. Anyone who wants to delve into the past, the A

DAY 1

Arrive

Arrive at the airport of Bari, welcome by your tour guide. As an introduction, there is a common lunch on a Masseria near Fasano. Immediately after arrival, we will admire the Cheesemaker DINA. You will see the process for mozzarella and the famous Burratine ahead. This will be an experience! She does it great! Then we eat the specialties of Antonietta. You will only offer us some typical starters, then the famous orecchiette with tomatoes, basil and CACIO ricotta. Of course, we also ought to try some sweets and assigned it a good rosolio. Cheers! Then the journey continues until we reach our Hotel. Dinner and Overnight Read more

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DAY 2

Lecce & Otranto

Breakfast in hotel and departure for a full day trip to Lecce and Otranto. Lecce is known as the "Florence of the South" for its baroque churches and buildings from the 17th century, from the beautiful honey-colored local stone known chiseled. During the tour you stop at a pasticciotto producers and enjoy this Lecce's specialty . Continue to Otranto. Weather permitting, you can see the Albanian coast (80 km far from Italy). Otranto has a very important Cathedral with its beautiful mosaics. Return to hotel Read more

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DAY 3

COOKING CLASS in Ostuni

After breakfast, departure to Ostuni, known as the White City '. Where this name comes from, is the visitor clear even at his arrival. Even from a distance you can see the whitewashed houses with lime, which fit perfectly into the gentle and colorful hills and Ostuni lend its own special charm. At 10:30 SIGNORA LUCIA, the cook of the house is waiting for us. Today we will learn how the real ORECCHIETTE knead! In addition, we will prepare the braciole, there are a type of rolls with tomato sauce. Not only our Orecchiette , but also Braciole with polpette, salad: the cooking course takes about 3 hours. After the lunch take a piece of cake: the Crostata of Signora Lucia! After lunch we will walk through a Ostuni : around the Cathedral and admire the beautiful corners. Return to the hotel. Read more

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DAY 4

Bari - Apulia's capital

After breakfast drive to the capital Apulia: Bari. One town, two souls exist in the side by side: the old center is surrounded by a magnificent city walls and consists of several roads that lead through the vast cultural heritage. The modern part is in the 19th century. Emerged and has evolved over time to the city that we see today. If one goes on the ancient wall along, you come to the great, by the Emperor Frederick II. Built by Staufen castle with its large courtyard, today held theater performances and events. A wonderful example of Romanesque-Apulian architecture is the Basilica of San Nicola, where the relics of the famous saints are kept. The three portals of simple, bright façade, flanked by two mighty towers of different heights, lead in the naves, where important works of art can be seen. Return to the hotel where there is a typical Apulia dinner waiting for us! Read more

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DAY 5

Altamaura, Matera

The bread of Altamura and Matera After breakfast drive first to Altamura, where the world famous bread is made. Altamura is famous for many bakeries: preparation of pizzas, focaccia, spicy taralli and the famous, protected designation of origin DOP Altamura bread. Visit and taste the specialties. Continue to Matera and tour of the old town, the Sassi World Heritage Site. Return to the hotel. Read more

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DAY 6

Trani, Castel del Monte

Today you will reach again the province of Bari, with its beautiful castles. First stop in Trani, a small town with lots of tradition and history. The cathedral is located on a promontory near the port. It was consecrated on a pre-existing church of Maria. Free time at the harbor, take a look at the fishermen who bring fresh fish to the local people. Then proceed to Castel del Monte, famous for the Emperor Frederick II, who built the castle in the mid-13th century. The castle is a combination of cultures and styles. Return to the hotel. Overnight. Read more

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DAY 7

Alberobello, Cisternino

Excursion Alberobello and Cisternino with FRANTOIO D'AMICO The name of the trulli comes from ancient Greek "τρούλος", the dome means and refers to the circular buildings of dry stone which were built thanks to the numerous limestone mountains in the plateau of the Murge. These impressive buildings are mainly in the Valley d'Itria present, between the provinces of Brindisi, Bari and Taranto, and are still used as houses, in its role as an example of spontaneous architecture. Small wine tasting in a Enoteca. Continuation to Cisternino. The whole area is very famous for the production of olive oil. We stop to admire the oil production at the Frantoio D'Amico. After the visit we will taste it. Return to the hotel. Read more

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DAY 8

Torre Guaceto, Polignano

NATURE RESERVE Torre Guaceto and ice at POLIGNANO A MARE - Coastal walk in the nature reserve at Torre Guaceto. On a beautiful hike we go natural beaches along, over sand, to reed and pine over, through the marshes, the typical Mediterranean vegetation (especially attractive in the spring), and then go to the coast guard tower from the 16th century which is the center of the nature reserve today , Easy walk about 2 ½ hours., partially in the sand. After that we will have a joint picnic, which will be organized by the tour guide with all the typical Apulia products and wine. Continuation to the little town of Polignano a Mare where a CAFFE' SPECIALE or an ice cream are waiting for us on the main square in IL MAGO DEL GELATO. MARIO CAMPANELLA will rejoice! Transfer to the airport and BRI. ARRIVEDERCI in Puglia! Read more

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ACCOMMODATIONS

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TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation in Hote/Masseria **** (the name of the Hotel/masseria could change as consequence of booking period)
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

1 Reviews

Giancarlo, Italy

We went on an ‘organised tour’ of Montelbano’s Sicily. This programme about the ‘Sicilian detective’ has been very popular on English TV and caught a lot of peoples’ imaginations. Anyway, having been to Sicily a few times before but not to this area of this beautiful island, this was something we wanted to experience. Our tour guide Giancarlo was superb, using his amazing knowledge of the history of the island to ‘bring it alive’. Also he had a great sense of humour so this tour was not boring at all! . We thoroughly enjoyed this tour due to his efforts to keep us all happy, which I am sure was not easy. We were also impressed because the tour numbers are not too big, which is also important. Anyway, it was ‘Tutti Fruiti’ and lots of fun Read more

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