New sample itinerary for a gourmet vacation in Puglia
Your tour of Puglia includes:
• Pick up and drop off directly from the airport or train station on the day of your arrival and from your accommodation for excursions
• Accommodation in hand-picked charming hotels.
• Scenic & photographic tour of Lecce and the Salentine coast
• Visit to an olive oil producer with guided tour & olive oil tastin
• Wine tasting of wines from the D.O.P appellation with a professional sommelière.
• Visit of the historical centers of Lecce and Otranto.
• Transfers in a chauffeur driven car or a bus for larger groups
Arrival at the airport of Bari Palese or Brindisi and private transfer to the charming historic residence Mantatelurè in the historical center of Lecce. Free time for dinner. As always it will be our pleasure to recommend restaurants for our clients.
On the next day there will be a guided tour with an English speaking guide in the historical center of Lecce. Free lunch in a restaurant that we will be happy to recommend for our clients. The highlight of the afternoon will be the visit of a well-known winemaker and tasting of high quality Negroamaro wine. Return to the hotel and free time to have dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel Mantatelurè.
Transfer from Lecce to Otranto to the elegant hotel Tenuta Centoporte. Free time for lunch in the Masseria. The afternoon is dedicated to relaxing in the pool with a tasting of Apulian specialties. Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel Tenuta Centoporte.
Excursion to the historic center of Otranto then transfer along the coast to Santa Maria di Leuca, Visit of the lake Laghetto di Bauxiete. Free time for lunch based on fish in Castro Marina in a good restaurant recommended by us. In the afternoon: Return to the masseria hotel, dinner, overnight stay in the hotel Tenuta Centoporte (or one of our partner hotels of similar quality).
Transfer from Otranto to Pezze di Greve, check-in in the beautiful county Manor transformed in a hotel called Masseria Montenapoleone (or a partner hotel of similar quality), free time for lunch and afternoon dedicated to leisure, walking tour among the olive trees and in garden full of fruit trees of the Masseria Montenapoleone. The Masseria offers rental bikes for the more adventurous guests, who want to participate in self-guided biking excursions. Ask us or the masseria’s staff for suggestions for cycling excursions.
Visit of the Masseria Brancati near Ostuni including the visit of the olive oil museum with the ancient oil mill (frantoio) and a tasting of the high-quality olive oil. Free time for lunch in a restaurant recommended by us. In the afternoon: Optional cooking class followed by eating a delicious dinner together afterwards. Let’s taste the Apulian specialties prepared together. If not every member of the group wants to participate in the cooking workshop, some can just enjoy the gourmet dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel Masseria Montenapoleone (or a similar hotel).
Departure day: Check-out, transfer from the hotel to the airport of Bari or Brindisi.
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