Culinary trip to Puglia

Travelling the country that gave us pizza and pasta is a must. Especially, when you get to explore foodies-heaven, all the way down in the heel of Italy: the beautiful region of Puglia.

The highlight of this area? Seeing the beautiful Trulli-houses in Alberobello and experiencing the relaxed lifestyle in authentic towns such as the white-washed Ostuni. And then we haven’t even mentioned the food yet.

During our 5-day culinary vacation through Puglia, we’ll be guided by local food & wine experts who will tell us stories about change, innovation and the local cuisine. We will meet expert local chefs and foodies from the region who will share their secrets to ancient typical Puglia recipes. Oh, and we’ll visit a lot of local farmers markets – where we’ll get a feel for the real Italian way of life.

This Trip is ideal for…

  • Everybody who wants to get to know the Italian gastronomy
  • Solo-travellers or groups who value a unique travel experience
  • Foodies and amateur chefs who want to enjoy Italy’s rich culture
  • All pasta, pizza or wine-lovers who are always on the lookout for some authentic food

What we'll do in Puglia

Ciao Bella

Welcome to Puglia – We’ll meet you in Lecce where we’ll check in to our hotel to start our food tour in Italy. The afternoon will be focused on getting to know each other, discovering the alleyways of this beautiful town and resting in preparation for our culinary adventure.


We’ll continue our cooking vacation with a pizza-making cooking class where you'll learn the skills from our Italian master Angelo. This activity is heaven for every pizza lover out there and we'll get to eat our own creations afterwards.

After recuperating from our exquisite meal, we’ll continue on a culinary walking tour around the old town, tasting the traditional recipes of this area accompanied by interesting stories and historical explanations. Our evening will be devoted to wine tasting and dinner - welcome to the Italian way of living.

Sternatia & Otranto

We’ll get off to an early start at a traditional home cooking class in a private castle in Sternatia. Our local chef will tell you about fresh Italian ingredients and traditional ways to prepare them.

We’ll then continue on a guided tour of the “Granafei” underground oil mill. We’ll enjoy our afternoon exploring Otranto on a cultural walking tour after which we’ll go on an excursion to a bauxite quarry. We end our day in Lecce with a wonderful dinner.

Alberobello & Ostuni

We’ll bid “Arrivederci Lecce” in the morning and drive to Alberobello for a cultural tour where we'll get to know its famous Trullo. Afterwards, we’ll visit a cheese factory and enjoy a mozzarella demonstration followed by a light lunch.

In the afternoon we’ll refresh with an olive oil tasting session in Ostuni after which we’ll summarize our day over an Italian dinner in one of our favourite restaurants in Ostuni.

Arrividerci Puglia

We’ll start our last day of this magnificent food experience with a guided tour of a traditional farm, where we’ll also take part in our last cooking lesson learning about the farm-to-table method. Our cooking session is followed by a farewell lunch surrounded by the beautiful scenery.

From here we’ll have a transfer to Brindisi Airport where we’ll bid - Arrivederci Puglia!

Where we'll stay

During our culinary tour of Italy, we get to enjoy some of the most unique and comfortable accommodation Puglia has to offer. We carefully made a selection of boutique hotels that offer you a good night of sleep and all the comfort needed for another day full of adventures.

What's included

  • 4 nights of accommodation in boutique hotels
  • All meals including beverages
  • A private minivan for the duration of the tour, with soft drinks and snacks on board
  • A tour leader who will accompany you on the whole trip
  • 3 hands-on cooking classes where you will receive all recipes and a certificate of participation
  • A culinary walking tour in Lecce
  • A wine tasting of 8 labels
  • A cheese-making workshop & Olive Oil Tasting

Extra Information

Is your preferred date not mentioned in the above list? Please send us a request via email so we can check our availability for the date of your choice.

Looking for a custom made trip to this destination? We are happy to help you with a personalized itinerary depending on the number of guests in your group, your length of stay and your personal requirements.

Please note that the booking is only final once you received our confirmation via email. The trip only is confirmed after the minimum number of attendees (=6) is reached per group.

Sometimes we are unfortunately obliged to cancel one of our trips due to the fact that the minimum number of attendees is not reached or we cannot travel to this destination any longer due to safety regulations. We will, of course, inform you as soon as possible about changes to your travel schedule and inform you about the possibilities, other dates. You will be refunded for the amount of your pre-booked trip.

*Prices may change depending on the number of people you're travelling with.

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