Don’t stop at a taste of Puglia, feel all the flavour and leave with the savour of the best things between cooking classes, wine & olive encounters, orecchiette tasting and unrepeatable street food tours.
Puglia is a destination for all those people with a passion for simple delicious flavours and an interest in the provenance of food. The land is rich and bountiful, the 500 miles of coast offer a profuse fresh catch, and we pride ourselves in “zero miles” ingredients.
After a welcome drink and a quick tour of the farm, surrounded by century old olive trees, you will start the lesson and you will learn recipes according to the techniques of the past and appreciate the authentic aromas, flavours and wholeness of the local tradition.
Life in Puglia follows the rhythm of the agriculture and this land is known for the precious wines with 25 different DOC regions. Don’t lose the opportunity of a tasting with a professional sommelier who will escort you in your journey thought a very suggestive ethnographic museum in the old wing of an underground cellar.
Delicious local cuisine is one of the essential elements of a memorable trip. Puglia is the best destination for local and genuine food lovers. Our chefs will be happy to teach you how to make a tasty focaccia or perfect orecchiette in our Masseria or in the nearby villages of Conversano, Monopoli and Savelletri.
Visit of Ostuni, one of the most typical example of Apulian town architecture. It is even possible to plan a visit to one of the most renown masserie of the area because of its olive oil production, with a blind tasting of biological olive oil on dried and crunchy friselle.
Meeting point in Piazza del Ferrarese in Bari for the tour in the old town and stop at Signora Maria’s House, to learn how to make orecchiette, the local home-made pasta, and find out the secrets of its traditional recipe. Drinking genuine Primitivo red wine we will cook and taste our own home-made pasta feeling like a native.
Tour in the old town, with tasting stops at a Panificio, to learn how focaccia barese is made; at a Salumeria, to find out the different kinds of cheeses & salami while drinking a glass of wine; at a typical corners in Bari Vecchia, to discover fried street food “sgagliozze” and “panzerotti”; last stop at a Gelateria, to enjoy the home-made ice cream.
Lecce, the capital of baroque style, is also called “Florence of Southern Italy” thanks to the beauty and richness of its buildings and churches. The tour goes on in the heart of the town discovering the gastronomic tradition through itinerant tastings of traditional bakery, apulian wines, artisanal patisserie, to taste pasticciotto, a historic bar, to sip the can’t-miss caffè leccese.
The first settlements of Masseria Spina are among the most important examples of rupestrian civilization, developed between roughly the ninth and twelfth centuries in Puglia. The tour will take you on a journey through 1000 years of history while discovering cave dwellings, necropolis and a small church dating back to the 11th century.
Departure for Noci to spend the saturday morning experiencing the culinary tradition of Puglia. You will visit a family run farm which have been specialised in the growing of the wheat for centuries and where the secret of the preparation of bread and pasta his handed down from father to son. The tour starts with the visit of the mill, where the miller shows the secrets of wheat and pasta.
Spend some of your time exploring these enchanting olive oil farms dotted all around Puglia countryside. From olive harvest to the production in the modern mill, till the visit to the beautiful ancient olive oil underground mill, you will enjoy always a special olive oil tasting journey according to your time. You can even attend a course of Saponification so to know how to make cosmetics by olive oil.