Taste of Salento-Authentic Culinary Experience
- Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
- Location: Andrano
- Product code: ITTSTACE
Taste of Salento-Authentic Culinary Experience
In Salento every season has a peculiarity and this is one of the reasons why it's so suggestive;In the winter and autumn season there is the oil’s collection, in the summer you are surrounded a wonderful sea, during all the year you can visit the Baroque Art Cities.
The Masseria we are offering you is an estate of 11 hectares of olive trees located in Castiglione 3km from the sea (Adriatic). It is a family owned hotel specifically (bed and breakfast), which is also dedicated to the production of biological oil. It's possible to have dinner on site, dinner since the owners managed a small restaurant where are cooked traditional handmade dishes with biological products.
The philosophy behind the experience offered below, is to return to the past, to live a different holiday in a peaceful and healthy environment. At the Masseria you will find an organic garden, organic produce oil and cooking classes with typical products of the earth.
Day 1 - Brindisi
Arrival at the Airport (transfer) we will pick up you and take you to the farmhouse .Check in and show around the property. After a small break we make a tour of the farmhouse and an explanation of how do the oil (at that time may not see as is hara because the season is from October to January) visit to the mill where Emilio explain all the procedure (we use the traditional procedure) and oil tasting.Dinner at the farmhouse with typical food from Salento ,such as biological vegetables directly collected from the farmhouse. (also with the help of customers)
Day 2 - Castro, Santa Maria di Leuca
Breakfast, departure tour of the Adriatic coast with stops at the Acquaviva marina, Marina serra before headint to visit of the historic center of Castro.Free time in Castro to eat something at one of the numerous local restaurants. In the afternoon tour to Santa Maria di Leuca with stop at Ciolo bridge ,the town is the eastest town of Italy, return to the farmhouse. Time at leisure.
Dinner based on fish dishes typically cooked in a traditional way.
Day 3 - Gallipoli, Lecce
Breakfast. Excursion along the Ionian coast and visit of Gallipoli. Gallipoli is a coastal town in Apulia, southern Italy. The historic center, on an island off the mainland, shelters churches like St. Agatha’s Cathedral, with its ornate facade. Nearby, the Church of St. Mary of Purity has a maiolica tiled floor. Gallipoli Castle includes the Rivellino tower, standing apart from the main building. Across the bridge, on the mainland,lies a wonderful Greek Fountain, dating from the Renaissance.
Free time for try some local food and return to the farm to rest. In the afternoon visit of Lecce, the pearl of the Baroque, with a professional guide and dinner in a typical Neapolitan pizzeria to try the real Italian pizza.
Day 4 - Alberobello, Ostuni
Breakfast .Departure to the Valle d' Itria, and Visit of the charming town of Alberobello (with a professional guide)a unique town with traditional white houses called " Trulli". The city is listed as Unesco World Heritage Site, for the uniqueness of the landscape, and of the historic buildings that once served as storage and housing for the local population. Free time for shopping.and Pick nick lunch. In the afternoon departure to Ostuni, a popular summer resort town, with a beautiful city center and called also the White City for the colour of its buildings. guided tour of the town.
Return to the farmhouse. Dinner
Day 5 - Maglie, Gastronomic Tour
Breakfast. The whole day is dedicated to local gastronomy and discovery of local products, to the processing and production of typical local dishes.Firsti stop is to Maglie and at the most important agro-food artisan workshops in the area, including a pasta factory, a mozzarella cheese factory where to try the famous " Burrata " and a chocolate workshop. Free time at Maglie. In the afternoon wine tasting in a historic cellar in the area, return to the farm and Cooking class with chef Emilio, explication and preparation of typical "home made pasta salentina" and Italian fresh pasta). Dinner at the farmhouse with what you made during the class .Overnight
Day 6 - Otranto, Porto Badisco,Zinzulusa cave
After Breakfast. We depart for a tour of the Adriatic coast with stop in Otranto, home to the 15th-century Aragonese Castle and 11th-century Otranto Cathedral, with a rose window and ornate mosaic flooring. At the harbor, Torre Matta tower enjoy sweeping sea views followed by a visit of the city, free time to eat , short stops also at the bay of Orte,before hading towards the small fisherman's villages of Porto Badisco and Porto Miggiano followed by a visit of the Zinzulusa Cave (prehistoric cave on the sea) return to the farmhouse and farewell dinner . Overnight.
Day 7 - Departure, Brindisi
Breakfast. Check out. Time to say goodbye to your new friends .Private transfer to the airport or Brindisi/Lecce train station . End of our services.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________What's Included :
6 nights accommodation in double room at a traditional farmhouse called " Masseria "
Guided Tour of Ostuni
Guided tour of Lecce
Guided tour of Alberobello
Guided tour of Otranto
English speaking driver and guide where necessary
6 breakfasts and 6 dinners at the farmhouse with typical dishes of Salento and biological products
1 wine tasting
1 olive oil tasting ,Cheese and Chocolate tasting
1 Pick nick lunch during the sightseeing in Alberobello
1 cooking class
1 glass of wine at dinners
Private Transfer on arrival and departure to Brindisi Airport
Transfer in private vehicle during the whole tour and excursions
Gift from the owner
Not Included :
all what not mentioned under "what's included"
Alholic beverages at dinner expect 1 glass of wine per person
The tour is only for individuals or small groups, never more than 4 people for each date.
Airport pick up and drop off at Bari Airport available on request at an extra charge.
Possibility to extend the tour with pre and post night.
Possibility to combine the tour with the Matera Package with 3 days in the city of stones