Undiscovered Puglia

Oct. 16 - 26, 2017 / April 18 - 28, 2018

• Cooking lesson followed by dinner of our own creation (1 of the 4 included dinners)
• A winery tour and tasting in Gioia del Colle
• An olive-oil mill tour, plus tasting
• Entry to a “Sassi” cave house in Matera

Price: $5,499 ppdo

Undiscovered Puglia

Puglia. For many, the name is unfamiliar. But for those who have heard of this region of Italy, which comprises the heel of Italy’s boot, the news has been all positive. Our week-long Puglia tour will leave you enchanted. This seemingly yet-to-be-discovered region still holds the allure of the old Italy—you’ll meet locals who go about their daily business, quick to give a smile and a friendly “buongiorno.” This is an Italy where the rhythm of life is still determined by the hours of sunlight and where menus reflect what’s in season in the fields.

The water along Puglia’s coast is the bluest of blue, and the luminous golden limestone used to build houses and other structures imparts an otherworldliness to the area when the sun hits it just so. You’ll enjoy seeing the region’s architecture and art, which rivals those of other parts of Italy, with Lecce being aptly named the “Florence of the South” for its Baroque beauty. And let’s not forget the delicious peasant-style cuisine you’ll savor, complemented by the region’s rich olive oil and delicious native wines.

Join us for an unforgettable 1-week journey through Italy’s whitewashed south!

Trip price includes:

• First-class accommodations (10 nights)
• All breakfasts; 5 multi-course lunches; 4 multi-course dinners, some with wine
• A cooking lesson followed by dinner of our own creation (1 of the 4 included dinners)
• A winery tour and wine-tasting lunch in Gioia del Colle
• A olive-oil mill tour plus tasting
• Entry to a “Sassi” cave house in Matera
• A tasting of freshly made burrata cheese
• Full-time Buon Gusto Tours’ tour director, who is with you throughout the trip
• Expert local guides at all historic sites
• Admissions to historic sites, tastings and other scheduled events as noted in the daily itinerary
• Gratuities for local guides, hotels, meals and baggage
• Transportation during the tour
• Transfers upon arrival and departure in Italy
• Pre-trip planning help