Taste of Puglia: Alberobello, Lecce and Bari

8 Nights

Price From: $6,120pp / $9,480pp

Puglia - Alberobello - Lecce - Bari

Immerse into a multi-sensorial journey into the Apulia Region! Visit the fairy-tale town of Alberobello, deep into the authentic local daily life with the visit of local food markets, get off the beaten path and discover hidden gems knowns only by locals, and discover the secret recipes handed over from generations to generations!

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Trip Highlights


VIP Tour of Alberobello​


Private Lecce Food Tour

VIP Cooking Class​

VIP Primitivo and Negroamaro tour​


VIP Food Market Tour​

Private Guided Tour of Matera

Detailed Itinerary

Alberobello: 2 Nights

Arrival in Italy

Day 1

Welcome to Puglia.

As you land at the Airport our VIP transfer will be waiting for you to drive you to your Hotel in the fairy-tale town of Alberobello!

The city of Alberobello is most well-known for its Trulli, circular 14th-century limestone building with a characteristic conical roof. Thanks to the 1,500 Trulli located inside the city, the ‘Capital of the Trulli’ is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

VIP guided tour of Alberobello

Day 2

Today you will immerse into the fascinating history and culture of this magical gem with our VIP guided tour of Alberobello historical centre, ending with the tasting of the local liquor Rosolio. During the visit you will be pleasantly surprise by the charming hospitality of the inhabits, looking forward to sharing with you anecdotes of their past and their local traditions!

VIP Tour of Alberobello

Experience our VIP guided tour of the the UNESCO World Heritage Trulli district in Alberobello. Start you tour on the road from Aia to the Trulli district, which stretches over seven hills. 

Stroll through the tiny streets of the historical centre and discover the secrets hidden behind the history and construction process of the traditional Trulli. Visit the lively Rione Monti, to see the pointy white buildings clustered together like a storybook painting. The neighborhood is situated on several narrow lanes on a hillside and is full of little gift shops selling souvenirs and Trulli-themed gifts. You’ll have some time to wander the picture-perfect streets to find everything from colorful terracotta whistles (a favorite local gift) to Trulli-shaped knickknacks. Exploring the hidden nooks of this neighborhood is a tour highlight, as many of the buildings contain tiny bars and the panoramic views from the terraces are stunning. During your tour with a visit to 18th-century Trullo Sovrano, the largest trullo home. This 2-story building houses an excellent history museum and is outfitted with period fittings illustrating Italian life in the 1700s. As a grand finale, visit an historical shop where it is hold the secret original recipe of the most famous local liquor, Rosolio! Listen to the traditions hidden behind this liquor and immerse into the local flavours: Salute!

Lecce: 3 Nights

Florence of the Baroque

Day 3

After breakfast get ready for your new destination, the so called “the Florence of the Baroque”, the historical city of Lecce. During your stay you will have the possibility to experience a multisensory journey through the culinary traditions, with our VIP Food walking tour, our VIP Cooking class and immerse into the local wine culture, with our VIP wine tasting in the middle of the Salento countryside!

VIP Lecce Food Tour

Our Lecce Market and Gourmet Food Walk offers you a unique way of exploring the history of Lecce through its culinary heritage.  During our walking tour, you’ll visit local gourmet food shops, and peruse bustling, colorful food markets.   Food stops may include shops specializing in gelato, traditional cakes and sweets, local cheeses, extra-virgin olive oil produced nearby, red and white wines, local salami and salt-cured meats, elegant liquors and fresh fruit preserves. 
Our unforgettable food walking tour is the ideal choice for all Italian food enthusiasts and wine lovers, and for visitors looking to learn more about Lecce’s history and culinary heritage from a new vantage-point.  This walking tour is also the ideal solution for those looking to incorporate glorious views of Baroque monuments and churches with a fun, information experience touring the food markets and tasting the local delights. 

VIP Cooking Class in private Lecce estate

Day 4

Feel like a local for a day and get the authentic taste of the local traditions with our VIP Cooking Class experience in a private Lecce estate. Discover secret recipes of very traditional dishes, handed down from one generation to another and enjoy your own creations, pared with top labelled local wine!

VIP Cooking Class

Discover the secrets of traditional Italian cuisine as you learn to make your favorite dishes. This cooking class takes place at a private country home just outside of Lecce, where you can shop for fresh ingredients at the village market, and enjoy an authentic local experience.
Our hands on cooking class in Lecce starts with some shopping our organic veg garden in the typical countryside of Salento to learn more about the local products and traditions and continues with more shopping of typical products at the local village stone oven. 
During the class you will focus on the preparation of a typical traditional lunch, including a hands on fresh pasta workshop, to learn how to make the orecchiette “ear shaped” pasta and maccheroni (Italian for macaroni).
The cooking class includes a lunch, dessert, and coffee and is always combined with tutored wine tasting of selected local wines.

Primitivo and Negramaro Wine Tour

Day 5

Today you will experience our Primitivo and Negramaro Wine Tour Departing from Lecce. During the tour you will visit two of the most historical local wineries and enjoy exclusive guided wine tastings with professional sommeliers.

VIP Primitivo and Negroamaro tour

With our Primitivo and Negramaro Tour, departing from Lecce, you’ll have the chance to relive the magical atmosphere of the grape transformation and to understand the wine-making techniques that have characterised these wines over the centuries.
The best place to enjoy a good wine is its place of birth, the producer’s winery. Visiting a winery means to penetrate into the world of wine, to know the area that produces it and the various production methods. During the tour you will visit two wineries and, with the help of an expert sommelier, who will accompany you to discover the flavors and colors of the Salento wines, you could taste the local wines and enjoy a meal with typical products (together with other lovers of good wine). A unique tour to discover the most famous and fine Salento wines!

Bari: 3 Nights

VIP Food Market Tour

Day 6

Get ready for the final destination of your trip: Bari! This fantastic city is famous for its port and university and is southern Italy’s second-most important economic center, after Naples. During your stay you will experience our VIP Food Market Tour and enjoy an exciting day trip to the European Capital of Culture, the magnificent Matera.

VIP Food Market Tour

Taste your way around town with our VIP street food tour of Bari, and learn about the city’s signature treats from our private guide. Starting with a walk around Bari’s Old Town, the tour introduces you to standout sights such as the Basilica of St. Nicholas and its sacred crypt.

Continue through the Old Town to scout out the best eateries with our VIP guide. Stop at a pastry bakery to sample focaccia barese. Bite into creamy burrata as you learn about cheese and salami at a delicatessen; sip wine as you hear about the region’s wine-making heritage; and discover the secrets of rich, homemade ice cream as you eat one, of course.
Continue to explore the cobblestoned enclave, trying fresh burrata cheese, focaccia, salumi, panzerotti, and home-made gelato. Finally, you’ll finish with a visit to the city’s French neighbourhood where a large fish market is held.

Bari, off the beaten track

Day 7

Get off the beaten path out of the city center, as well as walk though medieval streets, to discover hole-in-the-wall cafes and the secret spots where local gathers. Visit the local Food Market and taste authentic local specialties, such as focaccia barese (the local take on an Italian classic), taralli and panzerotti, a sort of fried pizza calzone with a legendary following.

Matera, guided tour

Day 6

Today you will experience a VIP guided tour of the Sassi di Matera UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, well-preserved cave homes cut into the soft rock, considered to be some of Italy’s first human settlements. You’ll tour the city as well as the unique cave dwellings and rock churches as you learn about the city’s history from your guide.

Private Guided Tour of Matera

During our VIP tour, you will explore the city as well as the unique cave dwellings and rock churches as you learn about the city’s history from our local guide. Experience the cathedral of Sasso Barisano, as well as some of the filming locations for Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of the Christ. 
During our VIP Private Tour you will immerse into the local culture, history, tales and legends of this magical town!
You will visit “Sasso Barisano” , experiencing how life was spent in the past through old trades, customs, proofs and habits. Then you will cross the old town, coasting the “Civita”, enjoying the view of the Park of Materana Murgia on the front side, so that you will head towards the “Sasso Caveoso” where, after visiting the church of “San Pietro Caveoso”,  you will visit an ancient cave-dwelling with furniture, essential life model of Matera until the ’50s, as well as a snow cistern, a natural cave and an old rupestrian church.

Ciao Italy!

Goodbye Italy

Private transfer and return flights

You have reached the last day of your memorable Tour!
With a luggage full of magnificent unforgettable emotions, you are now sitting on your flight back to your home country. You will treasure an ever-lasting fabulous memory of your fantastic tour!

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