Guided tours that are

intimate, emotional, authentic.

Feel like part of the famiglia and soak up more than just the Salento sun and homemade tomato sauce.

Get to know the time-honored traditions, rich history and southern flair that make Puglia and Basilicata so unique.

Prepare yourself for a foray into the undiscovered regions of Puglia and Basilicata. We offer a 10-day tour with the Baroque gem of Lecce as your home base, where you’ll stay in a typical, family-owned bnb characterized by exposed Leccese stone and star-vaulted ceilings. Explore the most characteristic cities in Salento (the high-heel peninsula of the boot), with visits to Lecce, Otranto and Gallipoli, as well as tours of the UNESCO world heritage sites of Matera and Alberobello. Each tour is one-of-a-kind as we take advantage of local festivals and seasonal traditions. A magical journey that will delight the senses!

Contact us now for an insider’s experience of Puglia, for a travel experience you’ll never forget!

  • Summer in Salento: Jun. 21-Jul. 1, 2018
  • Tastes of the Mediterranean: Aug. 31-Sep. 10, 2018
  • In Search of Green Gold: Oct. 29-Nov. 8, 2018
  • Easter Rites & Traditions: Apr. 14-24, 2019
  • Tours cost, per person €1,900 (approximately $2,200) + airfare
  • Single rooms are available upon request with a total supplement fee of €350.
  • A 30% deposit is required at the time of booking to hold your place.
  • The tour price includes: accommodations for 9 nights (8 nights in a typical bnb in Lecce’s historic center and 1 night in Matera)  ground transportation, daily breakfast + lunch or dinner each day, all guided tours, gratuities, and the services of local English-speaking trip coordinators who will accompany you for the duration of your stay.
  • International airfare to Italy is not included but can be booked either with us or on your own. The price of lodging includes a shared double room; single rooms are available upon request with applicable surcharge.
  • Although this isn’t an extreme sports competition, travelers must be active, as a minimum of 2-3 hours per day are spent walking.  More specifically, travelers must be able to:
    • Walk and be on their feet for several hours at a time both inside and outside and in various weather conditions.
    • Walk up ramps and slightly inclined terrain and/or several flights of stairs at a time.
    • Carry or transport their luggage over cobblestone streets.
    • Sleep with some noise from the outdoors (hotels are street level) and/or with minimal air conditioning.
    • Be prepared to go around the city on your own during free time.
  • For the most walking-intense day (Matera), arrangements can be made for travelers to do the tour in an open-air vehicle (with applicable surcharge).

“I would absolutely YES recommend this trip. The variety of activities, the access to local foods, the pleasantness of both Tess and Elena all contributed to a very lovely tour. I would also say that I felt it was in a price range that I could afford, doing what I like to do.It was a fabulous tour and I am so very happy I was able to share it with you. You are to be commended and applauded for what you have put together.” - Diane S. 

“I would definitely recommend this trip. Our two tour guides were poised and extremely accommodating. There were a variety of activities for all interests.” - Anna P. 

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Although Alberobello, Matera and Lecce are hands down the most spectacular spots to visit in Southeastern Italy, we’re delighted to also show you number of “diamonds in the rough” that are still very much off the tourist radar.
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