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.

Come and experience the undiscovered gems of Puglia and Basilicata like a local! We offer 8-day tours for small groups (12 people max) with the Baroque capital of Lecce, a.k.a. “the Florence of the South” as your home base. Come and let us show you the must-see destinations in Puglia (the heel of the boot), as well as off-the-beaten-path local festivals and seasonal traditions. Pack your bags and prepare yourself for a magical journey straight to the heart of Southern Italy! 

Contact us now to save your place for the ultimate insider experience of Puglia!

  • Puglia’s Grape Harvest: Let’s Wine and Dine!: August 31-Sep. 9, 2018
  • In Search of Green Gold: The Journey from Olive to EVOO: Oct. 29-Nov. 7, 2018
  • An Unexpected Easter: April 14-23, 2019
  • Summer in Salento: June 20-29th, 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 8 nights (7 nights in a typical bnb in Lecce’s historic center and 1 night in Alberobello), all ground transportation*, daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 3 dinners, 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.

“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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Destinations

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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Serafino Apulia

Serafino Apulia