A journey into Puglia’s rich agricultural heritage awaits you, with a special emphasis on the region’s millenary olive oil making tradition. Pick olives and learn how to “taste” EVOO like a pro during our visit to an organic olive oil mill. Enjoy a private cooking class that takes you behind the scenes and into the kitchen, where you’ll learn to make homemade pasta and other regional specialties. Your home base will be in Lecce, but we’ll be making plenty of stops around the province, with a visit to the 9,000-year-old city of Matera, as well as the fairytale town of Alberobello, which has inadvertently become one of Italy’s most charming and unique towns. You’ll get to spend a night in your very own trullo, a curious, conical-shaped hut that was designed to be dismantled when the taxman came around. Other destinations include the charming port town of Otranto, Italy’s easternmost point, famous for its winding streets and whitewashed houses, and the gorgeous seaside city of Polignano a Mare.