• Travel to Puglia and see ancient olive trees
  • For an authentic Southern Italian tour, come to Carnival in Puglia and see La Farinella for yourself

Trip Details

You’ll be based in Lecce, a.k.a “the Florence of the South” and will experience the harvest season in Puglia amongst the backdrop of the Southeast’s most whimsical towns. Participate in the grape harvest for a hands-on experience in wine-making, become a savvy wine-taster with guided food and wine pairings, and savor an enchanting dinner and visit of a centuries-old masseria– a typical farmhouse where everything – and we mean everything– is made from scratch and sourced locally on-site. 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. Additional visits include the fairytale town of Alberobello, where you’ll get to spend a night in your very own trullo; the 9,000-year-old city of Matera; Ostuni, the “white city”; Gallipoli, and an excursion by boat into the grottoes around the Cape of Salento.

What’s Included:

All ground transportation

All transport during the trip as well airport pick-up and drop-off is included in the package price; however, a €20 per person surcharge will be added for passengers requiring pick-up or drop-off before 9 a.m. or after 9 p.m.

All guided tours and activity entrance fees

Guided visits of Lecce, Matera, and Ostuni by our hand-picked, expert guides.

15 Meals

8 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners. For more details on what’s included, click here

Accommodation for 8 Nights

7 Nights in Lecce and 1 night in Alberobello

What’s the Heart of Southern Italy difference?

  • You’ll live the area like a local, with insider advice and suggestions from your tour leaders: Elena, a native of Puglia, and Tess, an American expat who’s lived in Lecce for over 4 years.
  • You’ll enjoy an easy, effortless, yet deeply-authentic travel experience. We take the guesswork out of travel planning, bringing together the best activities, guides and culinary experiences, to provide you with a “real” taste of the culture, without hours squandered on google or the headache of getting lost, overpaying or figuring out bus schedules in Italian.
  • You’ll save money, as our custom-crafted tours itineraries are among the most competitive on the market.
  • You’ll feel like part of the family, as our groups are usually made up of just 6-8 travelers, with a 12-person max.

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