Puglia is a flat, fertile, sun soaked region in southern Italy. Puglia’s iron rich soil makes it one of the most productive agricultural regions in Italy. Puglia has the longest coastline of any region in mainland Italy and is often referred to as ‘Italy’s undiscovered coast’. Puglia produces olive oil (more than any other region in Italy), wine, tomatoes, artichokes and wheat. Puglia is also full of remarkable historical ruins, cathedrals, Baroque cities, harbors and picturesque villages like Alberobello (capital of the famous trulli buildings).
Puglia’s comforting country cuisine may not be as famous as that of some other Italian regions, but it is full of locally sourced goodness. Local produce includes durum wheat, tomatoes, artichokes, beans, courgettes, fennel, peppers and onions. The coastline and farming tradition bring lots of seafood, beef and lamb to the table. On the tour, you’ll enjoy traditional dishes from set menus featuring a variety of fresh, local, in season ingredients. Inclusive in the trip are all breakfasts, four lunches and six dinners (including wine). For meals on your own, a list of suggested restaurants will be provided. If you have any food allergies, or foods that you can not eat, please inform us during the registration process and Gioacchino will accommodate your needs.
$5,500 per person
11 DAYS IN PUGLIA*
10/01/18 – 10/11/18
Brindisi, San Gregorio, Depressa di Tricase, Gallipoli, Miggiano, Lecce, Otranto, Ostuni, Pomarico, Matera, Altamura, Alberobello, Polignano a Mare
Wine, Cheese & Olive Oil
– Cooking Class with Professional Chef
– Historic Sites
– Market Tour
– Shopping Tour
– Paper Mache
$5,500 per person
SAN GREGORIO/DEPRESSA DI TRICASE/GALLIPOLI/SAN GREGORIO
Tuesday, October 2nd
Breakfast at Hotel Montecallini
Wednesday, October 3rd
SAN GREGORIO/MIGGIANO/SAN GREGORIO
Thursday, October 4th
Friday, October 5th
Saturday, October 6th
Sunday, October 7th
LECCE/OSTUNI/POLIGNANO A MARE
Monday, October 8th
POLIGNANO A MARE/POMARICO/MATERA/POLIGNANO A MARE
Tuesday, October 9th
POLIGNANO A MARE/ALTAMARU/ALBEROBELLO/POLIGNANO A MARE
Wednesday, October 10th
POLIGNANO A MARE/ BRINDISI
Thursday, October 11th
Guide and co-owner of aTTavola, Gioacchino Passalacqua, is an artisanal Italian food exporter, gastronome and native Sicilian who divides his time between Sicily, Italy and New York. As a native Mediterranean, Gioacchino has developed relationships with food producers, restaurateurs, olive oil companies, chocolatiers, vintners and confectioners. He has traveled the world in his business as an importer/exporter, taking part in food shows from Paris and San Francisco to Chicago and New York City.
Gioacchino has a keen sense of quality foods and wines which he passionately shares through his unique tours, tastings, and products. You’ll be pleased to know, every one of our guests has rated him a 5 star tour guide!