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, three lunches and nine dinners (including wine).
Please note: 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 work hard to accommodate your needs.
Brindisi, Marina Di San Gregorio, Gallipoli, Miggiano, Lecce, Otranto, Ostuni, Tricase, Polignano a Mare, Matera, Altamura, Alberobello
Vegetable, Wine, Bakery & Extra Virgin Olive Oil
– Cooking class with personal chef
– Historic Sites
– Shopping Tour
– Paper Mache & Lime Stone Masters
MARINA DI SAN GREGORIO > MIGGIANO > GALLIPOLI > MARINA DI SAN GREGORIO
Monday, September 21st 2020
MARINA DI SAN GREGORIO > GAGLIANO DEL CAPO > MARINA DI SAN GREGORIO
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
MARINA DI SAN GREGORIO > TRICASE >MARINA DI SAN GREGORIO
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
SAN GREGORIO > LECCE
Thursday, September 24h 2020
Friday, September 25th 2020
LECCE > OTRANTO > LECCE
Saturday, September 26th 2020
LECCE > OSTUNI > POLIGNANO A MARE
Sunday, September 27th 2020
POLIGNANO A MARE > ALTAMURA > MATERA > POLIGNANO A MARE
Monday, September 28th 2020
POLIGNANO A MARE > ALBEROBELLO > POLIGNANO A MARE
Tuesday, September 29th 2020
POLIGNANO A MARE > BRINDISI AIRPORT
Wednesday, September 30th 2020
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!