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8 Days Vegan Italy Food Tours

Vegan Italy Food Tours

Walk through the streets of the oldest living city in the world. Stay in a cave dwelling and sip primitivo wine, overlooking the whitewash city of Locorotondo. Immerse yourself in the culture of Alberobello and its renowned Trulli huts. Enjoy and savor some of the best vegan foods Italy has to offer, while relaxing in Italys most exquisite region. During the tour, you will also experience two cooking classes, one formal cooking lesson with Miyoko Schinner, and one cooking lesson with local mammas from the town of Lecce.


  • Two cooking lessons
  • Spend day in the local winery Cantico dei Calic
  • Take a boat ride on the Adriatic Sea in Polignano a Mare
  • Visit the Saint Nicolas Cathedral in the historic center of Bari
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Train station transfers


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, English
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During this Italy vegan food tour, you will be staying at a masseria, in the city of Pezzo di Greco, and at a four-star cave dwelling, in the I Sassi region of Matera.


Day 1: Rome to Matera

Travel from Rome into the beautiful Puglia region of southeastern Italy. Visit the Saint Nicolas Cathedral, in the historic center of Bari. Get to know your fellow travelers by sharing a welcome meal at Spops. After, travel to Matera and check into your hotel.

Day 2: Matera

Settle into Italy while enjoying and exploring Matera. At 16:00, take a relaxing Sunday stroll. The guide will take you through I Sassi, the historic center of Matera, the oldest living city in the world. Dine with the group in the cave dwellings of I Sassi.

Day 3: Alberobello

See and learn about Trulli huts in Alberobello. Visit an oil press, and travel to the masseria (country house) in Pezzo di Greco. Miyoko will share her first demo on pasta making. The group dinner will include live music.

Day 4: Wine with Martina Franca

Spend the whole day in the local winery of Cantico dei Calic. Visit the original house, masseria, to get a better idea of how people lived in 1700. The group will work with Miyoko pairing wines and vegan cheeses for a tasting. Enjoy a full lunch, take a tour of the vineyards, and see how wine is made (the perfect Italian day).

Day 5: Polignano a Mare

Stop in Polignano a Mare to take a boat ride on the Adriatic Sea, the best way to get a real feel of the beautiful coastline. Tour the historic center, stop for lunch and head back to the hotel to relax before to dinner. Miyoko will make mozzarella, ricotta, and vegan pizza, which will never be the same! Pizzas will be paired with beers for a tasting.

Day 6: Lecce

The Florence of the South, is what they call the beautiful baroque city of Lecce. Walk and shop on the market street, followed by a cooking lesson with local mammas. Prepare lunch at a historical residence. Following lunch, there will be free time to explore Lecce. Share another great communal dinner back at the hotel.

Day 7: Masseria

Spend your last day in a beautiful masseria. Choose between swimming in a pool or bike riding in the countryside. Next, take a formal cooking lesson with Miyoko Schinner. After lunch, you can visit or pack before you end the your cooking dinner.

Day 8: Rome

Take the train to Rome in the morning.

Included excursions

  • See the Trulli huts in Alberobello
  • Spend the day in local Cantico dei Calic winery, touring the vineyards
  • Take a boat ride on the Adriatic Sea
  • Tour the historic center of Polignano a Mare
  • Visit I Sassi, the historic center of Matera, an oil press in Alberobello, and Saint Nicolas Cathedral in Bari
  • Walk and shop on the market street in Lecce


The Puglia region of Italy, will be your home during this vegan culinary tour.


During this culinary vegan tour of the Puglia region, Italy, you will delight your senses with the best vegan food and wines the country has to offer.

Things to do (optional)

  • Explore the city of Lecce in your spare time
  • Swim in a pool
  • Take a bike ride in the countryside

What's included

  • 1st class motor coach
  • 2 nights accommodation in four-star cave dwelling of Matera
  • 5 nights accommodation in a unique masseria, in Pezzo di Greco
  • 7 continental breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners, including wine
  • All admission to sites
  • English speaking guide during your stay
  • Tips for baggage handling, taxes and hotel gratuity
  • Train tickets from Rome round trip
  • Transfer to and from Bari train station
  • Two cooking demonstrations from Miyoko Schinner
  • Two cooking lessons
  • Wine and a beer tastings

What's not included

  • Hotel in Rome September 25th and October 1st, 2016
  • International airfare
  • Items of a personal nature (souvenirs, laundry, phone calls, emails, etc.)
  • Meals and beverages unless noted
  • Tips for tour director and drivers
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Travel protection insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please arrive at Leonardo da VinciFiumicino Airport (FCA).

Arrival by train

Take the train from Rome and arrive at Bari Centrale railway station, Vegano Italiano will pick you up. The pick up is included in the price.

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