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4 Days Wonderful Food & Wine Holiday in Apulia, Italy

Ostuni, Puglia, Italy

Culinary Vacation in Beautiful Ostuni, Apulia

Italy is an old time classic. Yet there are many uncommon destinations that are still to be discovered, including the southern region Apulia. This time choose a unique culinary tour in Ostuni by Wonderful Italy. Here you will feel the scent of the sea, of olive trees, of delicious wine and typical Apulian delicacies. You’ll be greeted by the local team, hosted in one of our traditional houses and led to the discovery of exclusive experiences and workshops.

This package is ideal for those who will love to discover some hidden gems of Apulia, beyond the clichès, off the beaten tracks, to fully enjoy the treasures, delights, and traditions of the heel of Italy. Whether you travel on your own, with your partner or your family, Italy will be the perfect soundtrack for your journey of discovery!

Highlights

  • Wine tasting
  • The secrets of the real ice cream workshop
  • Connect with locals and choose tasty recipes
  • Workshop of fresh handmade pasta and lunch
  • 2 dinners (water and 1 glass of wine are included for each meal)
  • Relax and explore the beauty of Puglia
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian
Airport transfer available:
Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (US$133 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Brindisi – Salento Airport (US$77 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi

Settle in for 3 magical nights at one of Wonderful Italy's comfort accommodations. Cozy houses or charming apartments are waiting for you to fully immerse into the local culture, relaxation and culinary experiences and especially to celebrate life, the Italian way. You will find in the houses a home away from home, a place that will help you connect with what the territory has to offer and create unforgettable memories to be shared with your friends and family.

Accommodation options

  • Super Star (private house for 1 person)
  • Duet (private house for 2 people)
  • Band (private house for 4 people)

Program

Day 1

  • Check-in. You will be welcomed in one of Wonderful Italy's typical Apulian houses. Cozy and designed in a unique style, the vacation houses are equipped with every comfort for an unforgettable stay.
  • Dinner in a typical restaurant. A journey through the flavours of this wonderful land, all made from local produce. You will be immersed in a magical place, tasting dishes faithful to the region, guided by those who rediscover and conserve it every day.

Day 2

  • Workshop of handmade pasta and lunch included. You will step in the shoes of a true inhabitant of this region, discovering which grains to use to make fresh pasta and producing that particular shape with your own hands. Finally, you will, of course, eat what you have made.
  • Wine tasting. This experience is not only about taste, it’s also a moment of gathering, of learning about the culture that distinguishes Puglia, accompanied by the best selection of local wines.

Day 3

  • The secrets of the real ice cream. A visit of one of the most important ice cream parlors of Ostuni, where the passion behind “Gelato” will be told, as well as every step needed for choosing the ingredients. Ending with a tasting of 5 fresh products!
  • Dinner. Another opportunity to taste amazing Apulian specialties!

Day 4

  • Check-out. Wonderful Italy will not say goodbye, they’ll say "A presto! See you next time!"

Included excursions

Discover Italy's hidden gems in a symphony of flavors and colors! Wonderful Italy will take you into a 4-day tour through the wonders of Apulia. You will visit the ancient white town of Ostuni; experience the culinary art, try it with your hands in the pasta dough; taste local wine and Apulian delights.

Location

Ostuni, Puglia

Also known as the 'White City', Ostuni is a gem cast between Brindisi and Bari, Puglia, Italy. With a population of around 30,000 people, her sea is noted as the most beautiful in Italy. Not far from the popular Alberobello, Ostuni is home of traditions and flavors.

Nearby places

  • Alberobello, 35 kilometres
  • Polignano a Mare, 46 kilometres
  • Bari, 83 kilometres

Food

These following meals are foreseen in the package: 2 dinners (water and 1 glass of wine is included for each meal) and 3 experiences centered around food: a cooking class with lunch included, a wine tasting and an ice cream workshop.

Apulia has a wide range of specialties to offer you! You can be sure that the tables at dinners will be set with the most delicious typical meals and drinks that reflect the gastronomic traditions and culture of the region. Here you can find a variety of raw materials and a wealth of flavors known throughout the «boot» and not only. Here are some examples: orecchiette, the typical and the most famous type of pasta in Apulia, made with different fresh ingredients, or linguine with sea urchins, bombette pugliesi (meat rolls), fried panzerotti, creamy burrata cheese, capocollo ham in Martina Franca, meat pies in Cisternino, local wines like Negroamaro or Primitivo di Manduria.

Wonderful Italy cannot fail to mention the healthy and high quality Pugliese olive oil considered the best in the world for its good digestibility and vitamins content. The team will help you select the best ingredients from the territory and the most authentic experiences, customized to your preferences and needs. What better way to live like a local?

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There is no shortage of attractions in the area. From the Trulli of Alberobello only a few kilometers away to the rich seaside, you'll always find something interesting to discover and explore. The best idea is always to mingle together with the locals and let them advise you on the upcoming events and shows. It is not unusual that you'll end up spending the night at someone's place, sharing stories and good wine.

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 2 dinners (water and 1 glass of wine is included for each meal)
  • Workshop of fresh handmade pasta and lunch included
  • Wine tasting
  • The secrets of the real ice-cream

What's not included

  • Breakfast
  • Flights
  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Lunch/dinner when not mentioned as included
  • Extra snacks and beverage
  • Anything else that is not mentioned in the stay or in the experiences

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

This beautiful location can be reached easily from Bari Airport (BRI) or Brindisi Airport (BDS). Wonderful Italy can arrange a transfer for you if needed, for an additional cost. Please send an inquiry to us for more details.

Airport: Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport Airport transfer available: Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (US$133 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Brindisi – Salento Airport Airport transfer available: Brindisi – Salento Airport (US$77 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 21 days before the arrival date.

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