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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 vacation 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 and local product tasting
  • Connect with locals and choose tasty recipes
  • Workshop of fresh handmade pasta and lunch
  • Walk with a local tour of the 'White City' of Ostuni, including a souvenir
  • A welcome drink to make you feel like you've just returned home from a long trip
  • A dinner in a typical restaurant where you can taste traditional and well-kept recipes
  • 3 nights accommodation in a typical Apulian home
  • Relax and explore the beauty of Puglia

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$78 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi

Settle in for 3 magical nights at one of Wonderful Italy's comfort accommodations. Cozy and charming homes are waiting for you to fully immerse into the local culture, relax and enjoy 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 and welcome drink

You will be welcomed in one of the typical Apulian homes. Cozy and designed in a unique style, the vacation homes are equipped with every comfort for a vacation full of relaxation and exploration. A welcome drink will be waiting for you, having the special mission of making you feel like you've just returned home after a long trip.

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 - Ostuni walking tour

A timeless travel to discovery the whitest town in the world: a guided tour will lead you from the peri-urban gardens, along the walls, right until you arrive in the heart of the historic center. This wonderful tour includes a visit to a ceramics artisan shop and a souvenir to take with you home which will remind you of this one-of-a-kind journey.

Wine and local product tasting. This experience is not only about taste, it’s also a moment of learning about the culture that distinguishes Apulia, accompanied by the best selection of local wines.

Day 3 - Pasta cooking class and lunch

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.

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

This vacation will be held in Ostuni, the “White City”, a village that shines in the heart of Apulia.

Home of artisans, wine producers, shoemakers, tailors and bakers. Among her narrow streets, you’ll hear whispers of ancient glory. And you can be part of it. As you walk by white walls, with the sun above you and the sea before you, you’ll end up talking to those that for centuries have handed down traditions and knowledge, becoming one with this land and these people.

Food

This vacation includes a dinner in a typical restaurant, a wine and local product tasting and a pasta class with lunch, a journey in search of the culinary symbol of Apulia: the orecchiette pasta. You will discover which grains and techniques to use to make that unique shape of hand-made pasta. Then, of course, you will eat what you have made.

Additionally, Wonderful Italy can customize your trip as you want to. Meals can be added to your vacation for an additional cost, we can accommodate any dietary requirements, just share your thoughts with us and we'll be more than happy to arrange it for you.

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

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)

Wonderful Italy has a wide variety of experiences that you can try during your stay, from the ones centred around food such as cheese-making classes, oil tasting, wine and local products tastings, cocktails workshop, to the ones focused on the Apulian culture: the ape car tour in the alleys of Ostuni, guided tours of Alberobello, Locorotondo, tours of craft workshops: old and new traditions, and many more. Wonderful Italy has options also for the more outdoorsy type, such as bike-riding and boat tours. Share your preferences with us and Wonderful Italy will make it happen.

Additionally, there is no shortage of attractions in the area. The best idea is to mingle together with the locals and let them advise you on the upcoming events and shows. It is not unusual that you will end up spending the night at someone's place, sharing stories and good wine.

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Welcome drink
  • 3 excursions to discover the beauty of Puglia
  • Ostuni walking tour
  • Pasta cooking class and lunch
  • Wine and local product tasting
  • A typical dinner

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 destination 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$78 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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