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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 the 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!


  • Wine and local product tasting
  • A dinner in a typical restaurant
  • Pasta cooking class and lunch with a local chef
  • Walk with a local tour of the 'White City' of Ostuni, including a souvenir
  • Apulian Mixology experience where you learn how to make one-of-a-kind cocktails
  • A welcome drink to make you feel like you've just returned home from a long trip
  • Experiences to discover the beauty of this wonderful region
  • 5 nights accommodation in a typical Apulian home

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian
Airport transfer available:
Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (US$141 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Brindisi – Salento Airport (US$82 per person)
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Settle in for 5 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)


Day 1 - Check-in and welcome drink

You will be welcomed in one of Wonderful Italy's 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.

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.

Dinner in a typical restaurant. A journey through the flavors 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 3 - 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.

Day 4 - Apulian mixology

Get ready to have some fun! You'll be entertained by a local bartender with a cocktail show, you'll learn how to make one-of-a-kind cocktails with special and unexpected ingredients and you'll take home with you a cocktail recipe book to impress your friends and family at parties or gatherings.

Day 5 - 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 6 - Check-out

Wonderful Italy will not say goodbye, they’ll say "A presto! See you next time!"

Included excursions

Ostuni walking tour with a visit to a ceramic artisan shop

Authentic food and wine tasting


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.


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 handmade 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. Wonderful Italy can accommodate any dietary requirements, just share your thoughts with them and they'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 region 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.

Wonderful Italy's 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 centered around food such as cheese-making classes, oil tasting, wine and local products tastings, 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, even yoga. Share your preferences with them and they'll 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

  • Ostuni walking tour
  • Workshop of fresh handmade pasta
  • Authentic food and wine tasting
  • Apulian mixology experience
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 1 dinner in a typical restaurant
  • Welcome drink

What's not included

  • Breakfast
  • Flights
  • Transfer from/to the airport (can be booked separately at an additional price)
  • Lunch or dinner when not mentioned as included
  • Extra snacks and beverages

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 ask for more details.

Airport: Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport Airport transfer available: Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (US$141 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$82 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 non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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This holiday is available all year round on demand, except in Easter and Christmas holidays.

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