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Experience a multitude of emotions in a region of overwhelming beauty, blessed by nature and full of history; enjoy the pleasant countryside and imposing castles, including noble palaces and ancient cathedrals, olive groves, old stone “Trulli” and white baroque buildings, stunning caves and historic Masserie farmhouses. Apulia is also a land of flavours and fragrances where bakers, dairymen and farmers turn fruits into products that owe their rich flavours and fragrances to their simplicity, and a place with a world-famous winemaking tradition as well.
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Arrival to the Hotel Masseria Chiancone, near Martina Franca. Time to settle in, then transfer to Martina Franca to enjoy a welcome dinner at Ristorante La Tana which will be dedicated to the Slow Food Presidia of Apulia. Return to your hotel and overnight stay. (D)
We suggest: visit the wonderful Grotte di Castellana situated at a depth of 70 meters, along more than 1 mile of road. Lunch in Alberobello. Here will be dedicated to the Murgia cuisine and the local produce and wines in the Trattoria La Cantina. After lunch we suggest: a walk around the Trulli to visit the little shops and laboratories selling homemade cheeses and Taralli and a visit to Martina Franca and an evening stroll around its beautiful historical town centre, stopping at the Partenope pastry shop in the Corso Italia to try their renowned delights. Return to your hotel and overnight stay. (BB, L)
We suggest: departure for Cisternino, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Here visit the old town centre and stop at the little shops selling Capocollo before having lunch at the Taverna della Torre where the delights of Capocollo and some other dishes and wines from the Puglia region will be served. We suggest : a visit to the white village of Ostuni and own old centre. Make a stop at the splendid Masseria Ferri to try some of their cheeses, including Caciocavallo, Cacio ricotta and Canestrato. Transfer to the Hotel Relais Corte Palmieri in Gallipoli. Overnight stay. (BB, L, T)
We suggest: a morning visit to Gallipoli with its splendid and characteristic historical town centre. A visit to an oil mill, Frantoio Ipogeo. Transfer to Lecce and lunch at the Osteria degli Spiriti downtown. In the afternoon, a guided walking tour of the ancient town, called the Baroque Pearl. We suggest to try the breads, pizzas and the famous Pucce Leccesi (a traditional bread with olives, tomatoes and other vegetables). Return to your hotel and overnight stay. (BB, L)
Morning departure for Depressa (Tricase) to visit the Azienda Castel di Salve: visit the vineyards and taste 3 wines. We suggest: to proceed to Otranto to visit the old city and its famous Cathedral. Free time to stroll around the town. In the afternoon we suggest: a visit the Grotta di Zinzulusa in Castro Marina. Return to your hotel and overnight stay. (BB, T)
BB=Buffet Breakfast L=Lunch LL= light lunch D=Dinner T=Tasting
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