Explore the heel of the boot during one of the top culinary tours of Italy. Explore this spectacular strip of land in southern Italy that extends into the Mediterranean Sea, full of castles, pretty fishing villages and striking architecture. Food and wine vacations don’t get any more thrilling, as you’ll discover touring the magnificent vineyards and forests where olive groves enshroud old manors. Highlights include Lecce (the Florence of southern Italy), charming seaside towns of Gallipoli and Otranto and Matera, famed for being carved right from the rock.
- Set out on a food walking tour through the narrow stone streets of Matera
- Pedal out on an e-bike along the beautiful Adriatic coastline
- Learn about southern Italian cooking during a fun course in Lecce
This luxury Italy tour features 8 nights of exclusive accommodations in 4+/5-star hotels or historic mansions with full buffet breakfasts (2 nights in Trani, 2 nights in Savelletri di Fasano, 2 nights in Lecce and 2 nights in Matera). Private sightseeing walking tours with English-speaking guides, entrance fees to attractions and professional assistance for the duration of the tour are among the main inclusions. Starting in Barlette and finishing in Bari, it includes a private guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Alberobello, a full-day private e-bike tour along the Adriatic coast, a guided tour in Lecce, typical lunches in trattorias and osterias, a food and wine tour in Matera and a cooking class in Lecce.