Baroque, Hamlets and Enogastronomy in Puglia | 7 Days

Baroque, Hamlets and Enogastronomy in Puglia | 7 Days


Salento Italy Holidays, three words for your next trip. With our Vacation Packages in Puglia, arrive in Bari to experience this city so popular in many Puglia Italy Tours. We will then show you true Luxury Holidays Salento for an amazing tourism experience in Puglia. Baroque and some of the most beautiful Hamlets in Italy will follow. Holidays in Lecce Italy, explore this package to discover Enogastronomy and Architecture in Puglia. We promise you there are no other Lecce Vacation Packages like this one.

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7 Days/6 Nights Baroque, Architecture & Enogastronomy Package • Places: Bari, Locorotondo, Alberobello, Lecce, Otranto.

| Day 1

1) Check-in B&B Marè* (the accommodation may change based on the number of guests) Bari • check-in from 14:00

Description: Originally a home for local fishermen, today a welcoming b & b in the heart of the oldest and most characteristic city district, the B&B Marè venue cleverly combines charm and mystery of the past and modernity and comfort of the present. Marè, in fact, is located in front of the port, a few meters from the 'old town', in whose streets you can savor the most authentic and genuine sense of the city of Bari, and the suggestive Basilica of St. Nicholas, a destination for pilgrimages 'of Christian and Orthodox spirituality, where the remains of the beloved Saint, patron of the city are preserved. Its strategic position allows to reach in a few minutes even the 'heart' of nightlife: the nearby Piazza Mercantile, Piazza Ferrarese or Corso Vittorio Emanuele in the evening come alive, in fact, here you will find many places where it will be possible, for tourists, to stop for dinner or after dinner and savor the many eno-gastronomic goodness of the Apulian tradition, at any time of the year. All rooms of the b&b Marè are equipped with every comfort.

Included services:

Luggage Storage • Welcome Drink • Free WiFi • Typical Sweet & Savory Breakfast Buffet • Daily Housekeeping • Private Bathroom with Complimentary Toiletries • Kettle with Herbal Teas & Coffee Machine in the Room • Air Conditioning & Independent Heating

2) Bari Walking TourStarts @ 17:30 | Duration 2 Hours

Private walking tour of Bari´s historic center with licensed guide

Included services:

Private Tour • Language: English

3) Orecchiette Show Cooking and Dinner in BariStart @ 19:30 | Duration 2 Hours & 30 Min


Puglia is good food all around and all its essence is enclosed in a small-format pasta that here is a true symbol of "pugliesità". We are talking about orecchiette.
What do you think about learning all about this cute pasta cut?
Show cooking in the heart of the historic center called “Bari Vecchia” (The old Bari). 
After watching the ladies preparing handmade orecchiette pasta, it is time to taste them, a traditional authentic lunch with the handmade orecchiette just prepared by the skilled ladies.

Included services:

Authentic Pugliese Lunch with handmade orecchiette pasta • Show Cooking Fresh Homemade Pasta

| Day 2

4) Check-out B&B Marè Bari • check-out by 09:00

5) Visit to the village of Alberobello @ 10:15 | Duration 2 Hours


Discover the enchanting village of Alberobello walking past its conical-shaped houses named "trulli" as you peek through the typical shops.


Walking Tour • Private Guide

6) Visit to the village of Locorotondo @ 12:30 | Duration 3.5 Hours


Lunch in a renowned restaurant featuring fresh and local ingredients

Visit of one of the 100 most beautiful villages in Italy in the valley of trulli.

Included services:

Lunch, Wine & Water • Walking Tour • Private Guide

7) Check-in Robi&B Luxury Private Apartment (or similar based on the number of guests) Lecce @ 17:00

Description: Inside the historic center walls by Porta Rudiae this gem will be like zen therapy for your eye and your mind. Surrounded by wonderful dry stone walls and the warmth of its walls, you will fell right at home.

Included services:

Air conditioning • Free Internet Wi-Fi • LED TV • Daily room cleaning • Luxury Bed and bath linens by Ferò • Toiletries • Choice of pillow (hypoallergenic or goose feather) • Heated towel rails • Hairdryer • Newspapers and books available in the open space • Panoramic terrace • Outdoor terraces for smokers, Solarium terrace • Guest-oriented sweet/salty breakfast

8) Dinner in a Traditional Trattoria Salentina @ 20:00 | Duration 2 Hours

In the heart of the historic center of Lecce, between the splendors of Piazza Sant'Oronzo and the electrifying "night life" of Piazzetta Santa Chiara, the Trattoria Salentina. In a very pleasant soft environment, one discovers all the pleasure of good Salento cuisine.

Included services:

Dinner • Soft Beverages • Selection of Wines • Digestif Liquor • Coffe

| Day 3

9) Tour of Cerrate Abbey, Oil Mill and Oil Tasting @ 9:30 | Duration 2.5 Hours

The tour starts from a place of worship and continues with a visit to a historic farm just renovated. Once a Greek orthodox monastery, then the centre of a farm, this notable example of Puglian Romanesque architecture now tells the tale of its two previous lives – one religious, the other agricultural. A journey through ancient history and taste, walking between the Church, the Monastic House, the Farmer House, the Mill, the Oven Room, the Hypogeum Oil Mill and the Agrumeto (Citrus Grove) and then just a few minutes drive, a visit to a modern oil mill immersed in a park of olive trees, 160 hectares, for a selection of Tasting activities

Included services:

English Speaking Guide • Entrance & Visit of the Abbey • Visit to nearby Oil Mill • Small oil and snack tasting in nearby Oil Mill

10) Lunch in Local Osteria (Lecce) @ 12:30 | Duration 1.5 Hours

Local food is king at this Osteria where the locals go to eat. No fancy ambiance here, just delicious food

Included services:

Complete 4 course lunch • Wine & Water

| Day 4

11) Cooking class in Historic Center with Lunch @ 10:30 | Duration 3 Hours & 30 Min.

Puglia is good food and all its essence is enclosed in a small-format pasta that here is a true symbol of "pugliesità". We are talking about orecchiette, maccheroni e maltagliati. What do you think about learning to do them in one of our cooking classes? An hour and a half cooking lesson in an exclusive location, in the heart of the historic center a few steps from Piazza S. Oronzo. After the cooking class, you will join us for a delicious meal eating the pasta cuts prepared along with additional dishes from the traditional cuisine and territory.

Included services:

English Speaking Local Advisor • Cooking Lesson • Personal Station • Coffee Break • Soft Drinks • Lunch Meal

12) Lecce Sweet Tour, Artisanal Shops & Shopping @ 17:00 | Duration 2 Hours

Enjoy this amazing city by strolling through the iconic streets of the historic center. Along the way you will taste the most famous desserts in Lecce (like pasticciotto, almonds pastries & fruttone) and shop in the unique little stores packed with memorabilia, souvenirs, Italian clothes, shoes, bags, etc..

Included services: English Speaking Local Advisor • Salento’s Desserts Tasting Tour • Walking Tour Historic Center Shops

13) Evening at Leisure Lecce @ 19:30

Free time to enjoy Lecce or to just relax

| Day 5

14) Walking Tour Otranto and its Beach @ 10:00 | Duration 2 Hours & 30 Min.

Explore the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine history of Otranto on a 2-hour walking tour, and see the major attractions of the “Gateway to the East.” Marvel at the Norman cathedral with its mosaic floor(the entire floor is one big mosaic), see the bones of the Martyrs of Otranto, and enjoy the panoramic views out to sea.

Included services: English Speaking Local Advisor • Walking Tour • Visit to some Craft Shops • Walk on the Beach

15) Lunch in a “best kept secret” restaurant in Otranto @ 13:00 | Duration 2 Hours

In Otranto we have selected a restaurant you will remember for its food, ambiance and authenticity. Just 700 meters from the town, completely surrounded by greenery. Here the Salento tradition is handled with love and passion, revisiting the typical dishes but always true to the tradition.

Included services:

Lunch • Soft Beverages • Selection of Wines • Digestif Liquor • Coffe

16) Dinner at Osteria degli Spiriti Lecce @ 18:30 | Duration 2 Hours and 30 Min.

Final Grand Dinner in this typical restaurant in the heart of Lecce, Osteria degli Spiriti. This is a restaurant with a pleasant, warm, romantic and welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant offers the best specialties of Salento and Puglia. The owners of the restaurant, use for their cooking raw materials of excellent quality, coming exclusively from local producers of proven trust and reliability. Let yourself be amazed by a cuisine linked to the territory where tradition merges, renewing itself in modernity!

Included services:

Dinner • Soft Beverages • Selection of Wines • Digestif Liquor • Coffe

| Day 6

17) Entire day at leisure

Last day in Lecce at your own leisure for shopping, walking, relax.

Day 7

18) CHECK OUT Robi&B Luxury Private Apartment Lecce By 10:00