Day 1: arrival in Ostuni, lunch not included, free time in Ostuni, dinner included
- Morning/Afternoon: arrival in Ostuni, lunch not included
Ostuni is defined as one of the most beautiful towns in the World, once you’ll arrive here and checked-in in your home, you will awake your senses then you’ll know why it is defined so. You’ll stay in one of the best historical city centres of South Italy. Apulia is always a beautiful surprise and this can be considered the symbol of its beauty. The White town, as it’s known, has narrow lanes, incredible landscapes that makes this a precious gem-town still preserved by mass tourism. You’ll encounter a priceless beauty.
Discover the white town by yourself now, get around and get lost, there’s nothing to worry about, you’ll find your way back home anyway. Get ready to meet women who would be sat on the steps to their houses, working the dough to make pasta; the farmers would arrive with their carts from the countryside to sell fruit and vegetables; the smells of fried meatballs and tomato passata enshroud every inch of the town, it's like in a movie set. Maybe be prepared to be invited for lunch by a local, it’s no surprise.
When the sun gets down it’s when the magic starts, warm street lights, the quietness of the historic centre, a timeless song. Get ready for your first dinner in one of the best restaurants, keen for a glass of local wine together with tasteful dishes? Of course! In Apulia everything it’s delicious and made with love.
Day 2: cheese making and tasting in Masseria with lunch included and transfer, walking tour of Martina Franca, dinner not included
- Morning: cheese making and tasting in Masseria with light lunch
It’s a journey of flavours, there are simple things, which seem small, but are capable of turning out to be great. This is the case of those who, every day, produce cheese, they take the fresh milk and by magic it turns into cheese. The secrets are revealed to you, and tasting after tasting you’ll then become a little bit more expert and start looking at cheese in a different way.
Time spent for a walking tour in Martina Franca, the historic centre is a maze of narrow streets, where the sun is struggling to enter, and it's suggestive. The baroque is the master, the squares look like living rooms, enlivened by the colours of the clothes of the balconies, wrought-iron balconies and votive decorations. It’s not too corny, it’s really a poetical town.
After a full day learning and exploring we’ll go back to Ostuni, dinner not included, choose a restaurant or search for genuine products maybe at the local market and treat yourself with an amazing dinner at your place. Just ask us for recommendations.
Day 3: workshop of fresh handmade pasta and lunch included, walking tour of Ostuni, dinner not included
- Morning: workshop of handmade pasta and lunch included
The combination of simple things makes the most unique flavours. Durum wheat flour, water, and salt are the only things needed to make one of the symbolic masterpieces of Puglia, fresh handmade pasta. Here comes a workshop of fresh handmade pasta and lunch included. Once learned this ancient way you’ll be able to make it again back home, put extra love in your recipe and it’s done, now you have the art stored with you.
What’s better than walking around the town with a local? Walking tour of Ostuni, with the eyes of people that live here, to understand and learn the stories of this magical white town. The queen of Valle d’Itria, as renamed, with its narrow and tiny white streets; mysterious with the story that it hides that never fails to amaze even those who have lived there for many years. The guide will explain to you all the town’s secrets, the legends about its inhabitants, and you will be guided using your imagination on a timeless journey to discover the whitest town in the world.
Day 4: transfer and visit of Valle d’Itria (Locorotondo and Alberobello), wine tasting and lunch included, dinner not included
- Morning and afternoon: transfer to Valle d’Itria for a visit of Locorotondo, wine tasting and visit of Alberobello.
We’ll keep discovering the Valle d’Itria where the countryside is sweetly up and down, marked by the whiteness of the trullo houses, a pure poem. There is one of the best olive oils in the world, white wine and capocollo ham. Visit of Locorotondo for wine tasting, this is just a wonderful town with some treasures that no other place can offer, observe an endless expanse of green, full of vineyards, traditional 'trullo' houses and farms that still smell of history and tradition. It’s just amazing to experience this with your eyes. Then we’ll drive up north to the town of Alberobello, the UNESCO heritage site, to see the Trulli neighbourhoods which are traditional Apulian dry stone huts with conical stone roofs.
- Evening: dinner not included
Day 5: free morning and lunch not included, workshop of Ice-cream included, “see you soon” dinner included
- Morning: free to wander around
- Afternoon: Workshop of Ice-cream
We will enjoy visiting one of the most important artisan ice cream parlours of Ostuni, where the passion behind “Gelato” will be told, as well as every step needed for choosing ingredients. Ending with a tasting of Gelato is a must.
Day 6: check-out, transfer not included