The rich land of Puglia, the wind, the sun, and the climate make of this region one of the most fertile in Italy. The highest concentration of grapes and olive trees can be found throughout as you travel from the Adriatic coast to the Ionian coast in the south. Here the Primitivo grape grows at its best and yield some of the most delicious reds in Italy. Its deep ruby red color, the complex fruity bouquet, and the layered luscious taste, will have you begging for more.
Wine pairing is fantastic thanks to the seasonal food prepared with love, dedication, and passion which will make your mouth water and your tastebuds explode with flavor.
Pasta is the food that the entire world thinks of when Italy comes to mind. From the northern region of Italy to the southern most, Italians make hundreds of different types of mouth watering pasta. In Abruzzo you will be introduced to Spaghetti alla Chitarra, a hand made type of pasta made with an old tool resembling a guitar.
We will spend three days on a slow food farm to table B&B, cook with locals and experience authentic aspects of their lifestyle, hike in beautiful natural parks, and taste unique cheeses.
Since the Middle Ages the city of Bologna has been known by the nickname “La Grassa” which means “The Fat One“. This funny name refers to the rich food culture of Bologna mostly highlighting the abundance, variety and quality of amazing produces like: Mortadella, Prosciutto, Tortellini, Tagliatelle, Bolognese Sauce, Parmesan cheese, Balsamic vinegar and many more.
We will spend three days immersed in the food scene, making tortellini with a local chef, checking out the Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar scene and of course the historic center with its beautiful monuments, porticos, and markets.
Accommodation in elegant B&Bs, villa Trulli houses, and/or private apartment – Private Transportation & Driving – Train Tickets – Two meals per day (except on your Free Day) – Cooking with locals – Tours and Sightseeing – Wine tasting – Gelato – Planned day excursions and activities – Meals and time with local families, and much more.
Note: You will be responsible for your airfare, hotel incidentals and additional libations, tipping of guides, gratuities, and airport to hotel transfers.
LOGISTICS: You will need to fly into Brindisi (BDS) arriving on September 16, and fly out from either Bologna, Florence, Venice or Milan.
To keep the group small and intimate, space is limited to 6-8 travelers. In order to book your spot a non-refundable deposit of $750 per person is required. (Your deposit will apply toward the balance)
A basic or comprehensive Travel Insurance coverage through our partners (Squaremouth) is required.