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The Italian School - Best Cooking Experience in Puglia

Contact

Email:
Info@TheItalianSchool.co.uk
Phone:
0044 161 818 2201 (UK), 0039 345 823 7905 (Italy)

Highlights

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7 Nights accommodation made up of 4 nights in Lecce and 3 nights in a "trulli" bed and breakfast in Alberobello.
4 Authentic cookery lessons with our expert Chefs
2 Vineyard tours with wine tasting & lunch
All Breakfasts and Lunches
Private return shuttle service to cookery course, wine tasting & evening trips
4 afternoon excursions to visit Otranto, Lecce, Alberobello, Monopoli and Polignano a Mare
Return Airport transfers
English Speaking Team
Welcome Basket of local treats & Wine
The Italian School Cooking Apron
Insider’s Food & Wine Guide to Puglia

Description

The Italian School’s unique food & wine cookery holiday in Puglia each morning includes either a special cookery lesson or an award winning vineyard tour with wine tasting. You will discover the secrets of the best Salentine recipes and discover the amazing wines of the region. Each afternoon our tour includes trips to one of the beautiful towns of Lecce, Otranto, Alberobello, Monopoli and Polignano a Mare.

The Italian School’s intimate small group tours have been designed to include the well-known delights of Puglia alongside the intriguing lesser travelled paths. Our comfortable private shuttle service takes care of all the driving so that you can sit back and relax. Join us as a local in Puglia to discover the very best that this amazing region has to offer and the wonderful culture and traditions it holds. You will be taken into the kitchens and sometimes homes of our experienced cooks for a truly special authentic Southern Italian experience.

7 Day Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrivals & Airport Transfers
Day 2: Pasta Masterclass with Zia Rosa and an evening in Lecce
Day 3: Cookery Class with Patisserie Making at a Professional Cookery School and an evening trip to Otranto
Day 4: Wine tasting with tour and an evening in Lecce
Day 5: Cookery Class in the country and an afternoon trip to Alberobello
Day 6: Alberobello wine class with lunch and an evening in Polignano Mare
Day 7: Pizza and Focaccia Masterclass in the Masseria and an evening in Taranto
Day 8: Departures & Airport Transfers

An example day of our exclusive tour designed to offer the very best food & wine experience in Puglia:

After breakfast you will be collected from the Masseria by our private shuttle and transported to the house of Zia Rosa in the countryside just outside of Lecce. You will have fun making fresh pasta with our cook Zia Rosa who has many years of experience making popular pasta dishes by hand. The pasta masterclass will be held outside in the beautiful countryside and later enjoy as your lunch with a wonderfully paired local wine. Our private shuttle will return to collect you and take you back to the Masseria for a couple of hours of relaxation. Once early evening arrives the shuttle will return to take you into the centre of Lecce for a lovely evening of sightseeing. You will be guided around the sights of "Piazza duomo" the cathedral square, Piazza Sant'oronzo and the many beautiful churches and shops. After which we have many recommendations of where you could enjoy a special evening meal. Our shuttle will collect you at the end of the evening to take you back to the Masseria.

Tour Dates:

Friday 28th September 2018 - Friday 5th October 2018

Friday 26th April 2019 - Friday 3rd May 2019

Friday 24th May 2019 - Friday 31st May 2019

Friday 13th September 2019 - Friday 20th September 2019

Special Services

Food & Wine Tours
Apulian Cookery Holidays
Weekend Prosecco & Spa Experience
Italian Language School

What Included

7 Nights accommodation made up of 4 nights in Lecce and 3 nights in a "trulli" bed and breakfast in Alberobello.
4 Authentic cookery lessons with our expert Chefs
2 Vineyard tours with wine tasting & lunch
All Breakfasts and Lunches
Private return shuttle service to cookery course, wine tasting & evening trips
4 afternoon excursions to visit Otranto, Lecce, Alberobello, Monopoli and Polignano a Mare
Return Airport transfers
English Speaking Team
Welcome Basket of local treats & Wine
The Italian School Cooking Apron
Insider’s Food & Wine Guide to Puglia

What Not Included

Anything not listed in "what's included".
Flights and travel insurance.
Spending money.
Evening meals.

Duration

1 week

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