Spanning Italy’s south coast, on the heel of its famous boot, Puglia’s warm climate and fertile soil make it the ideal place for farming. The home to hundreds of olive trees dating back as far as 3,000 years Puglia has a rich farming history. It's hospitable residents give Puglia its distinctly rustic charm.
The taste of the food is just as important as it's "genuine" nutrition to the people of Puglia. It's delicious cuisine made from organic, local produce is the most popular kind. The cuisine of Puglia is based around vegetables, meat and fish with a fantastic range of organic wines. This weekend we visited a Masseria near Otranto which was buzzing with local families and Apulian cuisine at it's finest.
The Masseria which homes a working farm produces everything for it's restaurant organically and at 0km within it's attractive grounds. The restaurants set menu boasts the homegrown vegetables in the antipasto to the fruits and meat right down to the wheat that is used in their handmade fresh pasta and the jam in their homemade dessert. It's no wonder Puglia is proving so popular as a holiday destination for food and wine enthusiasts across the world.
The limited-numbers tour is fast becoming the best way to get to know a place like Puglia. With a maximum of only 8 travellers on a tour, our members enjoy a travel experience which is intimate enough to get them into that small family run Masseria's to eat with the locals and the small artisan workshop's not to be found on the main tourist tracks. Experiences that can be enjoyed with like-minded travellers and local experienced guides.
In a region like Puglia, which is best enjoyed by car, a group tour offers the comfort of transport by local qualified drivers who know how to reach the hidden gems down the narrow winding olive tree lined roads without names. Our customers don't only visit locations, they discover destinations, immersing themselves in another culture, indulging in the wonders of the rustic local cuisine and experiencing breathtaking moments in comfort with the added luxury of a local expert to guide their experience. Of course Puglia can be discovered alone but it would be a pity to visit and miss the magical places known only to the locals.