Apulien 2019

Program för resa till Apulien

3 days and 4 nights exploring Puglia and Basilicata, up and down: we will discover the heart of the regions through food and the artisans who produce it, sipping olive oil, feeling the texture of a real mozzarella “fior di latte”, biting a fragrant focaccia, drinking amazing white wine from Polignano countryside, tasting typical rural cuisine, strolling up and down in the white old towns and discovering the magic of Matera, the carved town. A soul-travel in company of Flavia Giordano, 100% pugliese, cookbook author, pasta teacher, digital nomad between Bari and Lund.

Day 1, Sunday 26th May – Meeting in Bari
Afternoon: arrival at Bari airport, transfer* and check-in at the hotel in downtown Bari. > Dinner and night: welcome dinner at a local pizzeria in the city centre. Antipasti bonanza and pizza. Night in hotel in Bari.

Day 2, Monday 27st May – Altamura and Matera
Morning: after breakfast, we are going to discover Altamura, one of the Apulian towns where to find the best local produce. Visit of an awarded cheese maker. Cheese tasting of mozzarella “fior di latte”, caciocavallo and blue cheese, together with focaccia and “Pane di Altamura PDO” (Protected Designation of Origin).

Afternoon: Transfer to Matera (Basilicata region), the European Cultural Capital for 2019. One hour and a half guided tour of the Sassi area and of the old town, perched on the edge of a ravine riddled with caves from the Stone Age. Free time for shopping. > Dinner and night: transfer to Bari and dinner at a local ‘vineria’: tasting of Apulian rural cuisine and pairing with natural local wines. Night in hotel in Bari.

Day 3, Tuesday 28th May – Polignano
> Morning: after breakfast, check out and food tour at a farmer market in Bari. Transfer to the countryside of Polignano a Mare. Visit of a high quality winery: walk in the vineyards, followed by a wine tasting and a light lunch (pasta dish cooked by Flavia for you). > Afternoon and night: arrival, check-in and night in a B&B in the old part of Polignano a Mare, a lovely maritime little town well known for its romantic terraces by the sea. Spare evening in Polignano (we will recommend you a list of nice restaurants and help you with the reservations for dinner).

Day 4, Wednesday 29th May – Alberobello and Ostuni
> Morning: After breakfast, we will travel toward Alberobello, the “trulli” town, to meet an awarded olive oil producer, reviewed also by New York Times. Olive oil tasting. 1 hour of free time for shopping and walking in Alberobello. > Lunch: transfer to Ostuni, known as “the white town”, where we will have a nice wine tasting aperitivo with biodynamic vegetables in a 16th century little orchard, just out of the Medieval townwalls, to enjoy a unique view of the coastal Adriatic plain dotted by centenary olive trees and ancient “masseria” farms. > After lunch by the beach: bathing and relaxing, if the weather allows it. > Afternoon and night: back to Polignano, last dinner in a fish restaurant. Night in Polignano.

Day 5, Thursday 30th May
Back home Morning: After breakfast, check-out and transfer to Bari airport by bus. Hugs and kisses!

Deltagare i Apulien-resan som ägde rum september 2018.