HEALTHY AND TASTY COUNTRYSIDE FOOD IN ITALY. YOUR AMAZING HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE.

Experience our most popular 4-day, 3-night package, operative all year round!  

  • Discover the secrets of Alta Murgia: its gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage sites, the silent wilderness of Alta Murgia National Park, the taste of its healthy and tasty countryside food.
  • Meet the locals, joining their social events in leisure time.
  • Learn to cook yummy Italian traditional recipes with the support of a local Chef. 
  • Enjoy wine tastings and extra-virgin olive oil tastings at selected wineries and oil mills.*
  • Back home, impress and amaze your friends and your family with your new cooking skills! 

* Optional tours

A GLIMPSE OF ALTA MURGIA, IN PUGLIA

PROGRAMME 

Day 1

Fly from your selected airport to Bari International Airport (timetable adjustable according to your flight schedule)

Meet our bus driver at the arrival lobby, board our coach, relax and enjoy a smooth bus transfer to the Alta Murgia plateau

Make yourself at ease at our selected agriturismo (farmhouse)

Enjoy a welcome dinner and experience the magic of Puglia countryside cuisine 

Day 2

  • Continental breakfast as-you-like-it
  • Bus transfer to Castel del Monte, UNESCO World Heritage. Learn all about the mysteries of the Castle, a must-see in Italy
  • Have fun at our Centro del Gusto Cooking School! Show-cooking session with our Resident Chef: "The Basics of Puglia Food Specialties" 
  • Lunch at Centro del Gusto - Enjoy the specialties our Chef made for you during the show-cooking session
  • (Optional) - Visit (max 30' bus drive)  to a traditional Alta Murgia winery; in-site DOC wines tasting session
  • Centro del Gusto: put yourself to the test and let our Chef train you in our entry-level crash course on Puglia cuisine! Session 1: "The Secrets of Home-Made Pasta" 
  • Dinner time at Centro del Gusto: enjoy what you learnt to cook during your first lesson! (relax: our staff will always be supporting you, no room for mistakes!)
  • Try your luck at tombola (the traditional Italian Bingo) and win local food specialties to bring back home! 

Day 3

  • Continental breakfast as-you-like-it
  • Bus transfer to Matera, UNESCO World Heritage, European Capital of Culture 2019. Visit the unbelievable old town where dwellings are dug out in stone; a must-see in Italy!
  • Lunch in Matera, at a typical restaurant dug out in stone
  • (Optional) - On your way back from Matera: (optional) visit to a traditional Alta Murgia winery and in-site tasting session of Alta Murgia DOC wines
  • Back to Centro del Gusto: let our Chef transform you in a highly promising trainee! Session 2: "Panzerotto, the authentic Pugliese street food"  
  • Dinner time at Centro del Gusto: Panzerotto night! enjoy what you learnt to cook and fill your panzerotto with your favourite stuffing 
  • Join the Festa di Arrivederci! Meet the locals in a Karaoke and dancing night and promise them to be back again in Alta Murgia  

Day 4

  • Continental breakfast as-you-like-it
  • (Optional and subject to your outbound flight schedule) Guided tour to Bari City’s Old Town, including St Nicholas’ Basilica and the Swabian Castle
  • Bus transfer to Bari International Airport

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