Lecce, Salento Peninsula, Fasano, Ostuni
Wednesday, May 10th - Thursday, May 18th 2017 (9 Days)
Maximum 14 travellers.
Julie Biuso will meet you in Lecce.
Julie Biuso Italian food pioneer in New Zealand & Celebrity Chef leads our next tour to Puglia, May 2017.
Julie Biuso, an international and multi-award winning food writer and author, has been associated with Italian food in New Zealand for nearly 40 years. We invite you to join Julie in the sunny region of Puglia for a gastronomic adventure. You’ll meet all our wonderful Italian friends, including Paolo your tour manager. With Julie and Paolo, you will have the opportunity to visit places off the main tourist routes. Puglia is situated in the ‘heel’ of Italy. Through the centuries the culture has been influenced by the Greeks, Normans and Byzantine.
The Appian Way linked this part of Italy with Rome – and the spread of Latin culture in art and architecture. There is a great variety of architecture with Lecce a triumph of the Baroque period; Gothic churches and the picturesque countryside dotted with curious trulli houses; Rococo balconies and Art Nouveau buildings. The countryside is predominately flat and fertile producing the largest amounts of olive oil and wine in Italy. A popular herb is Mirto, found near the Mediterranean sea and is delicate and strong like the people who share with us their unique cuisine created from ancient recipes handed down from generation to generation. Old crafts from needlework to pottery can still be seen along with delicate ‘papier-mâché’ work!
Accommodation in a 4 star quality hotel, recently restored with all modern conveniences, situated in the heart of Lecce. A 5 star quality hotel, which in the 16th century was a watch tower that became fortified following centuries of Saracen attacks; then a ‘masseria’ being a working farm with its own village and chapel. All hotels are personally selected for their location, character and hospitality. Daily dining in typical restaurants including all breakfasts and 12 other meals, tasting local cuisine and wines; luxury transport by coach, all luggage handling, gratuities, entry fees, professional guides, transfers - as described in detailed itinerary.
Lecce - 4 nights
Fasano - 4 nights + cooking lesson
Share Twin NZ$6975 per person
(excluding airfare - to be purchased from agent of your choice)
Single Supplement: NZ$1,845 for a standard double room for single use
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ALL PRICES are subject to change until full payment has been received.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (for a double room for single use) available on all itineraries.
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