29 - Authentic Valle D'Itria (Ceglie Messapica & Cisternino)

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Ceglie take its origin from “Messapica”, is characterized by lands full of trulli, dry stone walls and the suggestive Castello Ducale with its norman tower standing on the hill. Visit to the historic center, full of architecture and 18th century palaces, such as: Palazzo Allegretti, Palazzo Epifani, Palazzo Vitale and Castello Ducale. In this city of art and gastronomy, you will taste the famous “cegliese biscuit”, a little toasted almond paste, shaped like an irregular cube, stuffed with cherry jam or grapes and flavored with light citrus fragrances.

Cisternino, overlooking the Valle d'Itria, is part of "the most beautiful italian villages". Visit to the extraordinary ancient borough where is possible to admire some old residences, such as: Palazzo del Governatore, Palazzo Amati, Convento dei monaci Cappuccini. You have to visit also Sant'Antonio and Matrice Churches dedicated to San Nicola from Patara, built in the XIV century on a paleochristian church.

At the end of the tour, you’ll have a typical dinner in “Braceria”(steakhouse), a characteristic restaurant near the butcher's shop, which offers typical and traditional cuisine, made entirely with products from the area. The restaurant is distinguished by a rustic style where you can taste local meat from the Valle D'Itria, cooked on hot coals, including the bombette, gnumeredd,"braciole al sugo", all accompanied by a series of typical appetizers such as Capocollo di Martina Franca , salami and local hams, cheese (Ricotta, Mozzarella and ripened ones like Caciocavallo) all served with a good bottle of Primitivo wine.


3.30 p.m.
Appointment with the partecipants

4.30 p.m. 
Ceglie Messapica guided tour and tasting of the "Cegliese biscuit"

6.30 p.m. 
Departure for Cisternino and visit of the little town

8.00 p.m.
Dinner in "braceria"(steakhouse)

10.00 p.m.

11.00 p.m.
End of the experience

  • means of transport
  • italian/english guide
  • tasting of the "Cegliese biscuit"
  • dinner in "braceria"(steakhouse)
  • insurance

Meeting point: on request



Experience guaranteed for min. 2pax.
Medium/low difficulty level - suitable for adults and children

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