11 - Baroque Tour (Lecce & Ostuni)

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Also called “The Florence of Southern Italy”, Lecce is the city of Baroque churches and old palaces located among small alleys surrounded by the three old entrances: Porta Rudiae, Porta San Biagio and Porta Napoli. Visit to the Cathedral of Santa Croce and the amazing Piazza Duomo; you can admire the castle of Charles V (from the outside), the Roman amphitheater and Piazza Sant’Oronzo, which give a suggestive view on the history of this city.

After, visit to Ostuni, perched on three hills and called “the White City” because of the peculiar white lime washed houses of the old town. Visit to the old town with its 15th-century, Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral, and Piazza Beato Giovanni Paolo II (“piazzetta Cattedrale”) where the 18th-century buildings of Palazzo Vescovile and of the old Seminary face each other.

Visiting an oil mill in Puglia means to discover the roots and the beauty of this territory. An expert in extra virgin olive oil will let us discover the oil mill overlooking the Piana degli Ulivi. Here, we will learn more about the machineries, techniques and production process of the Extra Virgin Olive oil (EVO), from ancient times to the present days. We will also observe all the bottling and packaging phases. The tour in the mill ends with the tasting of some extra virgin olive oils served with Apulian bread to exalt their flavour.

*The experience ends with the tasting of unique and unequivocal products of Puglia, surrounded by an incredible scenery that only a sea view location can offer. The appetizer consists of crunchy taralli and slices of bread stuffed with tomato and olive oil, appetizing local olives, crudités and salty croissants stuffed with local salami along with an indispensable glass of local wine.
* Appetizer in a location in Polignano a Mare is optional.

PLAN

08:45 a.m.
Meeting with the participants and departure for Lecce

10:00 a.m.
Arrival and guided tour of the city

12:30 p.m.
Stop for free lunch. Free time

01:30 p.m.
Departure to Ostuni

02:30 p.m.
Arrival in Ostuni and City tour

03:45 p.m.
Visit and tasting in an olive oil mill

04:45 p.m.
Return to the meeting point

05:15 p.m.
End of the experience

THE PRICE INCLUDES
  • means of transport
  • English/Italian Language guide
  • expert EVO oil sommelier
  • tasting of extra virgin olive oil
  • insurance
WHERE

Meeting point: on request

 

TO REMEMBER

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

On request: guide in different Languages, appetizer

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WHEN

Everyday, from Monday to Sunday

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