G4 - Baroque Tour (Lecce & Ostuni) - Every Thursday

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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.

Then, 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.

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

*Possibility to have an aperitif on a terrace, in Monopoli or Polignano a Mare, in the afternoon

MONOPOLI
A rich appetizer with unique and unequivocal flavours will await you in Monopoli on a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea along the ancient walls of the town. You will enjoy a tasting of 4 fine Apulian types of wine. A sommelier will give you a sensorial analysis for each wine. They will be combined in harmony with the Apulian specialties including: baskets of buckwheat, onion and classic “taralli”, entirely made with extra virgin olive oil; three types of “bruschetta” (slices of crispy bread) seasoned with red tomatoes and mint, grilled vegetables and yellow tomatoes or mozzarella and basil, local olives, nuts and dried fruit.

POLIGNANO A MARE
You will be on a terrace overlooking the sea, on ancient mills carved into the rock to enjoy unique and distinctive products. An exclusive experience to have created only for you. You will taste freshly prepared delicacies, made with quality food such as raw fish, tartare, “bruschetta” (crispy bread) seasoned with extra virgin olive oil and in various ways, served with a glass of wine with its intense flavour, as typical of Apulian wines. If you want, it is possible to have lunch or dinner in the same location.

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

Guaranteed group experience. It can be booked with a minimum of 2 pax
Medium/low difficulty level - suitable for adults and children

On request:
Transfer from/to Hotel- meeting point
Guide in language
Other days
Private experience

For more informations about terms and conditions, click here

WHEN

Every Thursday, for groups

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