This is what the real Italy is all about. From the hand-made mozzarella in Gioia del Colle to the XI century cathedral in Trani, to the Trulli houses in Alberobello to the Sassi in Matera, and beyond. Willing to go that extra step not normally found with most tour guides.

See below a detailed itinerary and activities for a 4 day tour ( 4 days, 5 nights )


  • Pick up from Bari airport.
  • Arrival in Gioia del Colle and transfer to your accommodation: rest and free time.
1st day
  • Meet at the hall of the hotel.
  • Guided tour of Gioia del Colle: the castle and its museum, the churches, the historical center.
  • Arrive at a family-run winery and tasting.
  • Lunch in a selected restaurant in Gravina.
  • Visit of Matera and its Unesco’s site "the Sassi" (cave houses, rocky churches where time seems to stop).
  • Return to Gioia: rest and free evening.
2nd day
  • Meet at the hall of the hotel.
  • Focaccia tasting in a very old bakery with a wood burning oven in Altamura, town famous for its DOP bread.
  • Arrival to the oil mill and tasting of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Visit of Polignano a mare and its wonderful sea.
  • Lunch in a "slow food" restaurant.
  • Guided tour of Alberobello: walk among the trulli, visit of the trullo sovrano and museum.
  • Return to Gioia and free evening.
3rd day
  • Meet at the hall of the hotel
  • Visit of Trani: the little fishing port, the Templar Knights’ church, the historical center
  • Lunch in a typical restaurant in the countryside selected by "Michelin’s guide"
  • Guided tour of Castel del Monte: a UNESCO protected site and a symbol of Puglia
  • Return to Gioia
4th day
  • Meet at the hall of the hotel
  • Sightseeing in Bari: San Nicola’s church, Frederick II’s castle and the city center
  • Lunch in a restaurant selected by "Gambero Rosso"
  • Transfer to your new accommodation in Conversano: a very nice villa in the countryside with a swimming pool
  • Private cookery class at the villa (dinner included )
  • Meet at the hall of the hotel
  • Arrival to Bari airport and goodbye

4 DAY TOUR at € 1250 euros per person (based on a couple in a double room).
The price includes
  • Collection and transfer from/to Bari airport
  • Welcome drink
  • 4 nights accommodation in a delightful B&B in the historical center
  • 1 night accommodation a very nice villa in the countryside with a swimming pool
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Guided Tour
  • Visit of the towns as indicated on the itinerary
  • Entry to the castle in Gioia del Colle
  • Entry to Castel del Monte
  • Entry to the museum in Gioia del Colle
  • Entry to the underground town in Gravina
  • Entry to a cave house in Matera
  • Entry to trullo “sovrano”
  • 1 private cookery class ( dinner included )
  • 4 lunches in selected restaurants
  • 1 dinners in typical restaurant
  • Visit to the wine cellar
  • Visit to the oil mill
  • Focaccia tasting
  • Wine tasting ( 3 different wines, mozzarella cheese and taralli )
  • Oil tasting (3 different extra virgin olive oils and bread )
  • Description and notes of vines, wines, olive grove and oils
  • Transport to each locations in a comfortable car.
  • Opportunity to buy wines and extra virgin olive oil at vineyard/oil-mill prices
  • Bottles of water for the tour
  • Route map
  • Hotel taxes and service charges, tips to private guide and driver, departure taxes