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From Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

1. From Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

Begin your cultural adventure visiting the main attractions of the old town. Stop and discover the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Explore the modern French part of the city along the famous sea walk. Wander through the fresh fish market and feel the relaxing, gentle pace of life wash over you.  Having discovered some of Bari's architectural and historic gems its will then be time to end the walking section of the tour at at Signora Maria’s House. Here you will learn how to make orecchiette, a delicious type of local home-made pasta, and find out the secrets of its traditional recipe. While drinking genuine Primitivo red wine, cook and taste your own home-made pasta and feel like a real local. Finish a wonderful day by tasting some fantastic local ice cream.

Bari Walking Street Food Tour

2. Bari Walking Street Food Tour

Your tour begins with visiting the main attractions of the old town. These include the Basilica of Saint Nicholas and its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Stop several times for tastings. In a panificio (bakery) learn how focaccia barese is made and taste a slice of this delicious fresh Italian bread. Visit a salumeria (delicatessen) to find out about different kinds of cheeses and salami while drinking a glass of wine. In one particular traditional corner of the town, discover fried street food with the strong flavors of sgagliozze and panzerotti. In a gelateria, enjoy real home-made ice cream choosing your favorite one from a fantastic selection.  The tour finishes by discovering the modern French part of the city. Here, by the famous sea-side, are beautiful opera theaters and luxury shopping streets to explore. 

Alberobello: Market Tour, Home Cooking Class and Dinner

3. Alberobello: Market Tour, Home Cooking Class and Dinner

Go food shopping like a local, enjoying the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produce from the land. Then immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Bari: Bike Tour & Pasta Making Experience

4. Bari: Bike Tour & Pasta Making Experience

Commence your bike tour by pedaling to some of Bari's most iconic historical attractions. Take a leisurely ride to the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, the Swabian Castle and the Basilica of Saint Nicholas and it's famous Crypt. Continue on your tour with a visit to the modern French part of the city and witness it's picturesque seaside. Whilst here, feel free to peruse through the fish markets, opera theatres and luxury shopping streets.  End your Bari adventure at Signora Maria's house where you will learn how to make Orecchiette, the local home made pasta. Find out the secrets of the traditional recipe while enjoying a glass of Primitivo red wine.. To finish the tour you will get to taste your own traditional, homemade pasta.

Alberobello: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

5. Alberobello: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert.

Alberobello: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

6. Alberobello: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor, accompanied by local wines.  During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test.  You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Taste everything you have prepared with a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Lecce: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

7. Lecce: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert.

Bari: Private Walking Tour

8. Bari: Private Walking Tour

The walking tour starts from the castle "Castello Svevo", founded in 1132 and taken by Federico II in 1233, and it continues through the old town. The old town, called "Bari vecchia", is characterized by stone buildings and little streets. Here you can find women at work making homemade pasta. In the old town there is the Basilica of San Nicola. The church dedicated to the patron saint, which was built between 1087 and 1100 and it is one of the main examples of the art movement "Romanico Pugliese". Walking through the old town you will smell the "focaccia barese," a soft bread with tomatoes on top.

Lecce Private Home Cooking Class

9. Lecce Private Home Cooking Class

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines.  During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce

10. Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce

Get hands-on help preparing your own dinner from a friendly chef. Enter the home of your teacher and follow their guidance to prepare a menu of traditional Apulian recipes. You will use fresh produce and raw ingredients sourced from the local market. Discover how to make perfect home made pasta. Later, enjoy the fruits of your labor with a lovely dinner with the chef. Get the recipes and continue your cooking adventure back at home.

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What people are saying about Apulia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 60 reviews

We had a great time during this visit. The first part of the visit was done by bike and the ride was really pleasant and enriching thanks to the good humor and the very good explanations of our guide Jade who spoke very good French. Then we learned to prepare the local pasta and then tasted it, a very good experience! Finally we were treated to superb Italian ice cream always in the company of our guide. It was a great time, I highly recommend this experience!

Terza was amazing! Super interesting, funny and the whole tour was fun and tasty. We enjoyed Carmela’s pasta lesson and food. We highly recommend this tour and doing it with lovely Tereza

Really good trip with delicious food along the way! Especially the foccacia - it was absolutely amazing

Emmanuel was a fantastic and fun guide. He truly knows his hustory about Bari and the food.

Great city tour and great pasta experience. Mille grace!