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Lecce: Walking Tour

1. Lecce: Walking Tour

Your tour begins from Sant'Oronzo square, where you will find a Roman Amphitheater which was first discovered at the beginning of the 20th Century. The itinerary goes on to the historic center, which is rich with churches and old buildings decorated by Baroque Art. During the tour, it will be possible to look at papier-machè artisans at work. This kind of art belongs to Lecce from the 17th Century, when it was conceived to decorate churches, back when the paper was the only material available. It continues to adorn the houses and the churches of this magical city thanks to old masters and young people.

Andria: Castel del Monte Sunset Tour

2. Andria: Castel del Monte Sunset Tour

Discover the history of one of the most fascinating castles in Italy, the Castel del Monte, which was built in the 13th century and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1966. Learn more about the castle from your guide and hear about the many theories surrounding its origin. Enjoy a walk around the walls to watch the sunset and admire the surrounding landscape of olive groves and coastline. Later, enter the interior of the castle to discover its architecture and history. You will also hear the story of Emperor Frederick II, a charismatic and important historical figure for Southern Italy.

Alberobello: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

3. 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.

Bari: Private Walking Tour

4. 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.

Bari: City Discovery Game

5. Bari: City Discovery Game

An interactive city discovery experience across Bari. You’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser, with your challenge starting from Molo San Nicola. All the information you will need for your adventure will be in an email you will have received previously. Throughout your experience you will be required to solve 9 riddles. Each riddle will take you from one (hidden) location to the next, and on the way you will unlock local recommendations and fun facts, whilst learning about the history of the city. You will discover spots in Bari that most locals don’t even know, as you see popular sights from a different angle. Explore the charming old town streets of Bari, the capital of Puglia, discovering the stories of churches and other impressive buildings and finding out about secret spots and historical curiosities. You can also indulge yourself in some fresh and tasty local treats during the break, which is in one of most vibrant and local spots of Bari, right in the Old Town.

Locorotondo: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

6. Locorotondo: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

Stroll through Locorotondo, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, on this 1.5-hour tour. Meet your local guide in Piazza Aldo Moro in the historic center of the town. This area is characterized by white houses built in local stone and arranged in a circle, alleys decorated with flowers, and balconies overlooking the Valle d’Itria. From your vantage point, you'll get glimpses of the villages of Cisternino and Martina Franca. During the walk, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the church of San Giorgio, the Saint Patron, and the beautiful clock tower.

Polignano a Mare: Guided Walking Tour

7. Polignano a Mare: Guided Walking Tour

Polignano a Mare is a picturesque city, thanks to the presence of the blue sea in contrast with the white of the houses. Polignano is famous for two reasons: it was the birthplace of Domenico Modugno, the singer of the famous song Volare, and also for the Red Bull cliff diving, during which experienced divers leap from the famous terrace. A local tour guide will take you to visit the historic center during a pleasant walk. It will show you the history of the city as well as the daily life of its citizens and its traditions. During the walk you will have the opportunity to see the art of churches and buildings, to walk among the alleys adorned with flowers and to read the poems written on the faces of the buildings.

Otranto: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

8. Otranto: 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.

Manfredonia: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

9. Manfredonia: 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.

Fasano: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

10. Fasano: 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.

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What people are saying about Apulia

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We absolutely loved Mary’s cooking class! Mary and Abele have a wonderful and beautiful home with a spectacular view! We learned a lot and loved every minute of it. We definitely recommend this class :) Benni & Lara

Very friendly and very professional guide. The tour will last 2 hours and half and we will go through all the explanations. Ens is going to discover a city full of enchantment.

We visited Lecce, the cradle of the Apulian baroque, with Aurora, a very prepared, friendly and helpful guide. 3 hours of flying tour.

The guide Luigi who was assigned to us was very professional; his preparation is excellent. Well done.

Great experience. Aurora nice and competent. We suggest.