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Lecce: Private Tour with Pasticciotto Tasting

1. Lecce: Private Tour with Pasticciotto Tasting

The discovery of Lecce starts from the beginning, pre-Roman and Roman, to the great period of the Baroque. Take a walk to the historic center that will take you to discover the wonders of Lecce, one of the most beautiful cities of southern Italy. The route starts from Porta Napoli to Piazza Duomo, Cathedral, Bell Tower, and Bishop's Seminar, the baroque heart of Lecce. Continue walking to the Church of St. Irene, Piazza Sant'Oronzo, where you can see the ruins of the Roman amphitheater, the church of San Marco and the Sedile. Walking through the streets of the old town, you will visit the Church of Santa Chiara and Roman Theatre, other important particulars of the story of Lecce. During the tour, you will taste a typical pasticciotto, a cake made with pastry and cream. The tour ends at the Basilica of Santa Croce, a jewel of Lecce Baroque and Celestine Convent.

Lecce: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

2. 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.

Lecce: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

3. Lecce: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal to you the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant 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.

Lecce Private Home Cooking Class

4. 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

5. 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.

Lecce: Market Tour and Private Home Cooking Class

6. Lecce: Market Tour and Private Home Cooking Class

Taste the traditional flavors of Italy with a cooking demonstration and dining experience, led by an expert home cook. Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes as your guide shares their cooking wisdom, which has been passed down in their family for generations. Wander through the local area with your guide to shop for the ingredients to use in your cooking class. Learn how to choose the best produce, and enjoy the distinctive atmosphere of the Italian market. Back at your local guide’s home, immerse yourself in a private cooking class. Discover the secrets of some of the most famous regional cuisine. Put your cooking skills to the test and then enjoy a meal to taste everything you’ve made, accompanied by a selection of local wines. 

Apulian Cooking Course with Menu

7. Apulian Cooking Course with Menu

Looking to WOW your friends and family with some amazing new dishes? Green Italy's cookery course offers the opportunity to master some wonderful seasonal dishes to add to your repertoire. Selection of starters, main courses and desserts covered, recipes for all supplied. Enjoy a cooking class of 4.5 hours in a typical house and family of Puglia. Is available In the morning and in the afternoon. Menu Starters - Focaccia - Fried zucchini flowers. - Marinated zucchini - Fresh salad First Dish - Home made pasta "Orecchiette" with meat sauce Second Dish - Meat Rolls (Braciola) ,meat balls and eggplant parmesan Dessert - Crostata

Lecce: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

8. Lecce: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. Then, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her/his family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish and dessert with drinks (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

Bike Tours in Lecce and Wine Tasting with an Oenologist

9. Bike Tours in Lecce and Wine Tasting with an Oenologist

Discover the historic city of Lecce in Italy's heel on this guided wine bike tour, multilingual (group) or monolingual (private). Are you ready to discover the fine wines of Salento? Then let's go! We will immerse ourselves in the historical centre of Lecce to discover its architectural treasures. Then we will learn the secrets of the wine tradition and culture of this beautiful region of Puglia in a wine cellar accompanied by an oenologist. The tour begins by visiting the main attractions of the old town such as Porta Napoli, the monumental entrance to the city, Santa Croce’s Basilica with its fascinating baroque style and Sant’Oronzo Square. The tour goes on through the characteristic narrow streets of the old town, discovering the Amphitheater and the Roman Theater, the squares and the lovely baroque style from Lecce, visiting the immense Piazza del Duomo, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. The tour ends with a stop at a wine shop to taste three wines from the Puglia region: a negroamaro, a primitivo and a susamaniello. An oenologist will explain the transformation of grapes into wine, the grapes suitable for its production, but also the production process itself, and the techniques associated with it.

Lecce: Rickshaw Tour and Wine Tasting with an Oenologist

10. Lecce: Rickshaw Tour and Wine Tasting with an Oenologist

Experience a private or group wine tour in the comfort of a modern, environment-friendly rickshaw with an oenologist guide. Discover its architectural treasures and learn the secrets of the wine tradition and culture of this beautiful region of Puglia in a wine cellar. Begin the tour by visiting the main attractions of the old town such as the monumental entrance to the city, Porta Napoli. Then, admire Santa Croce’s Basilica with its fascinating baroque style, and Sant’Oronzo Square. Head through the characteristic narrow streets of the old town, discovering the Amphitheater and the Roman Theater, the squares and the lovely baroque style from Lecce. Then, visit the immense Piazza del Duomo, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. Stop at a wine shop to taste 3 wines from the Puglia region: a negroamaro, a primitivo, and a susamaniello. An oenologist will explain the transformation of grapes into wine and explain about the production process itself, and the techniques associated with it. After the tour, you can explore the churches on your own by buying an entry ticket inside the Cathedral.

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What people are saying about Lecce

What a wonderful morning we had at Matilde's beautiful villa We were welcomed warmly and made a number of authentic Puglian dishes. Cannot recommend her highly enough

We had an amazing experience at Guilia's home. She made us feel at ease when we got there and served us some of the best food we had in Italy. We'll be back!

We were warmly welcomed by Stefy and Lisa. We made different kinds of pasta. It was very nice and well organized! Recommended!

Even if you already know how to cook, you always learn something, especially with Cesarina.

Very good know-how about the history and exciting stories. The time just flew by.