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Our most recommended Apulia Food & Gourmet Tours

Alberobello: 2-Hour Walking Tour

1. Alberobello: 2-Hour Walking Tour

The tour will start with a beautiful view from the Belvedere terrace, introducing the interesting history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue your visit of the two districts Aia Piccola and Rione Monti, where you can admire the typical houses with their unique architecture. Walking among "trulli" and little alleys, you'll reach the trullo-shaped Church of San Antonio. Finish off the tour with a visit to a local's home, where you will get the chance to taste typical products, such as extra virgin olive oil.

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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. 

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From Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

3. 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.

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Bari: Guided Walking Tour

4. Bari: Guided Walking Tour

Meet your local tour guide next to the Norman-Swabian Castle and begin your historic walking tour through Bari. Explore Bari's old town, where time seems to have stopped. During the guided tour, you will have the opportunity to meet locals preparing handmade pasta outside of their houses. You will visit the Cathedral of San Sabino, an example of Apulian Romanesque architecture, built between the 12th and 13th centuries. You will also be able to admire the Basilica of San Nicola, where the relics of St. Nicholas of Myra are kept. The Basilica is an important religious destination that attracts pilgrims from all over the world. If you choose the sunset option, walk around and take in the beautiful sight of the sunset reflecting off the sea.

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Lecce: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tasting and Walking Tour

5. Lecce: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tasting and Walking Tour

Taste the best traditional snacks Lecce has to offer while exploring the quaint city center and its impressive monuments. Meet your guide at Porta San Biagio, one of the main old gates of the city. Begin your food tasting experience with the frisella, which is roll-bread, twice baked and topped with fresh tomato and local olive oil.   Then, you’ll start to move down the cozy alleys of the city center to discover its hidden treasures, with the help of your expert guide who will be full of anecdotes and historical details.   Your next tasting will be salami, tarallini (similar to a pretzel), and wine in one of the oldest family vendors in the city. Admire Piazza Duomo, surrounded by a closed square and elegant monuments before heading to Porta Napoli to learn about the obelisk that stands in the center of its square.   After savory tastings, it’s time for dessert — taste Lecce’s most famous cake, the pasticciotto, a small pastry stuffed with custard that locals love to eat for breakfast. Finally, you’ll arrive at the main square, Piazza Sant’Oronozo, where you can admire a fabulous Roman amphitheater. Finish with the grand finale, one of the best gelato in town.

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Alberobello: Walking Food Tour

6. Alberobello: Walking Food Tour

Embark on a guided culinary tour of the city of Alberobello, famous for its picturesque UNESCO-listed whitewashed stone huts. Meet your local guide on Via Indipendenza and begin your journey through one of Puglia's most important locations.  Head up to a viewpoint to admire panoramic views over the entire city before enjoying a stroll through the alleyways of Alberobello's historic districts. Here, marvel at the curious architecture of the Trulli and visit the iconic Trullo church. During your tour, you will stop at regular intervals to sample some of the city's famed food specialties. Sample local products such as primitive wine, cured meat, and cheeses, including the delicious burrata and pecorino.

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Lecce Private Home Cooking Class

7. 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.

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Monopoli: Legends and Gastronomy Tour

8. Monopoli: Legends and Gastronomy Tour

You will meet the local tour guide in Largo Plebiscito, from where you will begin walking through the historic center of Monopoli, which is a maze of narrow streets that hide small art treasures. Your guide will lead you, telling you the story of the Madonna coming from the sea so loved by the inhabitants of the city. You will visit the church and its small underground, and will also learn about the legend kept in the walls of the castle. Following that, your guide will show you the best places that you can taste fish sandwiches, the best Monopoli ice-cream, the tastiest coffee, or the best restaurant for a special dinner. If you wish to taste some typical products at the conclusion of your tour, your guide will be happy to accompany you.

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Bari Walking Tour

9. Bari Walking Tour

Visit the main attractions of the old town and get a real feel the city. See the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Walk along the cobbled, narrow streets, where old ladies still make pasta by hand, kids play outdoors and people cook in every corner. Discover the modern French part of the city with opera theaters and luxury shopping streets. Explore the famous fish market near the seaside, and the lively squares where a taste of local products is not to be missed. Finish your adventure with a tasting of delicious local ice cream. 

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Bari: Matera Day Trip

10. Bari: Matera Day Trip

Your tour will begin as a comfortable minivan picks up you from Bari, at which point you will travel to Matera. Once having arrived, meet your licensed tour guide that will show you this stone city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Matera is one of the most evocative cities in Italy, and was actually chosen as the 2019 European Capital of Culture. Characterized by the famous caves that were inhabited up until the first half of the 900s, Matera consists of two old neighborhoods: Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso. Through these areas you will enjoy a guided walk, with views over the Murgia Materana Park. Your tour guide will show you houses and churches built in the caves, as well as the recently restored cathedral, which was edified starting from the year 1230. In the afternoon, you will travel back to Bari by minivan.

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What people are saying about Apulia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 61 reviews

Very interesting and pleasant way of visiting Lecce. For a group of 6 persons we rented three rickshaws with guide. The guides were very enthusiastic and explained everything in English. We laughed much. The tour lasted 1,5 hour and we saw the highlights of Lecce. We also stopped for a coffee which was a treat of the company. Afterwards they sent us pictures. Everything was perfect. We enjoyed every minute! Thank you.

Definitely worthwhile! We got to explore Lecce and all of its historical highlights while sampling delightful treats along the way. The perfect combination and great value. We were very fortunate to have the lovely Antonella as our guide. She was so knowledgable, friendly and welcoming and her English was perfect. Would 100% recommend. Thank you Antonella!

we liked the tour, our guide answered all the questions that i had and he was rally nice also to out daughters.

We had a great time with Rosie. Love the city and food. Really opened our eyes to good never had before.

Antenella was great - she gave us so much history and local knowledge! Loved the tour and food!