Cooking in the Trullo

Boutique cookery class in Alberobello. You will learn how to prepare the best Puglian heritage food, like orecchiette, strascinati, cime di rapa.
This culinary day trip will take you in some of Puglia’s most fascinating sights. First you will visit a historic Masseria in Itria Valley, home to an ancient olive mill and some of the oldest olive trees in the region: incredible, ancient gnarled living monuments. After an entertaining and informative tour, you will enjoy a tasting of some delicious extra vergin olive oils.
In the early afternoon we will then head to Alberobello, UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for Trulli, little whitewashed houses with conical roofs unique to Puglia. On our guided Alberobello tour you will learn the fascinating story of their origin and visit trulli made into shops, restaurants, and even a church. Take also time on your own to admire further these unique creations, sip a cappuccino and/or a glas of wine. Next it’s time to enjoy a savory cooking class at a locals’ home, a typical Trullo-house, unique to Puglia. This will be absolutely outstanding ! In a real authentic Puglian trullo Gianni & his wife Mina will teach us how to prepare a selection of Puglian typical recipes, such as the famous “orecchiette cime di rapa”, polpette, and some typical vegetarian side dishes. Follows a memorable dinner with all dishes we prepared and great local wine at Gianni’s trullo-home.
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Pizza Making with Rocchino in Amazing Lecce

This boutique day trip will take you to explore the streets of Baroque and Renaissance in the amazing town of Lecce, “The Florence of the South”. You will be struck by the intensity of the warm yellow pale typical of this region and the arabesque embroidery of baroque art. Take time on your own to explore further, shop and admire this unique town.
In the afternoon it’s time to a memorable pizza making class at one most beloved Pizzerias of the whole Salento district. The co-owner Rocchino will teach you the fine and fun art of pizza making. With his expert guidance we will create, from scratch, our very own Neapolitan style pizzas. For dinner, we will enjoy celebratory Neapolitan pizzas paired with best local wines or craft beers. You rock ! read more