Rural life has never been so delicious! That is where all Italians go to find the most relaxed atmosphere, tastiest local food and genuine people.
WINE TASTING AND PUGLIA COUNTRYSIDE
Travel into the Apulian countryside, sprinkled with countless Masserie, the traditional old farm houses typical of Southern Italy. Your Access Italy driver will lead you through fields of olive trees and prosperous vineyards to a local winery, where the resident Sommelier will take you on a 360° private wine tour of the premises. You will savor the best Negramaro and Primitivo wines and enjoy classic Apulian snacks immersed in a bucolic scenery, as the sea breeze invigorates your senses.
TRANI, OIL TASTING AND CASTEL DEL MONTE
Discover the Corato area, celebrated worldwide for its refined Olive oil. Apulia is the number 1 Olive oil producer among all Italian regions, with an abundance of small estates surrounded by vast expanses of olive groves exposed to the sun, the wind and the sea. You will explore the lively coastal town of Trani, with its impressive cathedral standing on the seaside right by the port. You will enter a Medieval Castle and explore its peculiar octagonal structure recognized by Unesco as World Heritage site. Your Access Italy Guide will then take you to a local producer for a taste of several Olive oils and Apulian treats, such as the famous fragrant Taralli, allowing you to savor the genuine flavors of the Apulian countryside.
MATERA: CITY OF STONES
Escape the Apulian seaside for one day and visit with our tour guide Matera, on the border with the Region Basilicata. Your Access Italy Guide will take you on an exploration of the ancient cave dwellings of the Old Town, an area better known as Sassi di Matera, or Matera’s Stones. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993 and European Capital of Culture 2019, Matera will offer you the possibility of uncovering a hidden underground town made of rupestrian churches, Romanic architecture, tall medieval bastions and aristocratic palaces sprinkled all across breathtaking panoramic routes that wind around stairways, squares and alleys that often run along rooftops, leaving you with the feeling of walking among a Nativity scene.