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Taste of Salento-Authentic Culinary Experience

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Taste of Salento-Authentic Culinary Experience - Soleto Travel
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Menaka "This was an exceptional tour with quite a difference! I am a 59 year old female from Australia, and I was travelling alone. I had not seen this region in Italy before and was looking for a tour to join. This was the only tour available during the dates I had available - the only issue was that I was the only one booked on the tour!! After some negotiating - the company agreed to run the tour, tai..."
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9 reviews
Starts
Brindisi
+7 Destinations
Puglia
Ends
Brindisi
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Highlights

Start and end in Brindisi! With the food & culinary tour Taste of Salento-Authentic Culinary Experience, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Brindisi, Italy and 6 other destinations in Italy. Taste of Salento-Authentic Culinary Experience is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
16 to 75 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
14
Transportation
Private Vehicle
Travel style
Food & Culinary, Discovery

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  • LO
    Written on October 9, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    My first experience with tourradar and soleto tours - the tour was amazing! I would highly recommend for anyone wanting to explore Puglia. Emilio and Clara treated us like family, from the meals to accommodations to travel excursions. We got an insider's view of the area and as a result go to explore and learn a lot about Puglia that many residents are not even aware of! Emilio is a great chef and as such we enjoyed delicious meals every day and also enjoy a great cooking class with him! I look forward to returning to explore more of the area - as one week was too short! I think we all left wishing we had a least a couple more days to explore and enjoy their gracious hospitality. I highly recommend this trip!!
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  • L
    Written on October 8, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was an excellent choice. The balance of farm life and country excursions was good..... would have liked more cooking lessons. Interesting places visited and commentary was great. LOVED THE FOOD chef Emilio prepared. I would recommend this experience.
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  • NM
    Written on September 30, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The whole concept was great, staying at the farmhouse, having meals prepared and explained daily. Tours around the Solento area daily, there is much to see and varied. Visits to artisan industries, the history and geography of Solento and the food was great.
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  • AB
    Written on September 27, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    What a fantastic trip and wonderful hosts, both Emilio and Clara where brilliant. The home stay was fantastic as was all the food and wine we consumed. The local visits and tours are both informative and a stunning insight into a beautiful part of Italy. Included trips varied from food and wine producers to factories and Mills producing some of the areas finest products. The cultural and scenic excursions are a beautiful insight to this growing but not yet overly touristy part of Puglia. Visit before it becomes such. Lots to offer and reasonably unspoilt. Cannot thank Emilio and Clara enough for there hospitality and local connections. I wish them all the very best as they grow and expand the land and business they love so much. I cannot wait to return and be part of there vision for this part of Puglia
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  • Taste of Salento-Authentic Culinary Experience reviewer 5
    Written on September 22, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    From we were met at the aiirport Emilio and Clara were fabulous hosts. Their olive farm is in a tiny village south of Maglie, where they live with their two little daughters and an enthusiastic puppy. As he drove us down from Brindisi Emilio explained the countryside we were passing. He took us for a tour of the olive factory when we arrived. The oil production is about to start up again for this year. Our little cottage on the farm was delightful with a private bathroom and a kitchen of our own, not that we ever needed to cook! Emilio cooked all our evening meals and each one was a local type of food (he took us out for pizza one night). The breakfasts he served us were delicious with local pastries, melon, Home made spreads and blood orange juice every day. Each day Emilio took us to all sorts of interesting places where he explained the local history and culture. Some days Clara took us to see the sights while Emilio cooked dinner. Ever day was interesting and different and it was so valuable to see it with a local. We were a group of 3-5 guests depending on the day and it was great to have a personalised tour each day. In some places we had a local guide to provide more details about a town or area. We went on a boat trip to see the coast from the sea which was great with amazing swimming straight off the boat. We visited a weaving factory, a pasta factory, many churches, many towns and many interesting parts of the Salento area. I could not recommend this trip highly enough. It was amazing from beginning to our final trip all the way to Bari airport with Emilio’s dad. A wonderful experience!
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  • A
    Written on September 15, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    You are treated like a member of the family from the moment you step off the plane every day you will explore a different part of Puglia a very magical place it’s history ,crystal blue coast ,Emilio will cook for you delicious organic meals .
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  • CC
    Written on June 9, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Their local knowledge of the area, produce and the services
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  • S
    Written on May 22, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    In April we went on the Taste of Salento Tour. We stayed at Emilio and Clara s olive farm and stayed with them. Each day they provided breakfast and dinner and all was enjoyable. Emilio cooked us some lovely dinners. Each day we went to a different area of Puglia. We also visited a vineyard, mozzarella factory, cake manufacturer and pasta factory. Overall we had a great week and saw and learnt so much. Our guide in Alderobello, Lecce and Brindisi was Carlo and he was very knowledgeable. A great week!
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  • MD
    Written on August 4, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was an exceptional tour with quite a difference! I am a 59 year old female from Australia, and I was travelling alone. I had not seen this region in Italy before and was looking for a tour to join. This was the only tour available during the dates I had available - the only issue was that I was the only one booked on the tour!! After some negotiating - the company agreed to run the tour, tailored for me alone!! I was initially reluctant to do a solo tour, but figured it would be the only way I would be able to get around Puglia on my own. This tour went far beyond all expectations I had - from the very moment I met Clara at the station, until saying goodbye to Clara and her husband Emilio when they dropped me off at the station in Lecce. I was accommodated in the most wonderful Masseria (farmhouse) owned by Clara and Emilio. My apartment was brand new consisting of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen/lounge area and a terrace. It was very comfortable and air conditioned throughout. The Masseria is on 20 hectares of olive trees as well as a variety of fruit trees and an organic vegetable garden. It is very quiet and tranquil. Emilio is the chef - and has a real passion for cooking. The food he prepared was fresh from the garden with an incredible variety of dishes. Twice a day I ate in the restaurant (which is also open to the public) - and each time I ate, I was delighted by the freshness and flavours of the food. Both Clara and Emilio drove me around the entire of Puglia - introducing me to incredible sights from archeological and historical to just about every cave, beach, cove and lake on both sides of Puglia. Nothing at all was a problem for them! The tour was very relaxed - yet I was immersed fully in the experience of seeing and experiencing new sights, activities and food every day! I have been to Italy around 15 times - and this was the BEST experience I have ever had, without doubt!!!! Truly - I cannot recommend this tour enough! I have been back home for 2 days - and I can't wait to get back and do it all over again (which I am planning for next September). A huge thanks to Clara and Emilio (and their two adorable little girls) - you gave so much of yourselves and have touched my heart forever!! Grazie Mille!!!!
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 - BRINDISI
  2. Day 2 - LECCE, MAGLIE
  3. DAY 3 - OTRANTO
  4. Day 4 - GALLIPOLI
  5. Day 5 - ALBEROBELLO
  6. Day 6 - OSTUNI
  7. Day 7 - CASTRO

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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 478 km.
  • Brindisi (Italy)
  • 37 km
  • Lecce (Italy)
  • 36 km
  • Otranto (Italy)
  • 40 km
  • Santa Maria di Leuca (Italy)
  • 123 km
  • Ostuni (Italy)
  • 29 km
  • Alberobello (Italy)
  • 133 km
  • Castro Marina (Italy)
  • 81 km
  • Brindisi (Italy)
  • 0 km
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