Only a few short weeks ago, more fellow travelers and myself fell in love with Puglia, the charming heel of Italy’s boot!
For me, it was my second visit and I was more than excited to return! I’m already looking forward to returning in Spring and Fall 2015 with YOU!Once again, we enjoyed the warmth and hospitality of our hosts, Ylenia and Michele!!!
Our accommodation, outside of Lecce, is the lovely privately owned and managed Masseria Provenzani. What could be more idyllic than spending 10 fantastic days among thousands and thousands of olive tree groves?
Cooking (and eating!) delicious regional specialties with Mamma Giulia…Dining at local ristorantes and trattorias…With expert guides and Fabbio at the wheel, exploring the sites and gems of the Salento area…Meeting friendly local artisans, who demonstrate their skills and share their specialties, is always a highlight!
An unforgettable homemade lunch and olive oil tasting with Bruno and Flavia of Serradei Tenuta Agricola. Visiting Squinzano’s new Puglia Wine School…and a surprise visit by Claudio Taurino, Councilman!Watching Angelo work his magic with mozzarella!Admiring Antonio as he crafts a papier-maché shepherd right before our eyes… Trying our hand at pastry making with the staff of Luca Capilungo’s …Sampling freshly made gelato with Antonio, Jeannette, Massimo & Paola……and so much MORE!!
I’ll be writing much more about our time together and experiences but don’t just take my word for it…
Here’s what my fellow lovers of Puglia have to say:
Carol L.: “If you want to experience rural Italy from the Italian’s point of view, this trip is for you! You will see many wonderful small cities and villages, taste some of the best food in all of Italy, and enjoy it among the warm and welcoming people of the smaller cities. Victoria and her cohorts in Puglia pulled out all of the stops to provide a truly great experience.”
Cheryl K.: “This trip was everything it promised and more. I have been to Italy twice before but never got the real ‘italian’ experience (the food, wine, people). And the value for the price was terrific. This was a real lifestyle and food odyssey and I loved every minute of it.”
Ginny D.: “This was a trip of a lifetime for me and so needed. Victoria made
every aspect of the trip a delight. Unpacking just one time was a plus, as well as having every thing so organized and not wasting any of our time figuring out what to do next. The quality of
food, the excursions, and the warmth of everyone at the Masseria was beyond exception. I would definitely recommend the trip to others. Now to save money for next exciting trip with Victoria.”
Miriam L.: “This was the trip of a lifetime- it enticed all the senses. I would recommend it to anyone!”
Come Kick Up Your HeelZ with Me in 2015!
Now, 3 Dates to Choose From!!!
NEW in Fall 2015!
A NEW Puglia Experience! Yes, we have another exciting Puglia – Salento Style Itinerary we will be offering next fall!
October 9 – 18
Details Coming Soon!!!
$ave $$ – Register Now!!!
Remember, we stay in one fabulous location and everything is included once you step off the airplane to when we drop you off!
So, what are you waiting for?? Andiamo!
I’m Coming! I Want to Kick Up My HeelZ in Puglia with You!