Traveling Like a Local with Locals!
♥ La Dolce Vita Salento Style! ♥
It’s so fabulous to be back in Puglia in spring time! It’s hard to believe that this is trip and tour #6! Every visit is as spectacular as the previous– always more to see and experience- and all of this is made all the more special because I partner/collaborate with local experts. Ylenia and Michele of YLTourPR and I have been a team for three fabulous years.
♥ Now returning is like returning home…
Our 10 day immersion begins with a warm welcome to the beautiful Masseria that will be our home for the first half of our experience…♦ Our first day is a visit to a family owned and managed organic olive tree farm for a tour and tasting…♦ And, that evening we learn how to make local specialties, taralli and orecchiette with Ylenia, Mamma Anna and Mamma Angelina…
♦ Then Ostuni, “the white city” with its stunning panoramic view of the valley and Adriatic…♦ The next day we go off the beaten track to take a guided walk in Cavallino, one of hundreds of untouched local villages of the Salento rich in history and treasures…
♦ Nearby we are privileged to visit the studio of Renzo, a renowned master sculptor of local pietra leccese stone…♦ After our fascinating visit with Renzo, it’s time for lunch and we are guests at a local agriturismo.
♦ Dating from the 16th century, we are treated to homemade rolls baked in a wood burning oven along with delectable local specialties including the pasta we helped to make.♦ The piece de resistance is the cherry torte/cake. Cherries are in season and there are 2500 trees here! Even a homemade cherry liqueur! Delizioso!!♦ Then, a little wine tasting and we’re ready to return to Lecce to rest before still another delectable evening repast…
Our fourth day takes us to the Baroque crown jewel of the Salento, Lecce.♦ We’ll make Lecce our home base for the next five days of our exploration and immersion into Puglia. ♦ We’ll explore the land of the trulli, Alberobello, Polignano a Mare, Otranto, Gallipoli, Galatina and more…not to mention the exquisite cuisine and wine of the region. ♦
♥ I’ll be sharing hundreds more photos but I would rather be sharing the real thing…la dolce vita Salento-style…with You!!! ♥
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