♥ Puglia ScrapbookZ: Fall 2016 ♥

Let's Go to Italy Together!

♥ Si! Another amazing, fabulous “head over heelz” experience in Puglia! ♥

Paula, Rose, Cheryl and Linda joined me and my fabulous Puglia partners and team… and we had so much fun together!

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Toasting to a fabulous time together in Puglia.

Sightseeing, cooking, wine tasting, meeting local artisans, olive harvest with picnic and “kicking up our heelz” dancing the pizzica!

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With Ylenia & Michele: Cooking together is fun & delicious…

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Our expert local guides – Lucrezia & Anna, & Fabio, our amazing driver…

Let's Go to Italy Together!Everyone LOVED Masseria Provenzani and a true taste (literally and figuratively) of the Salento country lifestyle…and its wonderful warm people!Photo Victoria De Maio

Let's Go to Italy Together!Cooking (& wine tasting) with Yle, Michele and Mamme at Puglia Wine School!

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My sensational partners, Michele & Yle – Puglia’s best!

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Pizza Party at Puglia Wine School!

Let's Go to Italy Together!And, staying at Patria Palace in the Baroque gem, Lecce? Favoloso!

“Everything about this hotel was fantastic. Staff was wonderful, rooms were fantastic, breakfast was delicious. The location was perfect: walked everywhere.” – Cheryl L.

Let's Go to Italy Together!Visiting historic towns and villages including the UNESCO designated trulli of Alberobello, Ostuni – the “white city”, Otranto and Galatina and their breathtaking cathedrals, , the seaside gems of Polignano a Mare and Gallipoli…

What were the highlights of the trip?

“Too many to mention – everything was so memorable –Puglia itself is such an amazing place!

The visits to the olive grove, winery, coffee mill and Lucca’s bakery were not to be missed. Also meeting local artists such as the sculptor Renzo Buttazzo was truly unforgettable!

The small towns we visited were wonderful but Lecce itself was such a terrific surprise –I really liked the city – very cosmopolitan and vibrant but also very easy to walk around as well.”  – Paula J-H

Let's Go to Italy Together!

Read MORE about their experience in their own words! ♥

Let's Go to Italy Together!Cheryl

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Cheryl

“I am not a ‘tour’ person. I have traveled extensively, both solo and with friends
and family, avoiding group excursions.

I am so delighted to have found Postcardzfrom Victoria! She, along with her partners in Puglia, organized the perfect trip: we stayed in a beautiful Masseria in the countryside and a gorgeous hotel in the city of Lecce. The days were organized with a perfect variety of activities from touring historical and artistic sites to cooking and olive picking. Food and wine were delicious and plentiful.

I would not hesitate to join Victoria on another adventure in the future.”

Let's Go to Italy Together!Linda

Puglia Linda

Linda

 “This was my first trip out of the country alone.  Victoria provided a trip filled with excitement, organization, fun and safety.  Every detail was well thought out and provided for a trip I will never forget and hope to do again. 

Every meal, excursion, cooking class and those with whom Victoria partners with in Italy were glorious.  ECCELLENTE  E GRAZIE”

Let's Go to Italy Together!Paula

Puglia Paula

Paula

Experiencing Italy with Victoria is like winning the lottery. Her meticulous planning, and partnerships with Italian experts indigenous to the regions visited, makes her small group tours so rewarding.

Last year I joined her and a bunch of wonderful like-minded ladies in Puglia, a region which I had wanted to visit for ages. The best thing about going with Victoria is that in fairly non touristy areas such as this, you are well and truly looked after without having to worry about transport, accommodation guided tours etc. Our two totally different types of accommodation were fantastic and a wonderful balance of country and city. The visits to wineries, coffee mills, pasticcerias, artists and crafts people, were so enjoyable. Each village visited with expert local guides, as well as amazing artworks and architecture was definitely a highlight for me.

Our days were filled with rich experiences but there was still time on some afternoons to explore on our own or just hang out drinking wine and enjoying the ambience. Last but by no means least was the food! The cooking schools we participated in were wonderful and the restaurants visited were incredible. The food in Puglia is so diverse and such excellent quality and so fresh! Not to mention the aperitivo, the coffee, the wine………..!

If you are thinking of going to Italy with Victoria believe me do not hesitate- just do it, you won’t regret it! I went to Umbria with her in 2015, Puglia in 2016 and would not hesitate to join her again in the near future.”

Let's Go to Italy Together!Rose

Puglia Rose

Rose

A trip that will stay with me always. Wonderful food with beautiful people made this a truly unique experience! Victoria was the perfect tour leader.”

Let's Go to Italy Together!

Graphic Copyright Victoria De Maio I can’t begin to tell YOU how much it means to me to share Puglia with YOU!

Say “Si” and Let’s GO…Together!

YES, there are a few spaces left for 2017! Will you be in my next scrapbook? I hope so…

Highlights – 2017

Registration & Details:

Fall 2017: September 22 – October 1

ONLY 2 Rooms Left!!!

Let's Go to Italy Together!

√ Check Back in April for 2018 Dates!

Questions? Contact Victoria