♥ Let’s Kick Up Our HeelZ in Puglia: REGISTER for Fall 2018 ♥

Let's Go to Italy Together!

♥ Head Over HeelZ in Puglia!! ♥
La Dolce Vita Salento Style!!

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September 21 – September 30

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Let's Go to Italy Together!Be Seduced by the Secret Salento,  “Terra Tra Due Mari”, the Land Between Two Seas.

Photo Victoria De Maio

Kicking Up Our HeelZ & LOVING Puglia!

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Let's Go to Italy Together!

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Registration Deadline = July 1st!

Your Cost for This Fabulous ALL-INCLUSIVE Experience is Only:

$4075 USD per person (Double Occupancy)*
$4375 USD per person (Single Occupancy)*

(* based on payment by check, there is a surcharge for credit cards/PayPal)

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Register by March 28th, 2018 &

$AVE $200 per person!

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Let's Go to Italy Together!~ Everyone Who Registers Will Receive a Signed Copy of My Book, Victoria’s Travel TipZ Italian Style! ~

Let's Go to Italy Together!

I’m Coming! How Do I Register?

  • Deposit = $500 USD per person.
  • The Deposit is NON-refundable and non-transferable. Cancellations must be made in writing to Victoria De Maio.

V-sightseeing - small no LuluFor Your Convenience – Two Payment Methods

1. Pay by Credit Card or Bank Transfer:

  • You can pay with a credit card or transfer funds from your checking account  via PayPal. (You do not need a PayPal account.)
  • You will be invoiced for the Balance 75 days prior to departure (July 1, 2017). 

2. Pay by Check:

  • You will be invoiced for the Balance 75 days prior to departure (July 1, 2018).Let's Go to Italy Together!

Your Salento-Style Experience in Puglia!

(Scroll Down for Details on What IS and What IS NOT Included)

Let's Go to Italy Together!

Photos Victoria De Maio

Wine tasting and cooking together, visit local artisans…and more!

Let's Go to Italy Together!* What’s Included and What Isn’t *


  • 10 Days/ 9 nights at exclusive accommodations: A 4-5-Star Accommodation in Lecce  (5 nights) V-apronand a charming restored masseria in the Salento countryside (4 nights).
  • Transfers from/to Brindisi Airport.
  • ALL meals are included: ALL breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
  • Local wines with all lunches and dinners.
  • ALL activities & sightseeing as outlined in the Daily Itinerary. Services of a private bi-lingual tour guide and your Tour Leader.
  • Private transportation throughout your stay.
  • WiFi, maid service, linens, amenities.
  • Assistance with pre- and post- tour travel plans provided by Victoria.

Not Included:

  • Transportation to Italy.
  • RT airfare to Brindisi.
  • Any meals, wine/refreshments, or activities not included in the Daily Itinerary.
  • Gratuities. (See recommended guidelines in General Information below.)
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended).

General Information:
What is the nearest airport?
Brindisi, Italy (Airport code = BDS). Remember that your arrival date is Friday, September 21, 2018. If you are flying from the U.S., you need to make flight arrangements departing (no later than) on September 21.  Your departure date is Sunday, September 30.
Once fPostcardZ from Victoriainal payment is made, you will be asked to provide your travel arrangements.

Where are we staying?
A luxury accommodation in Lecce’s historical center.
A charming family-owned masseria in the countryside a few kilometers from Lecce .

Can I have my own room and bathroom?
Yes, single rooms are available but limited. All of the rooms are en-suite, i.e., they have their own bathrooms.

Do I need a passport/visa?
Yes, you will need a current passport for travel to Italy. Be sure it is valid for at least 6 months from your date of departure from Italy. No visas are required to visit Italy.

Who should I contact for more information?
Your hosts are:
U.S. – Victoria De Maio, postcardsfromvictoria(at)gmail(dot)com
Puglia – Ylenia Sambati, info(at)yltourpr(dot)com

How do I communicate with family/friends?

The accommodation in Lecce has telephones and free WiFi.
The Masseria has free WiFi (in public areas) and a computer for checking emails but no telephones.
In either case, be sure to check your data plan/make arrangements with your local cell phone provider before you leave..

What should I bring to wear?
In fall, the weather in Puglia should be temperate and comfortable. Bring comfortable clothing and layers. It’s crucial to have comfortable walking shoes. Look at the itinerary and pack accordingly.

Luggage Limitations! Each guest is limited to two (2) bags: one no larger than 25″ (rollaboard size) and one small duffle (in addition to a handbag).

Are there laundry facilities?
Laundry service is available for a surcharge. There is a washer (no dryer) at the masseria. (Clothes are hung dry in Italy.)

Should I bring cash and how much?
Italy uses the euro and although ATM’s are located at airports and towns, to avoid wasting precious time, I suggest that you do bring some euros with you upon arrival for gratuities, souvenirs, incidentals, etc. I recommend that you bring (at least) 300 EUR in small bills and change.

What if I have a special need?
Diet: If you have dietary restrictions, please be sure to indicate on the Registration Form so that the cooks can be advised in advance.
Medications/prescriptions: Please be sure to bring your medications and prescription.
Physical: Please note that traveling in Italy does involve walking and standing on hard and often uneven surfaces, stairs and paths which can be challenging for anyone with physical restrictions.

What about gratuities?
Gratuities are not included in the cost of your trip. When eating at a local trattoria or ristorante, you will be asked to leave a little grazie,1-2 euros per person. For local guides and drivers, 1-2 euros and 2-3 euros/day for cook(s) and maid(s) is recommended. Budget recommended: $75-$100USD (per person)

Let's Go to Italy Together!Questions? Contact Victoria!

8 Responses to ♥ Let’s Kick Up Our HeelZ in Puglia: REGISTER for Fall 2018 ♥

  1. Gloria Borreca says:

    I would like more information about cooking classes. A small group of us would like to participate in cooking classes. We have been to the organic Tuscany Farm and loved our visit. Any detailed information would be appreciated.
    Gloria Borreca

    • Ciao, Gloria!
      Grazie for your inquiry….I would love to share more information about the delicious cooking classes we enjoy in Puglia! You are probably familiar with cucina povera if you’ve been to Tuscany – the simple, delicious style based on fresh, local, organic ingredients and traditional regional recipes. We enjoy learning about, cooking and dining on this fabulous fare (with local wines, of course).
      The 10 day experience includes several classes as well as dining at the Masseria and in local family-run trattorie (and a wonderful day visiting local markets and vendors).
      I would be happy to send you several links to the pages which give more details about our time in Puglia. Here is the Highlight page (click here). Here is one of the posts about cooking together :D. (click here)
      If you send me your email, I would be more than happy to “discuss” details – I’m also available by phone..
      Let me know how I can assist you and your friends!
      Buona giornata!

  2. I’m afraid this year isn’t possible, but, do you have any tours planned yet for next fall?

  3. Victoria,
    Late May might be a possibility. May 29 is my anniversary date at work, so that is when I get a new set of vacation days (15). Sometimes I have a few days leftover from the year before. This is one reason I always travel in the Fall, I always have days at that time. I too would love to do one of your tours, you know I do. :-) I’ll keep watching for your announcement. Thanks!!!

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