Spring in Basilicata and Puglia: a small group tour with Vitalia Tours

Matera (Basilicata), UNESCO World Heritage Site, at sunset

A picturesque alley filled with flowers in Cisternino, Puglia

Make Orecchiette in a pasta making class

Make Orecchiette in a pasta making class

If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-track Italian vacation, look no further than Vitalia Tours’ small-group tour of Basilicata and Puglia in May.

At Vitalia Tours, we focus on the experiential tour. We want our customers to discover their “personal” Italy through authentic experiences, introducing them to small farms, wineries or local artisans.

—Catherine Bruno

SAN JOSE, California, USA, March 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Experience the best of Italy’s undiscovered south on this unique small-group tour with Vitalia Tours. From the ancient towns of Matera and Alberobello to the stunning coastal villages of Polignano a Mare and Gallipoli, you’ll understand why these regions are one of Italy’s last secrets. With a maximum group size of just 6-12 people, this is your chance to explore unspoilt Italy on an 11-day escorted tour. Highlights include cooking classes, pasta making, wine tastings, artisan tours, and guided tours of some of the most beautiful towns and villages in Puglia and Basilicata.

Tour: Untouched Italy: Basilicata and Puglia
Dates: May 3-13, 2022
Trip duration: 11 days/10 nights
Group size: 6 to 12 people maximum

Some tour highlights include:
• 7 nights in Basilicata in a picturesque farmhouse
• 3 nights in Puglia in a typical masseria
• Most meals included
• Private guided walking tour of Matera
• Visit to a “ghost town” in Basilicata
• See the ‘Trulli’ of Alberobello
• Several wine tasting experiences in both regions
• Walking tour of Lecce
• Visit to an olive farm with tasting
• Private cooking class (making pasta and focaccia!)
• Mozzarella and burrata cheese making class
• Shop at local markets
• Watch demonstrations by local artisans
• English-speaking guides

The small group size of this tour ensures a more personalized and intimate experience. You’ll have the opportunity to visit some of the lesser-visited places in Basilicata and Puglia, experience the best of rural Italy, learn about its fascinating history and culture, while sampling local cuisine and amazing wines along the way. Guests will stay in small boutique accommodations and most meals will be taken together at local farmhouses or family restaurants, with an emphasis on delicious traditional dishes cooked with simple, fresh ingredients that best represent these two regions unique. Between daily adventures and excursions, you’ll have time to explore and shop in quaint villages or sit back, relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

If you’re looking for an intimate and boutique tour company that will take you off the beaten path in Italy, Vitalia Tours is a great option. With small groups and a wealth of experience, Vitalia Tours offers unique small-group guided tours that showcase the best of Italy. From incredible food and wine experiences to visits to artisan workshops and fascinating historic sites, Vitalia Tours will show you an authentic side to Italy that you won’t find anywhere else. Moreover, Vitalia Tours is passionate about Italy and its culture, history and people. They believe that experiencing Italy firsthand is the best way to truly understand and appreciate this amazing country.

For more information or to reserve your place, visit www.vitaliatours.com or send a request to [email protected]

Catherine Bruno
Visits to Vitalia
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