Get an authentic taste of local culture during this 3-hour cooking class in a private Lecce estate. Join the estate’s owners, both professional sommeliers, to create a meal of Pugliese specialties, and then enjoy your meal with a selection of fine wine.
Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Lecce on a leisurely bike tour. Pedal through the flat, bike-friendly streets and piazzas with a local guide and visit highlights like the Basilica of Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo, and the ruins of an ancient Roman amphitheater. Enjoy the fresh air and flexibility of a 2-wheeled tour, and stop often to snap photos, browse local boutiques, and sample regional food and wine.
Lecce is best known for its sumptuous baroque architecture, but the city has an equally rich cuisine worth exploring. Discover both its cultural treasures and gastronomic delights with this tour that combines a guided walk past the Basilica of Santa Croce, the cathedral, and other highlights of the historic center with stops to sample traditional specialties like savory “rustico” and “frisella” pastries, and the sweet custard-filled “pasticciotto”.
Some of Salento’s—also called the Peninsola Salentina—loveliest towns lie just south of Lecce on the “heel” of boot-shaped Italy. With this tour, save time by visiting four of the region’s most characteristic towns in one day, stopping at cathedrals, baroque churches, castles, and public fountains along the way. Let your guide takes care of the itinerary and a driver southern Italy’s narrow highways.
The city of Lecce is known for both its Baroque architecture and excellent street food. With this experience, discover the best of both without getting footsore by combining sightseeing and food tasting in a single bike tour. Zip through the picturesque lanes of the old town to take in the historic palaces and churches, stopping to sample local delicacies like “puccia”, “taralli”, and “pettole” washed down with Puglian wines.
Escape the crowds and explore the hidden treasures in the Parco Naturale Regionale Costa Otranto with this kayak excursion led by marine biologist guides. Learn about the native marine flora and fauna from your guide as you explore the Grotta Monaca, a sea cave known for its pristine waters and cove. Glide silently into the Baia dei Turchi to swim and snorkel in the secluded bay and relax on the beach.
The Porto Selvaggio kayak trip is our most popular trip, also suitable for those who have never paddled. Along the way we will show you hidden caves and crevices, all to explore! We will pass under the Tower of S. Maria dell’Alto, along one of the highest coastal stretches in this area. Here are the most beautiful caves of the route. This trip is an exceptionally exciting and memorable trip down the coast which allows you to experience the transparent waters of the beach at the end of Porto Selvaggio Bay. You can also take a walk in the pine forest to shelter from the heat, take pictures and immerse yourself in the cold waters of the spring. We will take advantage of the unique perspective from the sea and the proximity to the coast that only a kayak can offer to visit one of the most beautiful stretches of sea in the Ionian Salento! During the kayak trip, if the sea allows it, we will enter the beautiful cave of Green Lagoon cave!
- Learn how to make orecchiette "pasta fresca" in the heart of Lecce old town with the locals and in a wonderful location over an incredible Baroque view
- Enjoy a guided wine experience with local experts and learn the ins and outs of Puglia wine production
- make pasta and taste wine with the locals in a wonderful location with a gorgeous view
ASD GALLIPOLI SCUBA DIVING was founded by a group of friends with an irrepressible love for the sea. Our experience as divers in all the seas of the world has allowed us to fully grasp the beauty and fragility of the underwater world. The association was born with the intent of letting as many people as possible know the wonders of the sea, being convinced that to make the unforgettable experience of the first breath underwater, to observe closely for the first time a colorful nudibranch and to swim in deep blue, it is the best way to fall in love and respect the greatest resource of all humanity. The sea.
Immerse yourself in the rich architectural array of Lecce during a private 3-hour rickshaw tour of the charming city. After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, greet your guide and climb aboard your comfortable rickshaw. Cruise past historical highlights like the Roman amphitheater; absorb the Baroque beauty of monuments like the Basilica di Santa Croce; and delve into authentic local culture as you stop to sample local specialties in popular eateries. Receive the undivided attention of your guide on this tour.
Discover the Faggiano Museum in Lecce with this entrance ticket including a guided tour. Explore this historic building where a wide range of archeological objects was discovered in the early 2000s. Go inside this private building, once a convent, to see frescoes, tombs, cisterns, and more.
• Discover the wonderful cities of the Apulia region on an alternative way
• Ride in complete freedom and indipendence by choosing the bike that suits you best
• Plan your route from town to town, by the seaside or countryside
• Let us suggest you places and events that could not be missed
The historic center of Lecce is one of the most interesting in Puglia. The particularity of its Baroque architecture derives from the ability of local artists and architects who, between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, have done something unique thanks to the quality of the tender local stone. Our tour will be a journey through time, from the splendor of the Roman Empire to contemporary Lecce. An elegant and refined city where churches and ancient buildings alternate artisan workshops (especially papier-mache), shops and places where you can taste typical products.
The day takes place visiting two wineries: in each we will taste 3 or more selected wines ("NO entry level wines")
Furthermore, my tours always have a convenient organized and private transfer, with their own insurance, which will allow you to taste the wines without worrying about having to drive.
IMPORTANT: I always accompany my guests personally throughout the day and, as a professional sommelier, I am available for technical and non-technical information.
During the experience we will visit historical and traditional companies while during transfers between one winery and another, I will have the pleasure of telling you the history of the wine of my region; in this way you will be able to appreciate the visits in the cellar, understanding how the Apulian wines were born and evolved.
I visited and selected numerous wineries throughout Puglia and chose very small wineries often run by families, historic wineries or even cellars with an attached wine museum.
Introduce yourself to the wonders of Lecce with an expert guide and a private walking tour. See the piazzas, palaces and churches of this beautiful Baroque city with your guide during a 4-hour walk. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour to visit the Basilica di Santa Croce, the ancient Roman amphitheater and the Piazza del Duomo as you explore the so-called ‘Florence of the South.’
1 HOUR AND 30 MINUTES - JEWISH TOUR
The tour begins with the visit of the area around the Basilica di Santa Croce, which stands on what was originally the Jewish neighboorhood. During the tour, your guide will tell you about the Jewish community here, and why the Jews were forced to leave Lecce in 1541, during the reign of Charles V. The tour continues with the visit of the underground museum “Palazzo Taurino: Medieval Jewish Lecce”, situated on the remains of the Synagogue, with its mezuzah and mikveh.
The wine tasting takes place inside a historic building, precisely on the panoramic terrace, located on the perimeter of the historic center. With this experience you can learn about the Apulian wine history and you can taste 3 local wines, through which to understand the typical features of the area.
For those who wish, it is possible to learn the basic techniques for tasting. All the wines selected as well as being of quality, and never "entry level wine", are produced by small companies and in small quantities (10-12 thousand bottles per label) in historic cellars that produce wines with traditional methods and respectful of the regional style.
The wines are combined with local products.
The sommelier is at your complete disposal.
This is the only experience of Salento cuisine that offers you a taste of the real typical products of our region. I will be happy to explain to you the whole history and the food and wine culture of Salento while we will prepare lunch or dinner tasting together the best wines of Salento.
Explore the hidden corners of Lecce and meet a local artisan for a papier mâché workshop during this walking tour. Maximize time spent in Lecce with an itinerary that includes the top landmarks in the old town plus a tasting of local products such as cheese, salami, and gelato. Learn about papier mâché techniques during a workshop in a typical atelier.
The site on which the Jewish Museum of Lecce stands is the fulcrum of the ancient Jewish quarter, as there was the fifteenth-century synagogue. Today its undergrounds are part of a historical itinerary accessible by the visitor. During the visit we observe the tanks used for ritual ablutions (mikwa’ot), the door jamb space in which a mezuzah was housed and the remains of the ecclesiastical building whose perimeter is substantially the same as the pre-existing synagogue.
Available languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish.
Enjoy an up-close experience of Puglia’s picturesque countryside on this languidly paced, full-day bike tour. Meet your guide, set off from Lecce, and continue onwards to Acaya, where you’ll see its historical castle and stop for light refreshments. Then, head to the Adriatic coastline and go for a refreshing swim before visiting Le Cesine Nature Reserve: the region’s last-remaining wetland habitat. Finally, bike back to Lecce along scenic country lanes.
Explore with professional Excursion Guide the north coast of Otranto along the Path of the Hermit, breathtaking coastal Trekking. Walking along scenic coastal paths, discover resurgences of freshwater and hidden caves, explore the famous Grotta della Monaca and the mysterious
Cave of the Hermit, discover the natural swimming pool, relaxing break and a refreshing swimming in the hidden Beach in the Bay of the Turks.
exciting excursion we will do
Trekking to discover Otranto and
explore the Idro Valley, in the
Otranto-Leuca Natural Park. Trekking on the coastal paths,
visit the legendary costal tower Torre del Serpe,
explore the world-famous Red lake in the Bauxite quarry. Trekking in the Natural Park, exploring the Tumara Wood and visit Masseria Scalelle. We will explore the Selva del Turchese and
Trekking in the Idro Valley.