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The fairytale town of Alberobello is known for its historic trulli homes, but this highlight of Puglia is also the epicenter of the region’s excellent cuisine. With this tour, combine a sightseeing visit to the UNESCO-listed town with a cooking class at a nearby farmhouse. End your day with tasting local wines and dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant in the postcard-perfect village of Noci.
The "Capocollo of Martina Franca" is a cold cut salami, namely a type of capocollo, obtained from meat of pigs that were born in big farms situated mainly in the area of the Valle d´Itria. It has been cited in some historical references, as a proof of the fact that it is a traditionally typical sausage of the region. In fact, already in the XVIII century it was well known, not only in Apulia but also in all the Kingdom of Naples, as the most representative product among the charcuterie of this territory. The whole piece of "Capocollo of Martina Franca" is beautifully wrapped in its original gut and a string is tied on top of it to hang it for the traditional seasoning.
Get up close and personal with the real Puglia on this visit to a local farmhouse between Noci and Alberobello. Learn how mozzarella acquires its texture as you watch your host stretch curds from the farm’s cows into long, elastic ribbons. Then taste fresh mozzarella alongside typical snacks such as taralli, the region’s answer to the pretzel, and friselline rusks. If you like, you can meet the animals too.
The people of Puglia have been growing olives for around 3,000 years and the region produces around 40% of Italy’s olive oil today. Learn how locals grow, press, and process authentic Apulian olive oil on this fascinating private class. Finally, discover the complex flavor profile of “Apulian gold” on a tutored tasting, with drinks and light refreshments.
Make your very own panzerotto—the small, doughy, calzone-style snack known as the king of Apulian street food—during this special culinary workshop, which includes dinner and drinks. Skip the tourist track and venture out into an authentic Italian home, where you’ll get a crash course in preparing traditional regional delicacies using farm-fresh ingredients. Then, dine on an array of tasty treats, paired with local wine.
Let yourself be carried by a local guide who will make you discover this magical place by showing you the secrets, local traditions and beauty of the trulli, typical buildings of Alberobello. The Trulli, made with local stone, are rural buildings, built with a technique dating back to prehistoric times and still used in this region. These masterpieces also show the skill of the master TRULLARE who uses a technique called "dry". Alberobello has been a UNESCO heritage site since 1996.