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Do you love Italian food and Italian cooking? Have you ever considered taking cooking lessons in Italy, the country infamous for its sensational, delicious Mediterranean cuisine?
Our cooking holidays in Apulia are specifically designed for those travellers not just seeking to experience the natural beauty of Apulia and hospitable culture of the Italians, but who are eager to learn the secrets of Italian cooking from the masters themselves – the Italians.
Italian cuisine varies greatly from region to region – even between places located just a few kilometres apart. Our cooking holidays in Apulia offer you the chance to take cooking lessons in Salento, thes othest area, and experience the unique tastes and smells of the local Italian cuisine and products of Apulia. At the end of this series of cooking lessons in Salento, you will have mastered and learnt the secrets of recipes typical of the Apulian region.
Salento is an island peninsula located in the heart of Apulia, in the centre of the Mediterranean, between the Ionian and Adriatic Seas. In between taking cooking lessons in Salento, you will discover the region’s enchanting scenery and natural landscapes, stunning local artwork, and its fascinating ancient Greek and Turkish history.
Salento is a land of culture and of great contrast, cultivated over many centuries. On your cooking holiday in Apulia, you will experience a melting pot of ethnicities and gain an insight into how the civilisation of Apulia has evolved over time and been influenced by the many people who have passed through it.
Apulia is not just an optimal location in which to take Italian cooking classes – it is a fascinating region to visit in its own right and is one of Italy’s best kept secrets; a destination little known to tourists or even to Italians themselves.
While taking cooking lessons in Salento , you will also gain an insight into traditional Italian culture. In particular, you will find that Salento is an area that still clings tightly to its historical traditions, one of which is the sacred duty of hospitality, passed down through generations and still upheld by Italians today, who will gladly and openly welcome you to their homes to share a meal.
COOKING CLASSES IN APULIA, A MARVELLOUS DESTINATION FOR THOSE WHO LOVE NATURE, THE SUCCESSION OF THE SEASONS, ORGANIC FARMING AND WARMTH
While taking cooking lessons in Salento, you will stay in the most beautiful, unique and exclusive locations of Apulia. For a very affordable price, our week-long cooking holidays in Apulia include 3 days of cooking classes in Salento, 3 nights stay in luxury accommodation, wine tasting, local excursions and transfer to and from the airport or train station.
While taking cooking classes in Apulia you will stay at our Masseria. A Masseria provides you with an authentic experience of the region. The Masserie were once the centres of vast areas of land dedicated to cultivation and grazing as well as residences, during the summer months, for the owners of the land and their employees. Today the Masserie have been restored and transformed into restaurants and small charming hotels. Ideal for those who like to immerse themselves in nature in search of peace and relaxation, these historic buildings characterize and make the landscapes of the region unique. Our Masseria offers guests optimal comfort with single, double and triple rooms, complete with en-suite bathrooms, mini-bars, LCD TVs, safety deposit boxes, and air conditioning. Outside you can find walking and trekking paths which take you on a tour of the typical Italian rural landscape and of the greenhouse grown aloe, a special plant with renowned benefits. In addition, you have access to a library with a wide collection of interesting books for you to read under the shade of the olive trees.
NO Single Room Supplement
|Accomodation in a luxury double room including daily house keeping, WiFi, Swimming pool, Bio olive oil production, Central heating, Air conditioning, Safety deposit box, Lcd Tv, Minibar, Hairdryer, free Internet service, Room for disabled people, Clean-up and laundry service, En-suite bathroom, Trekking paths, Laundry, Baby-sitting, Bike rental, Beach reservation, Boat reservation, language support.All transfers are included. Link with Brindisi Airport
690£ (912$) – No Single Room Supplement
So if you are passionate about cooking and eager to learn the secrets of Italian cooking from the Italians themselves, sign up for one of our cooking holidays in Apulia in the unique undiscovered region of Apulia. We guarantee you an experience that stimulates all of your senses – taste, smell, and sight – and one which enables you to discover the history, beauty and culture of Salento along the way. Meanwhile, at the end of each day of cooking lessons in Salento, you can relax in the luxurious comfort of our Masseria.
Arrival and accommodation in the Masseria (manor farm), welcome cocktail, Visit to the Masseria with the tale of the Story of Rural life in the Manor Farms of Salento.
Cooking class on typical dishes of the Salentine Cuisine, accompanied by the Chefs of the Masseria in order to acquire the techniques and methodologies of the traditional Salentine and Mediterranean rural cuisine, with evidence of local dishes and healthful elements thereof.
Relax in the Swimmingpool Area of the Masseria,
Traditional dinner of Salento
Hearty breakfast in the Masseria and soon after:
Transfer to visit the Byzantine Crypt of Carpignano Salentino and departure to Otranto, with a visit to the Cathedral of the Holy Martyrs and to the Castle. Return
Lunch at the Masseria.
Afternoon: walk outdoors in the Pineta
Learn kneading: Preparation of bread or traditional sweets, with the possibility of using the antic oven of the year 1700 for baking the said products like in the past: pucce, friselle “piscialette“, cuddure, or preparation of homemade pastries of the rural tradition with positions in which to mix the ingredients, knead and extract the shapes of traditional bread, cakes and pastries.
Light dinner in the Masseria
Cooking class accompanied by the Chefs of the Masseria in order to acquire the techniques and methodologies of the traditional Salentine and Mediterranean rural cuisine, with evidence of local dishes and healthful elements thereof.
Relax in the Swimmingpool Area of the Masseria, (Let’s idle a little together!)
Lunch at the Masseria
Transfer to visit Lecce and the Acaya Castle.
Departure by coach to Lecce, the southern Italian city of art, known as the “Florence of the South” or the “Florence of the Baroque“: the ancient Messapian origins and the archaeological remains of Roman rule mingle, indeed, with the richness and exuberance of the Baroque (typically of the seventeenth century) of the downtown churches and buildings.
The architectural development and the decorative enrichment of the facades was particularly fruitful during the Kingdom of Naples and characterized the city in such an original way so as to give rise to the definition of Baroque of Lecce; during the visit, great importance have the many workshops of the renowned cartapestai (papier-mâché moulders) of Lecce.
After visiting Lecce, we will head for the Acaya Castle; the castle is located a few miles away from the Adriatic coast of Salento, not far away from Lecce and Vernole, of which Acaya is a fraction.
This fortress is among the most innovative and better cared for of the whole “Kingdom of Naples”; in fact, its Planner was one of the most popular military architects of the sixteenth century.
At the end of the excursion
In the exterior: typical dinner of Salento based on fish and truffles, cooked in a special pot called the “Pendulum“. Peculiarity: spaghetti are cooked in a uniform manner together with the ingredients without being previously parboiled into water.
Return to the Masseria and overnight.
Departure back to the airport.
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