Magical Puglia

Trip Summary

Enchanting, Magical & Unspoiled. This is Puglia. Italy’s most secluded coast boasting miles of ancient olive orchards, vineyards and a slow-paced culture. This region is celebrated for its rustic organic cuisine, ancient wonders, and charming locals. A sun-drenched coastline and stunning Baroque cathedrals are just a taste of this alluring coastal gem. We’ll explore this breathtaking area, spread lengthwise and bordered by the Adriatic and Ionian Seas.

Embrace this picturesque region also known as “the heel of the boot” of Italy, bordered with hundreds of kilometres of Mediterranean coastline and dotted with small villages in shades of white and gold. We’ll appreciate the unique architecture of Puglia including the extravagant and stunning Baroque and Greek styles in Lecce, Ostuni, Trani, Polignano a Mare and Monopoli. The fairytale “Trulli” – stone huts with distinctive conical roofs of Alberobello and incredible surreal Matera in the region of Basilicata, a must-see UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Enjoy the beautiful vistas and ancient wonders of Puglia. Enjoy your stay at a 5-star luxury boutique hotel – Don Ferrante Dimore di Charme in the charming, historic seaside town of Monopoli, a perfect central base for all our excursions.

Savor the culinary pleasures of Puglia. From world-renowned wine & olive oil to gastronomic cuisine, with local and Michelin star chefs.

Join Carol on a journey of appreciation of farm & sea to table cuisine and a relaxed and culturally rich way of life in Southern Italy. We'll taste and savor wholesome foods and cuisine, based on simple and natural recipes passed down through the generations.

Carol from Delectable Destinations offers carefully planned itineraries which include a wonderful mix of culture, history, luxury, and beauty while you indulge your culinary palate with fine food and wine. You’ll be led on a magical journey punctuated with a new adventure daily. You’ll embrace the Apulian culture and all the beauty of this “untouched” region.

This exclusive culinary and culture tour is curated by Carol. It highlights a week of activities,, including delectable cuisine, visits to beautiful coastal & hilltop towns and UNESCO World Heritage sites – Matera and Alberobello, a tour of an ancient olive orchard with 3000-year-old trees, an opportunity to meet the owners of family-run vineyards, artisanal bakeries, cheese and salami producers and an exclusive hands-on cooking experiences with local and renowned chefs.

Our mission is to provide personalized attention to each traveller. Our exclusive trips are limited to small groups of passionate travellers.

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“We would happily book another Delectable Destinations tour with Carol as we know that we will have the experience of a lifetime.”

Nan R., York, ME

“It was a pleasure to travel with someone who doesn’t regard the experience as business, but as an opportunity to share incredible beauty and wonderful people with the lucky few.”

Don F., Laurel, MD

“The trip to Puglia far exceeded my expectations. The restaurants we went to, the cooking classes we had, the trips to little towns and best of all our first class accommodations. It was wonderful !!! Thank you”

Susan L., Goshen, NY


June 4 - 11, 2024 - Sold Out
Group size: Maximum of 6 guests per trip



  • Round trip pick up and transfer – Bari Airport (BRI – airport code) or train station
  • 7 nights accommodation at a 5-star luxury boutique hotel
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Local wines included with all lunches and dinners
  • All Cooking demonstrations and/or hands-on classes
  • All excursions and tours as per itinerary
  • Ground transportation – Private for our group

Not Included:

Airfare, train travel, insurance, incidentals, personal expenses and other expenses not indicated as included.

Detailed Itinerary:

A detailed daily itinerary is available upon request. Please contact us at

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