This way to Puglia
Only a week ago we published our first article on Puglia, the ‘undiscovered’ heel of Italy. We wrote about Australian Rob Potter-Sanders and his magnificently restored 16th century fortified farmhouse, the Masseria Trapana, a delightful stopover worthy of your consideration when you travel there.
Now here we are again with more hot news from that special corner of the world.
This time we are tempting your tastebuds as well as your eyes with a culinary adventure in Puglia and Basilicata.
In the first week of May 2018 you could be in the hands of Ali Pike of Southern Visions Travel and Lyndey Milan one of Australia’s favourite food, wine and travel presenters.
Ali is based in Italy with her business partner Puglia native and former professional cyclist, Antonello Losito.
Lyndey’s home is Sydney but she is quite at home in the Med.
Her 2011 TV series on Greece was a warm, generous and instructive romp through the food, wine and vistas of the Peloponnese.
She fell in love with Puglia when she first visited in 2013 with Southern Visions and her knowledge and personality make her the ideal person to lead this tour as she introduces you to unique food and wine experiences.
Get to know a whole new, make that old, Italy
This formidable partnership of Ali and Lyndey will open your eyes to a part of Italy very different to the well trodden streets you may know in Rome, Venice and Florence.
This is ancient country. Weathered towns and villages. UNESCO heritage sites, unique cave dwellings and iconic trulli houses. Amazing intimate towns gold and white in the sunlight. Largely unspoiled agricultural land where you will be delighted by the simple generous, flavoursome food. The local wines, largely unknown outside the district, are now being judged as some of the most enjoyable in Italy.
There are 60 million olive trees in this area, more that the population of the whole country. Some of them are a thousand years old, certainly older than the folks you’ll meet on this trip.
The Culinary Adventures tour is set for 1-7 May, 2018 when local weather is warm but not too hot.
An intimate group is planned, just 12–16 places makes travel arrangements easy and mealtimes enjoyable.
You’ll stay in centuries old noble estates and palaces (Palazzo Viceconte, Masseria Montenapolone) in elegant comfort before venturing out to explore the local cuisine and wineries such as Li Veli (www.liveli.it/en). You’ll experience breadmaking, cheesemaking and cooking classes with Lyndey.
Travel & Leisure Magazine describes Puglia today as “Enduringly unbuttoned and decidedly local”
To learn more of Lyndey go to www.lyndeymilan.com