6 Days Apulia and Matera Self Drive Slow Food Tour

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6 Days Apulia and Matera Self Drive Slow Food Tour

Enjoy a 6 Days tour including sight of some of the most famous areas of Apulia. Discover Martina Franca, Ostuni, Gallipoli and Alberobello, among the others. Enrich your stay with tasting of Slow Food Presidia approved wines and local specialties.

Travel across Apulia, endowed by breath-taking nature, glorious past and culture
Try out several Slow Food Presidia products and other recommended local specialities
Taste the delectable, regional specialities at selected restaurants highly recommended by Slow Food in the “Osterie d’Italia” guide
Sample wines and/or typical local produces from wineries, “pasticcerie”, fresh produce markets and more
Marvel at the city of Matera and its historical "Sassi"

Immerse yourself in a journey filled with unforgettable emotions as you travel across a region endowed by breath-taking nature, glorious past and culture. Enjoy the pastoral countryside and majestic monuments of Apulia, such as noble palaces and ancient cathedrals, flavourful olive groves, old stone "Trulli" and charming white baroque buildings, spectacular caves and historic Masserie farmhouses.
Bakers, dairymen and farmers transform fruits into aromatic and delicious produces, which blessed Apulia with unique flavours and fragrances. Apulia is also synonymous with renowned winemaking tradition. Discover all in this 6-Days Slow Food Tour.

Day 1 - Arrival, Martina Franca

Arrive at your Hotel located near Martina Franca. Check in and head over to Martina Franca for a delectable welcome dinner at Ristorante La Tana, with their dishes dedicated to the Slow Food Presidia of Apulia. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Murgia: Grotte di Castellana, Alberobello, Martina Franca

We strongly recommend a visit to the incredible Grotte di Castellana, sitting at a depth of 70 metres, along more than 1 mile of road. Indulge in a Lunch in Alberobello with local produce and wines at Trattoria La Cantina. After lunch, take a leisure stroll amidst the iconic Trulli and patronise the little stores retailing homemade cheeses and fresh Taralli. Visit Martina Franca and wander around its charming historical town centre, stopping by the Partenope pastry shop in the Corso Italia and sample their signature delights. Return to your hotel and retire for the night.

Day 3 - Murgia: Cisternino, Ostuni

Depart for Cisternino, one of the most gorgeous villages in Italy. Visit its old town centre and drop by the little shops selling Capocollo before stopping for lunch at Taverna della Torre where you will be served with the delights of Capocollo and some other dishes and wines from the Puglia region. Visit the white town of Ostuni. Make a stop at Masseria Ferri to try some of their gourmet cheeses, such as the Caciocavallo, Cacio ricotta and Canestrato. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4 - Lecce, Manduria

After breakfast, visit the lovely Lecce for lunch, nicknamed the ''Baroque Pearl", take a walk around this ancient town and sample some of its fluffy bread, pizzas and the famous Pucce Leccesi (a traditional bread with olives, tomatoes and other vegetables) along the way. In the afternoon proceed to Manduria, the home of Primitivo wine, that you'll taste at the Wine Museum.Retire for the night.

Day 5 - Matera

Head towards Matera for a guided visit of the city of the "Sassi", ancient homes carved right into the rock, about 7000 years old and of of the most extraordinary intact examples of troglodite settlements in the Mediterranean region. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 6 - Departure


  • Martina Franca
  • La Murgia
  • Grotte di Castellana
  • Alberobello
  • Martina Franca
  • La Murgia
  • Cisternino
  • Ostuni
  • Lecce
  • Manduria
  • Matera
  • 5 nights in 4* hotels or historical residences
  • Buffet breakfast
  • 3 meals based on local food and wine (1 welcome dinner Slow Food, 2 lunches at "Osterie d'Italia Slow Food")
  • 3 guided tastings of foods and/or wines from the Apulia region
  • Matera Half Day Guided Tour
  • Tips (optional)
  • Transport
Meeting point: 

Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.


We suggest wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
Please note that transportation is not included. If you need to rent a car, please contact us for a quote.
Kids under 2 years old travel for free.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.