This honeymoon itinerary a bit out of the box features the most alluring destinations and the most luxurious accommodations. Stay in charming country retreats, Masserias and luxurious resorts. This itinerary takes you to Matera, the city of stones, which is one of the most ancient dwelling places in history, still inhabited today. Then it takes you to the discovery of Valle d’Itria (Itria Valley), set on a high fertile plain in the centre of Puglia which stretches from Putignano in the north to Ostuni in the south. Soak up the ambience and experience the Italian romance of the beauty of these unspoiled areas.
MAKE BURRATA (A KIND OF MOZZARELLA) IN ALBEROBELLO
Enjoy the pleasure of a full immersion into nature while visiting a typical Italian manor farm, where you will be able to see and participate in the production of Burrata (a kind of mozzarella) and other dairy products.
Afterwards a tour of the most important monument of the city of Trulli, UNESCO heritage.
TOUR OF ALBEROBELLO, THE TRULLI DISTRICTS
The magical old town centre of Alberobello is a trulli wonderland that charms and delights old and young alike. They are typical construction with the conical roof and make Alberobello a unique and unrepeatable city. It was declared a UNESCO heritage in 1996. The trulli of Alberobello follow one another next to each other, along lanes and narrow streets paved with “chianche”, creating landscapes and magical atmospheres that are truly unique and unrepeatable.
THE WHITE CITY: OSTUNI
Ostuni is considered an architectural jewel, and is commonly referred to as “the White Town” (“La Città Bianca“, in Italian) for its white walls and its typically white-painted architecture. A monument on its own, the town’s largest buildings are the Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace, together with a number of palazzi of local aristocratic families.
MILLENARY OLIVE TREES TOUR
Today the area between Monopoli, Fasano, Ostuni, and Carovigno is where the greatest numbers of the ancient, millenarian olive trees are to be found. One of the most ancient streets, via Traiana (built under the dominion of the emperor Traiano about 2000 years ago), to link Rome with the harbor of Brindisi and the east helped to develop the trade of oil. Along the Traiana’s route there are large numbers of farmhouses with their own hypogeum oil mills and olive groves, that are Roman or Messapian.
You will take a short walk through the olive trees to reach the monumental olive tree known as “the olive tree of the three sisters“, nominated for the Giganti di Puglia (giants of Puglia) Challenge. On the way back, you will take the opportunity to have a chat with an expert, who will tell you about his experience as an agricultural entrepreneur and teach you to recognize the merits of a good extra virgin olive oil.
A TOUCH OF MATERA AND A TOUR ON AN APE CAR
Your English Speaking Guide will welcome you in Matera, the Town of Stones. You’ll start the day with the discovery of the ancient crafts of this mysterious and fascinating land: the clay worker, the baker and the cheese maker. After discovering these ancient crafts, you will have lunch inside a beautiful cave and then go back to the 50s on board of an Ape Car for a guided tour of the city.
Let yourself be transported with an old Ape Car, through the streets of Matera center and in the famous historical places of the Sassi di Matera. A journey through the alleys and views of the city of Matera between churches, history and naturalistic and Baroque art, sitted on a three-wheeled sofa. Comfort, style and culture: ingredients of one of the most exclusive tours of the city that combines the value of a quality driven service with the pleasure of a scenic walk.
MATERA’S BREAD EXPERIENCE AND THE ANCIENT FLOURS
When it comes to bread, Italy’s know-how goes back centuries. From north to south, every town can boast its own traditional bread, the most famous of which includes that made in one of Italy’s most beautiful regions, Basilicata. The particular bread from Matera has long been the city’s symbol. Its form and unique taste are the fruit of ancient culture and tradition that still live on today. You will discover and compare different types of flour, belonging to the past. With the help of an expert, you will prepare the dough for the bread or pasta. Then you will see the process of leavening and how it is baked in a wood oven.