Castello di Ugento

HANDPICKED

EXPERIENCES

Your itinerary includes a handpicked selection of immersive experiences, connecting you with our favorite local guides, chefs, producers and artisans.

Cooking Classes

& Food Experiences

Eating in Italy is all about the region; if you're in Puglia, visiting a local mozzarella producer is a must. Have a night in Emilia Romagna? Don't miss a visit to a local balsamic vinegar acetaia. In every region travelers have the opportunity to discover local culinary traditions, producers and products through delicious hands on experiences. Some of our foodie experiences include: 

  • Apulian cooking class at Castello di Ugento

  • Market tour and Sicilian cooking class at local chef's house

  • Parmiggano Reggiano dairy visit and tasting 

  • Truffle hunting at Palazzo Seneca

  • Tuscan olive oil farm visit with lunch and tasting

Winery Visits & Tastings

From the dramatically terraced vineyards overlooking the sea in Liguria and Campania, to the rolling hills of Tuscany and Chianti, great wine can be found in every region of Italy. We work with wineries all over the country, and have access to some of the most amazing wine cellars in the country. A range of wine experiences are possible, including:
 

  • Winery visit with tasting lunch

  • Wine & e-bike excursion

  • Seaside hike and winery visit

  • Alpine wine cellar visit & tasting 

  • Tuscany off-road wine excursion

Private Guided Tours

We work with the very best professional guides, locals who are experts in their field and their region. Private tours are customized to your interests, and are the perfect opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Italy's most famous sites, while gaining insight into hidden gems of the are. Some of our favorite private tours include:

  • Private Vatican tour

  • Private Florence market tour

  • Private Pompeii and Herculaneam tour

  • Private Venice tour with water taxi transportation

  • Private Amalfi Coast and Capri boat excursion

Active Excursions

One of the things we love about Italy is there is need to choose between active excursions and cultural immersions. Up in the mountains? Take a rest at an alpine rifugfo, where you can enjoy everything local dishes amidst a stunning backdrop. Biking along the coast of Puglia? A stop at a local restaurant for fresh seafood is a great way to explore along the route. We ourselves are avid bikers and skiers, passionate golfers and expert paraglider pilots, and we know the best places and professional guides to connect you with in every region. Some of our favorite active and outdoor excursions include:

  • Road, mountain and e-bike rides

  • Hiking 

  • Golf

  • Tandem paragliding flights

  • Via ferrata​ 

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