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Dear Robertson Wine Tours’ Client:

For our fourth chapter in the wine and food experience of Basilicata & Puglia for the members of Jetsetter, we have made some structural changes and listened very hard to the feedback from our previous clients over the years. We have chosen two new structures, mainly due to their excellence and authenticity. As before we start in Matera and experience the food, with bread making, cheese and gelato tasting, culminating on a short cooking demonstration and then enjoying a banquet served in a historical palazzo with views over the gravina of Matera. There will be time to meet the artisans of Matera as well as an in depth guided visit of the town.

Wines as ever feature heavily and being RWT we will give the passengers not only a whole new way to understand the wines of Italy, but how to enjoy wine per se. We will focus on the regional emblematic varietal of Basilicata: Aglianico. And the mineral and ethereal wines of Etna in Sicily ... the most active and impressive volcano of Europe. In Puglia we will visit two wineries, one with global fame and the other much smaller and lovingly tended. Wine tastings will also include the North and South of Salento with Negromaro, Primitivo and Susumaniello in prominence, but with local varietals for the whites and the famous roses will feature.

We move from Matera after 3 nights into Puglia and we set ourselves up on the coast of the Valle d'Itria, the most interesting and fascinating part of Puglia. It has taken us years to finally find a masseria that is authentic and wonderfully run with all the touches that our clients need. It is just wonderful. The masseria has outstanding cooking experience, from gathering the ingredients to the hands on making of local dishes. This tour will satisfy the most ardent gourmand. It will never take a hectic pace although we enjoy the main sights of interest. This tour is taking in the white cites as well as being able to have the sensation of enjoying the wonderful coastline of Puglia. We will visit Alberobello with the Trulli (world famous) and the incredible restaurant of Il Poeta Contadino (1-Star Michelin) that has won consistently the best wine list in Southern Italy. Locorotondo competes as one of the most picturesque towns of Italy. And then the very beautiful coastal towns of Monopoli & Polignano a Mare, the regal town of Martina Franca … all with their own people, foods and personalities. Our final visit will be at the almost undiscovered town of Ceglie Messapica with the wonderful restaurant of Al Fornello Da Ricci (1-Star Michelin) where we will enjoy a superb lunch. The final days are less involved with time for our clients to enjoy the wonderful masseria and take a final deep breath of the Southern Italian Air.

All in all this tour is about meeting the local people, mixing, eating and tasting some wonderful wines always with first class guiding.


Table of contents


Tour Day by Day – Puglia & Basilicata – Wine & Food Experience for a Group – 8 nights


BREAKFAST / LUNCHES & DINNERS


In this itinerary, we make it clear where meals are included:

 

(B) Breakfast

(L) Lunch

(D) Dinner


TOUR DAY BY DAY


DAY 01Arrival IN / Matera / Hotel in Pietra


Arriving at Bari Airport (BRI)

From Rome Airport (FCO)

Reception & Departure at Bari Airport with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Matera

08:00 PM Arrival & Check IN at Hotel in Pietra

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Matera

Please Note: Consult Our Restaurants Guide of Matera

Sleep at Hotel in Pietra / Room Category: Deluxe


DAY 02Welcome Wine Tasting & Dinner


Morning Free Walking & Discovering Matera On Your Own

Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Matera

Please Note: Consult Our Restaurants Guide of Matera

Afternoon Free Walking & Discovering Matera On Your Own

06:30 PM Reception at Hotel in Pietra with Tim Robertson

07:00 PM Welcome Wine Tasting & Tour Orientation at Hotel in Pietra

Please Note: Focusing on the Wines of Basilicata

08:30 PM Welcome Dinner with Wines at Nadì Restaurant in Matera

Please Note: At Walking Distance

Sleep at Hotel in Pietra / Room Category: Deluxe


(B) (D)


DAY 03 – Sightseeing Matera: Cultural & Wine Experience


Morning Free Walking & Discovering Matera On Your Own

Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Matera

Please Note: Consult Our Restaurants Guide of Matera

03:00 PM Departure from Hotel in Pietra with Anne

Guided Walking Tour of Matera

06:00 PM Visit & Wine Tasting at Atelier of Donato Rizzi with Tim Robertson

Please Note: Focusing on the Wines of Sicily

07:30 PM Arrival at Hotel in Pietra

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Matera

Please Note: Consult Our Restaurants Guide of Matera

Sleep at Hotel in Pietra / Room Category: Deluxe


(B)


DAY 04 Sightseeing Matera: Wine & Food Experience


10:00 AM Departure from Hotel in Pietra with Tim Robertson

Walking Visit at Local Markets & Food Producers of Matera

Ì  Tasting of Local Ice Creams & Coffee at Cremeria dell’Angelo Ice Cream Shop

Ì  Tasting of Local Cheeses at Antico Gliro Dairy

Ì  Bread Making Experience at Cifarelli Bakery

01:00 PM Lunch with Wines at Private House of Mrs. Caterina Tarantino

Please Note: Focusing on the Wines of Piedmont

05:00 PM Arrival at Hotel in Pietra

Late Afternoon Free Walking & Discovering Matera On Your Own

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant of Your Choice in Matera

Please Note: Consult Our Restaurants Guide of Matera

Sleep at Hotel in Pietra / Room Category: Deluxe


(B) (L)


DAY 05 Polvanera / Sightseeing Valle d’Itria: Cultural & Food Experience / Masseria Montenapoleone


08:30 AM Check OUT from Hotel in Pietra

09:00 AM Reception & Departure from Hotel in Pietra with Francesca

Private Transfer to Gioia del Colle

09:30 AM Visit & Wine Tasting at Polvanera Winery

11:00 AM Private Transfer to Alberobello

11:30 AM Guided Walking Tour of Alberobello

01:30 PM Lunch with Wines at Il Poeta Contadino Restaurant in Alberobello

Please Note: 1-Star Michelin Restaurant

03:15 PM Private Transfer to Cisternino

03:45 PM Guided Walking Tour of Cisternino

05:15 PM Private Transfer to Pezze di Greco

05:30 PM Arrival & Check IN at Masseria Montenapoleone

07:00 PM Welcome Drinks & Tasting of Local Products at Masseria Montenapoleone

Please Note: Focusing on the Masseria Montenapoleone’s Own Organic Production

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Falegnameria Restaurant / Masseria Montenapoleone

Sleep at Masseria Montenapoleone / Room Category: Rustic


(B) (L)


DAY 06 Cooking Experience in Masseria Montenapoleone / Coastal Villages of Valle d’Itria


10:00 AM Cooking Experience & Wine Tasting at Masseria Montenapoleone

Please Note: Focusing on the Wines of Northern Salento

Lunch with Wines Based on Your Creations at Masseria Montenapoleone

04:30 PM Departure from Masseria Montenapoleone with Francesca

Private Transfer to Savelletri

04:45 PM Guided Walking Tour of Savelletri

06:15 PM Private Transfer to Monopoli

06:30 PM Guided Walking Tour of Monopoli

07:15 PM Private Transfer to Polignano a Mare

07:30 PM Guided Walking Tour of Polignano a Mare

08:30 PM Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Antiche Mura Restaurant in Polignano a Mare

10:30 PM Private Transfer to Pezze di Greco

11:00 PM Arrival at Masseria Montenapoleone

Sleep at Masseria Montenapoleone / Room Category: Rustic


(B) (L)


DAY 07 – Sightseeing Valle d’Itria: Cultural, Wine & Food Experience


10:00 AM Departure from Masseria Montenapoleone with Francesca

Private Transfer to Martina Franca

10:30 AM Guided Walking Tour of Martina Franca

12:30 PM Private Transfer to Ceglie Messapica

01:00 PM Lunch with Wines at Al Fornello Da Ricci Restaurant in Ceglie Messapica

02:45 PM Private Transfer to Ostuni

03:00 PM Guided Walking Tour of Ostuni

05:00 PM Private Transfer to Locorotondo

05:30 PM Guided Walking Tour of Locorotondo

Please Note: Including Guided Tasting of the Wines of I Pastini Winery at Cantico dei Calici Wine Shop

07:00 PM Private Transfer to Pezze di Greco

07:30 PM Arrival at Masseria Montenapoleone

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Falegnameria Restaurant / Masseria Montenapoleone

Sleep at Masseria Montenapoleone / Room Category: Rustic


(B) (L)


DAY 08 Enjoying Masseria Montenapoleone: Farewell Wine Tasting & Dinner


Morning Free Enjoying Masseria Montenapoleone

Suggested Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Falegnameria Restaurant / Masseria Montenapoleone

Afternoon Free Enjoying Masseria Montenapoleone

07:30 PM Farewell Wine Tasting at Masseria Montenapoleone

Please Note: Focusing on the Wines of Southern Salento

08:30 PM Farewell Dinner with Wines at Falegnameria Restaurant / Masseria Montenapoleone

Sleep at Masseria Montenapoleone / Room Category: Rustic


(B) (D)


DAY 09 Brindisi OR Bari / Departure OUT


(B)


END of SERVICES


ITINERARY INCLUSIONS


Airport Transfers (3)

8 Nights of Accommodation in the Hotels Listed in the Itinerary

Overnight Tourist Taxes

Private Transport with Driver & Air Conditioning

Expert Bilingual Guiding

Daily Breakfast

4 Lunches & 2 Dinners with Wines

Entrance Fee & Wine Tasting at 1 Winery & 1 Wine Shop

4 Informal Wine Tastings & 1 Cooking Experience

Other Activities Included in the Itinerary


ITINERARY EXCLUSIONS


International & Domestic Flights

Lunches & Dinners Not Included in the Itinerary

Gratuities for Restaurants

Gratuities for Drivers & Guides

Personal Expenses & Others Costs Not Included in the Itinerary

Entrance Fee to Museums & Sites

Activities Not Included in the Itinerary


If you are interested in this tour then please email us at [email protected]
or feel free to call us on 
U.S.A + 1 707 927 4167 or our Head Office + 39 0835 197 1596

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