Puglia Cooking Vacations
Journey to the “heel of Italy” for a cooking holiday that is full of exquisite produce, freshly pressed local olive oil, and full-bodied wines. Puglia (Apulia in English) lies in the far southeast and its location and flat, fertile land makes it ideal for agriculture. It produces more of Italy’s bread, olive oil and wine than any other region, and boasts a year-round abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, lovingly applied in the flavorful yet simple local cuisine that you will explore on your Italian cooking vacation. The miles of coast supply plentiful seafood, while the vast plains provide excellent grazing land, making fresh meat a staple of the Apulian kitchen. Puglia is one of the oldest settled parts of Italy, and the archeological sites (early Italic, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and more) and stunning Baroque cities provide a wealth of cultural explorations to round out your culinary tour.
Please see the full list of our cooking holidays and culinary tours in Puglia below. Please also take a moment to explore our other decadent cooking holidays in Italy, like our Umbrian cooking class vacations or our cooking course tour in Lombardy.
Cooking Vacations in Puglia
In this getaway to Puglia — which gets 300 days of sunshine a year — discover the local cuisine with five hands-on cooking classes with a local chef and stops at various food factories and artisans. This trip includes accommodations at a charming, recently renovated masseria (country house).
6 nights – Available any week on request (except during July & August) for a minimum of 2 people.
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Known as “the heel of Italy,” Puglia (also known as Apulia), is one of the first parts of Italy inhabited since ancient times. Due to its temperate climate, it is a highly fertile region, producing the largest amount of olive oil and wine in Italy, and boasts a year-round abundance of fruits and vegetables.
6 nights – Available year-round on request for a minimum of 2 people.
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