Discover why the southern Italian regions of Abruzzo, Puglia, Basilicata and Campania are the newest foodie hot spots everyone's raving about.
Dine on a converted fishing platform on the Adriatic Sea, savour Apulian classics in a fortified farmhouse, sample organic mozzarella di bufala direct from the source and sip limoncello while soaking up the charming surrounds of Sorrento.
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Lose yourself in the ancient city of Matera, which sits dramatically on the edge of the Gravina gorge
Get your hands dirty in a cooking masterclass and prepare a traditional Campania feast
Dine by the Adriatic Sea while on a traditional trabocco fishing platform in coastal Abruzzo
This trip departs from Rome to Fossacesia on the morning of Day 2. If you wish to spend more time exploring this city, we recommend staying additional time in Rome either before or after your trip.
There are some long travel days on this itinerary, particularly from Fossacesia to Avetrana (Day 3, 5 hours) and from Matera to Sorrento (Day 5, 6-7 hours). There will be stops to break up these journeys. Its also a great time to relax and get to know your fellow travellers.
We use private transport for this trip, as locations are time-consuming to reach via public transport. We still recommend that you pack lightly, so you can carry your luggage up and down hotel stairs, but you are welcome to use your preferred luggage style (backpack or suitcase).
Summer temperatures can be extreme in many of the regions visited (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Many hotel rooms in Europe are not equipped with air-conditioning. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
This is a new trip for us. While thoroughly researched, there may be some small small tweaks along the way, depending on the needs of your group.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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Our Real Food Adventure - South Italy trips score an average of 3.38 out of 5 based on 8 reviews in the last year.
The tour covers a lot of Italian ground, so you get to see a lot but be prepared for quite a bit of travel. Highlights of the tour are the stay at the organic olive and wine farmhouse and Matera. The cooking inclusions were good fun.
Review submitted 15 Sep 2017
After going to Vietnam earlier this year for a fantastic trip with Intrepid, I was nervous about going to Italy in August. It was a very hot time of year to go. I suggest Fall or Spring for future planners. Two of the hotels had a pool and one had a beach. Dining was excellent everywhere we went, from Buffalo Mozzerella to Olive oil to Bakeries.
Review submitted 12 Sep 2017