6 nights apulian adventure
From Magna Grecia to Normans, from the Emperor Frederic the 2nd to French Angevines kings, from Turkish to Spanish domination, Puglia is a country where different peoples, traditions and cultures produced a kaleidoscope that still remains in the architecture, landscapes, agriculture, and of course culinary traditions.
We pick you up from the airport.
If you will arrive in the morning, not so tired, I suggest a walk along the seafront and in the main square of Mola, enjoying the slow way of life of the locals, and sitting in a cafè for an aperitivo, maybe a Spritz with some snacks.
Lunch in masseria.
If you arrive in the afternoon you will be ready for our special welcome dinner.
At the end of the dinner you will taste my home made Rosoli.
After a gorgeous breakfast, served in the garden if the weather is nice, ready to start our 1 day cooking class.
Most of the vegetables that we need for our dishes comes from our organic garden. It’s a pleasure for our guests to pick up the vegetables with us.
If we need something else we leave the masseria to go to the farmers market, quite different here in Mola di Bari because we go in the homes of the farmers.
We will buy what we need for our first full day cooking class and we will eat what prepared for lunch and dinner.
We are going to prepare many seasonal vegetables, fresh pasta making and some bakery.
After breakfast first trip: we visit Altamura, the town of Bread, with the oldest wood oven where the smell of bread is unique, and then Matera, the town of the grotto houses, Unesco heritage, with the breathtaking landscape of the gorges in Murgia hills.
Coming back dinner in “Fornello Pronto”, as the locals use to eat grilled meat, directly by the butchers: zampina, a special sausage, tagliata, “bombette”. You make the choice.
After breakfast ready for our 2nd day of cooking class.
We are going to prepare some baked dishes, such as calzone (the onion pie) Focaccia and Taralli. And if you love cheese please smile.
In the late morning we are going to prepare mozzarelle and burrata here in masseria.
And everything will be ready for lunch.
At the sunset when the boats arrive in Mola di Bari we could buy what we need for our cookery class about fish for our dinner: Riso Patate e Cozze, Octopus, Cavatelli al Nero di Seppia, whatever we will find, so fresh.
Castel del Monte Barletta and Trani.
The castle of Frederick the 2nd stands on the hill and dominate the valley till the sea.
If you love art I suggest to visit a permanent exhibition of an Impressionist painter, Giuseppe de Nittis, from Barletta.
He lived in Naples, London and mostly in Paris. Wonderful painting to be enjoyed.
Light lunch in Barletta and then at the sunset Trani, with the white Cathedral along the sea and the charming harbor.
Back to masseria for dinner, ready to prepare your home made pizza.
Alberobello, Locorotondo and the landscape of trulli Valley.
Stop to visit organic vineyards and winery near Locorotondo where we could taste wonderful wines.
Lunch by the fishermen along the sea.
Coming back we will visit Polignano the nice village famous for its sea grottos and for “gelato”. We will have a gelato tasting there.
Afternoon cooking class about meat with the ragù of Edoardo De Filippo. Or another meat dishes such as “Cutturiddu”, a special lamb recipe by old Murgia shepherds.
After breakfast transfer to the airport/station.