Under the Apulian Sun

Cuisine | Architecture | Art | History

An Immersive Journey to the 'Heel' of Italy

Savor the food scenes from Michelin restaurants to hole-in-the-wall rosticcerias and delve into the art, architecture, culture, and history of these special towns.

Under the Apulian Sun



2019 is a very special year to travel to Puglia. It's the year Matera receives the distinction of European Capital of Culture, UNESCO.

And the accolades for Puglia keep coming in....The “Lonely Planet” recently rated Puglia a must see and “The Guardian” and  “New York Times” are absolutely raving about Puglia, the undiscovered Italy for connoisseurs.

Fun fact! In a beautiful resort in Fasano, Puglia is Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake tied the knot in 2012!

Located in the heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia melds the tranquility of the rustic Italian countryside with luxury and elegance in its culture and architecture. Despite its rich heritage, Puglia remains a haven and one of the least explored regions of Italy, offering a coastline bathed by two crystal blue seas: the Adriatic and the Ionian.

...Nothing is quite as Puglia as the 50 to 60 million olive trees....a carpet of olive trees...

This is the agricultural heartland of Italy, a land where Italy's oldest bread has been made in these wood fired ovens since medieval times, a land so ancient that it cradles the most outstanding example of a troglodyte settlement in the Mediterranean region and first inhabited zone dates back from the Palaeolithic era. The land of 'cucina povera' - the true birth of 'land to table' cuisine, orecchiette pasta, Trulli stone architecture and Primitivo wine.


4 star + 5 star  Luxury Farmhouse + Unique Luxury Properties
featured in Small Luxury Hotels of the World, 
Condé Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure + one of the most exclusive 5-star 900 year old castle hotels in the world

From Michelin-star fine dining to Street Dining

All breakfasts + 
 2 dinners at Michelin-Star Restaurants
Meals at rosticcerias & other local gems 


Rich & Enduring Culinary Experiences

Garden to Table cooking experience in a Castle - Chefs from all over the world including those in training at the Culinary Institute of America, gravitate here to learn all about Pugliese cuisine. 

A second culinary class at a cooking school featured in the NY Times where we will make the traditional handmade orecchiette pasta, mozzarella & focaccia.

Winery Tours & Tastings:
Each region of Puglia features different grapes. We will visit different wineries featuring award-winning wines as featured in Decanter and Wine Spectator.

 Our Winery visits will include tours and tastings.

Premium Olive Oil Farm Visits:
We will visit a Masseria that has been in the family for generations with olive trees so old that some have been around since the Roman times and some specimens were cultivated by the ancient Messapi. 

Traditional Salento Cheese Farm Visit:
This Masseria makes its cheese using traditional methods with milk from their own farms. Their cheeses are steeped in local history and full of flavors and aromas typical to this area, such as cheeses wrapped in grape leaves and cheese aged in volcanic ash to name a few. 


Guided Tours with Docents, Historians & Architects

Guided tours of cities & 
UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Valle D'Itria & Matera


All Ground Transportation 
Private airport transfer at arrival ifrom Brindisi airport
All Taxes & Gratuities 



What Guests Say...

This trip to Portugal was a once in a lifetime experience. Our intimate group of 10 learned more about the cuisine, viticulture, wine-making, history and architecture of Portugal in 11 days than we thought possible.


The trip was meticulously planned and executed by Devaki Das and we would enthusiastically recommend you consider taking one of the future vacation trips with Weave A Thousand Journeys.

~Jon K & Min W

Alexandria, VA

Sept 2018

There were several once in a lifetime experiences on the Portugal trip. The morning and lunch with the fishermen was a first, for us and them!


The Porto architecture tour with a local architect was energetic, interesting and knowledge packed. The Lisbon/Belém Monastery tour with the historian made the Age of Discovery come alive.

~Barbara M

Burke, VA

Sept 2018

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