Salento Countryside

Flavours of Puglia

Salento Countryside
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Nicknamed the heel of Italy, Puglia is a sunny coastal region in south-east of the country. You will be base in the Salento area in the heart of southern Puglia, where you’ll find a wealth of culinary inspiration.

The region’s cuisine has been influenced over the centuries by its neighbours and invaders. Learn to cook local specialties like orecchiette (an ear-shaped pasta) con cima di rapa and seafood risotto using the local catch of the day. The coastline of turquoise sea and red cliffs combine to form a dramatic backdrop – the perfect spot for a week of culinary indulgence and relaxation.

Villa Accommodation
Casino Pisanelli is our Puglia holiday venue which is indeed a stunning venue, situated in the heart of rural Salento. It’s a real hidden gem. Originally a hunting lodge built in the 17th century for a local Count, the estate is now used exclusively by Flavours for just a few months of the year. The style of Casino Pisanelli is a stunning mix of traditional and modern, with wonderful formal gardens and a glorious swimming pool – the perfect spot to relax after a busy morning in the kitchen. View our photo gallery to see more.

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 7 nights Villa accommodation with private, en-suite - a 17th century hunting lodge, beautifully restored into a glorious retreat
  • 5 cooking lessons with our knowledgeable local chefs
  • Visit to local towns as per itinerary
  • All meals and wine, including 2 meals at local restaurants
  • Small group tour – maximum 10 guests
  • No single supplement
  • Learn to cook local specialities such as orecchiette pasta


Day 1: Brindisi – Salento Countryside

Meet at Brindisi Airport and take the group transfer to the villa for welcome drinks and time to relax before dinner prepared by our local chef.

Day 2: Santa Maria di Leuca

After breakfast, you will have your first cooking lesson with our local chef Antonio, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit Santa Maria di Leuca, at the very tip of the Salentine Peninsula where the Ionian and Adriatic Seas meet. Enjoy an aperitivo and dinner at a local trattoria.

Day 3: Salento Countryside

Following breakfast this morning, enjoy your second cooking lesson, followed by lunch. In the late afternoon, we’ll head to a local winery for a private wine tasting. Return to the villa for dinner this evening, prepared by your chef.

Day 4: Lecce

After breakfast, the group will leave for a trip to Lecce – the ‘Florence of the South’. Lunch will be at a local trattoria. After lunch, we will visit Otranto situated by the sea, with the chance to visit the famous Cathedral with its beautiful medieval floor mosaic. Return to the villa for dinner.

Day 5: Salento Countryside

This morning, enjoy another cooking lesson with Antonio and then lunch. The afternoon is free to relax in the villa, take advantage of the pool or take a walk around the olive groves. Dinner tonight is prepared by your chef.

Day 6: Gallipoli

This morning, time for another cookery lesson in the kitchen, enjoying your dishes for lunch. You will then have a late afternoon visit to Gallipoli, on the Ionic sea, where you can watch the fishing boats arrive and wander around the old town. Dinner will be at an excellent local fish restaurant.

Day 7: Salento Countryside

Enjoy your final cookery lesson this morning and then lunch. The afternoon is free to relax by the pool or in the grounds of the villa. A special farewell dinner will be prepared for you by your chef.

Day 8: Salento Countryside - Brindisi

After breakfast, your transfer will collect you and return you to the airport.


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