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Farmers’ Market Shopping with Roman Full Course Class | SharedSource seasonal ingredients from a market, bring them together to make true Italian cuisine, and then sit back and savor your culinary creations. Buon appetito!
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Discover the secrets of Southern Italy on this immersive full-day itinerary. Running down the stretch of the Italian heel, this region remains undeservedly undiscovered. Characterized by earthy cuisine and white-washed architecture, Puglia can feel more like a Greek island than an Italian region – making its exploration all the more adventurous.
This carefully crafted itinerary introduces you to the secrets of Southern Italy. Giving you an authentic taste of southern life at the slow and steady pace it deserves.
Visit Lecce – the ‘Florence of the South’
Lecce’s beautifully fashioned buildings have earned it the nickname “The Florence of the South”. The city owes its ornate baroque aesthetic to the influx of wealthy religious orders towards the end of the sixteenth century. Spend a few hours wandering around Lecce’s medieval centre and you’ll soon appreciate the extent to which they left their mark.
Your Secrets of Southern Italy itinerary continues in Otranto
In the afternoon, we make our way to Italy’s southernmost gem: the stunning town of Otranto. This UNESCO site’s highlight is the 11th-century cathedral with its stunning series of mosaics. The day ends with a trip to the sea to lookout over the natural stacks of Torre Sant’Andrea and enjoy an evening dip in Otranto’s cerulean sea.
Wind down the day in Gallipoli
The last stop on your Secrets of Southern Italy itinerary is Gallipoli, a white-washed walled city right at the bottom of Italy’s heel. After visiting its Baroque cathedral, 14th-century castle, and an underground olive mill dating to the 17th-century, we’ll enjoy a sit-down lunch at a family-run restaurant in the surrounding area with a delectable selection of freshly-caught seafood.
As with all our private Italy tours, your Secrets of Southern Italy tour is fully customizable. Whatever your passion – whether for food, history, or nature – we can craft the perfect private tour for you!
- Itinerary:Hotel PickupLecceOtrantoLunchGallipoliReturn journey
- Not Included:Lunch
- Wheelchair accessible:Yes.
- Meeting Point:Hotel lobby.
Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!
The 2 villas of Tivoli We did the Private tour of Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana in Tivoli. The driver picked us up from the hotel in Rome and drove to the Villa Adriana, where... read moreWe did the Private tour of Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana in Tivoli. The driver picked us up from the hotel in Rome and drove to the Villa Adriana, where our guide, Barbara, met us. Thoroughly versed in ancient history and art history, she was a lively and fascinating guide. Never exhausting or boring, always good company, Barbara clearly loves what she does, sharing her knowledge of Rome and environs and deepening the appreciation of discerning travelers who want to learn about what they see. She was a good sport, because it was a windy rainy day, not ideal for a long day outdoors! I would definitely hire her again. read less - 11/04/2021
Gracious, Knowledgeable, Experienced Walk Inside Rome has the best, most informed guides and they never disappoint!
From the first inquiry through the tour they are also the most gracious and accommodating. Our most... read moreWalk Inside Rome has the best, most informed guides and they never disappoint!
From the first inquiry through the tour they are also the most gracious and accommodating. Our most recent guide at the Vatican was TEO, knowledgeable, friendly, and someone who clearly loves the city of Rome. The owner of WIR, Marilena is hands on, and considers you a friend after the first tour! read less - 11/02/2021
Great Guide and Tour Very impressed and happy - From booking to the tour, everything was very smooth. I had some questions about the tour before booking - sent an email with responses prompt... read moreVery impressed and happy - From booking to the tour, everything was very smooth. I had some questions about the tour before booking - sent an email with responses prompt and the relevant information. We did the early morning Vatican Tour with Walks Inside Rome with our guide Barbara, who was amazing. Spending the extra money was worth the experience of WIR, in depth knowledge of the guide, early access to the Vatican and the path/route to see the highlights and relevant areas of the Vatican. Would highly recommend for anyone to book this tour, and would consider them for other tours next time in Rome! Thanks to the team at WIR and special shout out to Barbara who was so very considerate (my Mom was 89 years old and visiting the Vatican for the first time, making sure my Mom was at the front and able to see everything even though she was a tiny bit slower than everyone else! Grazie Mille! read less - 10/12/2021
Making Pizza & Gelato in Roma This was a fun, educational experience. I enjoy cooking, baking, etc so learning to make authentic Roman style pizza and a simple recipe for gelato is a skill I... read moreThis was a fun, educational experience. I enjoy cooking, baking, etc so learning to make authentic Roman style pizza and a simple recipe for gelato is a skill I can take home! Our chef/instructor, Marco, was enthusiastic and his experience shown through as he explained what and why following the recipes was important. The kitchen space was well equipped and the dining space magical. Next time we’re in Rome (yes we tossed coins in the Trevi Fountain) we will take another course from his organization. read less - 9/27/2021
Don’t go to Italy without using this guide. I have used this company several times and I would never come to Italy and not use their services. They are professional, fun, knowledgable and timely. We have used... read moreI have used this company several times and I would never come to Italy and not use their services. They are professional, fun, knowledgable and timely. We have used them over the course of 10 years when my kids were little to now having teenagers. We have used them in multiple cities and countless tours. I want to go back on a couples trip and take cooking classes. I can’t write enough good things about them but trust me book them
and really get a sense from of Italy from
The locals. Worth every penny. Ciao! read less - 9/26/2021
The Jewish Quarter may be Small but Huge in Impact and History It has been a great experience working this group from beginning to end. The customer service was excellent in terms of efficiency and results. They helped with restaurant... read moreIt has been a great experience working this group from beginning to end. The customer service was excellent in terms of efficiency and results. They helped with restaurant reservations, and securing the booking snd making the payment easy and painless. Our guide L’aura was simply the best. The fact we were visiting the Jewish Quarter on Shabbat was very special. She brought the history of the Jewish neighborhood to life, reliving even the horrors of the war. The visit to the synagogues was amazing, the interiors breathtaking. It was certainly the highlight of this visit to Rome. read less - 9/24/2021
A great way to see Rome with Kids! We did the treasure hunt tour with kids (both age 5) and they absolutely loved it! Our guide was so engaging with the kids, and also made it interesting and... read moreWe did the treasure hunt tour with kids (both age 5) and they absolutely loved it! Our guide was so engaging with the kids, and also made it interesting and educational. It’s a great way to see the “highlights” of rome, while making it fun for kids too. Highly recommend! read less - 9/06/2021