Day 1:Arrivals - Benvenuti! Welcome to Puglia! You will be met by our meet and greet service at Brindisi Airport and transported in our comfortable transport to the luxury accommodation in the historical centre of Lecce. Once at the accommodation you will be warmly welcomed and shown to your stylish room.
Day 2: Welcome to Lecce wine tour! After breakfast the group is collected from the accommodation by our private transport and taken on a full day luxury Wine Tour to get to know each other and your teacher Emanuele. The day will begin with a visit to a first family run vineyard where you will be taken on a vineyard tour by the proprietor where they will share their rich family history and their wine making process. Once the tour is complete you will enjoy an expert wine tasting session with salami and cheeses. Next stop is the award winning olive oil and liquor producer where you will have the opportunity to take part in a tasting session. Finally you will visit a local masseria for lunch to try their special 0km lunch menu and to discuss the Italian Language learning week ahead. Throughout the day you will be given new Italian vocabulary surrounding the wine, olive oil and liquors.
Sunday Day 3: Morning Italian Language Class and an evening guided tour of Lecce Morning Italian Language Class. Once early evening arrives the group is met at the accommodation for a guided moonlight sightseeing tour of Lecce. Once the tour is finished you will be free to wander around the historical centre and take in the sights of "Piazza duomo" the cathedral square, Piazza Sant'oronzo and the many beautiful churches and shops and to practise your new Italian Language skills.
Day 4: Morning Italian Language Class and Free afternoon
Day 5: Visit to Ostuni, an afternoon in Locorotondo and an evening trip to Alberobello After breakfast the group is collected from the accommodation and taken on a fully guided day tour which includes an Italian language and culture lesson. The first stop is to visit the incredible Ostuni. You will spend the morning wandering around this spectacular white coastal town and taking in it's amazing sights. After Ostuni you will be taken to the nearby beautiful town of Locrotondo. You will be free to take in the sights of this picturesque town and enjoy a delicious lunch. In the early evening the tour will visit the centre of Alberobello for a wonderful evening in this unusual town. Known for its streets filled with only trulli houses the whitewashed stone huts with conical roofs are delightful to wander around and to look inside. Today the trulli are often shops where you can enjoy a spot of shopping and buy souvenirs or restaurants where you can enjoy an evening meal. After your evening of sightseeing our luxury transport will collect the group and take you back to your accommodation in Lecce.
Day 6: Morning Italian Lessons and Free afternoon.
Day 7: Pasta Masterclass in Lecce with lunch and an evening aperitivo Todays Italian Language class will take place during a practical pasta masterclass in the historical centre of Lecce. In the evening the group will meet to enjoy a spritz and nibbles with of course some Italian conversation.
Day 8: Departures – Arrivederci In the words of the famous song "Time to say goodbye", sniff. On the day of departures you will be escorted back to Brindisi airport with all of your fantastic memories and experiences ready to share with your friends back home. Buon Viaggio!
Dates for 2020 15 May 2020 - 22 May 2020 18 September 2020 - 25 September 2020 16 October 2020 - 23 October 2020
Cost: €2000 per person* (no single supplement) Deposit €500 payable at time of booking *Flights not included in price