On this 3 days food and wine short break in Lecce, you will be able to discover the Apulian culinary heritage, visit local markets, experiment with the local tradition, learn how to make the famous orecchiette and maccheroni, the fresh pasta of the sunday lunch. The sojourn will also include guided food & wine shopping tour and cultural walks through Lecce old town, a wine tasting experience, to understand more about the local grapes and wine production including tastings of selected local wines from the famous Primitivo and Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera di Lecce and Salice Salentino.
DAY 1 : at your arrival a typical aperitivo and welcome dinner will introduce you to the local flavor and to the activities you will be experiencing in the days to come.
DAY 2 : start your culinary exploration with a Wine tasting tour of local boutique wineries for a complete introduction to the local grape varieties and wine production , through tutored tasting of selected wines combined with a tasty aperitivo. In the evening explore Lecce and dine independently, at one of the suggested restaurants.
DAY 3: this is a cooking day, as you will learn how to make the famous "orecchiette" (ear shaped pasta) and the "maccheroni" through an hands on fresh pasta making class. Your effort will be rewarded with an earthy lunch based on what prepared paired with fine local wine and dessert.
Afternoon is at leisure to relax or further explore Lecce.
DAY 4 : depart or stay for more....