Amici Italian Cooking Holiday in Puglia
Come and join your fellow amici on this exclusive cooking holiday to explore Puglia, nicknamed the heel of he boot, a sunny coastal region in south-east of the country. This Amici only holiday with flights from London Gatwick included is fully ATOL bonded for your complete peace of mind.
Don’t forget as an Amici you will get your discount! Find out more about the benefits of being an Amici here.
On this eight-day Amici only gourmet break, you will be staying in the stunning casino pisaneli villa in the Salento area, with an outdoor swimming pool, and learning to create local specialities like orecchiette (an ear-shaped pasta) con cima di rapa and seafood risotto using the local catch of the day.
No Single Supplement
A room to yourself. We never charge a single room supplement.
Peace of Mind Guarantee
Flexible booking for our guests. Amend your holiday at no cost up to 45 days before your departure.
Sights to savour along with the turquoise sea and long sandy beaches include the handsome Baroque cathedral in Otranto, with a mosaic floor to rival Ravenna, and the city of Lecce’s more than 40 churches and a noble palazzo built in the 17th and 18th centuries. South of Lecce, the landscape flattens and the sky opens out. Acres of olive groves and vineyards extend between dry-stone walls. 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.
Our exclusive Amici, all-inclusive cookery break in Puglia is a holiday to get excited about and look forward to meeting some of your fellow Amici who you may travelled with in the past.
Villa accommodation, all meals, drinks, activities, tuition, day trips and transfers.
Solo Traveller Friendly
Tailored to cater for solo travellers. Over 80% of our guests travel solo.
Everything was just wonderful. A little bit of paradise in Puglia.
Dates and Availability
|2 Oct - 9 Oct||£1699||Sold Out|
Your Holiday Price of £1699 Includes:
- Exclusive Amici cooking holiday
- Return flights from Gatwick to Catania*
- 5 cookery lessons with our knowledgeable local Italian chef.
- Accommodation in a 17th century hunting lodge, beautifully restored into a glorious retreat.
- Day trips to local towns such as Lecce, known as the 'Florence of the South'.
- All meals and wine, including 2 meals at local restaurants.
- Private transport throughout stay.
- Group airport transfers*
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.
Cooking Holiday in Puglia - Itinerary
Day 1 (Saturday)
Group transfer to the villa.
Our Flavours transfer will meet you at Brindisi Airport and take you to the villa for welcome drinks and time to relax before dinner prepared by our local chef.
Day 2 (Sunday)
Your first cookery lesson followed by a visit to Santa Maria di Leuca.
After breakfast, you will have your first cookery 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 in our favourite local trattoria.
Day 3 (Monday)
Your second cooking lesson followed by a private wine tasting.
Following breakfast this morning, enjoy your second cookery 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 (Tuesday)
Sight-seeing in Lecce and lunch at a traditional trattoria.
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 (Wednesday)
Cooking lesson and day to relax at the villa.
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 (Thursday)
Day trip to Gallipoli with dinner at a local seafood restaurant.
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 (Friday)
Final cookery lesson and farewell dinner.
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 (Saturday)
Group transport to the airport.
After breakfast, your transfer will collect you and return you to the airport. Arrivederci!
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