Puglia Food & Wine Tour - Sept. 29 - Oct 6, 2024 - SOLD OUT!

Puglia Food & Wine Tour - Sept. 29 - Oct 6, 2024 - SOLD OUT!

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Join Keli and the Poggi Bonsi crew in Puglia the "heel of the boot" of Italy. Puglia is a corner of Italy that is off the tourist track and features a bounty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, some of the best beaches in Italy, and a food culture centered around "Liquid Gold" olive oil.

September 29 to October 6, 2024

Poggi Bonsi owner Keli Sim DeRitis and her travel partners in Italy will guide you through the heel of the boot of Italy. Our base will be Masseria Pistola, a beautifully restored 350-year-old farmstead in the Canale di Pirro Valley. Puglia is the land of beaches, olive oil, wine and pasta and we will sample the best of all of them.

Tour Cost: 

Premium Suite: $4,450 per person (3 double-occupancy rooms available)
Trullo Room: $4,250 per person (3 double-occupancy rooms available)
Standard Double Room: $3,750 per person (2 available)

A $500 per person deposit will reserve your spot on the tour,* final payment is due June 1, 2024. 

Price includes:

Ground transportation to and from Bari.

Charming double-occupancy rooms with king or twin beds and en-suite bathrooms.

7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 6 dinners including local wines. Some evening meals will be prepared by our personal chef, one will be a cooking class, a few will be enjoyed in local restaurants, and 1 will be prepared by our group at the villa.

All field trips and ground transportation.

All cooking classes and winery tours.

Registration: Tour is limited to 15 guests

Price does not include:

Airfare which can be arranged through Bob Kerr at Travel House
Tips for guides and household staff.
Alcohol consumed outside of lunch and dinner.

NOTE: Trip insurance is required, this can also be purchased very reasonably from Travel House, through AAA, or travelinsurance.com

Email keli@poggibonsitours.com or call Keli Sim DeRitis at 206-714-8278 for more information.

*Tour Cancellation Policy:

Tour deposits and final payments are non-refundable.Trip insurance is required so we are all protected if an emergency prevents travel. Trip insurance is reasonable and can be purchased from Travel House or through TravelInsurance.com. 

Tour highlights which can be modified depending on the interests of our group:


Masseria Pistolais in a perfect location to explore Puglia. It features 10 beautiful ensuite rooms and is surrounded by a walled garden situated in olive groves and vineyards. There are two premium suites with sitting areas and private outdoor showers (as well as inside), three rooms are tucked into traditional trulli buildings that served as stables on the original farm, other double-occupancy rooms are well appointed with king or twin beds. Puglia boasts over 300 days of sunshine per year and we'll make sure the swimming pool is heated so you can enjoy a dip.


We'll visit Alberobello, the village of Trulli (little stone towers build without mortar) and walk the cobbled stone streets, shop, and enjoy lunch in one of the many eateries. This village has a rich history in linen production and you will find many examples of fine table linens for sale.


We will visit the unique villages of the area including Locorotondo, Cisternino, Martina Franca, Ostuni, and more as time permits.


One day we will travel into Basilicata and visit the legendary village of Matera. Once considered "the shame of Italy" this magical town was recently named European Capital of Culture. We'll be guided through the narrow alleys and stairways and enjoy a gourmet lunch in the ancient sector, thought to be the oldest city in Europe.


Puglia is the largest producer of olive oil in Italy. We will visit the Le Ferre olive oil farm and learn about production as we discover the proper way to taste olive oil while sampling their many varieties.


Puglia is a penninsula surrounded by crystal azure sea and our group will enjoy a beach day at one of the exquisite sandy beaches nearby.


Pasta us is on the menu in Puglia, and orcchiette (little ears) pasta is a the traditional shape. We'll visit the Marella Pastificio to see their production process and have the opportunityt to taste plenty of varieties. We'll even have pasta making class with our in-house chef!

 *Deposits are non-refundable.