Outside Dinner
Wine Toast
antico palmento 1
rooftop cooking class
salento promo
light lunch

Culinary Week 

During the culinary week you will be introduced to local culture and traditions thanks to a mix of cooking classes and authentic culinary adventures. With three cooking classes, each focusing on different aspect of the local cuisine - pasta, pizza, italian antipasti - a cheese farm experience, a tour of the most amazing wineries and a private tour of Otranto and its hidden gems, your culinary week experience will be like no other.

We will take you to off the beaten path locations and make sure you taste all the delicious food and wine that Lecce has to offer!


  • day 1:  welcome dinner at a family run tavern + tour of Lecce historical centre 

  • day 2: organic farm visit + cooking class focus on pasta making 

  • day 3: winery tour + tasting / lunch at 2 wineries, one with an ancient wine cellar dating back to the 12th century and one with an old wagon taking you to a tour of the vineyards

  •  day 4: cooking class with dinner following on the foods prepared in class. focus on Pizza making - . 

  • day 5:  Cheese factory visit + cheese making demonstration and tasting, or Gallipoli fish market visit with lunch by a local fisherman's house

  • day 6: cooking class with dinner following on the foods prepared in class - focus on italian antipasti and second courses

  • day 7: Otranto tour + farewell dinner  


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