Joan and Friends in Puglia and Tuscany

Joan & Friends in Italy is 10 day travel experience that explores the Puglia and Tuscany regions of Italy. Thanks to an enjoyable series of encounters and conversations that started early this summer, we now have a beautiful tour concept for late March 2018. The destinations and excursions have been hand-picked by Joan and friends with Andee’s guidance. The group size may range from 6 to 14 travelers, not including Andee.

Saturday 17

Depart LAX

 

Sunday 18

Arrival BRI

Masseria Cimino

Dinner in masseria

 

Monday 19

Montegrosso

Lunch at Antichi Sapori di Pietro Zito

 

Tuesday 20

Matera

Lunch in Matera

Dinner in Masseria

 

Wednesday 21

Polignano

Alberobello

Lunch at Grotta Palazzese

Thursday 22

Otranto

Ostuni

Lunch in Otranto

Dinner in Ostuni

 

Friday 23

Castel del Monte, BRI-PSA

Cooking Lunch

Dinner at BRI

 

Saturday 24

Barga

Baker’s Brunch

Aperitivo da Aristo

Dinner in Barga

 

Sunday 25

Montalcino

Pienza

Lunch in Pienza

Dinner in Siena

Monday 26

Chianti

Lunch in Panzano

Dinner in San Donato

 

Tuesday 27

Lucca

Cooking Lunch, Lucca

Dinner in Sesto

 

Wednesday 28

Departure PSA

 

Points forts

Puglia: monopoli, otranto, alberobello, matera, trani, ruvo di puglia

Puglia is the heel of the boot of the Italian peninsula. Located right at the heart of the mediterranean, it is a treasure trove of historical and natural gems. We’ll discover the deliciously diverse flavors of land and sea from the freshest mozzarella, to the intensity of tomatoes, pane pugliese, “little ear” orecchiette pasta, olive oil, and the rare delicacies of the Adriatic Sea.

 

Toscana: siena, pienza, lucca, barga, chianti

Tuscany’s fame originates in its art history and city centers such as, Florence, Pisa, Siena, and Lucca but the foundational wealth of Tuscan culture is found in the countryside where peasant culture cultivated some of the most esteemed culinary heritage in the world. We’ll touch on some of the city centers but focus on the smaller towns and the stunning landscape in between.

Itinéraire

  1. Bari