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    Welcome to Salento, the Southeastern-most tip of Puglia, the heel of the boot of Italy. Our Luxury Gay Salento Food and Wine Tour is your opportunity to explore the world-famous food in this amazing location, connecting Ionian and Adriatic seas. Our tour combines the must-see sights of the area with a sophisticated exploration of the best food and wines of Southern Italy. The cuisine of Salento region is rich in fresh vegetables, fish, seafood and herbs: a Mediterranean diet with a creative twist, and always using the most seasonal ingredients. It is no surprise that the region is developing a reputation as a foodies destination. Our Gay Salento Food and Wine Tour will teach you how to cook like a local, thanks to the support of the best local chefs. They will be more than happy to share with you the tricks of the trade from recipes handed down over centuries. You will have a taste of the best wines of the area (do Primitivo and Negroamaro ring a bell?). Discover the best olive oils and learn how to distinguish and develop your palette. Puglia is one of the biggest producers in the world. You will also eat like kings on this tour as the gastronomy included will ensure you indulge. We will also make sure to show you the key sights of Puglia and Salento: Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli, Nardo’, Santa Maria di Leuca are only a few of the places we will visit! It sounds like a lot but there will be plenty opportunity to relax, unwind and shop. We will have a day on a boat excursion looking at Puglia from another angle. This Gay Salento Food & Wine Tour also offers onsite massage treatments for those wishing to unwind and relax if the kitchen gets too hot!

    • Luxury experience in Salento, the must see destination in Puglia 
    •  Learn to cook like a local
    • Gastronomy meals from the best parts of the region
    • Visit local markets and learn all about the ingredients of Puglia
    • Wine tasting of exclusive vineyards 
    • Olive oil degustation 
    • Visit key sights including Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli and Santa Maria di Leuca 
    • Make new friends from all over the world 
    • Luxury accommodation in a private villa 
    • Optional sports and holistic massage services @€65 an hour 
    • Be pampered by your Italy Gay Travels hosts, Sergio and Kendall 
    • Day 1  Welcome to Salento!!
    • Day 2  Cooking class Salento style plus a visit to Porto Cesareo
    • Day 3  Boat trip around Santa Maria di Leuca
    • Day 4  Market stalls and spellbinding Otranto
    • Day 5  Wine Tour in Nardo’ and Lecce
    • Day 6  Olive Oil Experience, Gallipoli and Farewell Party with the Locals!
    • Day 7  Goodbye and see you next time!