1st day: Arrival to Conversano & Welcome Dinner
Arrival to Bari Palese airport "Karol Wojtyla".
Transfer to the Corte Altavilla relais in Conversano (Bari).
You can relax with an Italian apertivo in the hotel's lounge..
In the evening, your welcome dinner is served at Goffredo restaurant osteria on the roof top. You will enjoy a nice view on the lanes of the old town.The restaurant offers an Apulian tasting menù with an excellent choice of regional wines. .. It's one of the top 5 restaurant in the town. You can ask for a table openair!
2nd day: Conversano, City of Art & Spa
In the morning you might want to take a walk through the winding streets of the old town where you can visit the romanesque cathedral and the monastery of St. Benedict, and the norman castle, home to the masterpieces of Paolo Finoglio, 6th-century court painter. His works include: La Gerusalemme Liberata and frescoes in the baroque church of Saint Cosma and Damiano. Or you can go for a shopping along the streets around the hotel. Ask for the shopping suggestions notice at the reception.
Corversano is also the city of the hand-made ice cream.. Taste it!. It's gorgeous!
Lunch on your own. You could have a light lunch in the castle square (100 metres from the hotel)
H 4,00 pm - Enjoy the Thermarium Spa with a Salus per Aquam route.
Dinner on your own. The concierge service at the hotel will inform you about the top ten restaurants in the city.
3rd day: Full Day Tour to Ostuni - Cooking Class to a magnificent masseria
H 8,30 am - Departure for Ostuni. Stop at the masseria for a Cooking Class.
The owner will offer a welcome drink and will guide you for a quick tour of the organic farm, surrounded by very old olive trees. Then you will start the lesson. At about 1 p.m. a light lunch will be served in the olive orchard, in the old oil mill or in the orange orchard. You will also taste what you made....a nice chance to test your culinary skills.
Soon after lunch and a coffee, the last effort will be waiting for you: preparing a delicious and traditional dessert to make your family happy once you are home.
Before saying goodbye, you will receive a present as a memory and the recipes of what you made.
During the class you will learn how to make: focaccia,eggplant or zucchini parmigiana, a type of traditional pasta as well as sauce and a traditional dessert.
After lunch going on to Ostuni old white town. Perched on three hills and enclosed by Aragonese walls, the splendid town of Ostuni owes its frame to the way it has developed vertically rather than horizontally and to the blinding white effect given off by the whitewashed walls of its houses.
Return to Conversano in the evening.
Dinner on your own.
We suggest you to have a tastefully pizza (100 metres from the hotel).
4th Day: Apulian Wine tasting and tour along the countryside by horse-drawn carriage
FACULTATIVE FOR ONLY 39,00 EUROS: You can enjoy a very special 2 hour tour by carriage along the countryside of the town. You will visit a farm for a local products tasting like mozzarella, ricotta, salame, bruschetta..
Alternatively you can take the train (the rail station is 400 metres far from the hotel) to Castellana to visit the Caves. The train will take 10 minutes to arrive.
H 7,00 pm - You will enjoy a wine tasting in the court of Corte Altavilla.
Dinner on your own. The concierge will inform you about the best "trattoria" in Conversano.
5th Day: Departure
Departure and transfer to the airport
- 5 Days, 4 Nights accommodations in 4-star Hotel Relais in Conversano, based on double occupancy;
- Welcome aperitif and dinner, wine excluded;
- Daily Breakfast;
- Full day excursion to Ostuni and cookery course at masseria (lunch and wine included);
- Wine tasting at Corte Altavilla;
- Salus per aquam route at Spa;
- Round trip airport transfer;
- Room upgrade free of charge;
- Free Internet wi-fi and wired;
Euro 499,00 per person in junior suite
Single use room charge: euro 120,00 (the package is for minimum 2 persons)
NB: In case Guests prefer a 3 nights program the cost will be euro 439,00 per person