Delicious local cuisine is one of the essential elements of a memorable trip. Puglia is a destination for all those people with a passion for simple delicious flavours and an interest in the provenance of food. The land is rich and bountiful, the 500 miles of coast offer a profuse fresh catch, and we pride ourselves in “zero miles” ingredients. At our Masseria Il Melograno our chefs are warmly enthusiastic and ready to reveal the secrets behind the perfect focaccia, tiny neat orecchiette, and traditional Apulian dishes. The cooking class is not available on week ends and subject to availability. It is even possible to attend cooking class in other Masseria in the nearby villages of Conversano, Monopoli and Savelletri. It is necessary to book in advance at the reception.
Our sommelier and Official Taster for Italy will engage experts and beginners with the geography and history of Apulian wines, sampling local Fiano, Negroamaro or Primitivo.
Choose from our lists of classical VINTAGE CAR, VESPA or CITY CAR to experience driving in total autonomy around the villages of the Valle d’Itria.
Mountain bike or e-bike ride followed by a technical Van for any inconvenience. It will pass through the beautiful seaside town of Monopoli, with its Romanesque Cathedral, the harbour and the old town and then it will reach the 4 BC ruins of Egnazia and the cosy fishermen village of Savelletri. This cycling activity is up for anyone even not professional cyclists.
Life in Puglia follows the rhythm of the agriculture and this land is known also as the realm of extra-virgin olive oil. Spend some of your time during your vacation exploring these enchanting olive oil farms dotted all around Puglia countryside.