Walk down to the beach in the silent dawn, where a fisherman with his polporella boat will be waiting. Gliding out a little way over the rocks you then begin to search the waters for an octopus. The traditional local boats, called gozzo, are made with low bottoms especially for this shallow work. Using a lamp to attract the creatures you then catch them by hand. Our chef will be delighted to prepare the octopus for a dish of crudo, you could work together to make the simple pignata octopus, a slow braised dish with cherry tomatoes, onions garlic and lots of fresh herbs, very typical.
We also have our own marina at sister hotel Cala Ponte and can arrange Tuna fishing expeditions, May to June is season.
Our sommelier and Official Taster for Italy will engage experts and beginners with the geography and history of Apulian wines, sampling local Fiano, Negroamara or Primitivo.
Tour in Italian style with the breeze in your hair on a Vespa or in a cute cinquecento, country lanes will take you through olive groves, vineyards and historic towns.