Our sister hotel Il Melograno, is a 16th century masseria, nobleman’s farm estate, which produces some of the finest Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Puglia. Our sommelier, an Official taster of the Republic of Italy, will guide you through the Extra Virgin Olive Oil market, the production process and storing.
You will find out how to taste olive oil, warming the glass and smelling it, then discuss comparative qualities. The warmth of your throat might bring out the spice in a Leccino oil, the edge of the tongue senses a bitterness in a Coratina, making it ideal with a typical Apulian chicory fava bean dish, while Il Melagrano’s is fruity, light and perfect!
Puglia’s passion is food, our chefs can teach you how to perfect a peppery pignata octopus, or focaccia pugliese.
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.
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.
Chasing tuna or octopus fishing on a traditional polporella boat, in a cool and peaceful dawn.