Puglia: Discover the Wines, Olive Oils & Masserie
September 28 - October 5, 2014
Puglia is home to an astonishing 50 million olive trees, some as old as 3,000 years, producing some of the best olive oil in all of the Mediterranean. Its cuisine, known as cucina povera, is derived from the traditions of the home and whatever can be harvested from the land. The most fragrant and flavorful fennel, artichokes, fava beans, chicory and figs are cultivated in the region. Its wines come from grapes that are grown on ancient vines like the varietal, Nero di Troia. Today, Puglia produces more wines than any other Italian region and features 25 DOC wines including Primitivo, a clone of the Zinfindel grape, and Negroamaro, a rustic red grape native to Puglia.
Join us on this journey of discovering local wines, olive oils, traditional specialties and masserie, or traditional farmhouses, which populate the region. We enjoy the stunning beauty of Baroque and Greek style architecture in Lecce, Ostuni, Trani, Polignano a Mare, Otranto and the fairy tale town of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage site with over 1,500 trulli only found in Puglia.
The week is a perfect recipe of food, wine and history. Now is the time to discover Puglia.
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