From October to November, during Puglia’s busy harvest season, Especially Puglia will welcome small groups for a week-long FarmStay to visit our partner farms.
Against a backdrop of sparkling coastline, ancient olive groves, and charming medieval and baroque towns, you’ll be immersed in the unique agricultural and culinary traditions of one of Italy’s hidden treasures. Details below.
We are taking bookings for Autumn 2019! For any inquiries or questions regarding the tour, please contact us at email@example.com or sign up below.
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Guests will have the rare opportunity to take part in Puglia’s traditional harvesting practices in the company of expert guides. On organic, family-run olive farms, you’ll learn how master olive oil producers combine respect for the land and local tradition with the best processing methods and a passion for the craft to create some of the world’s finest oil. Guests will participate in all parts of production, from harvesting and milling to pressing and bottling. You’ll learn how to taste olive oil and how climate, soil, varietals, and processing methods contribute to unique flavor profiles.
Once the olive oil has been produced, it’s time to use it! Especially Puglia’s cooking classes will teach you how to prepare authentic Pugliese feasts to delight your friends back home. Local chefs will lead the group through every step, from selecting the perfect produce and understanding regional food pairings and techniques, to canning and preserving freshly harvested fruits and vegetables.
Guests will stay in masserie, authentic fortified farmhouses — updated with modern comforts and amenities — on traditional farms producing olive oil, wine, fruits, and vegetables. You’ll be welcomed as part of the family with the warmth that Pugliese natives are known for and served regional dishes made with local ingredients.