Featured holiday Mozzarella food holiday in Puglia Italy

5 nights/6 days
This is a five-night food holiday offering a fascinating insight into one of Italy’s most loved and versatile cheeses: mozzarella. Your base for this exploration of Puglian cheese is the 5-star Masseria Torre Coccaro. There is time to explore the region on your own with a hire-car too.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Bari return, economy
  • Hire of a Group B car for the duration of your stay
  • Visit a mozzarella farm, and visit the markets of Monopoli
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Luxury tailormade mozzarella food holiday in Puglia

Highlights

• A visit to a Mozzarella farm, where the full process of making the fresh cheese can be observed, and samples can be bought and tasted • A visit to the markets of Monopoli, where a wide range of local produce and cuisine can be tasted

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 5 nights.

From about

£1,850

Holiday Code FHIT10

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury tailormade mozzarella food holiday in Puglia

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 5 nights.

From about

£1,850

Holiday Code FHIT10

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include ● Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Bari return, economy
● 5 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Classic double room at the Masseria Torre Coccaro, Savelletri di Fasano
● Hire of a Group B car for the duration of holiday
● Visit to a Mozzarella Farm, with full demonstration of cheese-making process
● Visit to Monopoli market
● Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 5 nights.

From about

£1,850

Holiday Code FHIT10

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Bari return, economy
• 5 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Classic double room at the Masseria Torre Coccaro, Savelletri di Fasano
• Hire of a Group B car for the duration of holiday
• Visit to a Mozzarella Farm, with full demonstration of cheese-making process
• Visit to Monopoli market
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

The journey and how you get there There are scheduled flights with British Airways (and Easyjet) from London Gatwick to Bari airport, where you collect a hire-car and the driving time to Savelletri di Fasano is about 50 minutes.

Luxury tailormade mozzarella food holiday in Puglia

Expressions Holidays includes this hotel in this holiday.
Hotels included in this tour
Savelletri di Fasano
Masseria Torre Coccaro

Masseria Torre Coccaro is a 5-star boutique hotel which combines modernity and rustic simplicity in a beautiful coastal location. Authentic '0km' local cuisine, unique spa facilities and supremely comfortable accommodation afford guests a relaxing and restorative experience.

Classic double room

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 5 nights.

From about

£1,850

Holiday Code FHIT10

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Bari return, economy
• 5 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Classic double room at the Masseria Torre Coccaro, Savelletri di Fasano
• Hire of a Group B car for the duration of holiday
• Visit to a Mozzarella Farm, with full demonstration of cheese-making process
• Visit to Monopoli market
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

The journey and how you get there There are scheduled flights with British Airways (and Easyjet) from London Gatwick to Bari airport, where you collect a hire-car and the driving time to Savelletri di Fasano is about 50 minutes.

Luxury tailormade mozzarella food holiday in Puglia

Highlights of Puglia

Explore the Gargano peninsula with its dramatic coastline of coves and cliffs, beaches and forested interior. Take a boat trip to the Tremiti islands off the coast of the Gargano. The Salentine peninsula should be discovered for its vineyards and olive groves, megalithic remains and grottoes including the Grotte di Castellanata.

Cultural highlights of Puglia

The cultural highlights of Puglia are to be found in the quality of the Norman religious and secular architecture and the Baroque of Lecce in particular. Highlights include Lecce's church of Santa Croce begun in 1549 by Gabriele Riccardi and with a magnificent 17th Century facade, the loggia of the 15th Century Palazzo Vescovile, the Duomo rebuilt by Giuseppe Zimbalo (lo Zingarello) and the church of Santi Nicola e Cataldo (the most important Romanesque church in the Salentine). Bari possesses the Basilica di San Nicola, one of Puglia`s first great Norman churches. The 15th Century frescoes in the church of Santa Caterina d`Alessandria in Galatina are of particular merit. In Bitanto`s Romanesque cathedral is an Ambo by Maestro Nicola dating from 1229 with a bas-relief showing Frederick II and his family.

Festivals in Puglia

Martina Franca holds the Festivale della Valle d`Itria in late July/ early August. Bari holds a historical parade of St Nicholas on 7-10 May and a procession on the sea. Galatina has a curious tradition coinciding with the Feasts of Saints Peter and Paul on 28-29 June as tarantism has survived here. Lecce has a feast for the patron saints of the city on 24 to 26 August.

Gastronomy in Puglia

Olive oil is produced in enormous quantities and this together with local fruit, wine and seafood feature in the regional gastronomy of Puglia. Specialities include Focaccia bread flavoured with olives, fennel and chicory, Panzerotti (pasta with anchovies, capers and strong ricotta cheese), Tiella di Cozze (rice, potatoes and mussels), Melanzane alla campagnola (aubergines roasted and soaked in oil, garlic and basil). Dried pasta of all shapes and sizes is also a regional speciality. Puglia also is a great wine producer. A light red is produced at Cerignola and a robust red at Bari. Red Primitivo del Salento or di Manduria are well known.

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