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Popular Places in Apulia

Thumbnail Lecce Street Food Tour
Lecce, Lecce (Salento)
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Participants: Minimum 1, Maximum 15
From €45.00
“A tour of excellence to discover the traditions of one of the most beautiful cities of art in the Mediterranean: Lecce.”

More information on Salento

Located on the “heel” of Italy’s boot, Salento's area is the perfect destination for wine lovers who wish to combine a holiday in the south of Italy with various wine tastings and visits to some of the best wineries in Puglia.

The territory of Salento boasts several wineries that you can visit, where you will be able to enjoy wine tastings in beautiful settings and discover the winemaking traditions of the area. Viticulture in Apulia, in fact, dates back to ancient times and focuses mainly on the cultivation of red grape varieties. The area’s appellation, Salento IGT, includes red, white, rosé, Frizzante, Spumante and Passito wines, however, wine production in the area of Salento focuses, as according to its tradition, on rustic, dry red wines.

Which food to taste in Salento?

Between one winery visit and the other, we recommend taking some time to taste the local cuisine, for example taking a street food tour in one of the main cities in the area of Salento. Some must tries are orecchiette con cime di rapa (pasta with broccoli rabe), bombette (pork and cheese rolls) and pasticciotto, a pastry filled with custard.

Which wines to taste in Salento?

During your wine tastings in Salento, you will have the opportunity to taste some of the many grape varieties that are indigenous to the area, as well as some international ones. The most common red grape types are Negroamaro, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Montepulciano and Malvasia Nera, while the most widespread white grape varieties are Trebbiano Toscano, Bombino Bianco and Falanghina amongst others.

Which is the best season to visit Salento?

Due to its vicinity to the sea, the destination of Salento is most popular in summer, especially in the month of August. Booking your wine tastings and winery visits in Salento between April and October will allow you to enjoy also Salento’s white beaches and crystal clear waters.

What things to do in Salento?

Besides visiting the many wineries of Salento that offer wine tastings and vineyard tours, we recommend seeing some of the area’s highlights, such as the cities of Lecce, Gallipoli and Otranto, Grotta della Poesia, Corigliano’s Castle, Ostuni.