Visit Puglia, Italy: Language and Cultural Experience

Puglia, Italy offers so much…………. Ylenia Sambati has created another unique adventure for her guests who explore the wonderful Salento area in Puglia.   Why not combine exploring Italian culture while studying Italian on your next adventure.   Your days will be filled with special events selected by perhaps the best travel expert in the Salento! Join us on October 23Continue reading “Visit Puglia, Italy: Language and Cultural Experience”

Announcing a Vegetarian/Vegan Tour in Puglia, Italy

Are you a vegetarian or vegan and dream of a visit to Italy? Enjoy a special new adventure with Puglia travel expert, Yle Sambati and A visit to her cooking school is an experience that is special and two new adventures are being offered this fall:                                           September 1 to 8                                      *  7 nights at aContinue reading “Announcing a Vegetarian/Vegan Tour in Puglia, Italy”

Not the Typical Cooking Lessons in Italy: Come learn to cook Italian in Puglia

Not the Typical Cooking Lessons in Italy:  Come learn to cook Italian in Puglia One of the more popular activities for travelers to Italy is to participate in a cooking lesson, an event that will take you beyond site seeing and shopping. It can also give you great insight into the lifestyle and traditions of theContinue reading “Not the Typical Cooking Lessons in Italy: Come learn to cook Italian in Puglia”

Italian Cookies: Sweet Treats from Puglia

Hand made cookies from traditional recipes M R Artigianato Alimentare As soon as you enter this ‘factory’ you think you have stopped to visit your nonna.  The charming ‘living room’ has a cozy fire place and the smells of wonderful baking. On any day the small staff can be baking Amaretti, Tornelli, Mazapani, Tartufini, TaralliniContinue reading “Italian Cookies: Sweet Treats from Puglia”

Italy The Sea View in Gallipolli

Gallipolli, Italy   An active port where you find fresh seafood daily On my last day in Lecce with a Yltour adventure Yle Sambati saved the best for last. We arrived in Gallipoli just before sunset as the fishing boats had unloaded their catch.  Nothing fresher for an evening meal.   Following the cobblestone streets aroundContinue reading “Italy The Sea View in Gallipolli”

Returning to the Taurino Olive Farm: Puglia

Pulgia, ItalyTaurino’s Olive Farm After my first visit to Taurino’s Olive farm I adopted a 1,000 year old tree.    This visit was at the end of the harvest when the tress were still heavy with olives and the lush green of the acres upon acres of trees was  a stark contrast to the daysContinue reading “Returning to the Taurino Olive Farm: Puglia”

Italy: Outside in the piazza, the view from a window

My view of Piazza Plebiscito from the windows of theCooking and Wine school in Squinzano, Puglia shows a slice of Italian life.  For me this is better than viewing a monument, visiting a museum or even a famous building.  The daily life around me while I am Home to Italy is why I return every year for longerContinue reading “Italy: Outside in the piazza, the view from a window”

Italy: Only cooking and wine school in Puglia

Cooking and Wine School in Puglia a new venture with For the past 15 years countless travelers have had memorable vacations created by Yltour.  Short or long trips that are crafted to the show you Puglia with a local.    No dream vacation is too difficult for Yle to arrange:  make pasta with a Nonna, bikeContinue reading “Italy: Only cooking and wine school in Puglia”

Italy: planned by an expert

I met Yle the owner of Yltour 2 years ago and she planned both of my trips to Puglia.   I never use a travel agent, but Yle was able to introduce me to an Italy I could not have found without her……..      from her web site: Puglia is a state of mind and a wayContinue reading “Italy: planned by an expert”

Love Italy? Enjoy Fine Wines? Than this is for you

                 DATES Saturday 19th April 2014 – Sunday 27th April 2014Saturday 03rd May 2014 – Sunday 11th May 2014 PLEASE NOTE: There are only 6 places on each date available. Group size will be 10 Maximum           FOCUSFor Robertson Wine Tours the pursuit ofContinue reading “Love Italy? Enjoy Fine Wines? Than this is for you”