Italy: Lecce must be on your list

 The Florence of the South is the description you read in all the tour books for Lecce, Italy   On my third trip to Lecce Ylenia Sambati, the CEO of, arranged an in depth tour of the city with Samantha Sgherzi, an official guide in Puglia.  As on previous visits I didn’t even enter the churches.  I wasContinue reading “Italy: Lecce must be on your list”

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”

Best Tour Guides in Italy

  Dream of Italy has been posting a great list of tour guides throughout Italy.   Congratulations Yle!   I travel Home To Italy every year and try to stay 4 to 6 weeks.   In 10+ years I don’t think I have ever taken a tour in Italy before meeting Roberta in Bologna or my BlogContinue reading “Best Tour Guides in Italy”

Italy: classic car drive with Yltour

CLASSIC CAR EXPERIENCE IN PUGLIA, ITALY May 1 – 6, 2013 YLTOUR opens its 2013 season with an exclusive road experience from May 1 – 6 on the beautiful Salento area, Italy. This is your chance to explore the area on board  these magnificent cars along with luxury catering and accommodation.     The car will haveContinue reading “Italy: classic car drive with Yltour”