Experience Puglia is your local Puglia guide for independent private excursions, tours and vacations in this beautiful part of south Italy.
Run by travel planner Angelo Coluccia, who is located in the small town of Gioia del Colle in the province of Bari, you will have a guide who was born and raised in heart of the region.
The services of Experience Puglia extend to recommending bed and breakfasts, hotels and other accommodation, but the core of the business is private tours for individuals, couples, families or small groups up to 8 people.
The overall approach is to enable travelers to enjoy and appreciate the historical context of the towns, their traditions, local crafts, food and wine.
Also be tempted by wine and olive oil tasting, customized cooking lessons and visits to the Valle D'Itria, to walk among the trulli of Alberobello, and the coast at Polignano with its splendid sea balconies.
Wine and olive oil tasting in Puglia
Gioia del Colle, wine and olive oil tour, Matera, trulli and sea
Castles, cookery course, wine tasting, trulli, sea and countryside
4 day Puglia cookery courses
Cooking lessona, wine tasting, olive oil tasting, Gioia del Colle, Matera, Trani, Castel del Monte, Bari, Polignano, Alberobello, Ostuni, Locorotondo, Castellana, Otranto, Gallipoli, Lecce
On request, it is also possible to enjoy visits further south to Salento and the cities of Lecce, Otranto and Gallipoli, as well as taking in Castel del Monte, the caves of Castellana and even the Sassi of Matera in Basilicata. All tours which be customised.
Gioia del Colle could not be more central in Puglia and makes a perfect base for a holiday in the region.
Firstly, the town is situated on the hills of the Murgia between Bari and Taranto and therefore the Ionian and Adriatic seas. Rich with historical relics and buildings, they include the convent where the vine which gave origin to Puglia's primitivo wine production grew.
Gioia del Colle also holds a weekly market on Tuesdays and known for its fruit, fish and taralli, and, on the second Sunday of every month, a fine antiques market.