Explore Puglia’s inclusive Puglia Cooking Programme offers the unique opportunity to experience Italy through its cuisine, in an authentic Italian home setting, where time at the table is sacred and food is celebrated.

Learn the art of Italian home cooking on our inclusive Puglia Cooking Programme


home cooked pasta

Our inclusive Puglia cooking classes take place in the country kitchen of al solito posto, a traditional Puglian restaurant owned by Angelo, our Italian business partner.  In your own private area, you will learn classic Puglia cooking from Maria, a local lady who teaches family recipes that have been passed down through the generations.  These recipes are true authentic home cooking.

Throughout the Puglia Cooking Programme we use fresh organic produce from local farmers, helping to sustain their agricultural activity and support the local economy and preserving the culture and heritage integral to the food and cooking in Puglia.


Classes are small and informal groups of 10/12 people. From the very start you will be involved one hundred percent  so be ready to get that apron on and go wrist-deep in dough as we explore the art of Puglia cooking in this amazing region.


South Italy is undergoing  a culinary renaissance and  Puglia cooking is considered amongst the best in Italy.  The region is incredibly fertile and the recipes in our Puglia Cooking Programme reflect this, using abundant local produce, gallons of extra virgin olive oil (cold pressed from the mill nearby) and excellent wines and delicious limoncella from the fantastic local vineyards.



The experience of our inclusive Puglia cooking classes is as much about fun and friends as it is about the food.   This has to be without doubt, the single most important thing. The groups are intimate and friendly and you will make life long friends as you laugh together learning the art of  Puglia cooking.

Our conscientious attention to detail and planning is meticulous and absolute  and we are there as hosts for the duration of your Puglia Cooking Programme to ensure all your needs are met and you have a great time.  Our Puglia cooking and culinary tour brings you the true experience of Italian culture like nothing else can and our guests discover an intimate side to Italy that so few fully experience

To book a place on our inclusive Puglia Cooking Programme please contact us.


Stay at the historic Locanda Ventura XVII century Masseria

For the duration of your Puglia cooking and culinary tour you will be staying at Locanda Ventura Masseria in the picturesque Valley of Canale di Pirro.  The Masseria is one of the oldest and most beautiful in the area and is made up of many ‘Trulli’ constructed entirely from local stone.  Recently renovated and refurbished to the highest standard, it is very comfortable and equipped with all modern conveniences.

Locanda Ventura XVII century Masseria
Locanda Ventura XVII century Masseria

Outside of Trulli bedrooms


Each  bedroom is a’ trulli’ the famous high ceilinged cone shape structure unique to Puglia. There is a large breakfast room and  large sunny terraces for alfresco dining surrounded by 3,000 sq metres of private land.

The rooms are all en-suite, with shower room, TV and heating for the cooler months.  For those who would rather eat than get involved in our Puglia Cooking Programme, Locanda Ventura produces its own wine and cheese off the land and provides a restful, peaceful haven and a wonderful place to relax.

We warmly welcome non-cooking guests at Locanda Ventura which is extremely spacious and comfortable and can arrange alternative activities and entertainment for those who don’t wish to partake in the cooking sessions.  The group then comes together in the afternoon for the excursions and evening meals.  Please see our Itinerary for more information.

For more information on our inclusive Puglia cooking and culinary tour please contact us.


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Produce from local farmers
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