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Ostuni: Olive Oil Tasting Tour

1. Ostuni: Olive Oil Tasting Tour

Join the owner of the Masseria Capece and enjoy a guided olive oil tour with tasting. Take in the intense scents and colors among the ancient olive trees. Walk among the thousand-year-old olive trees, which are said to have been planted by veterans of the Punic Wars, more than 2000 years ago. Visit the oil mill, built in 1846 and in use until the 60s.  Learn all about how extra virgin olive oil is made and visit the oil mill. Taste some of the oils produced on the farm. Enjoy a taste of Puglia and experience life in rural Italy.

Ostuni: White Town Walking Tour

2. Ostuni: White Town Walking Tour

Ostuni is one of the main tourist destinations of Puglia, called "White town" for the houses painted with white lime in the historical center. But Ostuni is not just culture and art, for several years the city has obtained the Blue Flag for the beautiful beaches and the coast, about 8 km from the center, and for the many services offered to tourists. The guided tour of Ostuni will start from Libertà square, where there is the grand palace of the municipality and where stands the baroque column of Sant'Oronzo, almost 21 meters high, built in local stone by Giuseppe Greco in 1771 as an ex voto, later to protection from famines and epidemics carried out by the saint. In Libertà Square you will also visit the archaeological excavations of the ancient walls and the defensive tower before taking Cattedrale street, full of local craft shops, commercial activities and typical local food product. You will then reach the cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta built in the fifteenth century. The façade is characterized by three elegant ogival portals and a large rose window of 24 rays.The interior, a Latin cross with three naves on columns, was rebuilt in the eighteenth century, with a painted ceiling and baroque chapels. Following the tour will continue along the Aragonese walls where you can admire a beautiful landscape of the Valle d'Itria until you reach the Porta Nova gate, one of the ancient gate of the town.

Cisternino: 2-Hour Authentic Italian Village Tour

3. Cisternino: 2-Hour Authentic Italian Village Tour

Cisternino is well worth a visit for its classic example of spontaneous architecture. The old city of Cisternino is both amazing and unforgettable through its wonderful atmosphere, great views of the Itria Valley, cute old buildings and friendly people. During the tour, you’ll visit the Church of San Nicola, known as the Mother Church, which was built in the 12th century over the previous 8th century Basilian church, whose foundations remain. Then, visit the Norman-Svevian Tower built in the 11th century by the Normans at 17 meters tall. It was largely rebuilt in the late 14th century and was remodeled several times in subsequent periods. Stop at the beautiful view overlooking the entire Itria Valley, a wonderful skyline of the valley with trulli and olive trees. In the old town, visit the most important noble historic buildings walking in the narrow alleys and on the white/ black chianche, a typical limestone floor. This village has many good restaurants for evening dining, a choice of good cafes for snacks during the day and good local shops selling all the authentic local produce you could want. An area of great beauty, too perfect to be real but real with incredible trulli.

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What people are saying about Ostuni

We were welcomed very warmly by the employee of the Masseria Brancati. He told a hundred out and full of passion about the olive trees. After a walk through the orchard with trees of more than 2000 years old, we were guided around the Masseria (farm) in a chapel and later we were allowed to look underground in the cellar how the olive oil was extracted over the years. Finally, let's taste… we definitely recommend it.

Organisation with get your guide was very good, for example map link to show us where to park. Communication with company and guide, Mario was very good. Mario made the tour very interesting with his knowledge but also kept things light hearted so our concentration didn’t wander! Very very happy with our tour. Thanks to GYG and to Mario

This was time well spent! The tour included learning about the olive trees and the history of the farm. How oil was used in ancient times and the methods used back then compared to more modern times and to today. It all concluded with tasting the olive oil. The guide was wonderful.

It is a very informative tour with information about olive oil making from a roman time to now. Great for English speakers

Really worth it. Clear explanation of a very old masseria with 2000 years old olive trees