Why Go on a Food Tour of Puglia?

Interested in trying some of the many amazing tastes of Puglia? If so, it might be worth going on a food–based tour of the region. There are so many fantastic things to see and do here, but there’s nothing quite like getting to enjoy the wonderful flavors of the traditional meals that are exclusive to this part of the world (as well as a few regional variants of beloved Italian dishes that you just can’t miss).

Italian getaways just wouldn’t be the same without the incredible foods – and vacations in Puglia are no different. This is one of the main reasons why we’d encourage anyone who’s interested in visiting Puglia next year to take a look at what’s on offer during our tours of the region.

The flavors of Puglia

The majority of foods here are made from simple ingredients that suit almost any palette, so most people will find that the dishes are both homely and delicious – and this is mostly because of the experience, skill, and heart that goes into making each and every meal a traditional masterpiece.

The most basic elements that you are likely to find in the majority of recipes are olive oil, seasonal vegetables, and durum wheat (which is mainly used to make pasta). There are many foods that also include meat and fish, but these three ingredients often form the groundwork for several meals.

While this may sound like courses will be limited in flavor, each one has their own unique construction and distinct taste – and we would love to introduce you to some of them if you come along on one of our Puglian tours!

What to try when going on food tours around Puglia

If you want to immerse yourself in the Puglian lifestyle, just head down to a local trattoria and try one of the traditional meals on offer. You won’t regret it, as each and every recipe has something special.

Local dishes like orecchiette pasta or purpu alla pignata (octopus with tomato sauce and potatoes) are classics of the region. You’ll certainly be happy if you’re a lover of pasta, with strascinati, mignuicchie, and cicataffe being just a few examples of traditionally made types that hail from this part of Italy.

The fact that this area is a coastal region also introduces many opportunities for great seafood dishes too, which are typically made with the freshest ingredients you could imagine. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, make sure you give meals like zuppa di pesce (soup made of redfish, shrimps, and either cuttlefish or squid) and scapece (a traditional meal from Gallipoli, which is essentially small, deep-fried fish soaked in vinegar) a try.

Italy tours of any part of the country wouldn’t be complete without a taste of the amazing foods that are so iconic to this destination, whether visitors are experienced critics, or holidaymakers hoping to eat simple and delicious.

Explore the many tastes with Travel Puglia

There aren’t any other travel companies who are quite like us, so if you’re looking for the best tours of Puglia, you’ve come to the right place. Our team have prepared quite a few different trips for you to choose from, so whether you’re interested in sightseeing as a main priority or you’d rather spend some time visiting Puglian vineyards, we’re sure to have something for you.

We aim to offer a chance to partake in the different foods on offer at local trattorias on every trip we’ve designed (even those that aren’t necessarily focused on food), to give anyone who visits a chance to enjoy the culinary delights of the region as standard.

There are so many ways to enjoy your stay, and we hope that we can give you a snapshot of everything before you go back home. So come with us and get to grips with some of the best Puglian wine tours. Go on small group tours of Alberobello, Ostuni, and many more famous destinations. Enjoy a Puglian adventure unlike any other.

It’s all available to you on a trip with us, so get in touch to find out more about what we have on offer on our Puglia tours 2021.

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