South Italy Real Food Adventure

05/24/2020 through 09/21/2021
05/24/2020 through 09/24/2021
Intrepid Travel

South Italy Real Food Adventure

Discover why the southern regions of Puglia, Basilicata and Campania are Italy’s newest food hot spots that everyone’s raving about. Explore breathtaking Bari, take in the sights of the cave city of Matera while learning to cook with the locals, sample olive oil and homemade wine at a small, family-run farm just outside of Rome, and munch mozzarella cheese, sip limoncello and learn to prepare the world’s best pizza in the place where it was born, Naples! This eight-day Italian culinary odyssey is set to get you salivating.


  • Rome – Farm tour and cooking class
  • Bari – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Rutigliano – Mozzarella Tasting
  • Rutigliano – Olive Oil and Wine Tasting
  • Rutigliano – Pasta masterclass
  • Matera – Guided Walking Tour
  • Matera – Ipogeo Underground Cistern
  • Matera – Amaro Liqueur Tasting
  • Naples – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Naples – Street food crawl
  • Naples – Pizza making demonstration


  • Make lunch with a family that lives just outside of Rome, sampling homemade wine and olive oil before sitting down for a farmhouse-style feast.
  • In Bari, join a local expert for a masterclass where you will learn to make Apulian focaccia and the famous orecchiette (little ears pasta).
  • Lose yourself in the ancient cave-city of Matera, which sits dramatically on the edge of the Gravina gorge.
  • Get your hands doughy in a cooking class by learning how to prepare the world’s best pizza at its birthplace in Naples.
  • Meet local producers in the region, learn about their crafts and sample the amazing food and drink heritage they’ve built.


Day 1 Rome
Day 2 Rome
Day 3 Bari
Day 4 Bari
Day 5 Matera
Day 6 Naples
Day 7 Naples
Day 8 Naples

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