Southern Visions & Active Cultures Travel offer three levels of guided walking tours in Southern Italy, ranging from the most luxurious for intimate groups to the easy casual for groups of 16 or more. All of our walking programs offer fully guided days, complete lodging, and most meals. Each itinerary is designed at an ideal pace for those who simply want to take it all in and immerse themselves in an authentic journey. We can also build custom walking and trekking itineraries to suit all needs for groups of 6-30.
Our carefully researched culinary itineraries have been built with the passionate foodie in mind. Live the life of a culinary professional for seven days and six nights while exploring the diversity and exceptional quality of Puglia’s products! An expert local chef or guest celebrity chef will lead daily classes for a maximum of only eight guests. Your intimate group will explore the regional cuisine and traditions alongside the chef. You will comb the markets and docks for the best in local ingredients. This trip offers an unparalleled culinary experience!
Laura Giordano, Southern Visions Travel’s own local chef and food expert, also offers culinary experiences ranging in length from a half day to a full week. The classes take place in authentic local homes, and Laura is committed to offering each guest the individual attention necessary for them to master a dish well enough to be able to replicate it back home. Therefore, each of Laura’s programs is designed to accommodate a maximum of eight guests.
Our wine & trekking programs delve into the vineyards, grapes, and winemakers that have contributed to the wine renaissance in Puglia over the last 25 years. With a maximum of only 14 guests, these trips offer a unique and intimate experience. We can also custom-build full-scale winery immersion programs for groups of 6-20.
Southern Visions also offers two beautifully restored villa properties in Puglia, each with a pool. Located in the picturesque countryside between Monopoli and Fasano, Ca’ del Fico has two bedrooms with one bath and features magnificent sea views. Gelso Bianco is set in rolling vineyards just three kilometers from the UNESCO World Heritage town of Alberobello and has four bedrooms, each with a private bath. By combining a traditional villa rental with other services offered by Southern Visions, we can transform your stay at Ca’ del Fico or Gelso Bianco into an individual experience catered to your specific passions and interests. Bicycle rentals or guided rides, cooking classes with a local chef, and poolside olive oil massages are just some of the possibilities.
We also can execute daylong cycling, trekking, and culinary programs which can be offered as shore excursions for cruise guests or as regional add-ons to other programs.
We are real people who want to share our love of the region with our clients. So come join us – we promise that Puglia will leave a lasting impression!