CULTURAL ITINERARIES

THE ARCHITECTURE OF DRY STONE

The itinerary develops among the stone architecture of Valle d’Itria, from the masserie to the trulli, and to the elegant old town of Martina Franca. A journey through the tracks of the dry stone walls (UNESCO heritage all along the Mediterranean area), through the trulli and old country roads, which will allow the guests to reach the magnificent rural structures that combine with taste and elegance to the surrounding landscape. An alternative way to discover by photograph the meticulous and careful attention to the details. The beauty, the wellness and the food and wine wealth of Puglia will offer the perfect frame for this dream trip. Photo workshop on rural architecture and dry stone.

INFO AND DETAILS

  • KEY WORDS: #Trek&Walk DURATION : 4 days/3 nights
  • NUMBER OF PEOPLE : min 2 / max 10
  • IDEAL TARGET: families, single or couples guests with passion for walking and local culture
  • MAIN PLACES TO VISIT : Alberobello, Martina Franca, Valle d’Itria, traditional masserie.
  • Fornitori on april-june and september-october accomodation in masseria, fotografo-guida professionista, guida turistica locale, noleggio minibus.
  • SUGGESTED PERIOD: on april-june and september-october

Indicative price per person : 800 €

The fee includes:

  • 3-night stay at Masseria Tagliente with breakfast service;
  • 3 lunches with tasting of local products;
  • 3 dinners;
  • guide and photo tutoring service in Italian / English;
  • guide and tour leader.

The fee does not include:

  • the national / international flight to reach the meeting point;

anything not indicated in the “price includes”.

  • DAY 1: Welcoming at masseria tagliente and photo briefing.
    • 10 AM-6 PM: arrival of the participants. Reception and check-in at Masseria Tagliente. Brief lesson on the history of the masseria.
    • Ore 19.00: briefing iniziale con il fotografo
    • Ore 20.00: cena.
  • DAY 2: Photography at masseria tagliente and trulli workshop.
    • 7:30 AM: breakfast at Masseria Tagliente.
    • 9:00 AM: briefing with the photographer. Guided photographic visit of Masseria Tagliente among the typical rural architecture (trulli, manor house, chapel, yard, garden, cisterns for water collecting, dry stone walls), the farms of the elegant Murgese horses and the traditional goat pastures.
    • 12 o’clock: transfer to Masseria Le Pianelle and tasting of typical local products (capocollo of Martina Franca, other typical sausages, fresh and aged cheese).
    • 3 PM: transfer to Alberobello for the workshop to realize miniature trulli at the artisan Cav. Maffei shop. Free walk in the monumental area of the trulli.
    • 7 PM: works review at the host masseria.
    • 8 PM: dinner.
  • DAY 3: The old town of martina franca and masseria ferri.
    • 7:30 AM: breakfast at Masseria Tagliente.
    • 9 AM: transfer to Martina Franca. Guided photo exploration among the alleys, noble palaces, churches and elegant squares in Rococo style
    • 1 PM: transfer and lunch to Masseria Ferri.
    • 4 PM: walking in the woods among Martina Franca donkeys and wild orchids.
    • 7 PM: return to Masseria Tagliente and works review.
    • 8 PM: dinner.
  • DAY 4: Walk in Locorotondo  e return
    • 7:30 PM: breakfast at Masseria Tagliente and check-out.
    • 9 AM: final photography lesson and workshop conclusion.
    • 11 AM-8 PM: free walk in Locorotondo (optional) and return.

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A luxury stay among wine and vineyards, masserie and wineries, with the chance to participate to one of the most interesting periods of the Apulian agriculture, the harvest.

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