Review left 12/09/2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Highlights were: Emmanuela and her preparation and knowledge for each location, the cooking class in Lecce, the olive grove visit at a Masseria and olive tasting. I learned so much everywhere.
Suggestions for improvement: definitely include tickets for going into the churches in Lecce. Now that there is a charge to go into 4 of the churches, we didn’t do that as part of the group tour. I did it on my own during free time and it was so worth the 9 euros; staying in Alberobello for 3 nights was a bit long.....there is not much to do there and it’s very touristy. Bari, on the other hand, which was a short morning visit, would have been a great location to stay, do day trips out of there, and have access to more museums, restaurants, activities. And the airport is right there so no super early morning alarm.
It was my first group tour and I really enjoyed all of it.