Spend your morning immersed in La Cultura Pugliese, first at a local cheese maker learning the secrets of the region’s creamy burrata and then wandering through the trulli-filled village of Alberobello…Meet your English-speaking expert guide at your hotel and head off for the morning’s adventure. Our first stop is a local cheese shop to discover the ancient Pugliese tradition of cheesemaking. Our Artisan cheese maker divulges the secret to melt-in-you-mouth mozzarella and creamy fresh burrata. You can try your hand at twisting a knot of mozzarella or two! They will give you a peek at the room where the mozzarella is aged for several days to make scamorza and, of course, lets you sample his creations. The next stop is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Alberobello, home to over 1,000 of Puglia’s iconic trulli cottages. These cone shaped dwellings are made entirely of roughly worked limestone boulders collected from the neighboring fields. Built without any mortar, legend has it that peasants favored this construction technique so they could disassemble the houses and evade taxes! Wander the narrow streets as your guide brings the history of this picturesque town to life, stopping for a picnic lunch traditional Pugliese dishes and wines in an authentic trullo. Buon appetito!
- Food & Wine
Easy • Wheelchair Accessible
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IC Bellagio strongly recommends that travellers purchase trip cancellation/interruption insurance. The following penalties refer to non-group bookings (less than 8 guests) and are valid for entire or partial itinerary cancellations.
In case of cancellation between confirmation and 61 days prior to arrival 20% of the full cost of your holiday will be charged
In case of cancellation up to 60 - 31 days prior to arrival date 30% of the full cost of your holiday will be charged.
In case of cancellation 30 - 15 days before - 50% of the full cost of your holiday will be charged.
In case of cancellation less than 14 days prior to arrival date - 100% of the full cost of your holiday will be charged.
Please note that no partial refunds will be given for unused trip arrangements.
IC Bellagio Cancellation Policy for tickets and services on request when stated on the VIP Italy experience:
In case of cancellation of Opera, Palio or any other tickets (including museum tickets when they need to be pre-booked) and services on request when stated on the VIP Italy experience 100% cancellation will be applied.
Outdoor experiences may be sensitive to weather and other local conditions beyond the control of the supplier. Our local supplier is best suited to assess local logistical conditions and to make a final decision as to whether or not it is safe to proceed with the experience.
If, in the sole opinion of the local supplier, conditions make it unsafe to enjoy the experience, the local supplier will cancel the experience and a full refund will be credited to the client. In the event, however, that the client chooses, for whatever reason, to cancel their participation in the experience, there will be no refund due to the client.
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