DEPARTURE POINT: Gallipoli old town
DURATION: full day
TRAVEL DISTANCE: approximately 30 km
Food and Wine cycling tourincluding cooking class. It starts in the morning from the village of Gallipoli, a fishing town that is located in southern Puglia, overlooking the Ionian Sea. In a few kilometers you will reach Alezio (ancient Messapian city, where there is an interesting museum on pre-Roman civilizations) and then Sannicola. Cycling on secondary country roads, among olive trees and dry stone walls, you reach "Tenuta mamma Anna" - a family-run “agritourism” where cooking class will take place. The products are harvested directly from the family garden and then move on to the preparation: "pitta di patate" (a kind of potato gateau, with a stuffing of tomatoes, olives, capers, onion and tuna), "pittule" (some fried dough balls) , filled with tomatoes and capers, or empty to taste with honey) and hand-made orecchiette (a typical local pasta, shaped like an ear, prepared with fingers and a knife), the "pasticciotto cake" (a cake made with shortcrust pastry, filled with chantilly cream); These are some of the dishes that will be prepared. Following family lunch On the way back you have the possibility to visit the baroque city of Galatone and the "radio museum" of Tuglie. The route is easy and suitable for everyone, possibility of electric bike.