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Altamura: Wine Museum and Wine Tasting

1. Altamura: Wine Museum and Wine Tasting

Toddle through the hidden alleys of the town center to arrive at the Wine Museum, dating back to the 1500s, this site holds treasures of the Altamura wine tradition. Sitting just behind Altamura’s Cathedral, the museum is one of the oldest buildings in the historic city center. The ground floor of the museum holds some special collection pieces, like the impressive 17th century wood press and a series of utensils and equipment of the same age. The second level, climbs 8 meters up a stairwell that leads you to the living-stone cave. The space is naturally temperature and humidity controlled, ensuring the ideal place for wine fermentation and preservation and was found filled with two wooden barrels with capacity of 30,000 and 40,000 liters. Along the walls of the Wine Museum you can view the microscopic streams of minerals and oxides that a centenary of wine production has left on the building. Learn of the hundred years of dedication and sacrifice the wine producers would have contributed during your visit. Finish your experience with a wine tasting that consists of a glass of Primitivo of Altamura  (bottle aged in the natural stone cave) and a selection of cheeses, focaccia and dairy products.

Half-Day Guided Tour of Altamura

2. Half-Day Guided Tour of Altamura

Discover the medieval town built during the Holy Roman Empire, enter the historical center from one of the ancient gates to the town and discover the architectural beauties of the churches of St. Blaise, St. Nicholas, Greek Church and the Cathedral of Altamura, the only church built by Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen in the Middle Ages. The lovely walk continues through the typical squares of the old town and made to carry you smell good in the little streets of the old town in search of old wood-burning ovens where even today the cooking bread and focaccia. 

Pulo di Altamura: 3-Hour Bike or E-Bike Tour

3. Pulo di Altamura: 3-Hour Bike or E-Bike Tour

Feel like a local and explore Puglia's incredible nature, its stunning Alta Murgia National Park, and hidden spots on a 3-hour guided tour riding a bike or e-bike. Ride in class and comfort on dirt roads on a bike, which is perfect for discovering various parts of the park. Learn all about the region's spectacular flora and fauna from your expert guide as you cruise through the pseudo steppe. See Puglia differently and feel like as local as you cycle to the Altamura di Pulo, one of the biggest sinkholes in the south of Italy, uninterrupted by daily routines. You will look very Instagram worthy on your bikes. Visit many famous sights like the park's caves, which are believed to have been inhabited by prehistoric people, and discover the charming area of Lamalunga, where the skeleton of a pre-neanderthal man was discovered.

Altamura: Market Tour and Private Cooking Demonstration

4. Altamura: Market Tour and Private Cooking Demonstration

Arrive at the home of your expert cook then go food shopping like a local. Enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produce. When you return to your host’s home, enjoy a private cooking demonstration where your host will share the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you.   Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert.

Altamura: Market Tour and Private 3-Recipe Cooking Class

5. Altamura: Market Tour and Private 3-Recipe Cooking Class

Go food shopping like a local, enjoying the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Then, immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Altamura: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

6. Altamura: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Altamura: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

7. Altamura: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert.

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A must-see in Altamura, great museum and good wine, personal touch

A must-see in Altamura, great museum and good wine, personal touch