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Siponto: Guided 3D-Reconstruction Experience

1. Siponto: Guided 3D-Reconstruction Experience

After meeting with your qualified tour guide, you will begin from the ancient Siponto. Inhabited since the Neolithic Age, this area has become one of the most important ports of Magna Graecia. Here you will visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, and the ancient cathedral of Siponto, a true jewel of Romanesque-Apulian art. Next to the basilica you can see the spectacular 3D reconstruction of the ancient early Christian basilica by Edoardo Tresoldi. 14 meters of braided metal and 7 tons of weight produce a 1/1-scale replica of the early Christian basilica that flanks the splendid medieval Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. The project changes the landscape of the entire archaeological site and stems from the will of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities to provide coverage to the mosaic still present on the pre-existing basilica. Built between the 11th and 12th centuries, the ancient cathedral of Siponto is one of the most significant monuments of the Apulian Romanesque: with a square plan, it also has a beautiful crypt as wide as the church itself.

Manfredonia: Manfredonia and Daunian stele Tour

2. Manfredonia: Manfredonia and Daunian stele Tour

The tour of Manfredonia with a qualified tourist guide begins with the visit of the Swabian-Angevin-Aragonese castle a few steps from the sea. Here you can visit the interesting archaeological museum of the Daunian Stele, a stone funerary monuments from the eighth to the fifth century A.C. and one of the most interesting museums of southern Italy. The stele are stone sculptures, flat, of variable size, created and disseminated in the Daunian civilization in the form of a parallelepiped slab, from which the head protrudes above. You will be amazed by the beauty of the finds. After the castle the walking tour will visit the equestrian monument dedicated to King Manfred, founder of the city and will continue in the historic center up to the cathedral of San Lorenzo Maiorano built in 1270 and remodelled in the seventeenth century. Inside you can admire the ancient icon of the fifth century of the Madonna di Siponto, patron saint of Manfredonia.

Manfredonia: Market Tour and Private Cooking Demonstration

3. Manfredonia: 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.

Manfredonia: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

4. Manfredonia: 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.

Manfredonia: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

5. Manfredonia: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

Go shopping in the vibrant local market with a friendly host, and learn how to recognize the best produce of Italy. After you buy some fresh ingredients, you'll head straight to your host's home for an immersive cooking session. Learn how to prepare three of the most authentic local recipes and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by a selection of local wines. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. Experience the warmth of Italian hospitality and return home with something more than just souvenirs — classic Italian cooking knowledge that will stay with you for life.

Manfredonia: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

6. Manfredonia: 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 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. Taste everything you have prepared with a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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