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Lecce Wine tasting & winery tours

Our most recommended Lecce Wine tasting & winery tours

Lecce: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

1. Lecce: 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.

Lecce Private Home Cooking Class

2. Lecce Private Home Cooking Class

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn 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 Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants 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'll stay with you for life.

Lecce: Market Tour and Private Home Cooking Class

3. Lecce: Market Tour and Private Home Cooking Class

Taste the traditional flavors of Italy with a cooking demonstration and dining experience, led by an expert home cook. Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes as your guide shares their cooking wisdom, which has been passed down in their family for generations. Wander through the local area with your guide to shop for the ingredients to use in your cooking class. Learn how to choose the best produce, and enjoy the distinctive atmosphere of the Italian market. Back at your local guide’s home, immerse yourself in a private cooking class. Discover the secrets of some of the most famous regional cuisine. Put your cooking skills to the test and then enjoy a meal to taste everything you’ve made, accompanied by a selection of local wines. 

Lecce: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

4. Lecce: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. Then, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her/his family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish and dessert with drinks (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

Bike Tours in Lecce and Wine Tasting with an Oenologist

5. Bike Tours in Lecce and Wine Tasting with an Oenologist

Discover the historic city of Lecce in Italy's heel on this guided wine bike tour, multilingual (group) or monolingual (private). Are you ready to discover the fine wines of Salento? Then let's go! We will immerse ourselves in the historical centre of Lecce to discover its architectural treasures. Then we will learn the secrets of the wine tradition and culture of this beautiful region of Puglia in a wine cellar accompanied by an oenologist. The tour begins by visiting the main attractions of the old town such as Porta Napoli, the monumental entrance to the city, Santa Croce’s Basilica with its fascinating baroque style and Sant’Oronzo Square. The tour goes on through the characteristic narrow streets of the old town, discovering the Amphitheater and the Roman Theater, the squares and the lovely baroque style from Lecce, visiting the immense Piazza del Duomo, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. The tour ends with a stop at a wine shop to taste three wines from the Puglia region: a negroamaro, a primitivo and a susamaniello. An oenologist will explain the transformation of grapes into wine, the grapes suitable for its production, but also the production process itself, and the techniques associated with it.

Lecce: Rickshaw Tour and Wine Tasting with an Oenologist

6. Lecce: Rickshaw Tour and Wine Tasting with an Oenologist

Experience a private or group wine tour in the comfort of a modern, environment-friendly rickshaw with an oenologist guide. Discover its architectural treasures and learn the secrets of the wine tradition and culture of this beautiful region of Puglia in a wine cellar. Begin the tour by visiting the main attractions of the old town such as the monumental entrance to the city, Porta Napoli. Then, admire Santa Croce’s Basilica with its fascinating baroque style, and Sant’Oronzo Square. Head through the characteristic narrow streets of the old town, discovering the Amphitheater and the Roman Theater, the squares and the lovely baroque style from Lecce. Then, visit the immense Piazza del Duomo, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. Stop at a wine shop to taste 3 wines from the Puglia region: a negroamaro, a primitivo, and a susamaniello. An oenologist will explain the transformation of grapes into wine and explain about the production process itself, and the techniques associated with it. After the tour, you can explore the churches on your own by buying an entry ticket inside the Cathedral.

Lecce: Guided Walking Tour & Wine Tasting with a Wine Expert

7. Lecce: Guided Walking Tour & Wine Tasting with a Wine Expert

Discover the historic city of Lecce on a private or shared guided walking tour and wine tasting. See the beautiful Santa Croce's Basilica and the massive Piazza del Duomo and learn about the delicious Salento wines of the area. Begin your tour with a stroll through Lecce. Stop at the Porta Napoli, the monumental entrance to the city, before heading to the baroque Santa Croce’s Basilica. Continue through the old town's narrow streets to reach the heart of Lecce, the Sant’Oronzo Square. Stop to admire the ancient Amphitheater and the Roman Theater before continuing to the immense Piazza del Duomo. Finish your walking tour at a local wine shop, where you'll meet an oenologist (wine expert). Taste 3 wines from the Puglia region: a negroamaro, a Primitivo, and a susamaniello, accompanied by light refreshments. As you sip, hear about the production process and techniques used to transform grapes into wine and the types of grapes used from your wine expert.

Lecce: E-Scooter Tour and Wine Tasting with Wine Specialist

8. Lecce: E-Scooter Tour and Wine Tasting with Wine Specialist

Glide through the historic city of Lecce on an electric scooter with this guided tour. Taste fine Salento wines with an oenologist and admire city highlights, including the Basilica di Santa Croce and the Piazza del Duomo. Begin your tour in Lecce's Old Town and learn about its distinct architectural treasures. Glide through the streets, stopping outside major attractions, including Porta Napoli, the Basilica di Santa Croce with its baroque style, and Sant’Oronzo Square. Hear the history behind each turn with your guide as you navigate the winding streets. Continue to the Amphitheater, the Roman Theater, and marvel at the immense Piazza del Duomo, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. Finish your tour at a wine cellar for a wine-tasting session with three wines from the Puglia Region: a Negroamaro, a Primitivo, and a Susamaniello. Learn about the transformation of grapes into wine, the grapes suitable for production, and the wine-making process itself from the oenologist.

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What people are saying about Lecce

Overall rating

2.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

My evening with Antonietta and Gianni was fabulous. They made me feel like part of the family. They showed me the best types of products to buy at the market and we picked up some interesting local wines. We made a nice selection of vegetable dishes and pasta from scratch. Antonietta is a MASTER baker and you can feel her passion as she pats, rolls and kneads the dough. I cannot say that I will go home and make fresh pasta for my family/friends..but for sure fresh sauce and wonderful easy vegetable dishes. We all had alot of fun and will be sure to be back in their kitchen on my next visit. I highly recommend this experience because you truly are a part of the local community and the family. Thanks to you both for a wonderful evening and sharing your home with me!!

Very good experience. The original Chef was ill, so his son, Mario, stepped in to deliver the experience. Alas, we did not cook in their home, but a guest kitchen adjoining, which was a little disappointing. We also did not shop in the market since Mario had pre-shopped in the event of rain, though we viewed the market, and he explained some of the more unusual local produce. Mario was excellent; he knew his stuff, was an experienced Chef and delivered a delicious lunch. The only drawback was that it was not exactly as advertised, albeit due to circumstances.

What a wonderful morning we had at Matilde's beautiful villa We were welcomed warmly and made a number of authentic Puglian dishes. Cannot recommend her highly enough

We had an amazing experience at Guilia's home. She made us feel at ease when we got there and served us some of the best food we had in Italy. We'll be back!

Even if you already know how to cook, you always learn something, especially with Cesarina.