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YLTour

#16 of 55 Tours in Lecce
Lecce, Italy
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Inpirational events and tours: enjoy the most authentic Puglia and do something beautiful: cooking classes and wine tours, yoga, painting, sport, meet the locals. Whether it is for a holiday, a conference or an incentive program, enjoy and have fun. Don't miss our hands-on cooking classes in creative cuisines and wine appreciation in authentic retreats. We also help you buy, restore and rent out rural, town and prestige properties in the Salento (Puglia) area.Creative ideas for tours, incentives, corporate meetings, cultural and event planning services in Puglia.With many years experience in the corporate meetings and incentive industry, we have developed strong contacts with venues, locations and suppliers.We are experienced, and equally comfortable, planning small and intimate groups as well as large, interactive ones. We match your objectives with positive solutions by assembling the winning combination of logistics, creativity, and execution to ensure you a memorable event in Italy.
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Imrahil5000 wrote a review May 2019
Santa Barbara, California178 contributions132 helpful votes
I just got back from a family trip in Puglia and was very pleased with YLTour. Ylenia is great (runs the company). We had a fantastic cooking class (this is a must) outside Lecce and all of the guides she arranged for us were terrific. I would not do the cheese tasting but perhaps that's just me.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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KiwiBruce2018 wrote a review Oct 2018
New Plymouth, New Zealand26 contributions32 helpful votes
Whilst in Puglia we had several tours with YLTours. The guides provided were extremely nice and knowledgeable on their subjects however these did not necessarily match with what we thought was going to occur on some of these tours. By way of example - Bari tour – it became obvious after starting this tour that our guide was working to a different brief to what we were expecting. The guide was an expert on 'modern' history hence the expected foodie part of the tour was a piece of Focacia [was very good] & a gelato [which was stunning !!]. Unfortunately some of the key bits we were looking forward to did not eventuate ie No beer stop to sample local brews, no wine sipping & heritage chat and burrata etc at a delicatessen. Not blaming our guide because when I showed him what we thought we were getting he looked more than a tad shell shocked. I think YLTOUR need to improve on their briefing of their many tour guides & as a suggestion include in the briefing where their clients are from.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Dave F wrote a review Jul 2016
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My partner signed us up to a cooking workshop in Squinzano as part of our holiday break. This place is beyond exceptional! The place was a disused local government building which we were told was unused for around 10 years and was located against the colourful backdrop of the town square. Ylenia and her team set about a large renovation project and the local community really rallied behind them, offering plenty of dated photos, documents and artifacts which are scattered throughout the building. They've done an outstanding job of the refurbishment and it's light, airy, spacious and full of character. The cooking was a sheer delight. Ylenia was a fantastic teacher and mama Angelina was incredible too. The dishes were a joy to cook and we were well guided. We learnt 6+ recipes including focaccia bread and orecchiette to tartufetti al cioccolato. With our bellies full of food and the most delicious wine we left. No doubt, this will be the highlight of our trip. Highly recommended to all. A truely unforgettable experience. Thanks to Ylenia and her team.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Amulus wrote a review Nov 2015
Ipswich, United Kingdom93 contributions52 helpful votes
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This year Yle introduced us to another new winery. Marvellous Michele lead us on a tour to the towns of the Valle D'Itria, fabulous wines, great towns and a through the nooks and crannies tour of Cisternino.
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Date of experience: October 2015
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Tom L wrote a review Aug 2015
Boston, Massachusetts32 contributions12 helpful votes
My partner and I are not cooks! It did not matter. We cooked Pizzi Leccese, wine and cheese polpettoncini, eggplant polpette and farro..and MORE. Ylenia and her two 'Moms' created one of the best experiences I have had on ANY vacation. If you want learn about Puglia and its lifestyle and culture, please ccntact Ylenia. Stupendous!
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Date of experience: August 2015
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