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A small dove on my balcony

Sieglinde apartment CIS LE07503591000000616

Hello! This morning I was going to check for the small plants of golden tomatoes on my balcony, since I water them quite often, mostly twice a day, when I saw this little beauty taking a rest in the vase of the daisies and contemplating the view. Very quickly, I grabbed my camera and slowly focused on it. Glad I could immortalize the moment we said “good morning” to each other. It was like a little miracle of the day. Wishing a good day to everybody 🙂

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On Mother’s Day 2022

Mother’s Day 2022/ Sieglinde Apartment CIS LE07503591000000616

It is our desire to express our best wishes to all mothers in the world.

Besides, our heartfelt thoughts and affectionate closeness go, in particular way, to those mothers, who are fighting against a bad illness and to those, who are suffering and struggling to protect their children in the middle of an insane war.

Sending ❤ to everybody. Thanks

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Up, up in the sky

It was about a month ago, on February 23rd, when we took off from Brindisi airport and we looked at these stunning views of the Adriatic coast from the skyes of Apulia. Enjoy the video and a good weekend to everybody!

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In the mid of February 2022

A walk in the Baroque city lights

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

From our house to yours, we would like to thanks our followers and guests.

Wishing Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and to your loved ones.

Be safe and see you in 2022! 🎄

Sieglinde Accommodation (CIS: LE07503591000000616)

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In the mood for Christmas

Hello! It is the beginning of the fourth Advent week and we are in the mood for Christmas. We enjoyed a beautiful walk in the early morning in the Baroqued old town of Lecce, South of Apulia, and took some pictures while the city was just waking up. A new video is now available on Giuseppa Sallustio Vimeo channel and here in our webpages at My Holidays in Apulia®. Welcome!

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It was last year at Christmas time

It was last year, around Christmas time, when your host, Giuseppa Sallustio, made the following Vimeo video with a selection of photos taken between Autumn and the Advent season 2020 by visiting small towns and cities of art in the South of Apulia. Then, the short Vimeo video was posted here in the Home page dedicated to My Holidays in Apulia® tourist company.

From then on, in this 2021, more steps have been taken to overcome the pandemic, in order to get back to a more normal life and finally, by observing health rules, being allowed to visit families members, meet friends, to travel, etc.

Now, we are almost to enter a new Advent season and the wish for everyone is to live this time of the year with the mesmerising child feeling in the heart.

Welcome and enjoy the video:

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Be at work, feel like at home

Are you going to travel for some time and planning to visit Italy within the next few months?

Is your intention to take your family or dearest ones with for enjoying more time all together?

Are you looking for a cosy place to stay in the South of Italy, while experiencing local life, visiting cities of art, tasting good food and, at the same time, you keep on running your daily business activities?

You are very welcome to visit our web pages at My Holidays in Apulia®
– Check for more information about Sieglinde, our family property in Lecce, in the South of Apulia region (CIS: LE07503591000000616).
– You may contact us for availabilities and prices throughout the year.
Thank you

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Afternoon up on the hills of Apulia

It was time for a gorgeous drive along the winding streets of the undulating hills among Brindisi, Bari and Taranto provinces. When we left the city of Lecce, the weather was nice and mild, indeed it was 26° C. Later on, after one hour and a half of driving, the tempearature was around 22° C and the sky had a light veil of clouds, which enhanced the mellowness of the soil and the honeyed palette of colors that nature uses to offer as gift during the Autumn season.

Once more we witnessed a masterwork of nature. Reverberating golden light and pink streakings painted the sky above ploughed fields, these latter as powerful expression of hard work and daily life in the surrounding area. That modern view of a rural frame, which reminded of the meticulous telling of great artists about authentic life in the countryside.

Wishing everybody a beautiful weekend!

 

 “It is nature that makes wheat and grass grow, but it is art that prepares the soil”.Giovanni Battista Della Porta

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Do you need a place for your workation?

Are you thinking about your next holidays, maybe in the South of Italy?

Are you planning to live abroad with your family for a short while, taking your own chance for enjoying some time all together?

Do you need a place for your workation?

Sieglinde (CIS: LE07503591000000616) is a beautiful, well-catered 19th century vaulted ceilinged apartment, only few steps away from the historical center of Lecce, a Baroque art jewel of Apulia. The cosy living – fire place area is where guests can find relax by listening to music or reading a good book chosen from the shelf. Besides, it is an ideal area for drinking a toast to the Italian holiday, enjoying a BBQ or a fine romantic dinner by candle light. What is more, guests may also take advantage of the free internet wifi connection by keeping on job activities even though they are on holiday.

Through the eyes of their host, Giuseppa Sallustio, it was the cosy feeling of home for her guests, friends, families who chose Lecce for their Christmas holidays.

They had great time visiting the old center of Lecce, in the South of Italy, enjoying its art, exploring the coasts without missing the chance of a long drive in the beautiful Itria Valley and then having good food all together by the fire place.

Your visit at My Holidays in Apulia® webpages is very welcome. Thank you!

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Is Apulia among your preferred holidays destination choices?

October is still the right time for enjoying a holiday abroad.

The weather is still mild in Apulia, in the South of Italy, and you can’t miss the opportunity for exploring villages of art, then sitting in a small square by a café and enjoying a good cup of coffee or a delicious ice cream.

Are you planning your holidays abroad in the next 6 months?
Is Apulia, in the South of Italy, among your preferred holiday destinations choices, by chance?

You are welcome to visit our webpages and check for our offers about an ideal accommodation very close to the historical center in Lecce. Thank you!

For more details, please check here: Book Sieglinde Apt – from € 99/night | My Holidays in Apulia®

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June 13th: religious rites and ancient traditions for celebrating a humble Saint

It is early morning, about 27.5°C, when, from the highway Lecce – Gallipoli – Santa Maria di Leuca (exit Galatone), I head to Seclì, a village in the South West of Apulia. Indeed, it is not too far from the Ionian coast.

The small ancient church, dedicated to S. Antonio, (one of the patron saints of the village), is on the right side, at the beginning of the main street, which leads to the center of the village. The church was built around the end of the 16th Century together with the ancient monastery, where friars belonging to the order of Friars Minor lived following the Franciscan Rule.

On June 13th, in the early morning, locals and even people on foot from the neighboroughood, get to the church for the celebration of the mass in honor of the humble saint, on small pilgrimages made of prayers and old singing.

A very suggestive moment in all the celebration is when local bakeries and common people offer and share “the holy bread of S. Antonio” with the community, as sign of deep devotion toward the saint and old ritual to express thanks at the reaping time, which happens again and again one year after an other.

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Barockkunst in Lecce, im Süden Apuliens

Es ist der Beginn des Sommers und wir freuen uns, wieder mit neuer Fotografie zu beginnen. Hier sind wir in Lecce, im Süden Apuliens. Kommen Sie mit mir für einen Spaziergang?
Ein gutes Wochenende für alle!

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Sounds of May

Here we are finally reconnecting to nature! Let’s focus on the beautiful shots taken recently in this month of May. We are in the middle of Spring and now, more than ever, we have been given the great privilege of enjoying wonderful outstretched views, majestic natural landscapes made of bucolic simplicity, having a dip into local history and art. Indeed, these are among the featured elements, which make our Apulia land to look like a huge natural work space that is worth a visit.

Welcome!

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2021 Easter – A special wish

Hello, here we are in the Easter week again! On this very special occasion, it is our own desire, first of all, to express a feeling of compassion on those, who are struggling against covid, hoping they could have soon a good recovery from it. Then, we would like to take the chance to be close to our customers, followers, friends and their own families to wish all the very best for a blessed Easter season. Of course, it is also our own wish to start with full activity in the hospitality field as soon as safer measures for the health of everybody will help and finally let us welcome our guests again for their holiday stay by our family accommodations here in Apulia, in the south of Italy. Thank you 🙏🌱🐣✨💖

Cathedral, rose window
Aprikosblommor
Under the peach tree
A cloud of pink peach flowers

A dominant impulse on encountering beauty is to wish to hold on to it, to possess it and give it weight in one’s own life. There is an urge to say ‘I was here, I saw this and it mattered to me’. ” – Alain de Botton
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Enjoying Art in Apulia

Santa Caterina D'Alessandria Basilika

Soon, museums and special places of historical, artistic, spiritual architectural value and importance will open their doors again to both locals and travellers coming from other areas of the Country. Hopefully, these places of culture will be soon also available and enjoyable to visitors from other Countries, who can finally come to visit Italy again in safe conditions. Among a wide range of cultural spots, which are worth a visit in the South of Apulia, is Santa Caterina d’Alessandria basilica, that is a splendid gem of Romanesque and Gothic architectural style in Apulia region.

It takes only 20/30 minutes from Lecce to reach this wonderful monument in Galatina by car. Besides, it is possible to park free and within a very short distance from the small square, in the historical center, where the basilica is situated. These pics were taken some time ago during a guided tour. On that occasion, a friendly and well trained guide introduced the amazing sceneries and frescoes of the basilica to visitors.

Raimondello Orsini Del Balzo, a nobleman of the Kingdom of Naples, belonging to one of the most influential noble families in Italy between the Middle Age and the Renaissance era, was the main customer of the basilica that was built on the preexistent foundations of a Byzantine church. Later on, after he died, his wife, Maria d’Enghien, countess of Lecce, kept on with the leading role of costumer and ordered the execution of the precious frescoes, which nowadays we can admire in the basilica, to artists coming from different areas of Italy and basically from Giotto and the Senese school of painting.

The legend tells that Prince Raimondello, coming from Holy Land, stopped by the Saint Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai region to pray on the corps of the saint. They say, Raimondello, while in the act of kissing her hand, took one of her fingers with him and hid it until he was in Italy. That finger is nowadays preciously treasured relic in the monastery next to the basilica.

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Between earth and sky

Waiting for Summer
After an uncertain weather, this early morning, finally here came the sun for saying good morning and wishing a good new week.
It was time for driving along the Ionian coast, in the south of Apulia, to breath and contemplate the outstretched sea view.
It was time for driving along the Ionian coast, in the south of Apulia, to breath and contemplate the outstretched sea view.
Blue crystal waters were calm and it was wonderful to stay there for little while, to listen to the regular sound of the waves chasing each other until fading on the sea shore, while the sun gently touched their foamy surface and made it shine.
Serendipity. Few people on the small golden beach, made of very fine sand, and little children playing in a light-hearted mood.
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A safe new start

New gem

After some weeks of ‘staying safe at home’, it is time for a new beginning and new perspectives by keeping safe measures upon every day life. Wishing a good week to everybody! <3

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” ― Khalil Gibran

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Walk in progress

Abericot

“The earth has music for those who listen” – William Shakespeare

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Step 2

My Holidays in Apulia

Good morning, stay safe and keep on running! Wishing everybody a good new week

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Casserole Bread for Breakfast

God morgon,gjutjärnsbröd
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A new Spring dress

Aprikosträd

Our trees are wearing their new Spring dress and we patiently wait, in a contemplative mood, for their fruits.

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Easter Monday 2020

Glad påsk

Despite the terrible historical time humanity is experiencing, nature continues to make a gift of its great little miracles in everyday life. On this Easter Monday, the weather is wonderful here in Apulia, in Southern Italy. The air is mild and a gentle breeze makes the flowers of our garden dance with graceful bows in the morning light. Step by step, looking forward with confidence, we will soon continue to build the future. Wishing everybody a good Easter Monday and please, stay safe <3

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Glad påsk!

Glad påsk

Utmärkt bröd direkt från ugnen för att önska alla en trevlig påskhelg!

Excellent bread right out from the oven for wishing everybody a nice Easter weekend!

Ausgezeichnetes Brot direkt aus dem Ofen, um allen ein schönes Osterwochenende zu wünschen!

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Påskveckan

Påskveckan

Påskveckan: en säker promenad för alla! Easter week: a safe walk for everyone! Osterwoche: ein sicherer Spaziergang für alle!

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Basic Sourdough Starter

Basic Sourdough Starter

We are often in a big hurry throughout the day with work and family, but recently, since we have to stay at home because of covid-19, for sure ve’ve got more time for enjoying cooking and appreciating healthy food or perhaps we might have some difficulties to find yeast at the food shop. So, let’s create some basic sourdough starter tonight. Soon, it will be good and useful for making bread and pizza. Wishing everybody a good weekend!

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Willkommen Frühling!

Stanna hemma och laga pasta

Am Wochenende bleiben wir zu Hause und machen Pasta
At the weekend let’s stay at home and make pasta – Man kan stanna hemma och laga mat

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My Holidays in Apulia®

My Holidays in Apulia®

In this peculiar moment our world is going through, which requires spirit of adaptability, our thoughts go to those, who risk to get ill and doctors, nursing staff and volunteers, who are struggling every day facing illness in the huge effort to save life of patients. We hope we will overcome this hard challenge soon and in the best way possible. No doubt this unpleasant situation is also an economic challenge for a lot of people, in specific way, those, who are engaged in the tourism field, like us, since travellers, tourists, customers cannot travel as usual. We thank you all, who kindly are showing warmth and sympathy. We are glad and touched by the very special friendship feeling we have with you all. Many thanks for being all together. We hope to be back to a more normal situation as soon as possible. Please, be safe for yourselves and for your loved ones. Thank you

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Women’s Day 2020

Internationella kvinnodagen

A flower, a thought for celebrating the International Women’s Day 2020

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Der Frühling steht vor der Tür

My Holidays in Apulia

“Jede Reise, jede Wanderschaft ist ein Aufbruch zu neuen Ufern, ein Sprengen der Ketten, die uns an den Felsen des Alltäglichen und Gewohnten schmieden”. – Carl Peter Fröhling

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Wandern in Apulien

My Holidays in Apulia

“Die erhabene Sprache der Natur, die Töne der bedürftigen Menschheit lernt nur der Wanderer kennen”. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

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Book Sieglinde – from € 99/night

Sieglinde apartment verandah - My Holidays in Apulia

Sieglinde (CIS: LE07503591000000616) is a beautiful 19th century vaulted ceiling apartment, only few steps away from the historical center of Lecce, a Baroque art jewel in Apulia. The apartment boasts three bedrooms and two bathrooms (the big one has bath-tub and the small one is with shower and has a corner for the laundry). Sieglinde apartment can welcome up to six (6) guests. Next to a full catered kitchen, a small terrace in the court is the ideal place, where to enjoy meals and relax. A fire-place in the wide living area invites to fabulous BBQs and romantic dinners by candle light. The apartment has free WiFi internet and free car parking on the street.

Elegantes Ferienhaus des 19. Jahrhunderts mit Sterngewölben in Apulien, Italien

3 Schlafzimmer, 2 Badezimmer Ferienhaus in der Nähe des historischen Zentrums

Sieglinde ist eine elegante Ferienwohnung aus dem Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts mit alten Gewölbedecken. Das Ferienhaus steht im ersten Stock, es hat drei geräumigen Schlafzimmer und eine helle Veranda neben der gut ausgestatteten Küche. Da, können die Gäste ihre Mahlzeiten einnehmen. Die Sieglinde Wohnung bietet Platz für sechs (6) Gäste. Ein langer Balkon ist auf der Vorderseite der Straße, wo zwei Hauptschlafzimmer sind. Ein ruhiges Zwillingsschlafzimmer, ideal für Kinder, ist neben dem Wohnzimmer. Es gibt zwei Badezimmer: eines ist voll ausgestattet mit Badewanne und Dusche und im kleineren gibt es eine Dusche und eine Ecke für die Wäsche. Die Ecke des Kamins ist der ideale Ort, um zu entspannen, Musik zu hören und lokale Köstlichkeiten zu probieren oder guten Wein zu trinken. Das Ferienhaus verfügt über kostenfreies WLAN und kostenfreie Parkplätze an der Straße.

  • In Autumn 2021 and during Winter months (season 2021/2022), the cost is € 99 per night (€ 693 for one week stay).

a. Prices are inclusive of gas, water, electricity. 

b. Weekly change of bed linen and towels + cleaning cost € 100.

c. Heating costs € 20 per day

d. It is possible to rent Sieglinde apartment for no less than 4 nights up to 27 nights.

e. Free WiFi

f. A € 200 deposit is required by the owner at check-in and must be returned to the guest at the end of the stay, after checking that no damage has been caused to Sieglinde apartment.

Book Sieglinde Apartment

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Book Selma – from € 114/night

Selma Apartment

Selma (CIS: LE07503191000000617) is on the ground floor (90sqm) of a typical Mediterranean styled villa (450sqm) surrounded by the garden, among maritime pines, oleanders and honeysuckles. Selma apartment boasts three bedrooms, two bathrooms comfortably giving lodging to six (6) guests. There is a wide dining room, a cosy corner for the sitting room and the fire-place, a well catered kitchen and a shady patio with garden furnitures for enjoying meals. Besides, it is just a couple minutes walk from the sandy beach and only one kilometer from Gallipoli town, on the Ionian coast.

How much is to rent Selma apartment in 2022?

Seasons, costs, conditions.

  • In June 2022, to rent Selma apartment is € 114 per night (€ 798 for one week stay). 
  • In July 2022, renting Selma apartment costs € 130 per night (€ 910 for one week stay).                                                                                                           
  • In August 2022, to rent Selma apartment is € 150 per night (€1050 for one week stay)                                                                                                               
  • In September 2022, renting Selma apartment costs € 114 per night (€ 798 for one week stay).

a. Prices are all inclusive (gas, water, electricity)

b. Weekly change of bed linen and towels + cleaning cost € 100.

c. It is possible to rent Selma apartment for no less than 4 nights up to 27 nights.

d. Free WiFi

e. A € 200 deposit is required by the owner at check-in and must be returned to the guest at the end of the stay, after checking that no damage has been caused to Selma apartment.

Book Selma Apartment

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Book Linda – from € 109/night

Linda Apartment Master Bedroom

Linda (CIS: LE07503191000000618) apartment is on the first floor (90 sqm) of a typical Mediterranean styled villa (450 sqm) surrounded by the garden, among maritime pines, oleanders and honeysuckles. Linda apartment boasts three bedrooms, one bathroom and shower, comfortably giving lodging to five (5) guests. Besides there is a wide dining room and a cosy corner by the fire-place, a well catered kitchen and a sunny terrace, where guests can enjoy their meals.                                                                                                                                                             

Renting Linda Apartment in 2022 Season costs, conditions.

  • In June 2022, to rent Linda apartment costs € 109 per night (€ 763 for one week stay).                                                                                                                 
  • In July 2022, renting Linda apartment is € 125 per night (€ 875 for one week stay).                                                                                                                         
  • In August 2022, to rent Linda apartment costs € 145 per night (€1015 for one week stay)                                                                                                                             
  • In September 2022, the total cost is € 109 per night (€ 763 for one week stay).

a. Prices are all inclusive gas, water, electricity.

b. Weekly change of bed linen and towels + cleaning cost € 100.

c. It is possible to rent Linda apartment for no less than 4 nights up to 27 nights

d. Free WiFi

e. A € 200 deposit is required by the owner at check-in and must be returned to the guest at the end of the stay, after checking that no damage has been caused to Linda apartment.

Book Linda Apartment

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Book Amandine from € 120/night

Amandine Apartment

The 4 bedrooms Amandine (CIS: LE07500691000000619) apartment is situated in Aradeo, a friendly small town, between the rocky Adriatic and the sandy Ionian coast. This 1st floored cosy apartment boasts four wide bedrooms. It comfortably gives lodging up to eight (8) guests, and two bathrooms, one with shower and one with bathtub. What is more, there is a bright cloister, ideal as game-room for children, a wide sitting-room and from the well catered kitchen it is possible to go upstairs, where, in front of the laundry, on the roof terrace our guests can relax or enjoying the BBQ. 

How much is to rent Amandine Apartment in 2022?

Seasons, costs, conditions.

  • In May and June 2022, to rent Amandine apartment is € 120 per night (€850 for one week stay).                                                                                   
  • In July 2022 and August 2022, renting Amandine apartment costs € 150 per night (€ 1050 for one week stay).                                                                  
  • In September 2022, to rent Amandine Apartment is € 120 per night (€ 850 for one week stay).

a. Prices are all inclusive (gas, water, electricity)

b. Weekly change of bed linen and towels + cleaning cost € 120. 

c. It is possible to rent Amandine apartment for no less than 4 nights up to 27 nights.

d. Free WiFi

e. A € 200 deposit is required by the owner at check-in and must be returned to the guest at the end of the stay, after checking that no damage has been caused to Amandine apartment.

We are sorry, no availability for Amandine Apartment. Thank you

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Book a Cooking Lesson in Apulia

Home-made orecchiette for cooking lesson in Apulia

We are very glad to announce our new dates for culinary classes in seasons 2021/2022 in Lecce at Sieglinde apartment (CIS:LE07503591000000616)

You may choose among:

–  5 Days Cooking Lessons

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– One or Two Days Cooking lessons
in seasons 2021 and 2022:

– October 25th – October 29th 2021

Culinary Classes: Monday, October 25th – Friday, October 29th 2021 in Lecce, Apulia

–  April 25th – April 29th 2022

Culinary Classes: Monday, April 25th – Friday, April 29th 2022 in Lecce, Apulia

–  May 23rd – May 27th 2022

Culinary Classes: Monday, May 23rd – Friday, May 27th 2022 in Lecce, Apulia

–  June 20th – June 24th 2022

Culinary Classes: Monday, June 20th – Friday, June 24th 2022 in Lecce, Apulia

–  September 12th – September 16th 2022                                                                                                                                                                                                  Culinary Classes: Monday, September 12th – Friday, September 16th 2022 in Lecce, Apulia

–  October 24th – October 28th 2022

Culinary Classes: Monday, October 24th – Friday, October 28th 2022 in Lecce, Apulia

These Cooking Lessons and Culinary Classes are ideal for children and ‘older children’, for experiencing and tasting the ancient flavors of the poor authentic Apulia gastronomy. You are very welcome, thank you!

– Total Cost/ 5 Days Cooking Lessons* is € 225 x person (all inclusive: full immersion Hands on Cooking  Lessons Program  + dinners ).

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– Total Cost/ One Day Cooking Lesson is € 45 x person (all inclusive – homemade different kinds of  traditional pasta fresca – dinner + wine )

– Total Cost /One Day Cooking Lesson is € 30 x children (all inclusive – easy recipes + dinner)

–  Total Cost/ Two Days Cooking Lesson is €70 x person  (all inclusive – Italian recipes for food  lovers and gourmets + dinners + wine)

– All cooking lessons last about 3/3,5 hours. Availability for 6 guests.

– Join us for a visit by vineries and local cellars and enjoy grape harvest 2022! Be in contact with nature and taste the ancient tradition of making good wine.

– For more info or for booking your culinary date, you are welcome to contact us  here, thank you :

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Holiday Season 2019-20 in Apulia

Holiday Season

Holiday Season in Apulia.
We will be glad to welcome you and your family at Sieglinde apartment in Lecce, city of art, during the holiday season 2019-20 and to offer you ONE cooking lesson for free.

For more details, please check and ask for availability and prices at Sieglinde’s Apartment CIS: LE07503591000000616 .

Thank you