An Introduction to Puglia with Ylenia Sambati - Context Travel

An Introduction to Puglia with Ylenia Sambati


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From Baroque architecture to beautiful beaches and exciting wine and cuisine, Puglia has something for everyone. Join local expert Ylenia Sambati to explore this fascinating region and get an insider’s look at the food, culture, and landscape of the “heel of the boot” of the Italian peninsula.

In this seminar, we will explore the diversity of Puglia. From the iconic whitewashed stone villages of the Itria Valley to the magnificent coastal scenery of Salento, this region of southern Italy is breathtaking. We will see UNESCO World Heritage Sites and experience the glories of Italy’s art and architecture. We’ll traverse Salento’s Negroamaro and Primitivo vineyards and sip an aperitivo in the old town of Lecce: there is something for everyone in Puglia.

This seminar is packed with top recommendations and exclusive tips from a local. Whether you want to cycle in the central area of Puglia, go shopping in Lecce, or visit Martina Franca, this seminar will provide you with the essential information you need to make the most of your time in Puglia. Even if you can’t travel now, join us to be inspired!

Led by travel expert and cookbook author Ylenia Sambati, this interactive seminar is packed with tips and insider advice, plenty of stories, history, and cultural gems. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travel, participants will come away with an increased understanding of the history, culture, and landscape of Puglia in southern Italy.

Ylenia Sambati is the founder of Cook in Puglia, an Italian cooking school based in Lecce, Puglia that specializes in local and seasonal eating and showcases native Puglian teachers. Her cookbook will be published in early 2021.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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FABULOUS BUT A BIT OF KITSCH.

REALLY ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE EXCEPT THE MUSIC AND SLIDE ADDITIONS. NOT NECESSARY.

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OK, not grear

The presenter tried to do too much in the time available. She covered a lot of towns in Puglia but not in any depth.

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Not worth the time.

Sadly, this lecture wasn’t up to the usual standards of context. The lecturer was pleasant enough but all she did was read the pages from a tourist brochure. And we could see the pages and could have indeed read them ourselves. Also, the lecture would’ve been best if we had gotten to know the area before learning about the food. The whole event seemed like a big sales pitch. We did love seeing the beauty of the area and that should’ve been the major selling point. The lecturer had a beautiful Italian accent but it was a bit difficult to understand and the sketchy audio did not help that.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
33%
(2)
17%
(1)
17%
(1)
33%
(2)
0%
(0)
A
A.

Guest did not leave comment

E
E.T.
FABULOUS BUT A BIT OF KITSCH.

REALLY ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE EXCEPT THE MUSIC AND SLIDE ADDITIONS. NOT NECESSARY.

D
D.

Guest did not leave comment

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A.
OK, not grear

The presenter tried to do too much in the time available. She covered a lot of towns in Puglia but not in any depth.

D
D.
Not worth the time.

Sadly, this lecture wasn’t up to the usual standards of context. The lecturer was pleasant enough but all she did was read the pages from a tourist brochure. And we could see the pages and could have indeed read them ourselves. Also, the lecture would’ve been best if we had gotten to know the area before learning about the food. The whole event seemed like a big sales pitch. We did love seeing the beauty of the area and that should’ve been the major selling point. The lecturer had a beautiful Italian accent but it was a bit difficult to understand and the sketchy audio did not help that.