Espressino Travel - Day Tours

Espressino Travel - Day Tours

Espressino Travel - Day Tours
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Espressino Travel offers unique, boutique tours and culinary experiences in and around Lecce and Puglia, Italy. Join us for delicious food and wine experiences, authentic and entertaining cooking lessons, and fascinating excursions. On private day tours or in small groups, our insider knowledge uncovers Puglia's best sights, immersing guests in the region's incredible cuisine, wine and culture.
Lecce, Puglia, Italy

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2023

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Irene H
New York42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Where do I even begin to describe the week we spent in Puglia with our exceptional hosts, Robert & Lili, from Espressino Travel. At our request, they planned a private Savoring the South tour for our group, which consisted of four couples who are lifelong friends. To say that the experience far exceeded our expectations would be an understatement. From the private transfer from Bari airport, to the safe arrival in Lecce, to the warm & friendly greeting from Robert & Lili, to the welcoming aperitivo in the courtyard of Mantatelurè, to our beautiful accommodation, it could not have been more expertly planned. Each morning began with a friendly “buongiorno” from Anna & a lovely breakfast, followed by fun & interesting experiences. We thoroughly enjoyed making pizza & eating our creations at Pizza & Company with Maurizio, who was instructive, passionate & entertaining; our cooking classes, with the very talented, inspirational & hilarious Gianna Greco, where we shopped at the market for fresh ingredients, prepared a number of different Puglia dishes & enjoyed our collective efforts at two memorable dining experiences; our visit to Castello Monaci Winery, a vineyard with a centuries old castle, where we tasted their delicious wines & dined like kings & queens, made us feel like we were living in a fairy tale; our farm to table lunch at Masseria Le Stanzie, prepared for us by Donato & his family, was a unique experience & one I will always treasure. The olive oil tasting at Masseria Brancati from ancient, thousands of year old olive trees, was impressive, as was the specially prepared lunch. After a few days it became abundantly clear that we were not clients, but rather family. The relationships Robert & Lili cultivated with all the people we met were remarkable, and part of the reason we felt like family. In addition to savoring all the delicious cuisine, we enjoyed a trip on Captain Mario’s boat, the Minerva, where we explored the stunning Salento coast, the interesting caves & took a refreshing plunge in the Adriatic. We tasted gelato is virtually every town we visited, were introduced to Salento’s famous pastry, the pasticciotto, and loved the rosé wines of the region. And we concluded the week’s journey with a restful day at the beach. These are just some of the many highlights of our time in Puglia. I could certainly write volumes more, but will conclude by saying that our Savoring the South tour was one of the very best experiences in my many years of travel. I highly recommend Espressino Travel for anyone who wants a true “taste” of the culture & nature of this picturesque region of Italy. Puglia is a gem & Lili & Robert are two delightful souls. We will miss them!
Written June 17, 2024
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Sharon C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We enjoyed a truly memorable week in Puglia, expertly hosted by Lili and Robert. The tailor made experiences they arranged were wonderful, and could not have been sourced without their expertise and local knowledge. We had great fun with them and our lovely fellow travellers, and can only agree with the reviews below. We highly recommend Espressino Travel!
Written June 12, 2024
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Anna M
Smithville, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Someone once said you live every journey three times. When you dream it, when you live it and when you remember it. I will treasure the memories of this incredible journey forever and hope to bring my family back to experience this amazing experience. From the moment I stepped off the train I was whisked away to the most beautiful place filled with incredible food, people and gelato. Thank you Lili and Robert for a once in a lifetime trip.
Written June 7, 2024
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CoffeeNut76
Kuching, Malaysia53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
You just have to join Robert and Lili on an Espressino tour to understand why they have a 100% 5-star-review rate on Tripadvisor. I have always been apprehensive about taking "guided" tours, but Espressino may well have made me rethink how I do vacations in the future! They are the perfect hosts - warm, genuine and just pure fun. The itinerary is well-balanced with a bit of everything - history, culture, charming small towns, cooking and pizza-making lessons. And the food! My husband and I are foodies and we appreciate the large variety of local food and wine we got to taste. In Robert's words, "Never underserve!"

Overall, we had a fabulous 8 days hosted by Robert and Lili, and in great company of our fellow travellers. An absolute pleasure to share food, drinks and laughs with all of you! I left a piece of my heart in Lecce, which only means I have to return someday
Written June 7, 2024
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Dominique C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We had the best time with Robert and Lili. They went out of their way to make our experience in Puglia one of a kind and amaze us. We experienced the most magical views, tasty foods, and met the most wonderful people that Puglia has to offer.
Written June 5, 2024
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Navigator25699976755
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
My trip to Puglia was much more than I expected. Robert and Lili are wonderful, caring hosts. They thought of absolutely everything. I love a vacation where I can put my brain to rest and leave all the worries and responsibilities to someone else. And Robert and Lili handled it beautifully. There was absolutely no stress to be found. The food was exceptional, the experiences were so personable. Everyone made you feel like family. I highly recommend this trip. Outstanding accommodations, meals, transport, treats, and surprises along the way. Fellow travelers were delightful, a great group of people. Thank you again and again Robert and Lili for a wonderful time.
Written June 3, 2024
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Mrsdrgil
Newton, MA47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I can't say enough wonderful things about Robert and Lili. After 5 mins together we were fast friends. Their tours are like beung taken to meet their friends -- they know and are known by everyone at all of the most interesting places -- where you are quickly treated like friends as well. Their knowledge of the history, the food, the culture, the places is beyond impressive and dispensed in the best way to absorb--through fun! We will be back. Thanks for such a wonderful time.
Written April 24, 2024
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Gianna
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
There’s a reason why Espressino Travel has all 5 star reviews. It’s because Robert and Lili offer the best of Puglia and do it in a way that exceeds all expectations. My husband and I took their tour in September 2023 along with 12 other people and it was outstanding. So as not to spoil any surprises for those yet to go, let’s just say you will be exposed to one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, taste the freshest foods, savor the local wines, all while experiencing the culture, history and architecture of beautiful Puglia. Robert and Lili are consummate professionals who treat you like family and go above and beyond in all aspects of the tour. They just added dates for 2024 and 2025. What are you waiting for? Sign up! Puglia is waiting for you!!
Written January 11, 2024
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Stephen O
Port Saint Lucie, FL3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
An excellent , we’ll organized tour of the Lecce region. Our tour guides, Lilly and Robert, were fantastic showing us the finest of food, wine city centers, beautiful architecture and local history. A most relaxing and enjoyable trip. We’ll be back!
Written November 9, 2023
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Global21955
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
If you are looking for fun, laughter, new friendships and a LOT of the very best food Puglia has to offer; if you want to see new sites but also make a genuine connection with the land and its people then you need to book a tour with Espressino Travel. Robert and Lili are warm, patient and endlessly caring. As Australians from Italian parents, we have been to Italy many times, but this tour will always remain very special. We are enthusiastically recommending it to all our friends and hope to be back soon!
Mauro and Vivian / Louie and Maryrose
Written November 7, 2023
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