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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Lori R
Pensacola, Florida, United States8 contributions
Oct. 2022
Going somewhere new is always a wonderful adventure, but our travels to southern Italy (Puglia) were made complete and most meaningful by Lili and Robert with Espressino Travel. They had arranged every detail perfectly. Accommodations were superb, unique and convenient. We experienced both the ancient history and contemporary culture of the region. Most welcoming was the cuisine! Every meal was a culinary spectacular, sharing the sourcing of uniquely local ingredients and flavorful recipes. To say the ingredients were "fresh" falls short of truth! And every meal was paired expertly with wines of the region. Oh, and the gelato, coffee and pastry stops were over the top, too! This welcome expertise carried us from arriving in Bari, to Matera, Polignano-a-Mare, Lecce, Masseria Brancati, Ostuni, Masseria Le Stanzie, Otranto, Castro and its sea caves, and Gallipoli. We did them all, and did them well. Thank you, Lili & Robert! We so enjoyed your guidance and especially your company! We can't wait to book another trip with you very soon!
Written November 29, 2022
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Discover618611
4 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Friends
Everything about the Espressimo Savouring Puglia tour was superb! I had been to Puglia before with family, but much as I love my own siblings, touring this area of my grandparents birth (Monopoli) was better with Espressimo. Beyond the fantastic accommodations (Mantateleure Dimora Exclusiva is enchanting with lovely courtyards and a devoted staff), and thoughtfulness of an itinerary that includes everything that Puglia has to offer (fantastic food and dining settings that include historic castles, pizza maestros, outdoor venues with 3,000 year old olive trees and a cooking school in Lecce to die for), hosts Robert and Lili leave no vacation desire unmet. In addition to touring the well known sites, this includes - to list just a few - a sybaritic sail through the azure Adriatic Sea, sublime gelato tastings, and a day of sunning and swimming at a Lido where the locals go, and all at a comfortable vacation pace. All the while Robert and Lili provide historic and entertaining background on this beautiful Salento area- and engage a passionate group of local experts to share their knowledge and ties to this memorable area. Ritornero!
Written November 18, 2022
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StevenJurnee
Gulf Breeze, FL10 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Friends
I have traveled all around the world and no guides have ever compared to the exceptional experience my family and friends have received on multiple trips with Robert, Lili and Espressino Travel.
This is not your typical “Tour” and Robert and Lili are not “Guides”. This experience is a cultural and culinary adventure and Robert and Lili are our hosts and friends. Let them show you the passion and love of the Salento Region. You will soon realize you are part of their family.

This was my third trip with Espressino Travel and I consider each a trip of a lifetime. I think one of my friends who had not experienced The Espressino family put it best at the end of the trip, “I think Robert and Lili just ruined any other vacations I may take. This will be hard to top.”

The other reviews are all well deserved. If you want to catch the magic of the region and you love great food, wine, culture and friendship join Robert and Lili for a once in a lifetime adventure. Espressino Travel is better than advertised.

Robert and Lili, thank you again for an unforgettable and memorable adventure. Thank you for making Puglia feel like a second home. Start planning our fourth trip together.
Written October 30, 2022
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DandRsempre
Dayton, OH7 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Friends
Our 3rd tour with Robert and Lili and we didn’t think our experience could get any better, but of course it did!
Thank you Robert and Lili for showing us a fabulous time in Lecce..we are eternally grateful for your attention to detail again!!
The Italian cuisine and paired vino at all the dinners you arranged were exquisite..and the gelato stops at the end of the day put all the evenings over the top!
Until we meet again Robert and Lili…
Written October 26, 2022
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dperrino
Los Altos, CA9 contributions
Oct. 2022
Robert and Lili are amazing hosts and masters of logistics!

Our trip started with our arrival at the car return in Bari where Robert was there smiling picking us up. It only got better from there. A quick van ride to Matera and we’re we’re off on a true cultural experience. Robert and Lili have an amazing network of friends that are more than willing to share their lives, food and experiences with you. Both Robert and Lili know their region at an expert level and share as much information with you as you can retain.

We cannot say enough about their true sense of caring for EVERYONE on the experience. They look out for everyone and assure you are OK and having a good time.

The tours about towns were amazing. The food was INCREDIBLE and the interaction with locals was something we will never forget. All of these are directly attributable to Robert and Lili and the work they put in to assuring everything is perfect.

If you are interested in having a stress free, cultural experience with the finest accommodations lead by equally fine people with a passion for their work, we highly recommend Espressino Travel!
Written October 22, 2022
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Patricia D
Naples, FL2 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Friends
Oh my goodness it is so hard to pick a favorite part of the tour because the entire experience was wonderful. The farm to table was fabulous as was the three hour tour on the Mediterranean and exploring the towns.

Robert and Lili could not have been more attentive to the needs of each guest and such upbeat personalities.

This is the tour u do not want to miss!!!
Written October 21, 2022
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Alan H
Jacksonville, FL46 contributions
Oct. 2022
How many experiences, hotels, restaurants have a 100% five star review on Tripadvisor? Very few. But in the case of Espressino Travel - the perfect scores are well deserved. I agree with all of the other reviews posted. Lili and Robert are the absolute best! Although not natives of Puglia, they have invested the time to learn all the history of the region, but more importantly - they have developed and nurtured friendships with the people of Puglia and Lecce in particular. The genuine warmth and affection with which they are greeted everywhere we went tells you all you need to know about these two wonderful people. And the sights you see and the experiences you enjoy while on a trip with them expose you to a region of Italy that you may not know exists. Puglia is beautiful and the Pugliese are even more so. If you want to tour spectacular churches and appreciate the apex of Leccese baroque architecture - this is the tour for you. Enjoy gourmet meals (some worthy of a Michelin star) - this is the tour for you. Meet wonderful people (looking at you Maurizio and Gianna) - this is the tour for you. Cruise the Adriatic coast on a luxury day trip - check. Learn the history of the region - check. If you've done Rome, Florence, Venice, etc. - see what Italy used to be (and still is) - do yourself a favor and book the trip of a lifetime with Robert and Lili at Espressino Travel..
Written October 14, 2022
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BeaverLakeResort
Seattle, WA12 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Imagine committing to a week in Puglia with a group of people you have never met!

You better have a wise, caring, and experienced guide who understands the people, the history, and the culture of Puglia and can magically present it in a captivating and inspiring way,

There is no rating that can describe the stories we heard and the people and places we encountered

Thank you Lilli and Robert and your passionate friends in Puglia!
Written October 9, 2022
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sscho004
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL2 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Friends
An amazing vacation that was second to none! Robert and Lili are exceptionally talented, kind, energetic, engaging and fun. They immersed us in Italian culture, history, food and the local people. The itinerary included cooking class, pizza making, sailing, farm to table meal, tours and many other experiences in Southern Italy. The memories will be cherished. We will return to visit our new friends.
Written October 3, 2022
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Paul T
2 contributions
Sep. 2022
Robert and Lilli were superb hosts on a week long adventure of cultural enlightenment, culinary delight and great locations to visit. They spend allot of time and effort into preparing a visit that will more than exceed any expectations you might have. Previously I had thought Viking gave a traveler a remarkable experience of a culture and geographic region. Robert and Lilli are light years beyond their ability. The only drawback to this is that any future vacation I take will pale in comparison to the level of excellence they achieved.
Written October 3, 2022
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