November 17, 2016

2016 was our busiest year yet at Espressino Travel.

Our Weeklong Tours were full and fabulously fun. Our Private Tours exceeded guests’ expectations on a daily basis. And our Day Tours provided bite-sized introductions to our wonderful corner of Italy. Over the course o...

February 8, 2016

Amazing news: we've been named as the Boutique Tour Operator of the Year for Puglia in the 2016 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards by the Luxury Travel Guide!

And to celebrate we’ve announced a new Weeklong Tour: September 24 to October 1, 2016.

It turns out that some of o...

November 25, 2015

Puglia, the Salento and Espressino Travel’s Tours have continued to receive warm words of praise in the media around the world.


 Ulla Visscher of Vancouver’s Province newspaper could barely contain her enthusiasm for Lecce and our authentic, hands-on approach to gettin...

July 17, 2015

We’ve been popping Prosecco corks and the gelato tastes sweeter than ever as this weekend Espressino Travel’s Tours of the Salento filled the front page of the Travel Section of the Toronto Star, Canada’s biggest-selling newspaper.


We’d welcomed writer Jennifer Allford...

February 22, 2015

Ciao amici!


We were recently contacted by internationally respected Italy blogger Lora Savor to share a few thoughts on the culinary and cultural wonders of travel in Puglia.


Lora and her Savoring Italy blog are as passionate about Italian food and drink as we are. Whi...

December 22, 2014


The festive season in Puglia is a magical time. Towns and villages bathed in stunning light displays come alive. Festive Christmas markets pop up in piazze, full of treats and traditions unique to the region and the season. Vivid nativity scenes are constructed with l...

December 5, 2014


Of all the beautiful and fascinating towns in Puglia, none have the rich and dramatic history of Otranto. Perched in a natural harbour on the Adriatic Coast, Otranto has witnessed Byzantine and Norman glory days, suffered a brutal Turkish invasion, gave birth to the c...

September 10, 2014

September’s Savouring the Salento Tour is in the books! And we couldn’t be happier with our 2014 Puglia Tour.


Where do we begin?

The food was fabulous. The wine was delicious. Lecce, relaxed after the August tourism explosion, returned to its serene best. The sun came o...

August 20, 2014

Everyone loves Alberobello. There’s nowhere remotely like it in Puglia, Italy or anywhere else.


Visitors arrive in their tens of thousands to see the Zona dei Trulli, a neighbourhood consisting entirely of the conically-roofed homes found only in this particular part o...

August 15, 2014

The first thing you need to know about Gallipoli is that it has nothing to do with First World War campaign or the movie starring Mel Gibson. That’s a different Gallipoli (in Turkey). So forget about that.


The second and far more interesting thing you need to know abou...

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