10. Monopoli: Masseria Spina Tour with Apulian Food Tasting
Experience Apulia's cuisine and history on a walking tour of the Masseria Spina in Monopoli's Parco Rurale historical park. Stroll through the rupestrian settlement and spot the Baroque church, fortified tower, and the red-colored Masseria Spina Grande. Enjoy savory and sweet Apulian specialties. Meet your guide and start your journey through the settlement, the necropolis, the Minor Church, the Spina Piccola Fortified Tower (the first fortified structure), and the internal citrus grove. Continue to the ancient underground olive press and the dye works. Admire the external facade of the Masseria Spina Grande, the majestic main structure with its defining red color, and the Baroque Church of the Immaculate Conception. Let yourself be captivated by the natural landscape, history, and traditions of this Apulian fortified farmhouse. After the walking tour, round off your visit with a tasting of Apulian food, including pastries, local jams, a board of cold cuts and cheeses, local sweets, coffee, and water.