La Vie in Rosè

On the Rosato road is a travel itinerary in Puglia - created by women, for women. It's Puglia in Rosè. This script is willing to reccomend ideas of experiences to be carried out in a new and dynamic key. To whom is this "Rosé Itinerary" suitable for:


Bari- Alberobello- Noci-Castellana Grotte-Monopoli-Gioia del Colle-Putignano-Castel del Monte-Apricena-Bari


rosé wine from Puglia

Lovers of Apulian food and wine culture

Curious and active

Interested in the history of the Territory

Day 1


Our journey starts from Bari, the regional capital and the headquarter of the Puglia in
Rosé Association. The day will be divided into two parts: cultural visit of the city and
food and wine experience. The cultural visit will have some focal points:

  • The ancient village
  • The cathedral of Bari
  • The Wall of Bari
  • The theatres (Petruzzelli Theatre, Margherita Theatre)
  • The city center (Via Sparano, Palazzo Mincuzzi, Via Argiro, Via Melo)
Experience : “Stam Street Food”
Stam Street Food: typical dialect form of Bari that indicates a place, a long and narrow street. The language can only call to mind the tunnels and alleys of the Bari area most loved by visitors and locals, home to the city's cultural and food and wine heritage: Bari Vecchia, the Borgo Antico. With its flat white stone paving, Romanesque churches and ancient walls overlooking the sea, it really feels like getting lost in the history of a city within a city.
The second part of our visit, therefore, includes a food and wine tour in the maze of streets in the heart of the old city.
We will start with a visit to the ancient bakeries of Bari Vecchia – such as Panificio Fiore, to taste one of the city's iconic focacce. The Bari focaccia is famous all over the world for its unique flavour and its recipe, handed down from generation to generation since the Middle Ages.
The day will then enter the heart of the "Stam Street Food" experience with the laboratory of orecchiette and fresh pasta with the Ladies of Bari Vecchia, matriarchs of the Borgo Antico who over the years have become the symbol of our food and wine culture and our traditions.
The evening will end with the wine tasting in the Rosè Lifestyle House and the orecchiette prepared by the customers.
Return to Bari

Day 2

From Bari to Alberobello, passing through Noci

  • Trip: Choco Trulli
Waking up and having a breakfast with typical products of the Bari tradition: our travellers can taste sweets with almond paste, mostaccioli and bocca di dama, accompanied by a cup of steaming cappuccino.
Road to la patria dei famosissimi Trulli: ALBEROBELLO
Our travellers will be accompanied on a journey into the culture and traditions of Alberobello, enjoying the beautiful countryside of the Itria Valley. Gentle slopes, expanses of olive trees and ancient farms reciting from "dry stone walls" will be the theme of our journey. Tour starts with a visit to the historic centre starting from the Church of Sant Antonio. The Church of Sant’Antonio is a Greek cross church located at the top of the Monti district, unique in its kind since it is entirely built in trulli.
Stop and tasting at the Albea winery, with Apulian rosés and Itria Valley cold cuts.
Partenza per NOCI
Departure for Noci. – What to see in Noci in the historic centre? The historic centre of Noci is very characteristic thanks to the presence of the "gnostre", or courtyards open on the small streets of the historic centre.
Experience : SWEET DREAMS
Activity: Chocolate workshop.
Chocolate is one of the typical products of the city – The chocolate laboratory will take place at the Dulciar company, a proudly woman lead company. The company also has a new factory with a laboratory for making chocolate. We will organize a rosé themed workshop: we will combine creativity in producing small chocolate liqueur sweets, with dried fruit and coloured by pastel shades.
Vino Rosato
The evening will end with a dinner in Bari in a typical trattoria of Bari Vecchia, following a tasting menu based on Rosé wine.
Return to Bari

Day 3

From Bari towards Castellana Grotte and Monopoli

Early morning breakfast with typical products from Bari tradition, the Bocconotti. Bocconotti are a Pasta Frolla pastry filled with jam, almonds, honey, custard, or chocolate.

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After breakfast, we leave for the discovery of the villages


  • Hell in the Cave
Do not miss the appointment with Hell in the Castellana Caves, accessible all year round. To open the Hell in the Cave calendar. The underground aerial show, free representation of the first canticle of Hell from Dante's Divine Comedy, set in the cave of the Grave di Castellana.
Castellana Grotte
Arriving in the middle of the morning. There will be an evocative visit to Castellana Grotte which is the word Grotte means “Caves”, a UNESCO heritage site. The concentrations of these rocks of karst origin extend for 3 km in length to over 100 meters deep. Stalactites, stalagmites, flows, curtains, crystals and a thousand other calcareous evolutions characterize this underground landscape. At this juncture we will make a partial visit to the Castellana Caves, lasting 50 minutes. This section of the visit includes a visit to the Grotta Bianca.
Castello Marchione
On the Castellana Grotte-Monopoli road, stop by at Marchione Castle, a wonderful hunting maison of Acquaviva d’Aragona family. The noble family usually resided in the Castle of Conversano and used Marchione as a hunting estate, as it is embraced by a forest of oaks and Mediterranean bushes, covering about 1,260 hectares.
Of this marvellous green expanse, only one specimen of oak survives today, whose age is about five centuries. Legend has it that an underground passage connected Marchione with the Castle of Conversano. Wine tasting: Primitivo di Gioia del Colle, Malvasia, beans, and typical chicory of the peasant and game tradition.
Monopoli. Arriving to Monopoli. visiting the iconic marina, where our guide will offer a wonderful cappuccino to travellers and will tell them the legend of the Madonna who came from the sea, which manifested itself in 1117 to the bishop of the time – the Madonna, takes the name of Madonna della Madia, from “almadia” which means raft in Spanish. Our tour includes Guided tour of the historic centre, between narrow streets and airy squares; Visit to the Cathedral di Maria Santissima della Madia, which together with Palazzo Carlo V and Palazzo Martinelli-Evo represents a triptych of historic buildings, and their basements; Monopoli, known as the city of a hundred districts that evoke the names of the houses that have now disappeared, preserves the high-medieval layout of its fortified historic centre. Each district is characterized by the presence of fortified farms, neoclassical patrician villas, churches and trulli.
Experience : PANZEROTTI
Ritorno a Bari
Panzerotti, recipes and history Panzerotto laboratory, Social Eating at Rosè Lifestyle House. We’ll organize – with expert female chefs – a workshop about Apulian panzerotto – a typical product of the Bari area and province with different fillings. Following social “panzerottata” with panzerotti prepared by our customers.
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From Bari to Gioia del Colle and Putignano

Arriving in Gioia del Colle and visiting the ancient centre.


  • Carnevale di Putignano
Among the other wonders well described in other pages of our website, Puglia is also famous for the famous carnival of Putignano, one of the oldest in Italy.
Experience : CHEESE PLEASE
One of typical products of the area is MOZZARELLA DOP: produced in dairies and farms with an absolutely natural method. Gioia del Colle tour will take place in the early afternoon, to discover the places of Gioia del Colle DOP mozzarella. The housewives dedicate themselves with passion and love on cooking products, symbols of Apulian culinary culture.
At this phase of our tour, we’ll rediscover the role of women in farms and masserie. At a Masseria not far from there, there will be a demonstration of mozzarella production led by an expert housewife. The housewife will wear typical clothes and will talk about her life experience in the Apulian countryside. A cordial, relaxed and shared atmosphere will therefore be created, enhancing the translation and gastronomic culture of our places. We will savour together one day in the famous slow life.
Arriving in Putignano. Visit to the historical center
Putignano is famous for its beautiful papier-mâché, and we don’t want our travellers to miss it, for that, we will organize a visit to the papier-mâché workshop of the artisans who every year dedicate themselves to the famous CARNIVAL of PUTIGANO

return to Bari

Rest. Dinner based on a typical menu of the Bari area paired with Primitivo di Gioia del Colle D.O.P rosé wine in the Rosè Lifestyle House.

What to taste??
Patate riso e cozze.

Day 5

From Bari to Castel del Monte, to discover the places of myth

On the fifth day our ladies’ travellers will set off to discover the north of Puglia and the municipalities of Daunia Rurale: San Severo, Poggio Imperiale, San Paolo Civitate, Apricena, Chieuti, Serracapriola, Torremaggiore.
Sveglia e colazione con prodotti tipici del territorio.
Luggage ready, after 57 minutes by car we will get to the iconic Castel Del Monte. Itinerary: Castel Del Monte DOC wine route in Alta Murgia Park. Rosé pattern is noticeable here: Castel del Monte is in fact home to the only D.O.C.G. of rosé wine in Italy, Castel Del Monte Bombino Nero D.O.C.G. Among Alta Murgia Park our customers will become explorers: through an easy / medium difficulty route, they will cycle through the protected area enjoying the beauties of the place (such as rare and wild animals, rock churches, and overwhelming flora). All at the sight of Castel del Monte, which dominates the whole area. They will stop to admire flora and fauna and slowly reach a farmhouse located at the foot of the castle. Here, in the heart of the Murgia, our journey of tasting wines and typical high-quality products begins, carefully selected by our chefs and guided by our sommelier. But first, there will be a 5-minute meditation session – led by our expert – to restore the spirit after the bike ride. The tasting will be run by women. After refreshment, we’ll head to Maniero Federiciano.
Visita alla Masserie Zucaro
In this farm, you can choose to use your time in many different ways. Our guests can decide to walk, cycle or ride a horse; they can enjoy the hot tub on the roof of the estate or even go on excursions along itineraries designed specifically to discover the Puglia of Federico II.
Bees and Honey Experience
At one step from the farm, along the area behind the estate, the one-kilometre road that crosses the mainland is an unmissable journey to fully experience the lively sounds and bright fragrances of the countryside. Along this trail you reach the top of the sandy road where a carpet of chamomile flower and vine leaves welcomes the beehives of the farm. Here the honey of the Zucaro family is produced by bees that, still in the early afternoon, flutter from flower to flower in search of nectar. Ideal for a moment of relaxation after the hottest hours of the day.
Experience : Horseback riding through Castel del Monte
The vineyards, the Murgia, the sky, all can be enjoyed from a different perspective when on horseback. Guests let themselves be charmed by the enthusiasm of a quiet ride in the company of a trusted guide. When you get on the saddle, the sounds, the sunlight, the scents acquire more value. Meanwhile, the walk continues peacefully in an atmosphere that knows how to involve and conquer our rosé travellers.
Late afternoon: traveling towards the places of the Myth
Overnight: Al Celone. Arrival at Al Celone farmhouse where guests will be welcomed with gifts: samples of creams and fruit juices that will be used in the next day's Skinfast. Leaving the luggage at Al Celone.
Visit to Lucera
Return. Dinner at Al Celone.

Day 6

Discovering the Tavoliere of Puglie

Departure will be from Al Celone.

MORNING: Skincare Breakfast
Al Celone farmhouse will prepare a rich breakfast for our guests, combining it with the skincare products of the Ekostè company. During breakfast, after the “skincare”, our guests will taste the fruit juices of Sovita. Both Sovita and Ekostè are Women Lead companies.

Morning dedicated to body care and well-being with the participation of Ekostè:
At the table, on each session, there will be samples of Ekostè. “Agricosmetic” company that produces cosmetic products from natural products. With the agreement of the Al Celone farmhouse, the Ekostè sisters will show customers the products, with particular attention to the organic citrus face cream from the Gargano.

Lunch time: visit to the EVOO oil company

La società EVOO SRL

Lunch time: visit to the EVOO oil company. 42 minutes by car. we will organize a
lunch among the olive trees composed of oil and typical products of the area.

The EVOO SRL company was founded in 2013, initially with the sole activity of
marketing extra virgin olive oil of the highest quality and handcrafted agri-food
products, based in Polpenazze del Garda (BS).


The day will be dedicated to visiting the rows and a special activity: a soft yoga / stretching class among the company’s centuries-old olive trees, for a 360-degree contact with nature. Afterwards, the owner of the EVO company will lead you into the world of pickles with the dedicated laboratory.
Late afternoon
Return to Al Celone

Dinner: in a farm. Tasting of Nero di Troia Rosé wine produced by Casa Primis
winery. Typical product of the area.


Return to Bari via Apricena

  • Waking up and having breakfast with typical products.
  • A visit to the wine cellar ( Cantine Le Grotte)

Huge marble quarries surround the vineyards of CANTINE LE GROTTE, a winery in Apricena (fg). The small village, located close to the Gargano, is famous for the quality of its stone and for its excellent wine and is appreciated for the fertility of the soil and the pleasant climate. In the company you can breathe the scent of the centuries, of the history that has made this territory important and of the tradition that survives and makes its way in progress. Guiding us on this journey between stone and wine is Biagio Cruciani, the company’s commercial director who tells us about a firm with a strong identity whose birth is closely linked to that of the city. Apricena is “attached” to the history of its stone, and that of Cantine Le Grotte embraces the tradition of local marble. The vineyards from which the wine is produced are planted in the Dell’Erba family’s quarries. The family marble tradition is also imprinted on the company logo: a large block of stone split by a vine, two elements of nature that coexist with each other. It is precisely from the living rock, from the fertile earth, that the history of the Cantine Le Grotte plant is born, immersed in nature and surrounded by greenery. It is a palette of colors that presents itself to our eyes.

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The white of the nearby stone quarries allows the green of the landscape to triumph with its immense seasonal shades, while the blue of the sky divides the green of the sea from Lake Lesina and the Tremiti Islands in the background. The vineyards are located at the foot of the Gargano and have their roots in limestone soils rich in minerals, the same where the best Apricena stone is grown. The company produces excellent autochthonous red wines such as Nero di Troia and Primitivo along with international wines such as Merlot and Sirah that have adapted well to the warm and temperate climate of the area. Respect for the area of ​​origin is one of the characteristics in which the company continuously invests. His philosophy marries a concept of cultivation in which nature does its job. The link with Apricena is also told through the names of the wines. Petrata, for example, is vinified in red from the Nero di Troia grape or in white from Bombino and is the “Italianized” version of the dialect term that indicates the cava. The red has powerful hints of blackberry, while the white is finer and more fruity. The Selva della Rocca, vinified in red (Primitivo and Nero di Troia), rosé (Nero di Troia) and white (Falanghina) bears the name of the Sanctuary of Santa Maria Selva della Rocca di Apricena, probably built between the 8th and 9th centuries. the work of Benedictine monks and they are all fine wines, with intense, fruity and floral aromas. Do not miss the sparkling wines in the Charmat and Merlot Classico versions and to complete the line the Sico haute cuisine version identified by a label that depicts a medieval coin called “Sicone” from the Lombard period found in the existing vineyards. Wines that symbolize gratitude and respect for this land and which are inspired by it to offer the consumer all their goodness.


Going back home.