Roman archaeo-aperitif hosted in a charming complex of trulli

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90 minutes
Availability : upon request
Trulli in Valle D'Itria
Min Age : families and children are welcome!
The experience

A rediscovery of long forgotten flavours with an archaeologist and culinary historian

Are you looking for a different culinary experience to do during your stay in Puglia? Well, you have just found it: an aperitif prepared according to ancient Roman recipes hosted in the famous Apulian trulli.
If you are looking for unusual experiences, if you are passionate about classical history, or if you simply have an inquisitive mind, come and join this tasting held by an highly educated archaeologist and culinary historian.
The archeo-aperitif takes place in the very heart of Puglia, in the beautiful Valle D’Itria. Here you will meet Ursula, who, after spending several years in Africa and the Middle East, lives with her family in a charming complex of trulli.
You will be able to step back in time while being surrounded by the characteristic landscape of the area, consisting of vineyards, ancient olive groves, trulli and dry-stone walls.
The tasting session focuses on the cuisine of classical Roman times.
The historical recipes will surprise you with their unusual combination of flavours and aromas, combining savoury, sweet, sour and spicy to create amazing and unexpected dishes.
Find out with what people ate in Puglia during Roman times and learn how the past has influenced and continues to influence modern food and wine culture.
Meet a true expert who will share a variety of information about our past and make your stay in Puglia an unforgettable experience.

The menu

This archaeo-aperitivo aims to provide a multi-sectional experience of history, using food, taste and culinary experience as a means to convey history, in particular a social history of the daily life of ancient Romans of different social classes.
Ursula proposes two types of spiced wines according to ancient recipes and a buffet of ancient Roman appetizers.

  • Libum: sacrificial sandwiches according to Cato the Elder;
  • Moretum: Roman white cheese;
  • Olives;
  • In ovis apalis: eggs in almond sauce;
  • Dulcia domestica: stuffed dates;
  • “Egyptian” salad according to Apicius.

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Place of the experience

Trulli in Valle D’Itria

Puglia, Italy


  • 90 minutes

The price includes

  • Aperitif prepared according to ancient Roman recipes
  • Two glasses of two types of wines per person

Not included but available on request

  • Pick-up service transfer


  • Please inform us of any allergies or food intolerances. Thanks!