Tommaso Perrone will take us into the beautiful heart of Puglia, the "heel" of Italy's boot, and will introduce us to the destination of our newest Experience week. Puglia is a unique combination of remote, way-off-the-beaten-path places; delicious food; outstanding wines; a laid-back lifestyle; and vibrant town centers.
A native of Puglia who lives in Lecce, Tommaso worked with us to develop The Puglia Experience and is handling many of the arrangements for this trip, drawing on his extensive experience and relationships in the region. He'll join Kathy as co-leader for this trip. After an academic career, Tommaso has now focused on tourism in Puglia for seven years and is a leader in increasing the visibility of this less-discovered region. He's passionate about Puglia and the culture, history, food, wine, art, and ideas of this very special part of Italy.