Get a real feel for Puglia during your vacation, book an Artisan Market Tour and discover the real Puglia. You will experience the authentic local artistic traditions with visits to local artists and craftsmen in their studios. or visits to the artisans and craftsmen workshops.
Passed down from generation to generation, antique arts are practised by artisans and sculptors. Lecce has a long tradition of Papier-maché, known as cartapesta, the first examples dating back to the 17th century. The Salento area and Grottaglie (read about our day out in Grottaglie in Cities and Towns) are renowned for ceramic handicrafts. Evidence of the greatest splendour of the Leccese stone work is carved into the churches and palaces of Lecce. Contemporary artists make amazing modern furniture using the Leccese stone producing beautiful lamps, statues, tables and libraries.
Puglia is renowned for lace and embroidery works, frequently utilized to decorate trousseaus and wedding dresses. Puglia has a tradition of fashion designers and stylists, today famous all over the world, who use the finest textiles to manufacture haute couture clothes.
To avoid disappointment we recommend that you book your Artisan and Market Tour in advance of your holiday in one of our villas here in Puglia. However if you have already arrived it may not be too late, contact us and we will make enquires and the booking for you.