Puglia is the southern region of Italy on the "heel of the boot". It  is a delightful region  filled with fantastic food, history, & Italian charm. There are olive groves old enough for Jesus to have walked through; dinners made from the freshest local ingredients; and picture perfect beauty around every corner.

    The diversity in architecture juxtaposed with the colors of the water and landscape is breathtaking. The italians know that Puglia is a hidden gem and have been vacationing here for years. Prepare to experience the "true Italy" and leave with memories that will last a lifetime.  I am so excited to share with you one of my favorite places.


Tour Dates: June 19-26, 2023



    Our tours are designed for adults interested in art, food & fun. Not an artist? Not a problem! Alternative activities are provided. Every day is full of new adventures, great food & fun. This is not your typical tour where you are in a mob of people with headsets, following a brightly colored umbrella. We are “travelers” not “tourists” and you may hear Elida say, say, “Follow me, we are going to a friend’s for Lemoncello!”



$5,000 per tour


~ 8 days and 7 nights

~ Accommodations (double occupancy)

~ Breakfasts and dinners

~ Transportation between cities

~ Museums & walking tours

~ Italian cooking class

~ Painting and sketching materials


     The cost of the tour does not include airfare, lunches, drinks, Transportation within cities, and other incidentals.



A deposit of $500 is due by October 1st. 2022. Remaining balance is due by March 1st, 2023 for each tour.


All payments are nonrefundable unless the minimum number of travelers (6 per tour) is not met.  There is limited space for each tour..


Questions? Contact Stephanie at artwithelida@gmail.com

Puglia "The Heel of the Boot"

  • A deposit of $500 is due by June 1st, 2019 and the remaining balance is due by July 15th, 2019. All payments are nonrefundable. We have space for 20 travelers on this tour and we expect it will sell out quickly, so don’t wait to register!