Italy’s breathtaking countryside consists of undulating hills and agricultural valleys, plum and cherry orchards and, above all, vineyards. Hire a car to get the most of what the countryside has to offer and explore castles, villages, farmyards and the limestone coastline with long sandy beaches.
Located in the heel of Italy, Puglia is agricultural and rustic with silver olive groves and hilltop and coastal towns. It is a lush, largely flat farming region, with an extensive limestone rock coastline and long sandy beaches. A favourite destination for Italian holidaymakers, Puglia comes alive in the summer time with festivals, concerts and events.
The cuisine here is fantastic with such abundant local vegetables and produce. Olive oil, tomatoes, artichokes, salami, mushrooms, olives and seafood are just some of the produce that make the region's legendary cucina povera. The region is not one of Italy's traditional tourist destinations, but it is becoming increasingly popular as travellers discover the area's varied charms: baroque towns, white-washed trullo houses, olive groves and orchards, blue sea and beaches, plenty of sunshine and excellent cuisine.
Savalletri di Fasano, Puglia, Italy
Borgo Egnazia is one of the Mediterranean’s most luxurious hotels. Set within 20 hectares along the Puglian coast of Southern Italy, it's perfect for couples as well as families wanting to take advantage of the well-appointed children's club.
Masseria Torre Maizza, a Rocco Forte Hotel
Masseria Torre Maizza is one of the most luxurious options on this laid back stretch of rural Puglian coast. Its range of facilities and award winning beach club make it perfect for long summer breaks.
La Fiermontina is a beautifully restored 17th century villa in the heart of Lecce. Its stylish modern interiors, tranquil gardens and inviting swimming pool make it the perfect place to stay in this charming Baroque city.
Palazzo Bozzi Corso
One of the most beautiful palaces in the city of Lecce – built in 1775 just a few steps from the Basilica of Santa Croce, it is now a highly stylish and exclusive hotel. You will find boutique Baroque charm oozing from the with ten exquisite suites.
Epic Southern Italy: Amalfi Coast & Puglia
Amalfi Coast, Basilicata & Puglia
Fall into the never-ending glamour of the Amalfi Coast and the epic beaches of Puglia, where we share our best-kept secrets on this epic tour of Italy. You'll find crystal-clear waters, mouth-watering cuisine and luxury boutique hotels. Take in breathtaking landscapes as you drive this fascinating route exploring southern Italy.
GBP £12,600 pp
Tastes & Traditions of Puglia
Lecce, Matera, Savelletri di Fasano, Puglia, Italy
Take a journey through the heart of Puglia, traversing the cobblestone streets of Lecce and savouring a stay at the Palazzo Bozzi Corso. Discover the charm of ancient Matera with a night at Sant'Angelo Luxury Resort and a hot air balloon flight at sunrise. Explore the coastal wonders of Italy as your tour culminates at the lavish Borgo Egnazia.
GBP £9,600 pp
Apulian Family Getaway
Take a 6-night tour through Puglia – one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Nestled within the resplendent Borgo Egnazia, this family escape promises enchanting experiences and relaxing, leisurely afternoons. Take a private boat tour through Monopoli and Polignano a Mare and head back to land for a family biking excursion to relax at the beach.
GBP £5,500 pp