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 favorite destination for Italian vacationmakers, 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 travelers 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.
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.
$2,400 per person
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.
Seafront Villa is a luxurious Puglian farmhouse on the prestigious Pettolecchia Estate located in an exclusive area in the heart of Puglia. Unique style, offering seclusion and privacy with swimming pool, landscaped gardens and sea views.
$8,000 per villa
Villa Ulivo is a prestigious luxury estate located in the most exclusive area in the heart of Puglia. Offering maximum privacy and opulent style nestled in 20 acres of ancient olive groves that lead to the beautiful turquoise sea nearby.
$16,200 per villa
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.
Epic Southern Italy
Amalfi Coast, Basilicata & Puglia
Fall into the never-ending glamour of the Amalfi Coast along to the epic beaches of Puglia, where we share our best kept secrets to bring you this epic itinerary. You will find crystal clear waters, mouth-watering cuisine, luxury boutique hotels and epic landscapes as you drive this fascinating route exploring southern Italy in style.
Alpine and Beach for Families
The Dolomites & Puglia
Experience the best Italy has to offer with this fun family adventure, combining both the mountains and beach with a stay in a stylish chalet in the Dolomites and finishing with a relaxing stay on the Puglian coast.
Perfect Pairings: Lecce & Apulian Coast
Let us take you along the road less traveled on this unique trip through the heel of Italy. The delight of Lecce will wash over you with a hefty dose of culture as you get under the skin of the rich Baroque style that exudes from this region. You will be treated to exclusive palace access, cultural tours of Lecce and the surrounding villages and...