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.
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
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
Masseria Torre Coccaro
Savelletri di Fasano, Puglia
Masseria Torre Coccaro is set in a historical fortified farmhouse near the Adriatic Sea. The family-friendly hotel has an Aveda spa, Turkish baths, gym and large outdoor pool. Guests may also use the amazing beach club and private 14-meter yacht.
$2,200 Per person
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.
$1,900 per person for 7 nights