Puglia - one of our favourite regions of Italy

Puglia is a diverse region with a perfect blend of rustic landscapes and kilometres of pristine coastline; it boasts some of the cleanest beaches in Italy and it is rare to see overcrowding like in the northern beach resorts. The towns offer a wealth of history and its countryside is lovely and picturesque with olive trees, orange soil and pretty white houses - an artist's dream!

Puglia

The locations

The region offers a raft of whitewashed towns and villages such as Ostuni (also known as the "White City") and one of southern Italy's most beautiful small towns. Situated on three hills, it is characterised by pretty white houses, small piazzas with bars, restaurants (many excellent) and exceptional views.

Smaller and more serene Cisternino is also a delightful hill town surrounded by expanses of vineyards, almond and olive groves. It is now known as one of the most beautiful in Italy (I Borghi piu belli d'Italia) and there is a maze of sun-bleached cobbled streets and alleyways.

Alberobello is another gem of a town; an upmarket town which is home to more than 1,000 Trulli properties (now part of UNESCO World Heritage) and a great range of restaurants and boutique shops. All these towns are surrounded by beautiful countryside marked by olive trees and orange soil.

On the coast you are spoilt for choice! Polignano a Mare and Monopoli are gorgeous towns clinging to the rocks with quaint alleyways and lively centres as are the lively coastal resorts of Otranto and Gallipoli in the south.

What to do?

Puglia is steeped in history; over the centuries, the region has been invaded by the Greeks, Romans and Moors and each has left their mark on Puglia's art and architecture, so there are plenty of great towns to visit. The City of Lecce with its unique Baroque architecture is now being quoted as the "Florence of the South".

For foodies, a wine or olive oil tour will make a great day-out and with a huge coastline and lovely countryside, this region is perfect for that relaxing break.

In the north of Puglia, there are sandy beaches and forests and in the South, the arid landscape is more reminiscent of Greece than Italy. Around Torre Canne (near Fasano), you will see the largest lido style beaches with facilities that you would expect in Italy. However a short drive away, you can find your own private cove and swim from the rocks!

What to eat?

Puglian cuisine will not disappoint, with a fusion of Italian, Greek and Spanish flavours it is one of tastiest in Italy. Expect to eat plenty of fresh fruit, olives, grilled meat and fish, exquisite bread and copious amounts of wine. The region accounts a large percentage of Italy's oil and also rivals Sicily as one of Italy's largest wine producers (over 100 wines).

Where to stay?

Holiday Homes in Italy offer an excellent selection of villas in Puglia. from quality Trulli (these cone roofed building date to the middle ages and are unique to the region), Masserias (Puglian farmhouses) and wonderful villas with private pools

Trulli Puglia

How to get there?

Puglia is served by two main airports; Bari in the north and Brindisi in the south.

Why Puglia?

It is one of our favourite regions in the whole of Italy. All in all Puglia ticks all the boxes; it is very reasonably priced, easy to get to from most airports, great weather, beautiful coastlines, unique towns, amazing food and wonderful people. It has often been said that Puglia is how Italy used to before tourism took hold. 

 

Polignano A Mare Monopoli Surroundings Alberobello Ostuni Martina Franca Central Puglia

Otranto Gallipoli South Puglia North Puglia

Taranto West Puglia

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Alta Apartment
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with large communal pool. Suitable for couples looking to explore the region

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Casa Benalia
£450 - £850
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located in historic old town of Monopoli, with shared roof terrace offering excellent panoramic sea views

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Casa Bianca
£405 - £850
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with shared roof terrace offering excellent panoramic sea views

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Masseria Le Rose - 2
£305 - £1,020
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with large shared pool, 1km from restaurant & 8km from beaches of Monopoli. Recommended to couples looking for a relaxing holiday in high standard accommodation

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Bassa Suite
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in authentic historic stunning apartment with a large communal pool. Set in a hillside position, ideal for families and groups, close to the amenities.

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Masseria Le Rose - 3
£475 - £1,575
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with large shared pool, 1km from restaurant & 8km from beaches of Monopoli. Recommended to couples looking for a relaxing holiday in high standard accommodation

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Monopoli Studio
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just a few steps from the local beaches and amenities

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Casa Ombra
Flowers Apartmento
£310 - £650
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located Just 50 meters from the sea in Monopoli

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Masseria Le Rose - 4
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with large shared pool, 1km from restaurant & 8km from beaches of Monopoli. Recommended to small families looking for a relaxing holiday in high standard accommodation

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Masseria Le Rose 5
£655 - £2,175
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with private pool and large shared pool, 1km from restaurant & 8km from beaches of Monopoli. Recommended to small families looking for a relaxing holiday in high standard accommodation

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Monopoli Apartment
£555 - £1,230
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located in historic Monopoli, with great sea view terrace

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Monopoli Casa
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located in the old town, an ideal setting for honeymooners and couples

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Monopoli Soffitta
£435 - £910
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with rooftop terrace & located in historic old town

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Spiaggia Vista
£680 - £1,365
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overlooking the beaches & caves of Polignano a Mare

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Trulli Signorile - Fienile
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with shared pool suitable for groups of families and friends to share other apartments

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Trulli Signorile - Granaio
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sleeping just 2 people with shared pool in property suitable for large groups of families and friends

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Trulli Signorile - Lamia
Trullo Ciliegio
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located in the countryside of Locorotondo & just 8km from Alberobello, 3km from Martina Franca, perfect for honeymooners

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Trullo Valle d'Itria
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located just a few minutes from Alberobello, a famous UNESCO protected village of Trulli

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