Puglia
Puglia

Puglia

Villas with soul in Puglia

Puglia is renowned for its unique trulli and its majestic masserie, the very best of which you’ll find exclusively here below alongside our collections of summery seafront villas, sumptuous palazzi and contemporary gems.

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Travel guides

Our guide to Puglia

The heel of Italy, Puglia extends for some 400km from the north to its southernmost tip (finibus terrae to the Romans). Its coastline is lapped by the Adriatic and the Ionian seas and dotted with magnificent beaches and coves; its numerous pretty towns and villages are full of architectural, historical and cultural interest; and its excellent cuisine is humble by tradition and tasty by nature.

Getting there

Fly to Puglia (Bari or Brindisi airports).

Good to know

  • Capital: Bari
  • Surface area: 19,540km²
  • Population: 4 million (approx)
  • Agricultural records: Puglia produces about 17% of Italy’s wine and around 40% of its olive oil
  • Regional anthem: Volare! by Domenico Modugno (who was born in Polignano a Mare)
  • Signature dish: orecchiette con cime di rapa (ear-shaped pasta with broccoli rabe, anchovies, garlic and chilli)

Our locations in Puglia

Salento

The southernmost part of Italy's heel, Salento is a long, mostly flat stiletto of land lapped by twin seas: the Adriatic to the east, the Ionian to the west. Its varied coastline features paradisiacal, Maldivesque beaches, dramatic cliffs, deep, translucent inlets, and a series of evocative, historic towns, such as Gallipoli and Otranto. Inland, meanwhile, is the creamy baroque sophistication of Lecce and a host of authentic, timelessly charming villages.

The Valle d'Itria

Set on a high fertile plain in the centre of Puglia, the Valle d'Itria incorporates wooded slopes, vineyards, endless olive groves punctuated by the coned roofs of trulli, a host of picture-perfect towns (Alberobello, Ostuni, Locorotondo, and Polignano a Mare to name just a few), and a pair of coastlines – the Adriatic and the Ionian - to choose from. Each town has its own gastronomic speciality, so its also an unforgettable destination for food and wine lovers.

From our local specialist

Tree Doorway
"After a day at work, I love nothing more than an evening swim in the sea off the white sandy beach of Pescoluse. The water is irresistible and the sunsets are magic."
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