Top 10 spots to see to see in Puglia, Italy
Puglia is a resoundingly well-loved holiday destination
The most appealing thing about Puglia is its slow-paced approach to the daily grind. The rising star of Southern Italy has old-fashioned farmland that is bordered by a sandy beach that is sun-bleached and is where travelers go to get away from the bustle of the nearby Tuscany.
This year, the beautiful collection of private villas some with private pools, and always with breathtaking views, will prove to be especially sought-after, since it permits people to socialize without losing the pleasure of traveling.
Professionally-run holiday rental firms such as Puglia Paradise, have implemented advanced anti-covid strategies to host guests and provide fantastic activities to provide an unforgettable vacation.
Valle d’Itria, also called “Trulli valley”, has an unique fairytale setting that is dotted with homes of former peasants called Trulli (plural of Trullo). These classic Apulian structures are charming with their beehive-shaped roofings and are made of stones that peasants cleared out of their fields of sand. They were simple to construct and simple to tear down in the event of need. They provide warmth in winter, and coolness during the summertime.
The fanciful Trulli located in the serene Puglia countryside are now vacation homes with private pools.
For instance, Corte Bianca in Valle d’Itria is being updated to mix classic features with contemporary design.
In the middle of Martina Franca is Trullo Febe A charming Trullo situated in a tranquil area with a shaded pergola that can be used for outdoor dining, surrounded by the olive trees and countryside.
Although its interiors are rustic and charming, it also offers modern amenities such as air conditioning and a huge saltwater pool complete with Jacuzzi. The accommodations are set up in distinct units, which means that families or groups of friends can spend time in peace, but still be able to enjoy peace and privacy. Trullo Febe offers concierge services too.
The ocean and its stunning beaches are close by.
In the heart region of Italy, Gargano is replete with picturesque fishing villages, ancient and dark forests in the inland areas, fine sandy beaches, surrounded by cliffs with a rugged look, hidden caves and beautiful coves. It’s a great destination for ecotourism as well as to enjoy a relaxing time.
The most well-known and trendy city within Gargano is the old town of Vieste. It’s an absolute pleasure to stroll through its narrow streets seeing whitewashed homes all the while being watched by the impressive castle of the 13th century.
The Mattinata beach that lies in the coast in Baia delle Zagare is among its most picturesque beaches, featuring its well-known stacks just a few meters from the shoreline.
If you love fresh fish, then you must try eating dinner at a trabucco. It is the traditional wooden fishing platform which extends towards the sea from the shoreline. You can observe the process of fishing, help out if you wish, and take a bite of fish and leave you with a memorable experience.
The southernmost region of Puglia is identified by the stone-like olive groves that stretch between dry-stone walls that are bordered by Oleander. It is a distinct region with its own food as well as music and traditions, that is influenced by its Greek heritage.
Along with Italy’s most beautiful beaches like Porto Cesareo with the Punta Prosciutto dunes, Pescoluse beach (also called Maldives of Salento) and Torre Lapillo beach, there are some interesting towns worth exploring, including Otranto, Specchia and Presicce (awarded as the three most stunning Italian towns).
Visit in summer time to attend the sagra di paese (a village-wide festival) where you can dine on traditional street food and listen to the traditional music like pizzica and Tarantella.
Its city Ostuni is a stunning maze-like white town situated on a hill just 8km away from the Adriatic Sea. It is filled with narrow alleyways and streets that which you can spend hours getting lost, climbing stairs and being enthralled by breathtaking views.
The old town within its old walls has a variety of traditional craft shops, cozy cafes, Aperitivo places, and beautiful eateries to have a wonderful Apulian dinner. After dinner, you can enjoy an alcoholic drink at any of these trendy bar, where you can take in the vibrant Italian nightlife in a multicultural setting.
In in the olive trees Villa Rosara was designed to be a traditional Puglia farmhouse set in gardens that are landscaped, and features a terrace as well as a private pool. The villa is 700m from Ostuni and a quick drive away from some of the most stunning beaches in Puglia.
The villa was designed in the style of an old-fashioned farmhouse, Villa Margareta is only five minutes away from Ostuni. The pool’s saltwater terrace offers stunning sea views and ample areas for relaxation. you can unwind in the sun or shade, or cook an alfresco traditional meal on the barbecue area with wood fire as well as pizza oven.
The area surrounding Ostuni is worth a visit especially the charming and away from the main roads of Carovigno well-known for its olive oil.
Carovigno is a mere 12 minutes drive away from Ostuni If you’d like to make your home base here, you can reserve a room with Villa Skyler, which is situated just 5km away from the ocean. The villa has an impressive saltwater pool that has views of the ocean and the surrounding countryside.
The safe harbor port Brindisi is an UNESCO heritage site dedicated to the history of Peace. The city is home to an United Nations Logistics Base – the central point of peacekeeping activities.
In the past the port served as an important stoppoint to passengers of the Indian Mail from London to Bombay and also hosted famous people like Virgil along with Gandhi.
The beautiful waterfront is brimming with restaurants serving fresh and local food. The town’s old name is “Brindeasy” for its slow and relaxed atmosphere is a charming old-fashioned town with people who are friendly and warm.
Bari is the capital in the area, is thriving and bustling, and also has an old town that is charming. Bari Vecchia (the old town of Bari) is a walled town that sits on a peninsula that extends into the sea. It’s in a way that you can walk along the narrow streets feels like being in a living room. These streets are places to meet, and every morning, ladies gather at tables and cook orecchiette (little ears) which is the traditional Apulian pasta, which is made by rolling dough into thin strips, then cutting off a piece and then making it into a shape by hand at a remarkably quick speed.
Polignano a Mare is one of Puglia’s most romantic seaside townsand is also one of the largest ancient towns in Puglia. Amazingly located in the Adriatic coast, it’s situated on the edge of an incredibly steep ravine that is dotted with caves.
Alberobello is the story of a fantasy UNESCO World Heritage town made of 1500 Trulli (typical Apulian conical stone houses). Alberobello is a an exceptional and beautiful place although it is a bit touristy, it’s definitely worth a trip.
A majority of Trulli are converted into cafes, souvenir shops and restaurants, however, some (in the less crowded parts in the town) are actually homes in which people live.
Stay in a genuine Trulli like Trullo Atena Trullo Atena, a tucked away gem that combines the history of a traditional Trullo with the conveniences of modern-day living.
While it may seem secluded, Trullo is within a short drive or walk to Alberobello. Relax and soak up the sun by the private pool or enjoying the shaded garden gazebo.
Also known as”the Florence in the South, Lecce is one of the largest cities in Puglia. It is famous for its baroque architecture , with around 40 churches, and at the very least, a number of noble palazzi constructed or renovated in the 17th or 18th century. The stunning results is it is one of the best-integrated cities in Italy.
It is always buzzing with people drinking at cafes, families enjoying walks, or a group of buddies enjoying gelato and street food.
Otranto is the most eastern city in Italy. It has a mixture of architecture, history stunning views, beachfront restaurants, and white beaches.
It is situated directly on the Adriatic seafront, right in between Greece and the Balkans and Greece The strategic position of the town has had a profound impact on its history. The impressive castle and towers dominate the city with a the thick walls of its perimeter that make access to a small port and beautiful sea-front promenades filled with fantastic seafood restaurants.
The charming Romanesque cathedral, which dates to 1088 and featuring amazing floor mosaics from the 12th century is another attraction not to be missed.
More details about Puglia Paradise
Puglia Paradiseis an established rental villa company located in Puglia Highly evaluated in Trustpilot UK , providing villas and Trulli with private swimming pools available for rental. The villas are exclusively managed with Puglia Paradise. Our guests are treated to an attentive and friendly concierge service, known as “Guest Angel”, to greet you and help in a variety of issues. They also provide suggestions on things to do and do, the best places you can eat and where to go, as well as local market and the most popular local goods shops.
The choice of the most desirable villas is available with a full-time staff.
Villas are available for lease from April until October. Prices begin at EUR 200 for extended stay. The minimum stay is 2 to 7 nights according to the time of the year. *