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puglia

puglia italy

Despite being conquered by the Ancient Greeks, settled by the Romans and held variously by Goths, Lombards, Byzantines, Turks and even the French, Puglia, the “heel” of Italy, feels remarkably undiscovered.

The beaches are far from crowded, the towns and villages mostly unspoilt, and the locals - or Apulians - relaxed and easygoing.

After a three-hour flight from London, you’ll find yourself among the huge olive groves (Puglia produces almost half of all Italy’s olive oil) that cover low, fertile hills rolling down into the sparkling blue-green Adriatic Sea.

Wine lovers will enjoy tasting the local grapes - the region was once known as “the wine cellar of Europe”. Castel del Monte is produced in the north, and in the south, full-bodied reds such as Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera are popular. The local whites are lighter and include those from Locorotondo and Martina Franca.

The region is also becoming popular with golfers, as the climate is warm and sunny all year round. There are plenty of good courses to choose from, including San Domenico which is near the small fishing village of Savelletri and has stunning views across the sea from every hole.

For everybody else, the empty beaches provide serious chilling space. There is shale rather than sand underfoot, but the water is clear and warm. Private beach clubs abound along the coast, and some will let you join for a day to take advantage of their sunbeds, cafés and showers.

Other Italian destinations

You might also like to consider nearby Croatia for a sailing holiday in one of our luxury fully crewed and catered gulets.  We also have a selection of spa hotels and villas here.

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Weather and seasons

The climate in Puglia is generally warm, dry and sunny in April/May and again in October with the chance of an occasional shower and cool evenings. By June the weather settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August when it can get a bit humid.  June and September are probably the best months.

How to get here

Flying time from London is about 2hrs 45mins to either Brindisi or Bari Airports, followed by a 45 minute transfer to Borgo Egnazia. British Airways and Easyjet both have a service from Gatwick to Bari three times a week from March - October. Alternatively Ryan Air has a daily service to Bari and Brindisi from Stansted year round.

santa maria del sole

santa maria del sole


puglia, italy    7 nights from £995

Santa Maria Del Sole is a charming, family-run yoga retreat venue - the perfect location for a week of yoga, sun, natural beauty and relaxation. There is a lovely outdoor yoga platform and indoor yoga studio.

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borgo egnazia golf and spa resort

borgo egnazia golf and spa resort


puglia, italy    7 nights from £1,035

Borgo Egnazia is a gorgeous hotel that feels like a traditional Apulian village, located along this relatively undiscovered coast of Southern Italy. Perfect for luxury honeymoons as well as luxury family holidays. Best from May to October, though April and November are often wonderful too.

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villa egnazia

villa egnazia


puglia, italy    7 nights villa rental from £1,215

A chic, contemporary 2 bedroom villa with 15m pool and large gardens. Ideal for a romantic escape for a couple or a holiday for a family of 4. With a restaurant an easy walk away and just 2km from the sea.

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trulli volpe

trulli volpe


puglia, italy    7 nights villa rental from £1,425

Lovely little 3 bedroom traditional trulli house set in four acres of private grounds and just a short stroll from Alberobello, one of the regions loveliest towns.

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masseria salentina

masseria salentina


puglia, italy    7 nights villa rental from £1,525

This traditional country property is a luxury 4 bedroom villa in Puglia, with smart contemporary interiors and set within 6 acres of private grounds.

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masseria il papavero

masseria il papavero


puglia, italy    7 nights villa rental from £1,545

A beautifully designed and furnished 4 bedroom luxury villa set in its own olive grove, and just a 10 minute drive from sandy beaches.

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la moresca

la moresca


puglia, italy    7 nights villa rental from £2,945

Set in two acres of olive groves, with gorgeous sunset views along the valley, this luxury 3 bedroom villa brings a stunning contemporary dimension to a traditional trulli.

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masseria giardino

masseria giardino


puglia, italy    7 nights villa rental from £4,890

Peacefully hidden in 5 acres of ancient olive groves, this luxury 5 bedroom villa has the added advantage of a private swimming pool and a private tennis court, and is just 8 miles from the beach at Sant' Andrea.

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