Holidays in Puglia, Italy

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Nicknamed the heel of Italy, Puglia’s cuisine has been influenced over the centuries by its neighbours and invaders. The Greeks left their mark with fragrant, herb-infused lamb, spit-roasted over a crackling fire. This sun-baked land is scattered with fortified castles and whitewashed trulli, Puglia’s distinctive conical shaped dwellings, and carpeted with a silvery sea of olive groves. It also has an incredibly rich natural larder. The area produces most of the country’s extra virgin olive oil, full-bodied wines and is famous for its intensely flavoured olives, almonds and figs. Other local specialities include orecchiette, an ear-shaped pasta, seafood risotto, fava beans (which are dried and made into a paste) and burrata, a creamy cheese similar to mozzarella.

Sights to savour along with the turquoise sea and long sandy beaches are, the 13th century Swabian castle, the city of Lecce’s glorious Baroque churches, a legacy from the Spanish, and the cathedral in Otranto’s amazing mosaic floor, the work of a 12th-century monk.

Wonderfully uncrowded

Puglia is yet to become as much of a tourist hotspot as other parts of Italy, so you won’t find yourself stuck in large crowds.

Beautiful towns

Packed full of charming towns, Puglia is the just the place to come if you want to get lost wandering winding, cobbled streets.

High quality wines

The home of Primitivo, Puglia has earnt a reputation for making some of the finest wines Italy has to offer.

Special Interest Holidays in Puglia

8 days / 7 nights

Guests cooking on their cooking holiday in Puglia

Italian Cooking Holidays in Puglia

Enjoy the sunny coastal region of Puglia and discover culinary specialities off the beaten track.
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8 days / 7 nights

Villa Leucca Pilates holiday in Puglia

Pilates Holidays in Puglia

Relax your body and mind by practising daily Pilates in sunny Puglia.

8 days / 7 nights

Painting Holiday

Painting Holidays in Puglia

Capture Puglia’s unique scenery, from ancient olive trees to turquoise sea-views and dramatic towns, on a relaxing painting holiday.

8 days / 7 nights

Gallipoli Puglia

Learn Italian in Puglia

Explore beautiful Puglia and immerse yourself in local life, practicing your Italian language skills in nearby cafes and shops.

8 days / 7 nights

Photography Holiday

Photography Holidays in Puglia

Be inspired by Puglia and perfect your photography in the beautiful towns and stunning landscapes of Italy's southern gem.

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