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.

No Single Supplement

A room to yourself. We never charge a single room supplement.

Small & Friendly Groups

Group sizes are between 8 and 10 guests, offering you the best experience.

Solo Traveller Friendly

Tailored to cater for solo travellers. Over 80% of our guests travel solo.

Special Interest Holidays in Puglia

Cooking Holiday

Italian Cooking Holidays in Puglia

Enjoy the sunny coastal region of Puglia and discover culinary specialities off the beaten track.
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.
Pilates Holiday

Pilates Holidays in Puglia

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