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Villa in Mesagne
Villa Pizzorusso
16th-century farmhouse surrounded by orange trees
G$278,632 GYD per night
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Villa in Fasano
Pettolecchia La Residenza
Restored 15th-century farmhouse near Savelletri
G$817,215 GYD per night
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Villa in Gagliano del Capo
Torre Bianca
Cacti cast spiked shadows across the courtyard of this coolly modern enclave in Puglia. It’s all white walls and sharp angles as the backdrop to simple accents—a woven lantern, a wire chair—for a pared-down look straight out of a design magazine. Drive 2 minutes to the historic architecture and town square in Gagliano del Capo. The heart of this villa is actually outside, in a courtyard with a swimming pool, a built-in barbecue, and alfresco dining for 12 beneath a woven pergola, where the sunlight and shadows are always shifting. Follow the steps up the tower to views over the town to the sea and, after sunset, switch on the gas fireplace. Architect Lorenzo Grifantini designed the house to echo other buildings nearby, with the courtyard mimicking those of the area’s traditional homes and a tower to match the one rising above a church. Inside, however, the spare decor lets light flow across the floor, interrupted only by built-in sofas in the living room, the table in the dining room, and an island in the fully equipped kitchen. The residence is a 2-minute drive from the center of Gagliano del Capo, a quiet village with an interesting mix of architecture that comes to life for an annual art exhibition. There are a few other towns within a 10-minute drive, as well as the Caves of Vedusella, where turquoise water washes against towering rock formations. La Torre Bianca was recently recognized as one of the National In/Architecture Award Winners for 2020. The prize was launched by INARCH, the Italian architectural board for the best building built in Italy in the least five years, who said of La Torre Bianca, it "expresses an extraordinary ability to insert into a historical context strongly characterized by the small town of Gagliano del Capo... While affirming the contemporaneity of language and typological solutions, the architecture does not yield to easy camouflage and banal contextualism but expresses its contemporaneity with quality."   Copyright © Luxury Retreats. All rights reserved. BEDROOM & BATHROOM • Bedroom 1 - Primary: King size bed & Twin bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower/bathtub combo, Television • Bedroom 2: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower • Bedroom 3: 2 Twin size beds, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower • Bedroom 4: 2 Twin size beds (can be converted to a king), Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower • Bedroom 5: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower STAFF & SERVICES Included • Light housekeeping - once per week on Wednesday • Towel change - once per week • Garden & pool maintenance • 300kw of energy consumption per week • Welcome basket Extra Cost (advance notice may be required): • Concierge service • Exit clean • Energy consumption over 300kw per week to be charged at a rate of €0.40/kw • Activities and excursions
G$181,695 GYD per night
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Villa in Ostuni
Corte dei Messapi
G$370,421 GYD per night
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Villa in Capitolo di Martina Franca
Coki
G$292,195 GYD per night
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Villa in Leverano
Masseria Antonio Augusto
G$2,265,076 GYD per night
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Villa in Carovigno
Villa Mira
G$348,303 GYD per night
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Trullo in Fasano
Cjase Madràc (Trullo)
G$168,295 GYD per night
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Villa in San Michele Salentino
Baraquiel Villa
G$336,930 GYD per night
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Villa in Contrada Fantese
Casa M 101
G$219,939 GYD per night
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Paradiso di Puglia
G$128,656 GYD per night
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Villa in Gallipoli
Villa Giulia
G$420,625 GYD per night
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Villa in Ceglie Messapica
Che bello trullo
G$157,423 GYD per night
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Place to stay in Marina di Marittima
Villa Il Gelso
G$255,501 GYD per night
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All about Apulia

Planning a Puglia vacation? Read on to find out more!

Situated in the heel of the boot that is Italy, Puglia is sometimes overlooked in favor of the Amalfi Coast or Sicily, but the country’s south-easternmost region is deserving of your attention. Boasting over 500 miles of coastline, Puglia makes an ideal choice for a beach vacation, while ancient towns such as Lecce, Martina Franca, and Alberobello are rich in both charm and culture. With a history that has been shaped by the Ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Normans and the Spanish Bourbons, Puglia is a unique and fascinating destination.

Thanks to its location on the Adriatic Sea, Puglia’s climate is warm and sunny for most of the year, with temperatures ranging from 70°F to 90°F from late April to early November. The beaches are busiest in the warmest months of July and August when most Italians take their vacations. The region has two airports, in Bari and Brindisi, which have regular flights to and from cities across Europe.

Soak up the sun and swim in the sea

Although the glitzy Amalfi Coast on Italy’s western shore is better known among tourists, Puglia’s sandy beaches have just as much to offer – if not more. One of the best-known beaches in the region is the amusingly named Punta Prosciutto or ‘ham point’ on the eastern side of the Salento peninsula. With white sands and clear, turquoise water, this informal spot is perfect for a day of sunbathing and swimming with family. A little further down the coast, there’s Porto Selvaggio, a protected nature reserve just outside the pretty baroque town of Nardò. Although it is inaccessible to cars, the Baia di Porto Selvaggio can be reached by a short walk through a fragrant pine forest, and the idyllic bay boasts some of the Mediterranean’s cleanest waters.

Marvel at the architecture in beautiful Lecce

Check out the trulli in Alberobello

Situated amid the hills of Puglia’s central Valle d’Itria, the small town of Alberobello is famous for one thing: trulli – the distinctive conical houses that look like something out of a fairytale. Although you’ll find trulli scattered around the region, it is the sheer concentration of these curious limestone buildings that have earned Alberobello its UNESCO World Heritage status. Indeed, there are over 1500 trulli densely packed onto the westernmost of the town’s two hills, with most of them dating to the 14th century. For the best vantage point, take the steps to Piazza del Popolo, where you can admire the quaint scene from the Belvedere Trullo lookout.

Savor the local specialties

Of course, almost every region in Italy is famous for its cuisine, but even in a country known for its fabulous food, Puglia stands out. Year-round sunshine and warm temperatures create the perfect conditions for growing vegetables, so expect fresh zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers to feature heavily in most dishes. Puglia also boasts its own traditional varieties of pasta, which are made with just flour and water since eggs were considered a luxury in this historically poor region. Orecchiette (‘little ears’) is the best known, but look out for troccoli, cavatelli, curti, gruessi and more, all of which are traditionally topped with local fare such as rapini (a type of broccoli), mussels, ricotta, white beans, wild fennel, and zucchini flowers. Cheese is a particular specialty here – don’t miss the fantastic, fresh burrata di Andria, which is usually drizzled with fragrant olive oil, or pampanella, which derives some of its flavor from the fig leaves in which it is wrapped. For dessert, try pasticciotto, a traditional pastry from Lecce, alongside a caffe leccese – a shot of espresso served on ice and mixed with sweet almond milk.

Experience the luxury of our villas in Puglia

If you’ve been tempted by the charm of Puglia, take a look at our selection of vacation rentals in the region.

Ostuni rentals

Otherwise known as la citta bianca or ‘the white city’ thanks to the whitewashed houses clustered on the hilltop, Ostuni itself is a beautiful medieval city with panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and the surrounding countryside. Outside of the city, the area is host to some of Puglia’s best beaches, including Lido Morelli and Costa Merlata. OurOstuni rentals can accommodate up to 20 guests, and there’s even a chance to experience the region’s famous trulli – one of our villas is built around a cluster of eleven of the conical structures which have been restored to create a unique vacation rental.

Marina di Pulsano villas

Situated just outside the attractive town of Taranto, ourMarina di Pulsano villas are modern and luxurious, with swimming pools and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the glorious Italian sunshine.

Mesagne villa

One of the most remarkable vacation rentals in Puglia, thisMesagne villa is brimming with character and history. Surrounded by olive groves, the property is a restored 16th-century masseria, or fortified farmhouse, complete with a wealth of period features, including vaulted ceilings, stone arches, imposing fireplaces and frescoed ceilings. The elegant accommodation has plenty of room for 12 guests and the tasteful design is modern yet respectful of the villa’s heritage.

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