To the millions of visitors who flock to Northern and Central Italy, Puglia has long been little more than the heel to Italy's boot. But the secret is out: this sleepy sun-drenched slice of Southern Italy, with its scenic landscape and locally produced Mediterranean-style cuisine, comes close to perfection.
The magnificent Baroque masterpieces of Lecce and Martina Franca vie for the accolade of 'most beautiful town'. Three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Puglia's unique conical-roofed houses known as trulli and several important archaeological sites all offer a fascinating insight into the region's colourful past.
Our luxury villas in Puglia are all restored trulli or masseria (farmhouses), their traditional architecture complemented by cool and contemporary interiors. Located in the southern Salento area and the central Valle d'Itria, some are close to the beach, other luxury villas with private pools are a little further inland.
For beach-lovers, the region offers more than 500 miles of coastline, lapped by the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Ionian Sea in the south. The best beaches in Puglia are dotted along the coast, between the northern Gargano Peninsula down to Salento in the south.
The shimmering sands and rocky coves of the coastline are only part of Puglia's charm: inland it is thickly carpeted with olive groves (more than half the country's olive oil comes from Puglia) and orchards of almond and cherry trees. Our portfolio of luxury villas in Puglia are well-positioned to explore the coastal towns, beautiful beaches, cafes and incredible restaurants.
Puglia has a Mediterranean climate with average temperatures of 24°C in the summer and 300 sunny days throughout the year. The weather in early spring is generally warm and, because of the lack of tourists, can be the best time of the year to visit Puglia. Summer time from June onwards bursts with life with plenty of food, music festivals and historical parades in the ancient towns.
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