Rustic region with an A-list coast
Puglia takes you to the heel of Italy’s boot and offers up beautiful towns built into the hills and some spectacular natural scenery. Couples will love the chance to explore the history and architecture of the area, while families will find child friendly activities and facilities. Explorers can cycle around the area or try hiking, while those wanting to spend lazy days on the beach will find lots of options.
The area remains relatively untouched by tourists and is full of Baroque architectural sights to explore, as well as vineyards and local farms, providing fresh produce to the bars and restaurants. Head to the sandy beaches where you can spend the day soaking up the sun, or ordering refreshments from the beachside bars and restaurants. Visit the town of Monopoli for narrow stone streets and some fascinating architecture, or Savelletri di Fasano for golf courses galore and close proximity to the sparkling ocean.
Luxury holidays in Puglia are all about its golden sandy beaches which are lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Walk, cycle, or drive along the coastline and you’ll find pretty little fishing villages, with historic stone architecture containing little boutiques and fantastic seafood joints. For the ultimate indulgence, many of the upmarket hotels have onsite spas, while the town of Torre Canne is known for its natural springs and history as a healing retreat.
Choose Sovereign for your luxury holiday in Puglia. We’ll help you find the best of the area’s hotels, while taking care of little details like family friendly extras, honeymoon upgrades, and private transfers. Stay at the Il Melograno for its beautiful whitewashed architecture, thriving natural gardens, serene spa and elegant guest rooms. It offers an authentic Mediterranean restaurant, as well as tennis and close proximity to the area’s local golf courses.
Flights to Puglia take around 3 hours from the UK.
Nestled right in the far south of Italy, Puglia has a balmy Mediterranean climate, with warm springs and autumns that see temperatures in the 20s well into October. Head here in the summer and you can expect plenty of beach-perfect days – blue skies, sunshine and temperatures nudging 30°C.
British citizens do not currently require a visa to visit Italy.
When you dine out in Italy, you will generally be charged a coperto (cover charge), which is for the bread, tablecloth, cutlery, etc. Tipping in Italy is not customary, but is always appreciated.
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.