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Perched along the coast of the Adriatic Sea, Puglia is known for its scenic small towns peppering the hillsides, idyllic pastoral landscapes, and beautiful coastal beaches. Stay with Inspirato at Rocco Forte’s Masseria Torre Maizza, a historic hideaway tucked among the olive groves with a Mediterranean-inspired spa and private beach club.
In the boot heel of Italy, Borgo Egnazia Hotel overlooks the sweeping Adriatic Sea. This coastal retreat is located near the port of Savelletri and your posh accommodations feature either terraces or gardens. With minimalist white design inside, the structure's exteriors are backlit by the sunshine for which the region is so well-known, as well as serene whitewashed villages. The town of Puglia is surrounded by ancient farmlands and valleys clustered with charming villages. You're likely to happen upon historic Baroque architecture, limestone plateaus, watchtowers, and spots for fishing around every enchanting corner.
The ingredients incorporated into your services at the on-site VAIR Spa are all sourced from southern Italy. The spa has received accolades from Luxury Spa Awards, Tatler Spa Awards, and Gala Spa Awards, to name a few.
Nestled between the Adriatic Sea and fields of vegetables, the San Domenica Golf Club is open year-round. This Bermuda grass fairway is designed with the highest standards in mind by the European Golf Design of London.
Six on-site restaurants, including the kid-friendly Da Puccetta, are available during your stay. For a cold drink, the charming barrel vaults and chimney of Bar del Portico and two poolside bars await your visit.
Puglia is known for its whitewashed villages and domed villas. During your vacation, make time to see the limestone dwellings in Alberobello, the trulli. These conical-roofed homes once comprised the whole town.
This Baroque church in Lecce was a monastery in the 14th century. Its intricate facades, caisson ceiling, and smooth columns are positively steeped in history and will appeal to the history buffs in your group.
Italy doesn't exactly conjure images of dolphins but the Jonian Dolphin Conservation offers day trips to admire these gentle, wild creatures. Your admission fee bolsters the conservation's mission to protect these mammals.
Thanks to its welcoming Mediterranean climate, Puglia will appeal to visitors regardless of the time of year. Spring ends late April and summers are long and dry. July marks the warmest month in Puglia, although temperatures usually don't exceed 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Travelers hoping to swim in the ocean should visit in August, when the water temperatures tend to be at their warmest all year. Winters are very mild with occasional rain showers.