Puglia, Italy

  • Stroll through Lecce, also known as the “Florence of the Baroque.” More than 40 churches call this photogenic region home.
  • Visit the 13th century structure of Castel del Monte, the castle of Emperor Frederick II.
  • See Ostuni, suitably nicknamed the “White City” for its whitewashed buildings.
  • Tour around the small fisherman village of Santa Maria Al Bagno, located right on the coastline of the Gulf of Taranto.
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Between Past and Present

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.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (BRI)
  • Region
    Apulia
  • Climate
    Mediterranean
  • Valle d'Itria International Music Festival
    Mid-July – Early August
  • Architecture
    Baroque

Fresh Things to Do

Featured Activity


  • Exploring Historic Puglia

    Basilica di San Nicola. For a glimpse into the area's sacred history, this Roman Catholic church on Largo Abate Elia in Bari houses a collection of Romanesque sculptures, the tomb of Saint Nicholas, an intricate nave, and a tribune gallery.

    Lecce. About an hour's drive from your accommodations, Lecce is one of the most culturally and historically significant cities in Puglia. Known by many as "Florence of the South," thanks to its Baroque architecture, you can explore a Roman amphitheater, see the Column of St. Oronzo, Park Tower, the Castle of Charles V, and the Triumphal Arch. Navigate past these ancient city walls. 

    Basilica of Santa Croce. Also in Lecce, the façade of this cathedral and the neighboring Convent of Celestini are a must-see during your time in Puglia.

    Basilica di San Martino. This towering cathedral is a stunning monument in Martina Franca and its limestone exterior has been attracting admirers for decades. Don't miss the statues of patron saint San Martino and Santa Comasia.

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  • Forecasting Your Puglia Vacation

    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.

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