Travelling Puglia

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Heading off Italy’s well-beaten track, visitors to Puglia will be rewarded with an area that is authentic, charming and steeped with tradition. From picture-perfect harbours and distinctive trulli houses to crumbly cream-filled pasticciotti, Puglia offers a true taste of Southern Italy.


La Fiermontina | Lecce

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Nestled in the Lecce’s historic centre, La Fiermontina Urban Resort is a stunning 5* boutique hotel, set in a lovingly-restored 17th Century home. From the moment guests step inside this walled sanctuary they are greeted by an oasis of tranquillity. The interiors are simple yet refined, with vaulted ceilings and traditional Pietra di Trani floors, the property echoes the style of traditional noble homes with a contemporary finish. With a total of only 16 rooms and suites, La Fiermontina’s truly intimate service and dedicated team of staff are the cherry on top of an already wonderful stay; the charming hotel owners can even be found regularly enjoying aperitivo with visitors in the lounge.


La Frasca, Borgo Egnazia | Savelletri di Fasano

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Set inside the famous resort of Borgo Egnazia, La Frasca is the perfect space to enjoy authentic, trattoria-style dining in spectacular surroundings. Deeply rooted in local cuisine, the menu at La Frasca is perfectly complemented by the rustic, wood-clad dining room and beautiful outdoor terrace.

Pescaria | Polignano a Mare

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Perfect for a quick bite, Pescaria serves up fresh seafood in the delightful seaside town of Polignano a Mare. With a menu that ranges from oysters to fried octopus paninis and tuna tataki, Pescaria offers light, flavourful and contemporary on-the-go dishes. For those enjoying a more leisurely pace, an al-fresco dining terrace with views across the square is the perfect place for a glass of wine and swordfish burger.


Explore a Baroque masterpiece

Head to the town of Lecce and make a beeline for its historic centre. Visit the Basilica di Santa Croce and the Roman amphitheatre, whilst soaking up the iconic Baroque style that Lecce has become known for. Although there are many sights to see, make sure you take it slow: grab a bite to eat and enjoy people watching in one of the main squares.

Soak up some Vitamin D

Set on the most Southern point on the heel of Italy, Santa Maria di Leuca is blessed with beautiful architecture, mild weather and stunning beaches. In an area dubbed Maldive del Salento (“The Maldives of Salento”), it is no surprise that visitors flock to the region’s beaches. With stretches of white sands and turquoise waters, where better to soak up some Vitamin D and relax?


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