Let us whisk you away to an Italian region of glorious countryside dotted with hill-climbing trulli villages and lined with wonderful stretches of idyllic coastline. Sitting on the heel of Italy’s sun-soaked boot, Puglia promises its visitors a truly authentic Italian experience with incredible art, beautiful baroque architecture and its own distinctive cuisine. On luxury Puglia holidays, sample the region’s traditional gastronomy including superb wines, olive oils and orecchiette pasta, which originated here. Explore the unspoilt region and captivating culture or simply delight in the warm sun along the longest stretch of coastline in the country. Whichever way you choose to holiday in Puglia, whether it be a stop on an Italian road trip, a private villa escape or on a luxury family holiday, we’re ready to take you there.
Whichever way you choose to experience holidays in Puglia, whether it be a stop on an Italian road trip, a private villa escape or a luxury family holiday, we’re ready to take you there.
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Best time to visit
The best time to embark on luxury holidays to Puglia is between May and October. Enjoying a Mediterranean climate, summers are hot and dry with temperatures ranging from 17˚C – 30˚C. With a landscape dotted with olive groves, ancient towns, trulli villages, and churches, Puglia is a great destination for exploring on walking and cycling tours. The best time to do this is in May, June, September, or October, when temperatures are in the 20˚Cs and the area is not too crowded. The most popular time to visit is July and August, when everyone escapes to the coastline’s white sandy beaches.
Puglia as part of an Italy holiday
Luxury holidays in Puglia are perfectly combinable with Basilicata on a classic road trip of southern Italy. Starting in Lecce, explore the beautiful town on a private walking tour, visiting sites like the Roman amphitheatre, Piazza del Duomo, and Basilica di Santa Croce. Then it is time to drive to Polignano a Mare, where you will spend three nights. Visit the charming town of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to over 1400 trulli houses. Your next stop is Matera, where you will spend four nights in a historic cave dwelling accommodation. Explore the historic centre on an iconic Ape Calessino (Italian-style tuk tuk), marvelling at the Church of San Francisco d’Assisi, Matera Cathedral and the many other piazzas that stretch across the city.