With a warm Southern Italian climate and miles of beautiful beaches, it is surprising that the heel of Italy remains blissfully undeveloped—and unexplored.
Perfect forIntellectuals | Romantics | Families | Trailblazers
When to goJune-August | September-November
Ideal length of stay3-5 Nights
Designing Your Journey
Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.
3 Days: Essential Puglia
Most days in Puglia revolve around exploration in some of the province’s most important historical sites, coupled with trips to secluded beaches and unspoiled coves. Touring with a great guide is key, and Indagare can arrange for special access and cultural experiences around the area. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.
Day 1: Ancient Ruins
Spend the day exploring the ancient town of Matera with a guide, which is famous for its prehistoric settlement, suspected to be one of the first human settlements in Italy. Ease into the evening with an apertivo at a seaside bar with stunning views, followed by dinner of fresh seafood crudo at an authentic trattoria.
Day 2: Village Exploration
Spent today visiting the famed villages of Puglia. The small town of Alberobello was made a UNESCO World Heritage site for its unusual districts of trulli, the characteristic white-washed houses of the area. After lunch, drive to Ostuni, a small town that has been inhabited since the Stone Age. This afternoon, Indagare can arrange an olive oil tasting at one of the nearby private vineyards. For dinner, enjoy a true Pugliese meal at an Indagare-preferred restaurant.
Day 3: Coast or Castle Visit and Wine Tasting
Today, enjoy a day of exploration in the quintessential Italian coastal village of Monopoli that boasts a picturesque fishing port and old town that fronts a narrow rocky beach. The best way to absorb the charming atmosphere is by wandering the cobblestone streets, visiting the Neoclassical cathedral and admiring the sea views. Alternatively, opt for a tour of Castel del Monte, a 13th-century citadel and castle where you can enjoy a private wine tasting at lunch.
Where To Stay
We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special amenities, including upgrades, early check-in, breakfast, spa credits and more. Look for the Indagare Plus logo in the reviews.
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Located in the unspoiled region of Puglia near the Adriatic Sea, Borgo Egnazia is a full-service, five-star resort that caters to couples, families and everyone in between.
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This intimate palazzo property, owned by Francis Ford Coppola, offers an Italian oasis complete with a lovely garden and pool in Basilicata, the region to the west of Puglia.
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