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Basilica San Nicola, Bari
by Mario Conti

Ostuni in Puglia

Santa Cesarea Terme, Puglia
By Jesse Andrews

Old Galipoli

Trulli in Locorotondo

Old Gallipoli

Tenuta Monacelli near Lecce

Oil press in Ostuni

Bookings: IV Travel


Hotel - 4 star   *accommodations in Trulli style buildings*
La Chiusa Di Chietri - This hotel is five minutes from the centre of Alberobello and a wonderful place from which to explore the evocative towns in the area. This is one of the best properties in Puglia and comes highly recommended by VisitsItaly.
Hotel - 4 star - Trulli style buildings* Centre of Alberobello

Hotel Trullidea - One of the most unique hotels in the world, this hotel is located in one of the most unique towns in the world - declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of the extraordinary trulli architecture found in the town.  Comfortable and tastefully furnished!
Hotel - 4 star - near the Trulli village

Grand Hotel Olimpo - This brand new hotel sits on the edge of historical Alberobello overlooking the international "trulli village" - home to the unique, conical shaped houses that local farmers built during the 18th century.  It's a full service, modern hotel with all amenities.
Villa for rent - from Euro 1000/week - 4 bedrooms; sleeps 7

Villa La Casa - Charming lovingly restored character property, unique in style to this beautiful region for rent as a holiday home. Cleverly divided into two separate villas and designed to ensure privacy these villas can be rented independently or on an exclusive basis.


Hotel - 4 star

Saurus Hotel - A new hotel with old warm charm located in the amazing town of Altamura in the high terrain of Puglia.  With just 30 rooms and 3 suites, this hotel manages to offer all the amenities at a good price.  A great place for excursions into Altamura, Gravina, Matera etc.

Campi Salentina (Lecce area)


Masseria Terra dei Padri - in the heart of the Salento countryside, on the road linking Campi Salentina to the well-know Cellino San Marco, set in a 300 hectare  estate immersed in vineyards and olive trees in the typical vegetation of the “Macchia Mediterranea” area.

Canosa di Puglia

Hotel - 4 star

Cefalicchio Country House - a few kilometers from Andria, Barletta, Trani, Canosa and Minervino, in a unique gastronomic region between Murgia, Basilicata and Gargano, Cefalicchio has an outdoor swimming pool, private parking and a meeting room able to accommodate up to 60 people.

Carovigno (Brindisi area)

Villa for rent - 4 bedrooms; sleeps 8

Villa Magnolia - a Noble Villa dating back to the XVIII century, set within three and a half hectares of land, ancient Olive trees and Almond groves creating a scenery of rare and natural beauty. A peaceful retreat, far from urban stress. 

Castro Marina

Hotel - 4 stars


Hotel Panoramico - The hotel's 30 guestrooms have all the conveniences expected in a hotel in its class to suit traveler's needs and requirements.  The hotel has a fantastic pool by the sea, a large restaurant serving Pugliese cuisine and many other amenities.

Ceglie Messapica

Villa for rent - 4 bedrooms; sleeps 8

Villa Gandolfo -  a spacious and inviting home, which the owners have equipped with everything to make your holiday a relaxing and pleasurable experience. The Villa boasts 4 double bedrooms and a sofa bed so can sleep up to 10 persons.
Villa for rent - 4 bedrooms; sleeps 8

Trullo Solari - a 300 year old building, with the traditional "trullo" cones of the region.  Two of the integrated "lamie" still have their original barrel vaulted ceilings. The original features have been respectfully updated to open the space within the building.


Villa for rent -  USD $2760/week - 4 bedrooms; sleeps 7

Masseria Tarsia Incuria - This grandly named property is grand indeed. Affording complete privacy behind high walls and an electric gate, it is a haven of naturally shaded peace, deep within rural Apulia. The house itself is very spacious and old, sleeping up to 7.


Hotel & Restaurant - 5 star

Hotel Palazzo del Corso - Stunning views of the sea, can be observed from the rooftop terrace of this prestigious five-stars hotel, set in an ancient building of the 1800's. Marbles and  stuccos impress guests when they enter the beautifully decorated lobby.
Hotel & Restaurant - 4 star

Victoria Palace Hotel - Built in a modern Mediterranean style, the hotel caters to every comfort, providing clean, well-furnished comfortable rooms, and terrific amenities including a pool at the hotel, and a private beach where guests can enjoy the Apulian sun.
Hotel - 4 star

Hotel Bianco - The elegant building in which Hotel Bianco is located is a typical example of Salento architecture dating back to the very end of the XIXth century. The building has two stories and has a terrace on the second floor with a breath-taking view of the Old Town.
B&B; Apartments for rent

Palazzo Sanape de Pace - The beautiful and very elegant Palazzo Senape de Pace, located in Gallipoli's old town, close to the "Purità" beach, was built between the sixteenth and the seventeenth century by the Romito family. A beautiful B&B with all the amenities.
B&B; Apartment for rent

Corte Palmieri - A very lovely single suite that you can rent on a B&B basis.  The suite is located in a wonderful dating from 1700, which rises in one of the most striking corners in the centro storico - the historical center - of old Gallipoli.
B&B; Apartment for rent

Palazzo Mosco Inn - Palazzo Mosco Inn is a top class bed and breakfast Inn in Apulia region. The Inn, which has been lovingly renovated, is located in an ancient building dating from about 1800.  The Inn has great double rooms and suites.
B&B; Bed and Breakfast

Palazzo de Tomasi -  Breakfast is served in an ancient dining room where guests may enjoy a beautiful view on the sea while eating homemade cakes, cookies, jams and other typical specialties prepared by Lady Marilena, the owner. Garage parking.
B&B; Apartment for rent - outside Gallipoli

B&B Salinitro - This very basic, but immaculate B&B is located in a typical Puglian farm house dating back to the XVIII century; the farmer employed in tilling the large land owned by the lords of that time used to live in it.  It is just 1 km from Gallipoli and 300 m. from the sea.

Gioia del Colle

Hotel - 3 star

Hotel Villa Duse - This small and romantic hotel is housed in a renovated villa in a quiet are of Gioia del Tauro and offers travelers all the conveniences of a large hotel although it has just 32 rooms. The hotel is well-positioned to enjoy the city. 


Villa for rent - from USD $3920/week - 6 bedrooms; sleeps 12

Villa Galeasi - The separate sitting and dining rooms, the latter resplendent with revolving dining table incorporating the family coat of arms, are reminiscent of medieval dining halls, complete with high windows, a gallery, and vaulted ceilings and columns.

Isola Tremiti

Hotel - 3 star

Hotel Gabbiano - at the heart of the tourist accommodation is the main building where they are located inside the 15 rooms, reception area with w-fi, the hotel restaurant and a la carte restaurant, a bar with her terrace, meeting room and a fully equipped gym.


Hotel - 5 stars

Patria Palace Hotel - located in the city center and opposite the monumental Santa Croce Basilica, the Patria Palace brings back to life aristocratic mansion eighteenth century Palazzo D'Anna-Petrarolo.  Just 63 well appointed rooms; fabulous service.

Tenuta Monacelli - An ancient farmhouse from the 1600's surrounded by a century-old olive groove is home to the Tenuta Monacelli, a rare example of a holiday farm in Lecce with sophisticated accommodations in the most authentic Salento farmhouse style.
B&B; Bed and Breakfast

B&B Villa Giuliana - The B&B is a 5 minute drive form the historic center of Lecce, Piazza Santo Oronzo , the Duomo and the Santa Croce Church immersed in an acre of olive grove and garden.  The property is also only 20 from the Ionian sea of Porto Cesareo and S. Isidoro.

Locorotondo area

Villa for rent - from USD $1,360/week - 2 bedrooms; sleeps 4

Villa Trullo Quercia - This small, newly refurbished villa near Locorotondo, done in the style of a Trullo, has two bed rooms that can sleep 1 to 4 people max.  Just 20 km from the Adriatic, it is a great base camp for exploring Puglia (Apulia).
Villa for rent - 4 bedrooms; sleeps 8-10

Trullo del Castaldo - is a real trullo of the XVIII century, a unique example of spontaneous architecture realized in local stone and situated in the suggestive “Itria Valley” of Apulia, better known as the Trulli valley or “Trullishire”. Situated with a group of rental villas.
Villa for rent - 1 bedrooms; sleeps 1-3

Trullo del Melagrano - 'Trullo del Melograno” consists of 1 bedroom with a large double bed, a single bed and private bathroom, outside kitchen, garden with table, gazebo, barbecue and swimming pool with solarium.  It is part of the estate including "Castaldo" and Villa Rosa.
Villa for rent - 2 bedrooms; sleeps 8-10

Villa Rosa - situated in the suggestive “Itria Valley” of Apulia, better known as the Trulli Valley or “Trullishire”, between the provinces of Bari and Brindisi; Villa Rosa is ideal for a very relaxing and romantic holiday, in a green garden with swimming pool.

Martina Franca and area

Villa for rent - from € 775/week - 2 bedrooms; sleeps 4-5

Casa Settembre - Totally renovated to luxurious standard. There are two large airy bedrooms (one with four poster bed), kitchen, dining room, sitting room and two bathrooms. New 12m x 6m pool. Thick walls make it cool in summer and cosy in winter.

Hotel - 4 star

Park Hotel San Michele - A very good centrally located hotel in Martina Franca.  There are 85 rooms, indoor and outdoor dining areas, an outdoor pool, lovely rivate gardens, meeting rooms and other amenities for the well travelled soul.


Villa for rent - 4 bedrooms; sleeps 8

Casale Oria - the perfect location for a truly lovely holiday. Olive trees fill the fields in the nearby countryside lending the feeling of being completely away from everything and yet some of the most beautiful towns, villages and beaches are all within easy reach.


Hotel - 3 star & Restaurant

La Terra Hotel - Located in the heart of ancient Ostuni, this small European style hotel offers quiet, clean, well-appointed rooms with great amenities.  The hotel includes the Restaurant San Pietro where guests can enjoy a wide range of Pugliese foods and wines.
Hotel - 4 star resort & Restaurant

Grand Hotel Masseria Santa Lucia - a 4 star resort style hotel built around an old Puglian homestead.  The original home has been refurbished and several new buildings containing other rooms and facilities have been added to the property.
Hotel - 4 star & Restaurant

Relais Sant'Eligio - a unique and interesting relais style hotel located along one of the most exclusive stretches of the Adriatic Sea. With just a few well decorated and very comfortable bedrooms - all with private bathrooms, TV, and other amenities the seasoned traveler expects.
Villa for rent - from USD $1700/week - 2 bedrooms; sleeps 4

La Fogliarella - One of four trulli located in the ’Riviera of the Trulli’ in central Apulia.  The  chalk white, flat-roofed, houses of Ostuni  are nearby.  The villa has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4 comfortably and a swimming pool where you can kick back and relax.
Bed and Breakfast; B&B

Masseria Il Frontoio - The 8 guest rooms and one family apartment are built in the nineteenth-century part of the Masseria,  furnished with care and with antique furnishings. The farm produces excellent virgin oils.  Guests have access to local beaches.


Hotel & Restaurant - 5 star

Hotel Palazzo Papaleo - Recently renovated in a style that evokes an older age but also conveys a sense of modern style and taste, the hotel features a magnificent roof garden facing the historic center and offers extraordinary hospitality and charm.
Hotel & Restaurant - 4 star

Hotel Degli Haethey - The Hotel offers 24 hour room service, laundry service, gift shop, babysitting service, hairstylist, massage therapist, swimming pool, panoramic elevator, lounge bar, private garage, car, scooter and bike hire, and a host of other services.
Hotel - 3 star

Hotel Masseria Bandino - Located just 2 kms from Otranto's historic centre and a few minutes from the enchanting beaches of Laghi Alimini and Le Orte, the Hotel Masseria Bandino is the ideal location to enjoy a stay in the southern reaches of Puglia.
Apartment for rent - USD $850/week - 2 bedrooms; sleeps 4-6

Apartment Punta - A 45 minute drive from Brindisi Airport, at the "tip of the heel" in the Charming Seaside Village of Otranto. Close to 2 Beaches and a short walk to many great Restaurants, Cafes, a Waterfront Disco, and an Historic Castle dating back to the 1400's.

Poligano A Mare (near Bari)

Hotel & Restaurant - 4 star

Hotel Grotta Palazzese - Perched on the rocks above the harbour of Polignano A Mare, this little hotel features 24 comfortable rooms with great amenities.  It also has an wonderful restaurant serving a great array of Pugliese food, inside the mouth of a sea cave.
Hotel & Restaurant - 4 star

Hotel Covo dei Saraceni - Overlooking a spectacular coastal stretch in Polignano a Mare, atop golden cliffs that overhang the cobalt-blue sea of the Adriatic in the Puglia, the 4 star Covo dei Saraceni Hotel enjoys a great location where guests can enjoy quiet and comfort.
Hotel & Restaurant - 4 star

Hotel Castellinaria - with 32 rooms only, all on the ground floor, is surrounded by a 30000 sq. mt. Garden, populates by a big variety of trees, pines, olives, palms, almonds, various citrus and prickly pears, an ideal place for an healthy relax.  Private beach access and other activity.
Bed and Breakfast

B&B Paluada - lies at the heart of Polignano a Mare on the central Via Martiri di Dogali, fifty meters from the city centre and one hundred meters from the splendid sea balconies.  The B&B features large rooms all with private bathrooms.
Apartment for rent - 1 bedrooms + sofa bed - sleeps 2-4

Casa Il Soltano - a wonderful apartment in the historical centre of Polignano A Mare, 20 meters away from the Cathedral and from Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II.  It is a short 200 meter walk to the sea.  There is a master bedroom for 2 and a double sofa bed in the living room.
Apartment for rent - 1 bedrooms + sofa bed - sleeps 2-4

Apartment Lucy di Nido -  a lovely apartment full of character set in the heart of the beautiful old town of Polignano a Mare, just a few steps away from the famous Piazza San Benedetto and the world renowned Grotta Palazzesi.  Walking distance to the sea, of course.
Apartment for rent - 2 bedrooms - sleeps 2-4

Apartment Bel Nido - located in a delightful house with a panoramic seaview about 50 meters away from the famous Piazza del Campanile on the heart of historical centre of Polignano a Mare.  The beaches and seaside are a quick walk away.

San Michele Solentino

Hotel & Restaurant - 4 star

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo - Located in beautiful Santa Cesarea, this hotel offers stunning views of the coast, wonderful amenities and a first class restaurant.  This hotel makes a great base from which to explore the evocative coast down to Gallipoli and up to Otranto.

San Michele Solentino

Villa for rent - from USD $2,260/week - 4 bedrooms; sleeps 5/6

Trullo degli Ulivi - Beautifully restored and modernised, with no expense spared, this ’trullo’ blends very well with its surroundings, namely, the centuries-old olive groves, where the swimming pool also happens to be located.  There are 4 bedrooms - sleeps 5-6.
Villa for rent - from USD $1820/week - 2 bedrooms; sleeps 4

Casa Sant’Arcangelo - Beautifully renovated, from top to bottom this villa blends very well with its surroundings, namely, the chocolate-brown landscape, the white field walls and the centuries-old olive groves, amongst which the swimming pool also happens to be located.
Villa for rent - from USD $1360/week - 1 bedrooms; sleeps 2-3

Trullo Santo Stefano - Immaculately renovated (2006), cool and tastefully furnished within, outside the area is peaceful, and naturally shaded amidst lines of large olive trees standing guard, as they have for decades, in the chocolate-brown earth.

Santa Cesarea Terme

Hotel - 4 star

Grand Mediterraneo - a clean, bright and well-kept hotel situated in one of the most unique and interesting places in Southern of Italy.  There are a variety of amenities at the hotel, including a roof-top terrace, an infinity pool and spacious, comfortable, sea-view rooms.


Villa for rent - from USD $6640/week - 6 bedrooms;sleeps 12

Villa Masseria Pizzariello - High ceilings, some arched, mostly hung with chandeliers; walls adorned with original paintings; furniture that is comfortable and attractively antique  – this house is beautiful and out-of-the-ordinary.

Torre Canne

Hotel - 4 star - resort hotel

Grand Hotel Serena - On the beach near Torre Canne on Puglia's Adriatic coast, this beach resort has all the indoor and outdoor amenities one could want - comfortable air conditioned rooms, restaurants, sports facilities, beach lido and much, much more.

Vieste - Gargano Peninsula

Hotel - 5 star - resort hotel

Baia dei Faraglioni Beach Resort - the only 5 star luxury hotel on the Gargano Coast.  It has elegantly furnished rooms with all the modern comforts and perfect in every single detail.  Private beach, yachting service - and luxurious amenities.

Hotel - 4 star - resort hotel
Magnolia Hotel - Charmingly located within a stone's throw of Pizzomunno's fine sand beach, in the picturesque town of Vieste, the Magnolia is a friendly 4 star hotel set amidst the Gargano National Park's landscape. Close to Vieste and other picturesque towns.
Hotel - 3 stars

Villa Maria Park Hotel - located in an authentic Art Nouveau style villa, built in the early '900 and completely renovated, immersed in the thick of the Pinewood Marzini just 200 meters from the sea.  Just 15 rooms - very quiet.