Southern Puglia travel guide

Santa Maria di Leuca, Puglia

Penny Wainwright shares some of her highlights from travelling around the very southern tip of Puglia in Italy’s heel… Photos by Penny Wainwright What to see & do Fiera and Festa di San Marco The Fiera and Festa di San Marco takes place every year in April. San Marco has been celebrated since the 12th […]

Meet the makers

Fernando Falcone at his wheel, Puglia, Italy

Penny Wainwright explores the villages at the southern tip of Puglia, in search of traditional artisan crafts, underground tunnels and ancient local festivals… Photos by Penny Wainwright   The sunshine welcomed me as I arrived in Ruffano to join the Fiesta and Fiera di San Marco, to celebrate St Mark the Evangelist’s feast day on […]

Puglia regional property guide

Fleur Kinson explores this sun-kissed southern region to discover the best places to buy your dream Italian home. whatever you’re looking for… Photos by Getty Images Puglia dips its heel into both the Adriatic and Ionian seas. The climate is reliably sunny, and hot and dry in the summer, with low rainfall year-round. The land […]

Homes in Puglia

Trullo, Alberobello, Puglia

Sea, sun and hospitality abound in this southern region – as do beautifully-built homes at affordable prices. No wonder the high heel of Italy’s boot keeps going from strength to strength, says Fleur Kinson Photos by Getty Images   Once a sleepy backwater adored by Italian holidaymakers but relatively unknown to visitors from further afield, […]

Five reasons to visit Puglia

Old Town Of Vieste, Gargano Peninsula, Apulia region, Italy, Europe

As if you needed any more reason to take a trip to this sun-drenched southern region, here are five excuses to pack your bags and book that plane! Photos by Puglia Holiday Rentals 1 Puglia is one of the largest wine regions in Italy but it is only in recent years that it has actually produced its […]

In search of la bella figura

The Masseria San Domenico, Puglia

Beverley Byrne goes to the Masseria San Domenico on the Adriatic coast of Puglia in her quest for wellbeing   Science confirms that oil and water do not mix. Yet, at the Masseria San Domenico in Puglia, their combined benefits are said to hold the secret of eternal youth. This family-owned boutique hotel and spa […]

Salento travel guide

Street market, Lecce, Puglia

Sara Scarpa explores a few of Salento’s top things to see and do, plus great places to eat and accommodation to suit all budgets… Photos by Iain Reid What to see and do Basilica di Santa Croce, Lecce The Basilica di Santa Croce is one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Salento. The […]

48 hours in Salento

Lecce, Puglia

Sara Scarpa travels to Salento in Puglia and discovers a timeless land ‘beyond the sea’ Photos by Iain Reid    Puglia, the iconic and much loved ‘boot heel’ of Italy, is a large and varied region that has been a crossroads for several civilisations and cultures over the centuries. Salento, possibly the best known area […]

Puglia regional property guide

SUMMER.Salento coast: Gallipoli beach.Apulia (ITALY)

Discover your perfect Italian home in Puglia. Our guide to the region has the lowdown on the property potential of each area… Words by Fleur Kinson. Photos by iStock   Introduction Puglia dips its heel into both the Adriatic and Ionian seas. The climate is reliably sunny, and hot and dry in the summer, with […]

Homes in Puglia

peschici gargano italy apulia sea perched village

Beautiful Puglia continues to charm ever more visitors and home-buyers. It’s easy to be wowed by the endless coastline, superb cuisine and delightful climate – not to mention the low property prices – says Fleur Kinson Photos by iStock   Puglia is a very distinctive bit of Italy. It stands out on the map, for […]