Destination Puglia… the elegant heel in Italy’s boot. With its ancient towns, striking architecture, fields of olive trees and countless beaches, it’s a great part of the world to explore.
Start with the crystal-clear waters and white sands of the Torre Guaceto nature reserve, and don’t miss the Grotte di Castellana, an extensive karst cave system that is one of the region’s most popular attractions. Then there’s Lecce, the ‘Florence of the South’, and Ostuni, the ‘White City’, which extends across three hills with a cathedral centerpiece.
While you’re there, make sure to sample the local cuisine and its famous olive oils and wines. And complete your trip with a stay at one of these sun-kissed homes.
Set against an arid landscape filled with olive groves, this restored home is composed of a series of levels, staircases and arches — bright, dynamic spaces designed to inspire.
Immersed in a sea of aromatic gardens, this cluster of buildings combines the charming and rustic character of Puglia with a subtle new construction that matches the original aesthetic and mood.
This elegantly-restored palazzo sits in a succession of 18th-century buildings along a narrow street just outside Galatina’s historic main square. But the real surprise lies inside.
A modern take on traditional Puglian life, this villa offers great contemporary design, a stunning pool and plenty of space, surrounded by the picturesque Valle d’Itria — all the amenities needed for a relaxing vacation.
Surrounded by acres of vineyards and orchards, this 16th-century masseria has been painstakingly and beautifully restored by its architect owners to make the most of its authentic historical features.
The Italian countryside as it’s meant to be. Originally built in the 1920s, this farmhouse has been renovated using traditional building methods and materials, creating a place of simplicity, calm and comfort.
By allowing the natural world to shine, this magazine-ready villa emanates a surprisingly earthy, approachable vibe. The cement steps of the salt water pool lead up to a remarkable ancient olive wood — and magnificent views.
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