Luxury Villas in Puglia, Italy

Type: Villa    Country:Italy    Location: Puglia    Sleeps: Any    No. of Bedrooms: or more    Collection: Any

Found in Southern Italy, Puglia borders the Adriatic and Ionian sea. Located in the 'heel' of Italy, it is home to some of the loveliest beaches and delightful old towns where you'll find the traditional stone houses, some of which have been converted into luxury villas, with conical roofs, an iconic feature of Puglia.

Relax and unwind and be sure to visit the local markets and festivals, especially during those long Italian summer nights on your luxury villa holiday in Puglia.

Villa Magnifica
Puglia, Italy

Salty sea air blends with the heady scent of an olive grove and citrus garden at Villa Magnifica in Puglia. A short distance away, waves lap a sandy beach. With the sun shining on the Apulian countryside, you’ll sink into relaxation as soon as you...

3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
From €7,834 per week

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Villa Meravigliosa
Puglia, Italy

Rustic splendour is the order of the day at Villa Meravigliosa, a majestic three-storey house in Puglia, Italy. Located within the grounds of an impressive five star hotel, you’ll have first class facilities at your fingertips on your luxury villa...

3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
From €9,514 per week

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The Trulli
Puglia, Italy

For those looking for a luxury villa in Puglia that’s more than a little different, The Trulli is the answer. This unique property is made up of 11 ‘trulli’, once-temporary conical white houses that are now recognised as heritage sites by UNESCO....

4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
From €6,300 per week

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Destination Guide: Puglia

About Puglia

Puglia might be down at the heel of Italy’s boot, but there’s certainly nothing else ‘down-at-heel’ about it. More ‘real’ than some of its neighbouring areas, yet no less dripping in culture, scenery, beautiful luxury villas and fabulous food and drink, Puglia has long been the Italians’ choice of holiday destination and those in search of somewhere less busy and less well-known now head here rather than areas such as Tuscany.

Puglia is largely made up of flat farming land, though it’s stunning in its own natural, rustic way, and a luxury villa here in the peace and quiet of the olive groves will make a wonderful base from which to discover the area, or just enjoy some deep rest and relaxation.

But there are also lovely coastal areas to be enjoyed, charming hilltop towns and, of course, the Trulli villages, where magical little whitewashed cones punctuate the hillside like beehives. If you’re lucky you can even stay in one!

As well as these peaceful old towns and villages and rural idylls, there are a few bigger towns well worth exploring whilst on a luxury villa holiday in Puglia. Lecce, known as the Florence of the Baroque, has scores of churches and palazzi built in the 17th and 18th century to wonder at, and a relaxed vibe to enjoy, sitting outside bars with a drink or three in the early evening. The winding streets of Bari’s old town are not to be missed either.

The main reason to come to Puglia, however, is for the food and on this it will not disappoint.

Getting There:

There are airports at both Bari and Brindisi both just over an hour away.

Best places to eat and drink in Puglia

Puglia is perhaps best known for its ‘cucina povera’, literally translated – peasant food. But their peasant fare is eating like kings to anyone else. From olives and salamis to artichokes and seafood, Puglia does simple ingredients well and the area hosts many food festivals during July and August.

Luxury villas in Puglia often come with their own private chef so you can relax all evening in the comfort of your villa, but if you’re venturing out, try Osteria Sotto L’arco in Carovigno, which started life as a traditional family restaurant and is now among the most renowned in Puglia.

To sample some of the best of the local seafood, head to Da Sergio in the middle of Otrano – a great spot for people watching, this restaurant has no menu as such but serves whatever was caught on the day by weight.

Be sure to book if you want to gather round the table at home-from-home Carmela Perrone and try some real ‘peasant cooking’, including horse meat in a spicy salsa.

For upmarket dining out of your luxury villa, At Al Fornello da Ricci is a must, one of Puglia’s Michelin-starred establishments, most of the vegetables are grown on site and the wonderful menu is served in an equally lovely location.

Best time to visit Puglia

The area is vibrant in July and August when the Italians themselves holiday in Puglia and the festivals are here but May is perhaps the most pleasant time to go for a luxury villa holiday.

What we love about Puglia

We love mooching around the antiques market at Ostuni on the second Sunday of every month.