Among beaches and traditions: a journey to Apulia with DH Villas
Popular and greatly appreciated everywhere in the world, Apulia is also called the heel of the boot, being located in the easternmost part of Italy, between the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea. Let yourself be enchanted by its heavenly beaches, picturesque trulli, farms surrounded by centuries-old olive trees and delicacies of the traditional local cuisine.
HISTORY AND CULTURE
Apulia offers art and culture itineraries between centuries of history and finds of inestimable value. Bari is the regional capital and has an old part on the sea and a new part towards the hinterland. The city of Lecce is rich in baroque architecture, with spectacular facades of churches and palaces. Among the most beautiful villages in Italy, Ostuni has been named as the White City for its typical low houses of limestone rocks that populate the narrow streets of the center. Martina Franca, set on a hill is the other capital of the Apulian baroque with elegant arches, squares and secret gardens. Symbol of Puglia par excellence, the Trullo can be admired throughout the Itria Valley but in the borgo of Alberobello it has the greatest concentration. Elected a Unesco World Heritage Site, Castel del Monte is worth a visit, a fortress with a singular octagonal shape in the Murge plateau.
NATURE AND LEISURE
With over 800 kilometers of coastline, the sea is the absolute protagonist of summer holidays in Apulia. The beaches of Salento, in southern Puglia, are among the most famous in the world; in addition to the white sand beaches there are tuff and limestone cliffs that create natural pools and incredible turquoise sceneries. The beaches of Pizzomunno, Grotta della Poesia, the Maldives of Salento and Torre dell’Orso are worth a visit. In the northern part of Puglia there is the mountainous promontory of Gargano, which includes the Gargano national park and fascinating centers such as Manfredonia, Vieste and Peschici. Off the coast of the Gargano are the Tremiti Islands, an archipelago of five islands with crystal clear waters and unspoiled nature. Among the most popular destinations for tourists is Polignano a Mare, a village overlooking the sea on a spur of rock, where you can make many cave excursions.
BETWEEN THE ADRIATIC AND THE IONIAN SEA
Kilometers of varied coasts with white beaches and breathtaking cliffs. An excellent destination for those who like to relax by the sea without moving or for those who prefer a different itinerary every day.
THE FLAVOURS OF TRADITIONAL COOKING
The secret of Apulian cuisine lies in the genuine ingredients of land and sea. There are many specialties to taste before leaving, such as Altamura bread, focaccia barese, taralli, orecchiette alle cime di rapa, panzerotti, extra virgin olive oil and Andria burrata.
MASSERIE & TRULLI
Trulli and masserie are typical Apulian peasant constructions frequently rented to tourists. Live an exclusive stay in one of these locations equipped with every comfort!
TASTING OF LOCAL PRODUCTS
Would you like a sensory tasting of wines and typical products of Apulia? A sunset walk in the vineyard followed by a visit of the farm and the best selections of wines, oils and cheese. We will customise the perfect experience for you and your travel mates!