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SOUTHERN ITALY - Sicily & Sardinia

This is the “Mezzogiorno,” a very different and fascinating part of Italy.

Here you will find a lush fertile landscape, thousands of miles of beaches and picturesque historic towns. It is a great place to relax, explore and sample the unique culture and cuisine.

You will love the warm Mediterranean climate, the turquoise sea, the millions of ancient olive trees, the amazingly clear starlit night skies and much more. It is a land rich in history and the finer things of life. Those “things” which make a holiday into something special.

Choose a Region and select from our unusual Hotel & Self-catering collection. Contact us and utilise our expert tailor made service.

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Self-catered Property in Cisternino Puglia

Trullo Mandorla is another of our own splendid & special trulli - beautiful and comfortable.

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was £1,388

from £1,110

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5 Hotel in Savelletri Puglia

Fantastic food, rustic elegance, flowery terraces, a stunning pool, an incredible spa and indoor pool and a spectacular "designer " private beach - Puglia with luxury, at its best!

So much more than a faceless five star, this hotel brims with personality, character and unique style. Michael & Izzie, Oxford

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was £920

from £907

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Self-catered Property in Cisternino Puglia

A stunning trullo, especially for adults; Trullo Melograno sleeps up to 4 - two double bedrooms, with two shower rooms; fab pool. 

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was £1,388

from £1,110

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Self-catered Property in Cisternino Puglia

Annie's favourite of all - stupendous location, spacious, a romantic love nest for two, with a fab pool. 

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was £1,226

from £981

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4 Hotel in Avetrana Puglia

Set amongst olive trees and just a few kilometres from Avetrana and the sandy shores of the Ionian, this beautifully renovated farmhouse dates back to the 17th century.

We had to pinch ourselves when we arrived at Masseria Strazzati – we couldn’t have picked a better place! It was just our cup of tea! Robyn & Andrew, Harpenden

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was £428

from £370

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4 Hotel in Avetrana Puglia

This masseria is in one of the lesser known parts of Puglia, surrounded by 110,000 olive trees, with a wonderful swimming pool and not far from the coast. The excellent restaurant means this is a great choice for food-lovers!

"Masseria Bosco is a fab place to stay... I could go on forever but just wanted to say thanks for your recommendation and advice". Bernard & Paula, Leeds

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was £426

from £368

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4 Hotel in Ispica Sicily

Boutique and beautiful, agritourism at its best. Torre Marabino's fantastic staff, truly amazing food and wine, and fabulous gardens and pool, make it impossible to leave.

We loved this hotel. The staff were all so helpful and friendly... Setting, pool and gardens spacious and beautifully maintained. Michael & Jane, London

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was £484

from £476

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4 Hotel in Menfi Sicily

Country living, with real style and such a strong connection with food and wine. The chef is an alchemist. The hospitality is complete and you will not want to leave La Foresteria.

Quite simply one of the best places you have sent us to in 10 years of looking after us.    Michael & Carolyn, Suffolk

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was £630

from £551

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Self-catered Property in Cisternino Puglia

Extremely spacious, very special and particularly suitable for adults; Trullo Azzurro sleeps up to 6 - three double bedrooms, with three shower rooms and its own private pool. 

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was £1,707

from £1,365

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4 Hotel in Ostuni Puglia

Close to Ostuni & Cisternino, Masseria Cervarolo is authentically Pugliese, a boutique masseria with fabulous pool & lovely gardens.

"Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Masseria Cervarolo. It is a fantastic spot, comfortable and very well run." Kristian & Louise, Beaconsfield

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was £572

from £466

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Self-catered Property in Cisternino Puglia

Giuseppe and Luisa have created just five apartments in this architectural jewel and it is a joy to stay at such a unique and beautiful masseria of trulli. 

"The accommodation was truly wonderful - spacious, comfortable and cool. We would definitely recommend this property to others." Kathleen & Alisdair, Leicester.

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was £1,114

from £843

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4 Hotel in Ragusa Superiore Sicily

Less than half an hour from Comiso Airport & near Modica. Boutique B&B. In middle of Baroque town. Ragusa Ibla on the doorstep. Wow!

“Villa Del Lauro is a lovely, characterful hotel with very helpful staff and a pleasant garden.” Peter & Irene, Winchester

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was £531

from £521

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No Star Rating Hotel in Paestum South Campania

A boutique agritourist hotel, like no other, Tenuta Seliano is a working country estate, which has a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.

I couldn’t have been more thrilled with your recommendation of Tenuta Seliano. The place is charming, quaint, interesting, well located and the staff exceptional. I did not want to leave. Alan & Des, USA

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was £388

from £388

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Self-catered Property in Cisternino Puglia

The renovations of this beautiful masseria are tasteful and sympathetic. Gregorio's enthusiasm matches his charm and his pool is absolutely stunning.

We had a fantastic holiday, brilliant place, lovely people, peaceful location, superb breakfasts. I would be happy to recommend this to anyone... You have a real gem here. Charlotte & David, Cumbria

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was £834

from £776

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Self-catered Property in Cisternino Puglia

This is another of our own splendid trulli - unbelievably spacious for only two people.

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was £1,226

from £981

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4 Hotel in Modica-Pozzallo Sicily

Boutique. intimate, bold & high spec. Near fantastic beaches and Sicily’s famous Baroque. It’s fabulous.

Cambiocavallo is a lovely, laid back accommodation with exceptionally friendly staff and excellent amenities.” Frank & Margaret, Kidlington

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was £454

from £386

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4 Hotel in Vignacastrisi Puglia

Just minutes by car (about 3km) from some of Puglia's most beautiful coastline, this special hotel is set in one of the Salento's unspoilt and undiscovered little towns.

“Palazzo Guglielmo was heaven – faultless.” Simon & Rebecca, Salisbury

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was £411

from £383

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4 Hotel in Otranto Puglia

Less than 10 minutes from Otranto and 40 minutes from Lecce. An elegant family-run hotel with real style.

NEW FOR 2016

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was £486

from £481

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No Star Rating Hotel in Near Metaponto Basilicata

The impressive and elegant Masseria Di Tempio is close to lovely, sandy beaches, two good golf courses, and is just over the border of Puglia. It is an ideal location for golfers, sightseers or simply for those wanting a relaxing holiday.

Masseria Di Tempio was terrific – staff friendly, food excellent. Colin & Vivienne, Ipswich

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was £505

from £482

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4 Hotel in Oliena Sardinia

Set amongst the most spectacular mountain scenery, yet only about half an hour from the sea, Hotel Su Gologone is a boutique gourmet hotel and so much more. It is very special.

Of all the places you have sent us over the last 10 years, this easily outstrips them all by far. We love the quirky feel of the place... it really is something else! Kay & Michael, Woodbridge

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was £811

from £704

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4 Hotel in Ragusa Sicily

Hidden in a unique landscape of rolling fields of ancient carob & olive trees, criss-crossed by dry stone walls, boutique Parco Cavalonga sits in a valley, with its own 18 hectares of natural parkland & near some great beaches.

BE QUICK! It's filling up fast!

Hadn't expected to find such chic and in a real hidden valley. We were bowled over by the charm of it. Graham & Denise, Lancaster

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was £500

from £408

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Self-catered Property in Cisternino Puglia

Rural location, detached and private trullo with pool. A successful blend of contemporary style and traditional trullo, which sleeps up to 3. 

Featured in the Sunday Times 50 Best Villas 2014

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was £1,587

from £1,160

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4 Hotel in Otranto Puglia

Cool chic rooms in a very stylish masseria hotel in Puglia's Salento. A fabulous blend of traditional character and contemporary elegance, in a relaxed, unhurried atmosphere.

“Hip & chic, full of relaxed style! Exactly what we wanted, we’ll be back” Adam & Charlie, Milton Keynes

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was £633

from £619

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4 Hotel in Santa Maria Di Castellabate South Campania

Right on the sea front, the small and elegant boutique Hotel Villa Sirio is an absolute jewel. The perfume and music of the sea, the stunning sunsets and the second-to-none location make it a perfect choice for a special holiday.

It’s a place of bright turquoise rooms, light-filled corridors, balconies and heart-stopping vistas. Open your bedroom shutters and the water is crashing on the rocks below. Julie Myerson, Daily Mail

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was £633

from £627

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5 Hotel in Monopoli Puglia

Gleaming white against bright blue sea. Idyllic location. Discreet and unpretentious boutique luxury. Monopoli is fantastic.

Everything we expected and more. Don Ferrante is spectacular.  Alison & Alex, London

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was £713

from £624

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4 Hotel in Massa Lubrense, Nr Sorrento Amalfi Coast

Designer boutique hotel, near Sorrento, in fabulous location, with magical views and gourmet restaurant. Superb for visiting the Amalfi Coast & great for walkers & nature-lovers, too.

“The Relais Blu was simply wonderful with exceptional service and outstanding food and nothing we had read previously prepared us for the outstanding qualities of the hotel." David, Brockhampton

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was £676

from £592

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No Star Rating Hotel in Pezze Di Greco Puglia

Not far from the sea, an organic country estate, with an authentic & traditional boutique masseria, brought bang up to date. This may not have an official star rating, but it is easily worthy of 4 stars in our opinion.

The nicest hotel we have stayed in. The rooms are like honeymoon suites and the food was superb. Sophie & Ralph, Banbury

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was £454

from £447

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No Star Rating Hotel in Zafferana Etnea Sicily

Magical boutique organic agriturismo on the slopes of Mount Etna. Breathtaking views, designer style & wonderful welcome. Wow!

You're so right about this place - it's a dream!. Ian & Delyth, Newbury
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was £454

from £454

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Self-catered Property in Carruba di Riposto Sicily

Not far from Taormina, hidden in Donna Carmela’s exotic plant nursery, this perfect hideaway, very private and tranquil, has a pretty garden & terrace, views of the sea & Etna & a jacuzzi plunge pool. 

Exceeded our expectations in every way. It's a real gem of a place and we loved it.    Jenny & Mike, Cheltenham

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was £1,825

from £1,628

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4 Hotel in Acquafredda di Maratea Basilicata

A gracious villa in a stunning location, overlooking the sea. Hotel Villa Cheta serves Italian food & wine at their very best, & with impeccable service. 

I don’t think I’ve ever ticked all the excellent boxes on a questionnaire before... The staff are delightful; the position amazing. As for the food – I’m running out of superlatives. Helen & Peter, Leicester

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was £536

from £475

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