Discover Food and Wine in Puglia
Discover Food and Wine in Puglia
Discover Food and Wine in Puglia

Discover Food and Wine in Puglia

A holiday in Puglia takes you to one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. Puglia makes up the ‘heel’ of the famous Italian 'boot', stretching along the coast to provide the area with miles of Mediterranean coastline. Bordered by three other regions that are rich in history, Puglia is a central location for Italian culture, history, and cuisine. If you choose to spend your holiday in Puglia, you are sure to find that the local food and wine will be a highlight of your stay. Here’s our guide to Puglia for foodies.


AN INTRODUCTION ON WHAT TO EAT ON HOLIDAY IN PUGLIA


The traditional food of Puglia is some of Italy’s finest. The perfect Mediterranean holiday fare, it is fresh and healthy and not too heavy. Fish is served more often than meat and is sure to be a highlight of your Puglia holiday, wherever you choose to stay.


Traditional dishes of Puglia

Whilst on holiday in Puglia, be sure to sample some of these traditional local dishes.

  • Rustico: fresh bread stuffed with a variety of local vegetables and herbs.
  • Burrata: mozzarella filled with a soft and indulgent cream filling.
  • Pasticciotto: breaded pudding filled with custard, along with honeyed almonds and figs.
  • Puccia: pizza dough stuffed with meats and cheeses or vegetables like a sandwich.
  • Frisella: crunchy bread with a drizzle of olive oil (the largest industry in Puglia).
  • Pizzette: mini pizzas topped with cherry tomatoes. A light snack enjoyed on the beach.



Delicacies of Puglia

The main delicacy, which you must try during your holiday in Puglia is also their regional speciality. This is a classic pasta known as orecchiette, which means ‘little ears’ and refers to its delicate shape.



AN INTRODUCTION ON WHAT WINES TO TRY IN PUGLIA


No holiday in Puglia is complete without sampling some of the local Italian wine. Puglia produces 17% of Italy’s wine, more than any other region, and it is delicious.


The most commonly grown variety of grape in the region is Negroamaro, which means ‘black bitter’ (literally translated). It is grown almost exclusively in Puglia and is used to produce some of the best wines in the region – namely Salice Salentino.

The most famous grape in the region, however, is Primitivo. The wines it produces, such as Primitivo di Manduria, are high in alcohol content and possess a full body for a rich flavour. White wines are also produced in the region, but much less so than the classic red. In fact, white wine production in Puglia is very low.



The local food and wine are sure to be a highlight of your Puglia holiday. At Long Travel we are here to help you experience the best possible locations on your holiday. With a wide range of Puglia hotels and Puglia villas to choose from, you can be sure to find the best setting for your Pugliese experience. We even have a range of itineraries and holidays with a specific focus on food and drink.

 

If you would like our travel experts to help you plan your holiday in Puglia, our Travel Specialists will be happy to help. Just give them a call on 01694 722193 or request a call-back here.

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Masseria Cervarolo

Italy, Puglia

Masseria Cervarolo is a unique boutique country chic hotel in the countryside of Ostuni in Puglia. Long Travel clients adore the authenticity, the light Pugliese stone of the Masseria Cervarolo & its relaxing gardens surrounding the pool. Virtually equidistant between Ostuni and Cisternino (approx 7km), boutique agritourism Masseria Cervar
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Borgo Naturalis

Italy, Puglia

Nature has carved out a secret corner of paradise for Borgo Naturalis, a boutique agritourism hotel in Martano, Puglia. Peaceful, romantic and a perfect place to forget the daily grind. Less than half an hour from Lecce and just over 20 minutes from Otranto, Borgo Naturalis is perfectly placed for exploring Puglia’s Salento. Boutique Borgo Na
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Canne Bianche

Italy, Puglia

Hotel Canne Bianche is a luxury hotel, right on the beach with a pool to die for in Torre Canne, Puglia. Canne Bianche is luxurious & stylish, the perfect seaside destination for both families and couples. On the strip of Adriatic coast, which has some of Puglia’s most lovely sandy beaches, Hotel Canne Bianche is really well placed for ex
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Masseria Torre Maizza

Italy, Puglia

Masseria Torre Maizza in Savelletri di Fasano in Puglia. A luxury hotel with private beach, boasting exceptional service. The original architectural structure of the Masseria Torre Maizza stands upon a large hillside, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, just one mile from the coast. The restoration of the farm has fully complied with its original vo

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Masseria Bosco

Italy, Puglia

Masseria Bosco has huge character and personality, it is massively popular with our Long Travel clients, for its amazing and abundant cuisine. It is just fabulous and that’s a fact! The family friendly Masseria Bosco is in one of the lesser-known parts of Puglia, in a rural setting, surrounded by 110,000 olive trees, and with a wonderful swim
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Masseria Strazzati

Italy, Puglia

Masseria Strazzati is grand and full of character in a tranquil spot in the Salento’s ‘hidden’ Puglia… and the food is some of the best the region has to offer in Long Travel’s opinion! Masseria Strazzati dates back to the 17th century and it exudes character, as the owners have restored it meticulously, ensuring that
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Masseria Stali

Italy, Puglia

An ancient agritourism farmhouse, set in 270 hectares of land, located in the province of Lecce. Nestled in rural countryside, surrounded by wide green open spaces, guests can enjoy peaceful walks between the ancient olive groves and approximately 30,000 trees. The Masseria Stali accommodates 20 renovated rooms with 40 beds, all decorated in keepin
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Masseria Torre Coccaro

Italy, Puglia

Masseria Torre Coccaro is a family friendly beach hotel in Savelletri. It has an exceptional blend of exclusivity, luxury, utter authenticity and real character ideal for a honeymoon also. Gleaming white, the 16th century Masseria Torre Coccaro stands sturdily against a backdrop of ancient silver-leafed olive trees, rich red earth and a strikingly

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Masseria Montenapoleone

Italy, Puglia

Masseria Montenapoleone is a boutique, agritourism hotel in Pezze Di Greco in Puglia. Fashionably rustic chic and magical, Long Travel guests never want to leave this extraordinary slice of rural life. Only about five minutes, by car, from some of Puglia’s most lovely sandy beaches, Masseria Montenapoleone hides itself behind a majestically p

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Masseria Grieco

Italy, Puglia

Combined with the charm of Apulian history and the elegance of modernity, the Masseria Grieco is the perfect location for unique stays exploring the gorgeous countryside landscapes of Puglia. With a grand entrance staircase welcoming its guests into its spectacular regal atmosphere, a real sense of luxury and grandeur is felt throughout.Ancient rec

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Masseria Bagnara

Italy, Puglia

White & gleaming, Masseria Bagnara is an architecturally stunning luxury hotel in Lizzano in Puglia, with unique character and charm& a fabulous spa. A place to totally relax and a favourite of Long Travel clients. Less than 1km from the Ionian Sea and about 7km from Lizzano, the boutique Masseria Bagnara is special. Sitting imposingly

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