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Our Travel Specialist, Paul's Puglia Holiday Itinerary

Paul never tires of visiting Italy and is keen to share his Puglia holiday experiences with us.


Day 1

“Landing in Bari late Monday morning, I picked up my Fiat 500 and headed straight to Basilicata to drop off my bags at the Hotel In Pietra. This was the beginning of my Italian adventure, as I started exploring the quaint little town of Matera. This charming city, in Basilicata, the region neighbouring Puglia, is known as the subterranean city, with dwellings quite literally built into the cliffs.

Whenever I visit Matera, I always like to take a walk down the Piazzo Duomo road and take in the sight of the spectacular Cathedral di Maria SS. I can hear kestrels chattering away from the rooftops as I walk by.”



Day 2

“The next day I make my way to Avetrana to visit Masseria Strazzati & Bosco for a catch up with Pierangela – the owner. I love the way that this property is surrounded by lush greenery. They even have their own little family of tortoise living in a purpose-built pond. Pierangela recommended most delicious seafood restaurant I have ever been to at the Posto 9 beach. Tucked away and surrounded by white wooden structures, it is very intimate and unconventional, with the curtains billowing in the salty air. I visited during the afternoon, but I can just imagine how great an evening would be on the terrace at Posto 9 Beach!

That evening I headed for Martano, home to one of our favourite properties here at Long TravelBorgo Naturalis’. It’s impossible to imagine a more relaxing setting for a holiday in Puglia! The Borgo Naturalis is surrounded by fields and open spaces shaded only by olive trees. I was lucky enough to indulge in a little spa time, where I made full use of their heated indoor whirlpool and outdoor saltwater infinity pool. It’s times like this that I really do love my job!”



Day 3

“The next day, I travelled north to stay at one of our trulli houses for a few days. I remain, as ever, in awe of our trulli houses and self-catering villas and feel a sense of being at home when I visit. Trullo Noce still stands as my firm favourite from our exclusive collection, for its romantic elegance and its own secluded outdoor shower! (There’s one inside too of course!) With the countryside in full bloom surrounding the trulli houses, every angle looks picture perfect and the pool offered some respite from the sizzling Italian sunshine.

You can walk to a small selection of restaurants from the trulli but my leading choice for food, if you are spending your holiday in Cisternino, is Bell’ Italia, down the narrow white bricked road and spilling out onto the alleyways. It is enchanting and the food boasts traditional flavours with a nod to fine cuisine.




Day 4

The following day I meandered over to Ostuni to explore the small town and visit the crisp white Masseria Cervarolo. The brightly coloured flowers climbing up the walls really made for the perfect picture!

I found myself gravitating towards the turquoise pool, where I lazed under a bamboo shelter and a cocktail menu was conveniently placed in my hand. One Mojito please…”




Day 5

“There’s so much to see on this Puglia holiday that I don’t want to miss anything. So I head to Monopoli where I spot glamorous Italian couples taking wedding pictures in front of the beautiful entrance of the Don Ferrante hotel. It’s fair to say that the stunning exterior offers the merest glimpse of the splendour inside. I ate dinner on the rooftop terrace and revelled in its charming ambience. The food here is always marvellous, and the wine even more so. I was happy to be staying here for a comfortable night in a king size bed under a vaulted ceiling for a kip.




Day 6

“Reluctantly, it was time for my little Fiat 500 and me to return to Bari airport and fly back to Liverpool (sigh). As so often, the downpour of rain which greeted me on landing brought me back to reality with a bang, reminding me that another unforgettable Puglia holiday had come to an end.”


“Today, I’m at my desk with a glowing tan still intact, sharing my (too) short but ever so sweet holiday in Puglia with you. If you would like to talk to me and plan your own holiday Puglia, or any of our other regions of Italy, I’ll be happy to have a chat and advise you on how to plan a tailormade holiday in Puglia.” 


Call us on 01694 722193 to start planning your Puglia adventure with Paul or request a call back and one of our Travel Specialists will be in touch. 

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Borgo Canonica

Italy, Puglia

Situated at the heart of lush vegetation, between the Mediterranean marquis and a plethora of dazzling olive trees lies the 18th century Borgo Canonica. A unique petite retreat tucked within six hectares of an emerald oasis almost entirely composed by 42 charming trulli.A majestic restoration of historical elements such as the ancient stone furnace

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Lamacerase Masseria

Italy, Puglia

An elegant 18th century Masseria situated at the heart of Puglia, built with the local stone and white lime, Lamacerase Masseria enchants guests with its pure sophistication and luxury. Rose gold copper detailing along with illuminated niches, fireplaces, candles and celestial shades evokes a sense of warmth and splendour throughout.With two unique

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Lamacerase Villas

Italy, Puglia

Immersed in a land of authentic beauty are the two breath-taking villas of Lamacerase, Cherry and Oak. Lush gardens filled with olive trees, almond trees and cherry blossoms surround these villas making them one of the most striking hideaways in Puglia.Each villa embellished with a glorious private garden offering spectacular views of the Apulian c

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Mantatelure

Italy, Puglia

A restored, historic palazzo dating back to the 15th century and now an exclusive guest house is the elegant Mantatelure. Discreet and luxurious, the Mantatelure has 6 exquisite rooms and suites, each one with its own unique charm and individuality, promising an unforgettable stay for guests.Discover a true corner of paradise set in the magnificent

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Masseria Don Luigi

Italy, Puglia

Built in the traditional rural Apulian style, this 19th century estate Masseria Don Luigi is amongst the most charming relais in Savelletri Fasano, Puglia.Offering guests a quiet and elegant bed and breakfast, this newly restored hotel boasts fine decorations in a unique, sober and plain style relais. Be awoken by delicious lingering scents every m

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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 San Francesco

Italy, Puglia

A beautiful ancient 16th century, Masseria San Francesco, situated in the heart of Puglia and characterized by the presence of a grand fortified tower.Unique and surrounded by rich, rural surroundings this Masseria allows guests to dive into the past, discovering ancient traditions and providing the ultimate relaxation retreat amidst glorious histo

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Masseria Stali

Italy, Puglia

Nestled within the quaint town of Caprarica di Lecce, amidst an emerald sea of lush vegetation, lies the luxurious Masseria Stali. The transformation of farmhouse to now a captivating hotel in the Apulia region is breath-taking, boasting modern features whilst preserving the beautiful antique architecture dating back to the 13th century.With a stro

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Surrounded by an immense green oasis of over 2400 charming luxuriant olive trees, stands the beautiful 19th century Mazzarelli Creative Resort. With 12 amazing suites, each suite distinguished with a unique needle and thread detailing by Italian designer Domenico Mazzarelli, this resort is for those who wish to discover the fascinating reality of a

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Risorgimento Resort

Italy, Puglia

Situated in the heart of Lecce, a historical town in the southern Apulia region, Risorgimento Resort is a delight for history and culture seekers. Surrounded by meandering pathways, baroque buildings and ancient ruins that all lead straight to the main Piazza Sant’Oronzo where guests will find the remains of a Roman amphitheatre dating back t

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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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Trullo Azzurro

Italy, Puglia

Trullo Azzurro is a unique luxury self-catering trullo, exclusive to Long Travel, in the countryside of Cisternino, Puglia. Everyone of Long Travel’s past clients loves the location, the architecture, the character, the luxury and personal touches and the incredible pool – it is Puglia at its very best. In a really stunning spot, with l
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Trullo Mandorla

Italy, Puglia

Trullo Mandorla is a unique self-catering villa, or trullo with a lovely pool, in the countryside of Cisternino, Puglia exclusive to Long Travel. It has a real sense of privacy. Trullo Mandorla is in a lovely elevated location, just over 2km from Cisternino. Semi-detached from Long Travel’s other exclusive trulli Trullo Zingaro by about one a
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Trullo Zingaro

Italy, Puglia

A special love nest exclusive to Long Travel, Trullo Zingaro is a boutique trulli with a great pool, in the countryside of Cisternino, Puglia. We can’t believe how spacious this trullo is for just two people and how much land it has surrounding it, like a mini villa. Impressive double gates and a sweeping driveway set the scene for one of Cis

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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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Hotel Del Levante

Italy, Puglia

Hotel Del Levante is a family friend, the perfect seaside location right on the beach in Torre Canne, Puglia. The beach Hotel Del Levante nestles into the sweeping curve of a golden sandy beach, which gently shelves into a transparent and turquoise sea. At the other end of the bay, lies the small resort of Torre Canne and the gleaming white lightho

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Trullo Melograno

Italy, Puglia

Trullo Melograno is a unique self-catering villa, or trullo, in the countryside of Cisternino in Puglia. Exclusive to Long Travel, we love the tranquillity and the quality. Particularly suitable for adults and sleeping up to 4, with two double en-suite bedrooms, and a shared pool, Trullo Melograno is a special unique trulli – magnificent and
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Trullo Noce

Italy, Puglia

Trullo Noce is a unique self-catering villa, or trullo, in the countryside of Cisternino in Puglia. A romantic bolthole, this boutique trullo has an amazing pool with stupendous views. Trullo Noce is the perfect romantic hideaway and is exclusive to Long Travel. A real gem, Trullo Noce is idyllic. Particularly spacious for only two and quite open-p

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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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