Take along your Italian phrases book and connect with the helpful people of this unspoiled and historic part of southern Italy
. Restored villas, as your Italian vacation rental, are available. Learn from the locals what it means to take it easy.
Many cafes and shops close down at lunch time and reopen in the late afternoon. On the way back to your vacation rental accommodation, take photos in the stillness of the day. After preparing a luncheon in the kitchen of your villa rental, or condo rental, enjoy a glass of wine or sip an iced drink on the terrace of your holiday home accommodation. Around four or five o’clock, it is time to return to the centre of town; the shops are open and you can join in the ritual evening stroll, passeggiata
The province of Puglia – also known as Apulia – has a fast coastline that stretches into the southern-most tip of Italy along the Adriatic Sea
. To the west, you will find the provinces of Campania
; the province of Molise
is to the north-west.. Numerous beaches. flat plains and rolling hills - hosting towns rich in their history and architecture – wineries, olive groves and farmlands make Puglia a marvelous less-travelled Italian holiday destination.
Discover the castles, churches and ancient ruins. Stay in villa rentals, or a Masseria
, during your Italian holiday.
Prior to the 8th Century colonization by the Greeks, the two tribes of the Lapigi people, Dauni and Messap, lived here. This eclectic and fascinating corner of Italy is the birthplace of the magical conical stone houses - trulli.
The new town of Alberobello
is located on the eastern hill. The western hill features two old districts, Monti and Aia Piccola, with their terraced trulli dwellings
, and is an UNESCO Word Heritage site. Overlooking the Valle d'Itria, the circular white-washed village of Locorotondo is named Borghi più belli d'Italia, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
When visiting the harbor town of Trani
with its castle and grand cathedral, take time for a leisurely meal at a harbor café and see sail boats and fishing boats.
Book a mini-bus tour of the Alta Murgia National Park
, starting at Gravina. Explore towns, castles - including the “invisible castle” of Garagnone - and all that this natural setting has to offer, such as the most majestic canyon of the Murgia area
Join the locals at an outdoor bar for a local treat - a latte di mandorla
, iced coffee with almond syrup - in the town of Lecce
. Its baroque beauty is reflected in the architecture of more than 40 churches and countless palazzo-style buildings of the 17th to 18th Century. South of Lecce, around the eastern-most point at Capo d'Otranto, the plains abruptly become red cliffs, standing guard over the blue-green sea
For your Italian holiday, Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
has apartment vacation rentals, restored farm-house accommodations, villa rentals, vacation rental lodging suitable for a small or large group. Accommodations to help your holiday memorable are available world-wide
: cottages, stone houses, cabins, city apartments, condo rentals, suites and more.