Itinerary Highlights

  • Unwind at beach clubs along both the Adriatic and Ionian coasts
  • Stay at a glamorous palazzo in the baroque city of Lecce
  • Explore Ostuni, one of Puglia’s most charming towns
  • Sample fresh olive oil and burrata at a masseria
  • Visit the picturesque seaside villages of Otranto, Monopoli and Polignano a Mare
  • Embark on a street-food tour of Bari
  • Discover ancient trulli in Alberobello

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Editor’s Itinerary

Duration: 11 Days
A holiday in Puglia is a refreshingly low-key affair, where highlights of a trip may include visiting sleepy hilltop villages, lounging by the sea at a stylish beach club or enjoying an olive oil tasting at a local masseria (traditional fortified farmhouse). This itinerary will take travelers from art-filled Lecce, famed for its baroque architecture, to Bari, Puglia’s gritty but fascinating industrial port city. With Lecce as your base, you’ll take day trips to the southernmost point in Puglia, then move north to relax on Adriatic beaches, stay overnight in charming Ostuni and explore the ancient village of Alberobello, recognized by UNESCO for its mortarless houses, called trulli. The region is best explored by car; you can rent your own or arrange a driver through our Travel Office (dealing with Italian traffic isn’t necessarily conducive to relaxation).