Explore Puglia, Italy’s Best Kept Secret, By Bike
2nd Jun 2017

A cycling tour in Puglia can offer you a flavour of everything this beautiful area has to offer, from the fabulous food, delicious wine to superb cycling routes. There’s the breath-taking coastline of the Garagno penininsula, rolling wheat fields around Altamura, a sea of olive trees in the Valled’Itria, Alberobello’s iconic trulli and the beautiful baroque province of Lecce known as ‘the Florence of the South’ to name but a few. With two airports servicing P...

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Marvel At The Magnificent Trullo houses
22nd Apr 2017

Puglia is infamous for its unique trullo houses, traditional dry stone huts with iconic conical roofs. Dating back to the 14th century, these beautiful buildings are specific to the Itria Valley of Puglia which includes the provinces of Bari, Brindisi, Taranto and Low Murgia. In the town of Alberobello – in the province of Bari - the Monti district features over 1,000 trulli which is a breath-taking sight. One of the most popular theories behind the archetypal trulli design is that ...

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Enjoy the Puglian delicacy Ricci di Mare this spring
28th Mar 2017

Ricci di Mare – sea urchin – is a Puglian delicacy and during spring, locals flock to ‘Pescherias’ on the coast to get their hands on them. Puglia has many beach-side, outdoor restaurants dotted along the coastline that serve a plethora of freshly caught seafood. During the months of March and April when Ricci are at their best, we highly recommend a visit to sample a true Italian-style lunch. For an authentic Puglian experience head to Contrada Forcatella, just So...

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5 Reasons to Make Puglia Your 2017 Summer Holiday Destination
3rd Mar 2017

The beautiful region of Puglia is gaining in popularity every year, but fortunately it’s still Italy’s best kept secret. Famous for its whitewashed towns, hundreds of kilometres of breath-taking coastline, baroque architecture and trulli stone huts, Puglia is the perfect summer holiday destination for 2017. But what makes it so special? 1. Fantastic food People say that Italy produces the best food in the world and we would agree. Having visited different parts of Italy, ...

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Carnevale in Puglia!
22nd Feb 2017

Traditionally ‘carnevale’ in Italy is the last celebration before lent begins on Ash Wednesday. As Lent has historically been the time before Easter when many Catholics deprive themselves of something they enjoy. The idea is to party during the carnevale season and then spend the period of Lent recovering! Carnevale is held all over Italy and the events are just as exciting and extravagant as Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Puglia’s celebrations are renowned for being fun and...

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Festa di San Valentino
14th Feb 2017

Saint Valentine or San Valentino as he should be known is a much-celebrated third century Roman saint. It’s thought he was buried at a cemetery to the north of Rome on 14th February which is why the saint is commemorated on this special day. Valentine’s Day or ‘Festa di San Valentino’ is celebrated between lovers and sweethearts in Italy by giving flowers and planning romantic dinners, much like people in the UK. However the passionate and romantic Italians have a ...

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Long weekend in Puglia
12th Oct 2016

The beauty of the new Manchester to Brindisi flight on Fridays and Mondays means the perfect excuse for a long weekend in the place we love. We arrived around 9pm local time, collected our hire car from the airport and headed straight to Ostuni for a bite to eat and night-cap before checking into our very nice apartment in the Centro Storico. The next morning after a cornetti crema (croissant filled with lemon cream) and a café (espresso) we headed along the coast to Savelletri...

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Puglia Cuisine
1st Jan 2016

When visiting this wonderful region of Puglia in Southern Italy, prepare for your taste buds to be mesmerized with a wide range of fresh foods and wine where presentation is key. Here is one of our inforgraphics featuring the kinds of foods that you will come across in Puglia. But by no means do you need to stick with our basic choices, Puglia is all about getting out there and exploring what the area has to offer.

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Puglia Villas have everything you need
1st Jan 2016

For a relaxing holiday with little fuss, rent a villa in Puglia and live like a local for a little while. Puglia villas have everything that is needed for a short break or long stay away from it all. Tuck into delicious, in-season products while lounging on the patio and enjoy the peace and quiet. Sip on a cool glass of local wine without leaving the comfort of a well-equipped villa in Puglia and really unwind. It is possible to enjoy a change of pace in this glorious part of Italy by booking...

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Top Tips When Renting a Villa in Puglia
1st Dec 2015

Quality Puglia villas are able to capture all of the magnificence and serenity of this truly magical region. Knowing which Puglia villas to rent and how to make the right choices can be a bit confusing. Let us take the guesswork out of this process by listing some of the most important factors when selecting villas in Puglia. Puglia Living: All About the Location The first concern is location, location, location. Is the villa found close to major public transportation hubs such as bus...

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Get Great Deals this Winter When Booking Puglia Villas for Summer 2016
1st Dec 2015

While we are now once again entering into the cold and dark days of winter, by no means does this signify that we cannot look forward to the upcoming summer months. What better way to enjoy a balmy and inviting climate than to reserve a property in Puglia with the welcoming sun so high in the sky? Examining the benefits in greater detail will enable you to make the best choices possible. Villas in Puglia: A Dream Come True One of the main reasons why so many holiday-wise consumers cho...

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The Benefits of Renting a Villa in Puglia
1st Dec 2015

There is an excellent range of villas in Puglia to choose from that come complete with everything new residents and tourists need to fully embrace and enjoy Puglia living. The region of Puglia is often referred to as the heel of Italy as it can be found in the southeast of the country and is blessed with a long stretch of picturesque coastline. People who choose one of the stunning Puglia villas that are situated on the coast will be treated to enchanting ocean views. There is a good rang...

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Puglia's Countryside Living
1st Dec 2015

Puglia is Italy's best kept secret - located in the heel of Italy's boot, it is the ideal choice for those who love excellent food and wine, olive groves, beaches and charming countryside villages; there are certainly many beautiful villas in Puglia. Puglia is one of the most unspoilt regions of Italy and is famous for the unique architecture of its towns and especially the trullos that are dotted amongst the olive trees of the breathtakingly beautiful surrounding countryside. Alberob...

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Book your Puglia Villa in advance for 2016
1st Dec 2015

Nestled in Italy's south, Puglia is located in the heart of the Mediterranean amidst breathtaking landscapes and clear-blue seas, making this region an unparalleled holiday paradise. Many tourists from all parts of the world book Puglia villas to spend their summer holidays because of its pristine beauty. Puglia conveys rich culture and heritage, known worldwide for its exotic tastes, mouth-watering cuisines and dramatic scenery. Wrapped by the waters of the Ionian and the Adriatic se...

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Reason to choose a Villa over a hotel
1st Dec 2015

Choosing the right type of accomodation when holidaying in Puglia is essential to a brilliant, enjoyable stay within this region of Italy. The choice between your own private villa over a shared hotel in our view is a simple decision to make. However, here is an inforgraphic that highlights 5 top reasons we think a villa is much better than a hotel within Puglia.

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From Puglia with Love...
1st Dec 2015

Known for truly spectacular weather and its whitewashed hilltop houses, Puglia is one of the most sought-after holiday locations throughout Italy. It should therefore stand to reason that pristine rental property in Puglia is popular for those looking to escape the doldrums of everyday life. Although there are always a number of Puglia villas to rent, the truth of the matter is that knowing which ones represent the best deals can be challenging. At www.puglialiving.co.uk, we have taken the gu...

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What You Need to Know About Puglia
25th Nov 2015

Puglia may be one of the best-kept secrets in all of Italy. Not only is the climate here fantastic, but the opportunity to rent villas in Puglia will provide anyone with memories to last a lifetime. It's a great idea to briefly examine the most important aspects of Puglia living and some of the attractions which allow this region to be so amazing. Why Choose Puglia Villas? A villa in Puglia will offer several unique benefits. First and foremost, many locations are quite close to h...

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Top Reasons to Visit Puglia
19th Nov 2015

There are a million and one reasons to visit the beautiful southern region of Italy, especially Puglia. Here is an infographic highlighting some of our top reasons to visit this wonderful area. It covers sights to see, history to absorb and food to enduldge. But don't just take our word for it, come and see for yourself. Once you visit Puglia, it's such a magical place you won't want to leave. Trust us on this we know this for a fact.

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Authentic rural accommodation in Puglia
10th Nov 2015

Puglia is a beautiful and undisturbed region of Southern Italy known for its rich heritage, unique culture, and scenic, historic castles, churches, and historic towns. To get the most from your holiday, try staying in one of the many authentic villas in Puglia. Authentic Puglia villas to rent come in many guises, including the renowned circular Trullo. Trulli are easily recognisable, both by their circular shape and conical roofs; many are over 300 years old and have been lovingly restore...

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The Best Investment Opportunities in Puglia for a Fabulous Getaway
1st Nov 2015

Located in the South of the country, Puglia is one of Italy's hidden gems bordered by two seas; the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea. The area is easily accessible via air and also has excellent access from the sea. The southern part of Puglia is more popular owing to its closeness to the airport. Puglia is highly popular with domestic and international tourists from across the European Union and the UK because of its pristine white sandy beaches and historic old towns sprawled across the ...

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Relax! and Welcome to Puglia
1st Nov 2015

There's nowhere more serene than the breath taking region of Puglia. A peninsula region of Southern Italy, Puglia enjoys a wealth of culture, history, and natural oceanic beauty. The Puglia villas themselves benefit from the presence of the baroque architecture that named the city of Lecce, 'Florence of the South'. But, less prominently mentioned are the sheer white cliffs overlooking infinite stretches of sky blue sea. And the medieval stone huts that dot the interior landscape, ...

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Family holiday villas in Puglia
1st Nov 2015

No matter how many family members are going on holiday, there is the perfect villa in Puglia to rent. From cosy cottages for four up to huge farmhouses to house the extended family, Puglia villas are truly something special. There is no better way to truly experience the real Italy than by renting a villa in Puglia. A holiday in one of the many beautiful rental villas in Puglia allows a genuine insight into the local community and gives an authentic taste of the culture of this unique reg...

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Luxury Accommodation in Puglia
1st Nov 2015

Bordering the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, Puglia is located in the southern portion of Italy and boasts some of the most stunning natural beauty in the world. It should therefore be apparent why villas in Puglia are quite popular options for those who are looking to escape from their daily lives and experience what can only be called the lap of luxury. Why are Puglia villas so very desirable and what does this entire region have to offer? Tranquil Waters It's more likely than not th...

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Facts about Trulli
13th Sep 2015

Trullo's are famous all across the world. Here, we have designed an infographic that looks at some interesting facts about the Trullo. These dwellings are very unique and can be found dotted across the countryside in Puglia. Commonly used by agricultural families during the 1800's, the Trullo style of house is very popular with modern day villa renovations in Puglia. We have a great selection of Trullo styled properties to rent in Puglia in our rental section of t...

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Puglia, home of the trullo
9th Sep 2015

Puglia is a unique and relatively undiscovered region of southern Italy. Boasting a broad range of lovely landscapes, rolling countryside, rocky headlands and white sands through to bustling cities, it is small wonder that there are lots of British holiday makers looking for Puglia villas to rent. For anyone searching for a villa in Puglia, there are plenty of options to choose from. Puglia villas come in all shapes and sizes, from modern family homes to striking newly restored period pro...

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Escape to Puglia this Autumn - but where shall I stay?
9th Sep 2015

Puglia is one of the best kept secrets of Italy, hidden away in the south and a world away from the tourist hotspots of Rome and Venice. It is a land of rugged coastlines, beautiful secluded beaches and coves, and simple but delicious food based on the freshest of ingredients. The long hot summers make the region an excellent choice for visiting in the autumn, when the fierce heat starts to abate a little and the climate becomes welcoming and comfortable. But what are the choices for self-cat...

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Puglia Holiday Rentals
9th Sep 2015

Those who have been searching for silver beaches, tranquil olive groves and a truly stunning seaside experience will not be disappointed with what villas in Puglia have to offer. Located on the "heel" of Italy and straddling both the Adriatic and the Ionian seas, Puglia enjoys a warm climate throughout the year. The waters are likewise very inviting; changing their hues from an emerald green to a cerulean blue depending upon the time of the day. So, it should come as no great surpri...

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Choosing your holiday villa in Puglia
9th Sep 2015

Puglia, located in the South of Italy, bears the nickname “Heel of Italy” because of its geographical shape. The region has a long history of influence from other cultures such as the Greek, Roman, Turkish and Spanish civilisations. This influence is reflected in the architecture of Puglia and in some of the villas available to rent. Many of the older structures have Roman, Greek and Mesapian features. If you happen to be in the town of Leece, check out the Roman amphitheatre that...

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How to Plan a Trip to Puglia
7th Sep 2015

Home to whitewashed hill towns, pretty olive groves and miles of beautiful Mediterranean coastline, Puglia is one of the most scenic regions in Italy. With so many picturesque areas dotted throughout the region it can be tough to know where to visit and what to include in an itinerary. From booking Puglia villas to arranging transportation, read on for three steps to planning a memorable trip to this stunning southern Italian region. Getting to Puglia Getting to Puglia is easy as many...

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Now! Is the right time to buy a villa in Puglia
6th Sep 2015

Puglia is a wonderful place to spend a holiday. Bathed in glorious sunshine and boasting beautiful countryside, this gorgeous region of Italy is blessed with stunning architecture, unique features and an exotic feel. Many holidaymakers rent a villa in Puglia and love it so much that they begin the search for their own local property to purchase so that they can enjoy regular breaks in the region. It makes sense for anyone looking at Puglia villas for purchase to consider renting first in ...

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