Puglia’s rugged shore rises from the warm waters of the Adriatic Sea. The coast is as bountiful with sea life as the landscapes here are with vineyards and olive groves. The region’s agricultural and maritime traditions are both reflected in Puglia’s cuisine which largely relies on locally sourced ingredients. You’d need a lifetime to sample the seemingly endless inventive ways to serve freshly caught fish here.
In the city of Lecce, Baroque features dominate its architecture. At the heart of this pale-stone city lies one of the largest Roman amphitheatres in Italy. Yet, the jewel in its structural crown is undoubtedly the Basilica di Santa Croce, where classical sculptures are coloured by the light shining through a huge rose stained glass window.
But, let’s not forget, you’re on a stunning coast here, with hundreds of kilometres of beaches and bays to explore. On a scenic drive, you’ll encounter villages that seem to topple into the water and vibrant port towns offering an excellent eateries and an effervescent nightlife. Puglia combines the romance of Italy with the seclusion and comfort of a true escape. And our luxury villas serve this to you with effortless style.
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You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.