Blessed with an average 300 days of sunshine per year, Apulia has a wonderful climate. The hilltop towns in the Itria Valley always enjoy a breeze, even in the hottest months of the year and the humidity is generally minimal. It is a lovely dry heat that warms your very bones, either whilst sitting in a piazza enjoying an ice cream, or on the beach soaking up some rays before taking a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Rainfall is scarce and generally concentrated in the winter months. Clement weather in the autumn often permits swimming in the sea late into October.
Apulia is a paradise for food lovers. Challenge yourself in the kitchens of our self-catering accommodations, cooking the tastiest vegetables of Italy with the glorious oil coming from the cultivation of magnificent olives! Orechiette pasta (little ear shape, handmade pasta) is the signature pasta of Apulia. Not to be missed are the mouth-watering burrata cheese, a fresh and delicate type of mozzarella, and the smoked caciocavallo and scamorza cheese, delectable with a spoonful of onion chutney or honey.
With so many miles of coastline, Apulia does not lack great seafood, such as mussels, prawns and clams, cod and sea bass. February is the time of the sea anemones, treasured for the delicate red flesh and eaten either raw or cooked in a classic pasta dish.
We invite you to taste the Altamura bread before leaving the region, widely renowned for its unmistakable taste and yellow color derived from wheat flour. Not to be missed are the glorious Aleatico, Primitivo di Manduria and Negroamaro wines!
Our self-catering private villas with pool and our apartments closer the coast are ideal starting points to explore the rest of the region and discover the beauty of SALENTO. Salento is the southeastern extremity of the Apulia region, the proper "heel" of the Italian "boot". Salento peninsula is a rock of limestone dividing the Adriatic Sea from the Ionian Sea and it boasts a number of remarkable places such as the Alimini Lakes and Porto Selvaggio. Here the coast can be sandy or rocky, it features pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, and it is dotted with Norman watchtowers.