Beautiful Puglia is one of Italy’s loveliest regions, located at the heel of the ‘boot’ - the Salento peninsula.
With long stretches of beautiful coastline, acres of olive groves, vineyards and superb food and wine, the area is an ideal holiday spot for those seeking a touch of luxury. Rather than simply booking a hotel, visitors can choose from a range of luxurious self-catering accommodation - from romantic beachfront villas and chic trulli to magnificent masserie, there is a wealth of indulgent, high-end options on offer.
Spending your holiday in your own private accommodation means you can relax in comfort and enjoy the freedom of privacy. But having your own ‘home away from home’ doesn’t mean you need to spend your time wandering the supermarket aisles, sweating in the kitchen or sitting behind the wheel of a car!
If you’re looking to treat yourself to lavish Italian holiday, in which you can relax and let others do the hard work for you, here are just a few examples of indulgent extras that can make a stay in a Puglia villa even more luxurious.
Dinners on request
A holiday is a time to truly step back from your usual day-to-day duties, so why not be waited on for once by hiring your very own ‘in villa’ cook? As you relax by the pool and soak up the sun, your cook will prepare authentic, mouth-watering Puglian dishes created from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Whatever your requirements, whether a romantic dinner for two or feeding the whole family, you can have your meals created for you and even save yourself the chore of washing up.
A glass of the finest
Puglia is prolific in its production of wine, creating around 17% of Italy’s wine. It is famous for its Negroamaro (the ‘bitter black’) and Primitivo (Zinfandel) grapes, which are highly regarded internationally. This beautiful region is home to countless wineries for tasting and purchasing wines. If you can’t bear to drag yourself away from the pool, now may be the ideal time to arrange a delivery straight to your villa, so that you can indulge in these magnificent wines without having to leave your chair. Some villas in the area, such as the lavish Masseria Curti Vecchi, come with their own fully stocked wine cellars too, so you can be sure to stay well supplied for the entirety of your trip.
Nothing oozes luxury like a private yacht and, with 800km of stunning coastline to explore, Puglia is a perfect location for taking to the waves. Enjoy snorkelling and swimming in the clear blue sea from your very own vessel as you float far from the hustle and bustle of towns and cities. If you prefer a speedier option, you can also hire private speedboats, so your day on the waves can be as fast-paced or relaxing as you choose.