Your trip in Puglia

5 enchanting places not to be missed

Puglia is increasingly becoming popular, for its enchanting places, the long stretches of sea, lots of entertainment that the region offers and the culinary dishes to be uncovered!
Today we will take you to uncover the most fascinating villages of Puglia, for those traveling in company or alone!


Gargano: What to see and do in the Spur of Italy

Let's start from the north of Puglia: Gargano is one of the most popular Apulian tourist destinations in the summer.

Territory with a breath-taking views, pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, perfect for those who want to live a unique experience surrounded by nature.

The area of Lesina, Rodi Garganico, Peschici and Vieste, is among the most visited and loved places in the area. The Gargano also offers numerous religious destinations, churches and havens visited every year by many tourists.

The symbol of Vieste is Pizzomunno, a monolithic rock 25 meters high.


Castel del Monte: the secrets of the magical stronghold

Castel del Monte is a fortress built by Emperor Fredero II of Svevia in the thirteenth century, 17 km from the city of Andria.

Considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Castel del Monte is full of symbolisms that have always fascinated many scholars and enthusiasts: its irregular octagonal structure represents a square and a circle, respectively symbols of the earth and the infinity of the sky.


Polignano A Mare: the city on the sea

Lama Monachile, the Abbey of San Vito, the historic center, with its narrow streets and glimpses of the crystalline sea, making Polignano a popular destination for tourists from all over the world.

The city which brought us Domenico Modugno is loved by its visitors both in summer and in winter, when the streets of the centre are filled with lights that give an even more suggestive atmosphere.


Valle D’Itria

Located in the heart of central Puglia, it includes the cities of Locorotondo, Cisternino, Martina Franca & Alberobello, reaching up to Ostuni & Ceglie Messapica.

A wide expanse of olive groves, vineyards and orchards which makes it particularly rich: every year typical foods of the Apulian tradition are produced, such as extra virgin olive oil, wine, fresh & dried fruit.

One of the main features of these cities located high above sea level is the viewpoint over the Valle d'Itria, called the "lungomare" despite the absence of the sea, since it is a question of balconies overlooking flat expanses of fields, vines or olive trees, from which it is possible to see dry stone walls, farms and trulli.

Cisternino is famous for its wonderful old town characterized by narrow streets, arches, whitewashed houses, as well as Locorotondo located a few km away. Popular centres not only for foreign tourists, but also popular destinations for locals who love walking in the ancient villages of the cities of the Valle d’Itria.

Martina Franca is famous for its baroque style, for the local production of meat-based gastronomic specialties, such as bombette capocollo.

In Martina Franca every summer there is the Festival della Valle d'Itria, a classical & opera music festival that hosts important national and international musicians.

A few kilometers from the town is the Bosco delle Pianelle, a wonderful protected nature reserve that in the past was a refuge for bandits who sought shelter from the army.

One of the symbols of excellence of the Valle d’Itria is the trullo, a conical structure unique of its kind and for this reason it has become a UNESCO heritage site. Today many trulli have been transformed into holiday homes and accommodation structures for tourists.


Salento: between music, sea and culture

Salento with its splendid beaches and crystal clear waters has nothing to envy to the Maldives: Torre dell’Orso, Gallipoli, Porto Cesareo, are among the favourite destinations to enjoy a relaxing holiday by the sea.

Those who prefer a cultural stay can visit the city of Lecce, enchanting with its baroque style, its splendid churches and local dishes, such as the famous pasticciotto with cream.


Where to stay in Puglia

Puglia is famous for its masserie, ancient country houses where visitors can enjoy local hospitality and local food and wine specialties.

They are also great places to stay for a luxurious and relaxing holiday!

Masseria Brigantino is located in a perfect central position, in the heart of Puglia, excellent for easily reaching each of these destinations by public or private means of transport.

Our staff is always available to give suggestions to a better enjoyable travel experience, recommending the fastest ways to reach the desired destinations and the best restaurants and places where you can taste the local cuisine.

In the masseria you can take advantage of wellness treatments, live culinary experiences with our special Cooking Class or enjoy the tranquillity of the Apulian countryside in our natural pool, for moments of pure relaxation, immersing yourself completely in the local atmosphere, made of scents, sounds and unique flavours.

Book your holiday at Masseria Brigantino and enjoy your moments of tranquility when you want, how you want!


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