The best beaches in Puglia: Wild Ride or Smooth Chill?

How do you like it? Wild, Excitable and Rocky or Smooth, Gentle and Calm: It’s all about the best beaches in Puglia! Now, when it comes to beaches, I am particular but inclusive. I like it smooth and calm like a bath balm, or wild and rocky to bring out the untamed and more adventurous … Continued

2020 a new beginning after lockdown

We know these have been trying times for a lot of people around the world. We all still need time off to relax and unwind. At Villa Rentals Puglia we recognise this and will be offering a 10% off our listed price for all bookings made in what remains of 2020. We want you to … Continued

People and Places of Puglia | Puglia at a Glance

Welcome to our ongoing gallery of some of the people and the places in Puglia that make this region of Italy fantastic. Peruse some pretty moments captured in Puglia and enjoy view local southern Italian life. Trullo cones in alberobello unesco site Trullo cones are ubiquitous of Puglia, and when the sun lights them up … Continued

Pasta con Cime di Rapa Recipe

This is a fantastic little gem of a dish  – a Pasta con Cime di Rapa recipe, which I often cook up at home and is seen in restaurants all over Puglia. It has the ‘amaro’ (bitter) taste that people in Puglia love, and is often served with the typical ‘orecchiette‘ pasta, although I find … Continued

Villa Rentals Puglia, Restaurant Reviews: Vino Fritti e Cucina

This restaurant with antipasti in Puglia, was originally called ‘Mier e Rizzet’, which is ‘Wine and Food’, in local Ceglie Messapica dialect. It changed name a couple of years ago to add clarity, although I preferred the original name which I think was more nuanced. It sits in the heart of Ceglie Messapica, just off … Continued

Food in Puglia: 15 Delicious Dishes You Must Try

Our favourite part of any holiday is exploring the new yummies we don’t get to eat at home, and food in Puglia is no exception. The region offers plentiful weekly markets bursting with fresh fruit and veg, plus more restaurants and cafes than you’ve ever seen! Read on for your starting guide to some of … Continued

Beating the holiday rush: how to get a cheap holiday deal

  The words ‘summer holiday’ have airlines and travel companies rubbing their hands together in glee! High season runs from the end of June until the end of the first week of September and prices go up exponentially – including villa rental and hotel prices. So does that mean we all have to be resigned … Continued

Find Puglia villas – our brand new website!

Hello everyone, and welcome to our brand new, all singing, all dancing website! We’re thrilled to show you what we’ve been working on: we’ve had a rebrand, with a lovely new logo, fonts and colours which really resonate with Puglia. We’ve also taken lots of new photos for the website, and written a long list … Continued