One of our guests stayed at the beautiful Tenuta Maresca this past summer. Surrounded by olive groves, this idyllic retreat is situated in the heart of Puglia, an unspoiled rural region regarded as “Italy’s hidden gem”. Located on the heel of the Italian “boot” Puglia attracts visitors for its centuries-old farmland dotted with olive trees, pristine beaches, and picturesque villages.
Our guests wanted to explore this amazing region to the fullest and requested our recommendations on the must-visit towns, restaurants, and experiences for their one week stay. The following is the trip itinerary we tailored for them and is a great starting point for planning your stay in this magical region of Southern Italy. Should you book a villa with us in Puglia, we can tailor your holiday according to your tastes and preferences.
Enjoy an effortless holiday and request for groceries to be stocked at the villa for you upon arrival.
A breakfast basket is delivered in the morning and includes freshly baked bread, organic honey and local yoghurt, jams and fresh local dairy products, vegetables, fruit and freshly pressed juice, granola, charcuterie, eggs, among other items.
Lunch at U’Curdunn in Locorotondo (50 min drive from Tenuta Maresca)
Great Italian cuisine in the heart of one of the most beautiful villages of the region.
Take the afternoon to explore Alberobello and Martina Franca (45 min drive from Tenuta Maresca)
Learn how to make the region’s traditional pasta at the villa using the best local ingredients and then enjoy your pasta once finished.
Drive down to the seaside village of Otranto (1 h 25 min drive from Tenuta Maresca)
Explore this charming coastal town, enjoy the afternoon on one of its long white-sand beaches or check out the incredible Cava di Bauxite (7 min drive from Otranto), a stunning lake of intense emerald color surrounded by bright red rocky walls. Check out our article “Top Five Must-Visit Seaside Towns in Puglia” for more recommendations on coastal Apulian towns.
Set on a cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea, this fine dining restaurant located in a natural cave offers stunning views and romantic ambience.
About Tenuta Maresca
This luxury villa rental is a beautiful blend of traditional local architecture and sleek, modern design. It offers four en suite bedrooms, one of them situated in the classic Puglian trullo that was carefully restored. There is a fully fitted kitchen, living and dining areas as well as a covered outdoor dining area that allows guests to have meals al fresco. The stylish infinity pool overlooks the olive tree grove and invites guests to enjoy sunsets over this beautiful, unique landscape.
This luxury holiday Apulian villa is perfectly located to explore the best that this region has to offer. Whether you’d like to relax poolside, enjoy meals cooked by a private chef and served in the gardens of your villa or explore the nearby beaches, towns, wineries and restaurants, this property is a fantastic retreat for a relaxing holiday in Puglia.
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