Traditional focaccia recipe

When you think of Apulia, what comes to your mind? The sea, the sun, the olive trees and ... the Focaccia Barese! Tasting the Focaccia Barese is one of the experiences not to be missed during your holiday in Apulia. But what if your holiday is still far away? Try making the Focaccia Barese using the recipe we recommend below- you will experience the real taste of Apulia and you can cook it every time you start to feel nostalgic!

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Places of interest in Puglia Italy

The summer is just around the corner: the sun is starting to warm up, nature is awakening and the desire to travel is getting stronger ... we are ready to organize your holidays in Puglia!

To enjoy a holiday to the fullest, it is always good to be prepared and set a list of places to visit, so we want to suggest the 5 must see places and the best experiences for your holiday in Puglia!

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Puglia olive oil

In Puglia there is a magical place ... the "Piana degli Ulivi” is an expanse of centuries-old olive trees whose trunks are smoothed and shaped by atmospheric agent... between Monopoli, Ostuni and Fasano in a place where the intense brown of the earth joins the green of the leaves, the blue of the clear sky of Puglia and the intense blue of the sea, where the sea breeze merges with the smell of the soil. This scenario will take us back in time to the age of the ancient Messapians.

The Piana degli Ulivi enjoys a unique background made up of paths, dry stone walls, farms, trulli that make it incomparable to any other landscape.

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Holidays in Puglia 2021

Cold winter days, the leaden sky and the rain push us to dream of summer holidays with greater desire ... so why not choose the perfect destination for 2021 holidays: Puglia with its trulli holidays nominated for the second time in 2020 as the most beautiful region in the world has obtained the "Best value travel destination in the world" award conferred by National Geographic, Lonely Planet and New York Times.

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How does Italy celebrate Christmas

How does Italy celebrate Christmas?
In one of the most beautiful places in the world, Christmas is an important time to spend with friends and family, whilst sampling the local delicacies such as Cartellate  and Pettole a pastry covered with honey or “vincotto”. For sure will this be an unusual Christmas for everyone but we like to reconfirm the traditions of Christmas in Puglia and start fantasizing about how beautiful Christmas will be next year!

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Holiday Home Management in Puglia

During this summer, even more than in previous years, it was important to have a valuable ally in the management of real estate from a distance, especially for those who have had difficulties or have not been able to make trips to their second home.

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Why Holiday Homes in Puglia make the ideal solution for your getaway this year

This summer season is most certainly a different one than we have been used to. However, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a getaway with your loved ones, in a safe and secure environment. The holiday rentals industry hit over $38B in 2019 for the simple reason that people no longer wanted to be staying in hotels and opted for a more personal approach, a “home away from home” type scenario.

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Where to visit in Puglia

When planning a holiday to Puglia, there are so many options as to where to stay and visit. Puglia is a region full of diversity and options. For those who love the beach, there is 500 miles of coastline to choose from, between the Adriatic Coast and the Ionian Sea. For the nature lovers, the rustic beauty of the Pugliese countryside will certainly not disappoint.

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Monopoli Beach

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, then you would have heard about Apulia; Southern Italy’s shining jewel, which is fast overtaking other popular regions in Italy such as Tuscany in the way of tourism and real estate.

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Property in Southern Italy

For years when you asked people where in Italy would you dream of buying property? Most people would instantly say Tuscany….and some still do but times have changed. The word on most foreign investors lips these days is Puglia….Southern Italy’s shining star which is fast overcoming Tuscany and is now the second most researched region in the whole of Italy for overseas buyers.

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Flights to Puglia

Summertime has just finished and now is the time to start planning your next holiday for summer 2020! If Puglia is on your bucket list and you are checking out flights to Puglia you can be reassured that it is serviced by two main airports, Bari and Brindisi, which have international flights from most major European cities arriving daily.

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Trulli Houses in Puglia

Now it’s no secret that HelloApulia Holiday Rentals are passionate about trulli houses in Puglia! We know that tourists in the thousands flock to our beautiful Puglia to experience a holiday in a trullo….and if you haven’t had this experience first hand, we highly recommend it!

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Puglia for kids

Whether it be the myriad of sandy beaches with shallow clear waters, the countryside farms with animals or discovering the caves at Castellana Grotte, Puglia has something to keep children delighted and entertained during their holiday.

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Why Puglia is on trend for holidays

Maybe it’s the crystal clear, warm tropical like beaches, the award winning wines and gastronomic delights, magical Italian wedding venues, the breathtakingly beautiful scenery scattered with trulli houses, baroque architecture and whitewashed stone cities that has catapulted southern Italy’s shining star and is attracting VIPs from all around the world to travel to Puglia.

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Easter Food and Traditions in Puglia

In Puglia, we can already smell the delicious food in the air when we think about the Holy Week. And it wouldn’t be Easter without our typical dessert, the only true “king” of our Easter meal: ‘Scarcedda’ or ‘Scarcella’.

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Trulli Holiday Rentals

The interest in trulli houses is growing in droves and if you are thinking of planning a getaway in Southern Italy this summer, we highly recommend coming to Puglia and staying in a trullo as an alternative to a traditional hotel.

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Matera - Italy

Matera is one of the oldest cities in the world and preserves the testimonies of human settlements to the present day, representing an extraordinary page of Italy through the millennia with an eye on the future.

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Boat excursion in Puglia

If there is one thing you absolutely MUST have on your bucket list when you visit Puglia is to do an excursion in Caicco from Monopoli to Polignano a Mare and explore some of the best beaches.

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Holidays in Puglia 2019

If you have decided to spend your holidays in Apulia this year, we would love to share some of our top tips of must see places to visit in this unique Southern Italian region.

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Ceglie Messapica

Immerse yourself into the land of gastronomy in Ceglie Messapica, one of Puglia's oldest cities which is famous for its beautiful trulli and fine food delicacies.

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Puglia wine and food

With a triumph of contrasting flavors, Puglia also at the table does not deny its uniqueness and always knows how to surprise its guests, offering them quality raw materials and the unforgettable taste of ancient traditions.

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