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Luxury Villas and Property Investment in Puglia, Italy

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Puglia, the sun-drenched heel of Italy, has an intense and characterful charm. Rich in history and fringed with the longest coastline in mainland Italy, Puglia's fascinating architecture, golden beaches, beautiful wine and truly exceptional cuisine all make this slice of Italy a powerfully attractive location.

The regions cities, although lesser known than many of their counterparts in the north, all hold their own appeal and the location of our luxury villa - close to Carpignano and Martano - provides the perfect home away from home from where you can explore these beautiful medieval towns.

The History of Puglia

It's the reverberations of a dramatic history that make Puglia such a distinct and unique part of Italy. Invaded and colonised by everyone from the Greeks to the Spanish, there's a delightful diversity of architecture - with the Normans leaving Romanesque churches and the Spanish baroque buildings. There's even conical-roofed houses from the 16th century that can only be found in Puglia, which have hazy and mysterious origins.

Extraordinarily, the impact of Greek colonisation in the 8th century BC can still be felt, and the Greek dialect Griko is still spoken here. As far as Puglia's reputation for being Italy's food basket, it was Mussolini's drive to increase Italian food production that resulted in the Puglia we see today, swept over with wheat fields.

What to See and Do in Puglia

One of the first things that draws travellers to Puglia is the endless, glittering coast. Stretches of golden sand, secluded pebbly coves and the brilliant azure ocean all form a shoreline that rivals the Amalfi. Striking towns like Polignano a Mare clinging dramatically to limestone cliffs that jut out into the sea. Here you can enjoy the perfect day out, exploring the whitewashed old town with its beautiful churches and winding streets, before heading down to the beach to soak up the sun.

In Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve, with its woods, beaches and marine reserve, you can spot migratory birds and relax in unspoilt surroundings, while the lakes at Laghi Alimini are surrounded by pine woods and are renowned for their beauty. Our conveniently located villa in Puglia also gives you the chance to visit the area's stunning cities, from the Baroque loveliness of Lecce to the fortress island town of Gallipoli.

Some of the Best Food and Drink in Italy

For food lovers and wine connoisseurs the culinary tradition in Puglia is worth a trip in itself. Providing the rest of Italy with much of its grain, wine and seafood, Puglia prides itself on its produce and the food of this region is simply stunning.

Using only what's grown locally, such as courgettes, artichokes, lamb, tomatoes, fennel, peppers and beans (as well as much more), Puglian cookery is life-affirmingly rustic and completely irresistible. Whether you try the maccheroni al forno, ear shaped pasta shells orecchiette or the fresh cheese burrata di Andria, each dish will let you dive deeper into the culture and atmosphere of Puglia.

For those of you who prefer a quiet night in, our luxury villa in Puglia is the perfect location to relax and unwind after a busy day.

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