• Flight included
  • Accommodation included
  • Car rental included
  • Activity included

Scenic Puglia escape with rural hotel stays

  • Round trip
  • 7, 10 or 12 nights
  • Italy
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price from £ 519.00 per person
  • total price from £ 1,038.00
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  • price based on: 2 adults
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Discover the so-called 'heel' of Italy on a jaunt through Italy's countryside and live la dolce vita - with optional travel and breakfast throughout

Thinking of Italy conjures up a picturesque image: gentle vineyards, enchanting architecture, and miles upon miles of the gorgeous Mediterranean coastline. This is no more true than in Puglia, the heel of the famous Italian boot, and one of the southernmost regions blessed with a warm climate and a slow pace of life. Prepare to unwind on a seven, 10, or 12-night escape, where you'll hotel-hop around the countryside and embrace the laid-back Italian life, whiling away the hours on city walking tours and boat trips, wine or olive oil tastings, and lovingly prepared dinners. Plus, with optional car hire included, making your way around will be a breeze.

  • Three or four nights at Antica Masseria

  • Three or four nights at Masseria Bosco (or similar, depending on availability for chosen booking dates)

  • Optional three or four nights at Best Western Plus Leone di Messapia Hotel & Conference

  • Breakfast included throughout

  • Optional half board upgrade

  • Range of perks and inclusions at each hotel

  • Return flight from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, London Stansted to Brindisi

  • Return flight from Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, London Stansted to Bari

  • Optional car hire

We know plans can change. Our Flexible holidays let you rearrange your trip!

Choose from any alternative available dates. Includes refundable options. T&C's apply!


We work with our trusted partners in the region to offer you the best possible stay.

When you plan your trip, after you've selected a date, we will show you all the information about the hotels you will be staying at.

Benefits of all the hotels


Day 1 - 3: Turi

You'll start your getaway on the outskirts of charming Turi, a honey-coloured town big enough to boast its own character but still small enough that you can explore it in a few days, and walk around town at your own pace. After checking in to Antica Masseria, take the time to wander around the web …

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Day 4 - 7: Avetrana

If you decided to hire a car, then you'll be driving through Puglia's rolling countryside on your way south to the commune of Avetrana, just on the outskirts of Lecce. Another rustic farmhouse stay awaits at Masseria Bosco, however sandy coves and turquoise waters of the ocean aren't far at all: ju…

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Day 8 - 12: Lecce (optional)

Lecce, one of the Baroque jewels in Puglia's crown, beckons. Take it slow in this now-university town, where high honey-coloured walls are decorated with clinging vines and cast-iron balconies. It's a place best for exploring, whether that be strolling down golden alleys and snapping photos, discov…

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Optional experiences
  • For €31 per person, head on a scenic boat tour to Polignano a Mare - a shining gem on the coast of the Valle d'Itria, perched atop a 20 metre-high limestone cliff above the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic.

  • For €35 per person, why not enjoy a unique frantoio experience, where you'll learn about the history of olive oil production, before getting the chance to savour a taste.

  • For €120 per person, you can experience a memorable cooking class, where you will first browse the market to purchase your fresh ingredients before a cooking class at the Opera restaurant and finally, enjoying your delicious meal with the chef, Lello.

  • For €69 per person, dive into the crystal clear waters of the ocean on a scuba diving excursion, to explore the fascinating and colourful underwater world, with the expert guidance of your scuba diving instructors.

  • For €20 per person, you can take in a wonderful farmhouse experience, where you'll visit a working masseria farmhouse and learn about the production of local specialities, including salami, mozzerella and burrata cheeses, and more.

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  • Transfers between hotels
  • Transport to and from included excursions
  • 90-minute boat tour to Polignano a Mare
  • Guided walking tour of Lecce

If you book this deal before 35 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.

Additional Information

Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Limited for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.

Secret Escapes Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under number 07026107, registered office 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD, United Kingdom.© Secret Escapes 2021

Price changes

Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.

Passport, visa and health requirements

The passport, visa and health requirements (including those related to COVID-19) at the time of booking can be viewed on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents, and in compliance with any other immigration/entry requirements, before you travel.


Max 2 adults and 1 infant up to age of 3 per room

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Flight times

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