Our family of four began our Puglia adventure at this gorgeous home and made our way North after a few days. We absolutely loved everything about this villa, from the comfortable beds and pillows to the indoor/outdoor gathering and dining spots to the sparkling pool and beautiful surroundings (an olive grove). Highlights included a fully-equipped kitchen which enabled us to cook our own version of the famous local pasta, orecchiette, with a sauce made from local tomatoes (ask the shopkeeper in town which ones to buy for a pan sauce); sitting by the pool at night listening to owls and watching shooting stars; and a visit from the owner one morning with a box full of the delicious pastries called pasticciotto. Quick access to lovely beaches and charming towns allowed us to soak in the culture of this region. If it's on your way somewhere, we highly recommend a drive to Punta Ristola, Santa Maria di Leuca -- the southeastern-most point of Italy where the Adriatic and Ionian Seas converge; Gallipoli; and more locally, a night swim beneath the 6th century watchtower at Spiaggia di Torre Pali which is well-lit by the moon. There are many incredible swim holes/caves/cliffs near the villa. Enjoy!
Wonderful home by Missy - United Kingdom from VRBO