Beautiful Puglia is an elegant region, located in the heel of Italy’s ‘boot’ on the Salento peninsula. With long stretches of beautiful coastline, acres of olive groves and vineyards and fine food and wine spots, the area is an ideal holiday spot for those seeking a touch of luxury. With choices from romantic beachfront villas and rustic trulli to sweeping masserie, there is also a wealth of high end accommodation on offer for visitors to the area.
Spending your holiday in your own private villa means you can relax in comfort, with the freedom to make the most of your special time privately. But having your own ‘home away from home’ doesn’t mean you need to spend your time wandering the supermarket aisles, sweating in the kitchen or sat behind the wheel of a car.
If you’re looking to treat yourself to lavish Italian holiday, here are some indulgent extras that can make a stay in a Puglia villa even more luxurious.
Dinners on request
A holiday is a time to truly step back from your usual day-to-day duties, so why not be waited on for once by hiring your very own ‘in villa’ chef? As you relax by the pool and soak up the sun, your very own cook will prepare authentic, mouth-watering Puglian dishes created from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Whatever your requirements, whether a romantic dinner for two, or feeding the whole family, you can have your meals created for you and even save yourself the chore of washing up.
A glass of the finest
Puglia is prolific in its production of wine, creating around 17% of Italy’s wine. It is famous for its Negroamaro (the ‘bitter black) and Primitivo (Zinfandel) grapes, which are highly regarded internationally. This beautiful region is home to countless wineries for tasting and purchasing the wines. If you can’t bear to drag yourself away from the pool, why not arrange a delivery straight to your villa, so that you can indulge in these magnificent wines without having to leave your chair? Many villas, such as the lavish Masseria Curti Vecchi, have their own fully stocked wine cellars too, so you can be sure to stay well supplied for the entirety of your trip.
Nothing oozes luxury like a private yacht and, with 800km of stunning coastline to explore, Puglia is a perfect location for taking to the waves. Enjoy snorkelling and swimming in the clear blue sea from your very own vessel as you float far from the hustle and bustle of towns and cities. Think Puglia can also arrange private speedboats for hire, so your day on the waves can be as fast-paced or relaxing as you choose.
Beautiful Puglia is home to stunning national parks, beautiful beaches, adventure parks, zoos, charming villages, markets and so much more. The best way to explore this fascinating region is by car, but if you still want to relax and indulge in those delicious wines without worrying about tackling Italian roads, then why not hire your own private chauffeur to transport you to your location without any hassle? Think Puglia can arrange a personal driver to transport you around the region, leaving you free to sit back and enjoy your surroundings.
Think Puglia provides a range of exclusive luxury villas in Puglia and offers a range of indulgent Think Experiences such as private chefs, wine deliveries and personal chauffeurs. Perhaps consider a stay in the exquisite Lo Scoglio waterfront villa, with its own private pool and stunning panoramic views across the sea. Or perhaps book a holiday at the beautifully restored Palazzo Colucci Berarducci-Vives, which is situated in the unique surroundings of a mediaeval borgo in Puglia’s Salento peninsula.
Visit www.thinkpuglia.com for more information and to view the wide range of luxury villas available throughout the region.