Puglia (hotels)
Planning a trip to Puglia can be overwhelming, since a lot of people don't realize just how big this beautiful Italian region is. Getting from the very northern tip of the region to the very south can take up to 4 hours! You probably don't want to spend the whole trip driving around, so you also need to travel to Puglia with the realisation that you won't probably get to see all of it. I would suggest picking 2 different bases (for a 7-10 day trip), renting a car or hiring a car and driver and explore the towns/areas around your accommodation. I've divided this guide into three areas (North, Central, South). Here are some of my favorite places to stay in Puglia, some I've stayed in, others have been highly recommended by people who work with me and I trust. It's a mix of small hotels and 'Masserie', the typical farmhouse stays of the region. Enjoy!
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Northern Puglia

The 'lesser known' part of Puglia, means it is also the less touristy. Small towns on the sea that I love include Giovinazzo and Molfetta, and bigger ones like Bari and Trani. If you have more time I would also recommend exploring the Gargano area, which is hard to reach, but so beautiful and untouched. Another area worth exploring is the one known as 'Murgia' which is more inland, and so different from anything else you will see in the region 

Agriturismo Lama Di Luna - Biomasseria
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JR Hotels Grande Albergo delle Nazioni Bari
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Dogana Resort
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Ognissanti Ristorante SPA Hotel & Rooftop
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DILMAN - Luxury Stay
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Agriturismo Masseria Barbera
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Surrounded by 50 hectars of land, Masseria Barbera's strong point is transforming what the surrounding land gives them into delicious food for their guests. Wine is also very important here, over 200 bottles including many natural options
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S. Martin Hotel
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Masseria Storica Pilapalucci
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Masseria La chiusa delle More
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Masseria Procacci
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Tenuta Tedone Consolini
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Central Puglia

Probably the most popular part of the region, central Puglia includes some of the most beautiful little hilltop towns, including Ostuni, Alberobello, Locorotondo and Martina Franca. Some of the most well known beach towns are Polignano a Mare and Monopoli. They tend to get a little chaotic in high season, but if you opt to stay inland and have a car, they are very easy to reach. Some of the most beautiful masserie in Puglia are located in this part of the region 

Trullo Santangelo
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Le case di Valentina • Trulli, cicale e olive
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Le case di Valentina • Trullo La Succulenta
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Tenuta Monacelle
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Masseria Le Carrube
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Masseria Calderisi
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Masseria Monte Pizzuto
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Masseria Torre Maizza
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Canne Bianche_Lifestyle & Hotel
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Ottolire Resort
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I Sette Coni
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BAYIT Charming Place
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Oasis Masseria San Giovanni Battista
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Southern Puglia

Also known as Salento, this part of Puglia has a special part of my heart because it's where I spent most of my childhood summers. Everything below Brindisi is considered Salento, and you will notice a difference because there is a change of scenery (no hilltop towns), in food (completely different ingredients and recipes from the rest), and language (they even speak a different dialect here!). Some of the best beaches in Italy are down here

Critabianca
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Masseria Palane
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Naturalis Bio Resort
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Masseria Potenti
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Le case di Valentina • Palazzo Santa Caterina
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Castello di Ugento Hotel
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Masseria Montelauro
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La Fiermontina
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Palazzo Tafuri
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Palazzo Daniele
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Furnirussi Tenuta
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Palazzo Lecce B&B
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Masseria Saint Lucia Farm House
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Puglia (hotels)
Planning a trip to Puglia can be overwhelming, since a lot of people don't realize just how big this beautiful Italian region is. Getting from the very northern tip of the region to the very south can take up to 4 hours! You probably don't want to spend the whole trip driving around, so you also need to travel to Puglia with the realisation that you won't probably get to see all of it. I would suggest picking 2 different bases (for a 7-10 day trip), renting a car or hiring a car and driver and explore the towns/areas around your accommodation. I've divided this guide into three areas (North, Central, South). Here are some of my favorite places to stay in Puglia, some I've stayed in, others have been highly recommended by people who work with me and I trust. It's a mix of small hotels and 'Masserie', the typical farmhouse stays of the region. Enjoy!
38 Places • 28 Saves • ago
Free

Northern Puglia

The 'lesser known' part of Puglia, means it is also the less touristy. Small towns on the sea that I love include Giovinazzo and Molfetta, and bigger ones like Bari and Trani. If you have more time I would also recommend exploring the Gargano area, which is hard to reach, but so beautiful and untouched. Another area worth exploring is the one known as 'Murgia' which is more inland, and so different from anything else you will see in the region 

Agriturismo Lama Di Luna - Biomasseria
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JR Hotels Grande Albergo delle Nazioni Bari
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Dogana Resort
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Ognissanti Ristorante SPA Hotel & Rooftop
@sophieminchilli
Add to
Details
DILMAN - Luxury Stay
@sophieminchilli
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Details
Agriturismo Masseria Barbera
@sophieminchilli
Surrounded by 50 hectars of land, Masseria Barbera's strong point is transforming what the surrounding land gives them into delicious food for their guests. Wine is also very important here, over 200 bottles including many natural options
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S. Martin Hotel
@sophieminchilli
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Masseria Storica Pilapalucci
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Masseria La chiusa delle More
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Masseria Procacci
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Tenuta Tedone Consolini
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Central Puglia

Probably the most popular part of the region, central Puglia includes some of the most beautiful little hilltop towns, including Ostuni, Alberobello, Locorotondo and Martina Franca. Some of the most well known beach towns are Polignano a Mare and Monopoli. They tend to get a little chaotic in high season, but if you opt to stay inland and have a car, they are very easy to reach. Some of the most beautiful masserie in Puglia are located in this part of the region 

Trullo Santangelo
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Le case di Valentina • Trulli, cicale e olive
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Le case di Valentina • Trullo La Succulenta
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Tenuta Monacelle
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Masseria Le Carrube
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Masseria Calderisi
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Masseria Monte Pizzuto
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Masseria Torre Maizza
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Canne Bianche_Lifestyle & Hotel
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Ottolire Resort
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I Sette Coni
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BAYIT Charming Place
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Oasis Masseria San Giovanni Battista
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Southern Puglia

Also known as Salento, this part of Puglia has a special part of my heart because it's where I spent most of my childhood summers. Everything below Brindisi is considered Salento, and you will notice a difference because there is a change of scenery (no hilltop towns), in food (completely different ingredients and recipes from the rest), and language (they even speak a different dialect here!). Some of the best beaches in Italy are down here

Critabianca
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Masseria Palane
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Naturalis Bio Resort
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Masseria Potenti
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Le case di Valentina • Palazzo Santa Caterina
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Castello di Ugento Hotel
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Masseria Montelauro
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La Fiermontina
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Palazzo Tafuri
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Palazzo Daniele
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Furnirussi Tenuta
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Palazzo Lecce B&B
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Masseria Saint Lucia Farm House
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Pollicastro Boutique Hotel
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CURATED BY
Hi! my name is Sophie Minchilli and I was born and raised in Rome, Italy. I've lived here all my life and about 10 years ago I started a family business with my mom (Elizabeth). We run week-long food tours all over Italy, and when I'm not traveling around the country I am based in Rome where I lead food tours and try as many restaurants as possible. I hope you will be able to join me in Rome for a food tour and if not, this is the perfect space for me to share my Italy knowledge with all of you :) Instagram: sminchilli TikTok: sophieminchilli 📚I wrote a book! It’s called ‘The Sweetness of Doing Nothing. Live life the Italian way with Dolce far Niente’
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