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Discovering the Charms of Puglia

Puglia, the dazzling heel of Italy’s boot, where tradition meets modern luxury, and every corner reveals a hidden gem.

For those who think they've seen it all in Italy, Puglia offers a fresh and exciting adventure, combining authentic experiences with high-end indulgences. Here’s your guide to exploring this captivating region in unparalleled style.

The Club's Villas

Villa Smeraldo and Villa Monopoli are your home away from home in Puglia. Nestled amidst the serene Italian countryside, these villas offer an exquisite blend of traditional charm and modern amenities. Villa Smeraldo, located near the quaint village of Spongano, boasts four bedrooms, an expansive outdoor kitchen, and a pool perfect for lounging. Villa Monopoli, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, features a unique trullo structure and a rooftop terrace for breathtaking views. Both properties provide easy access to local shopping and dining, ensuring a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience.

Explore the Scenic Countryside on a Vespa

Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with a private Vespa tour through Puglia’s picturesque landscapes. Zoom past olive groves, vineyards, and charming villages, feeling the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. It’s a nostalgic yet exhilarating way to discover the beauty of this region, far from the tourist crowds​​.

Dive into Olive Oil Heaven

Immerse yourself in the world of Puglian olive oil with a guided tasting tour at a historic Masseria. Wander through ancient olive groves, learn about traditional production methods, and sample a variety of exquisite oils. These tastings, often paired with local snacks, offer a sensory journey that celebrates the essence of Puglia’s agricultural heritage​.

Embark on a journey that transcends the mere tasting of oil
Each drop of liquid gold tells the story of generations, of love for the land, and of the delicate dance between nature and nurture

Private Yacht or Catamaran Charter

Explore the stunning Adriatic and Ionian coasts from the comfort of a private yacht or catamaran. These charters offer exclusive access to secluded beaches, charming coastal towns, and hidden sea caves. Enjoy the crystal-clear waters and breathtaking scenery, all while basking in the luxury of your private vessel​.

Cultural Highlights and Hidden Gems

Alberobello is a small Italian town like any other at first glance. The streets are narrow and hilly, houses are white, the weather is pleasant, and life is slow. But if you take a closer look at some of the houses, you will think you landed in a fantasy book. Small houses with conical roofs are dotted everywhere around you. Wander through the enchanting trulli houses, each with its unique conical roof.

The beating heart of Salento, Lecce enchants visitors with its stunning Baroque historic center and the splendid sea right on its doorstep. Marvel at the Baroque architecture and vibrant cultural scene.

Step back in time as you explore the enchanting trulli houses of Alberobello
Marvel at the intricate Baroque architecture in Lecce

Ostuni is a city in Italy's Apulia region known for its whitewashed old town. Ostuni Cathedral combines Gothic, Romanesque, and Byzantine elements, while the arched Porta San Demetrio is one of 2 remaining medieval gates. Known as the "White City," Ostuni offers a labyrinth of narrow streets and lively public squares perfect for evening strolls.

The Gargano is a mountainous promontory in the northernmost part of Puglia. Due to its geographical location, bathed on three sides by the Adriatic Sea, it is also called "the spur of Italy." Discover this national park's rugged beauty, rich biodiversity, and medieval castles​.

Wine Tasting at Boutique Wineries

Indulge in private wine tastings at boutique wineries like Masseria Li Veli. Sample some of the region’s finest Primitivo and Negroamaro wines, accompanied by local cheeses and charcuterie. These intimate experiences offer a deep dive into Puglia’s rich winemaking traditions​.

Enjoy sunsets and sweet wine in Puglia
Indulge in the rich flavors of wines at private tastings

Sip & Savor

Osteria Le Arpie | Located in the heart of Bari, Osteria Le Arpie is renowned for its traditional Puglian dishes like orecchiette with turnip tops and fresh seafood.

LaltroBaffo | Chef Cristina Conte offers sophisticated takes on traditional Salento recipes. This seaside restaurant is perfect for savoring dishes such as squid ink pasta with sea urchins while enjoying the stunning views of the Adriatic Sea.

Bros’ | A contemporary restaurant run by the Floriano Pellegrino and Isabella Potì duo, Bros’ is known for its avant-garde approach to Puglian cuisine.

Ristorante Grotta Palazzese | Famous for its unique location inside a cave overlooking the sea, Grotta Palazzese offers a magical dining experience. The menu focuses on fresh seafood and local ingredients, perfectly complementing the breathtaking views.

Due Camini | Located in the luxurious Borgo Egnazia resort, Due Camini offers an elegant dining experience with a menu that emphasizes locally sourced ingredients and traditional recipes with a modern twist.

Al Fornello da Ricci | This Michelin-starred restaurant is run by the Ricci family and is celebrated for its sophisticated take on Puglian cuisine.

Cibus | Situated in a historic building, Cibus is known for its dedication to traditional Puglian cuisine. The menu features an array of local specialties, including handmade pasta and flavorful meat.

Masseria Il Frantoio | Experience a farm-to-table dining adventure at this charming Masseria. The fixed menu changes daily and showcases the freshest ingredients from their own organic farm, served in a beautiful, rustic setting.

Find intimate and unique settings that speak to your heart
Innovative cuisine awaits

Cooking Classes in Historical Settings

Join a private cooking class in a traditional masseria or former palace. Learn to prepare classic Puglian dishes with local chefs, followed by a meal enjoyed in a beautiful, historical setting. It’s a delicious way to immerse yourself in the region’s culinary heritage​.


2 Residences
Puglia, Italy

Villa Smeraldo and Villa Monopoli

2 Residences

Villa Smeraldo and Villa Monopoli