The stiletto heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia is a pastoral paradise of ancient olive groves, gleaming white-washed hill towns, and forested mountains. It’s home to the iconic ‘trulli’ huts, with their conical tiled roofs, as well as dazzling beaches and delicious, authentic food. And it’s food that’s the focus of this fabulous five-day getaway, which includes a tour and wine tasting at a local vineyard, a pasta-making class at a wheat farm, and a mozzarella-making workshop at a traditional masseria. You’ll also get a taste of the regional capital of Bari, with a street food tour led by our Local Insider, and sample liquid gold at an olive oil mill. All of our trips are flightless in destination, with 100% of all carbon emissions offset. It's just part of how we see the world while being good to it.
In Puglia, it’s all about the slow and mellow moments – and that’s what this countryside hotel excels in. Surrounded by five acres of olive groves and aromatic Puglian scrub, it’s an oasis of rural calm – with a large outdoor pool in which to while away indigo-tinted evenings listening to the crickets. Level-up your wind-down with a session in the on-site Aura Sylva Spa, designed to replicate the ancient trulli that symbolise this part of the country.