Puglia Puglia Bespoke

Puglia Luxury Travel

A truly authentic Italian experience

Located in the heel of Italy’s boot, the region of Puglia is not one of Italy’s traditional tourist destinations—yet. But it’s well on its way. One visit to this truly authentic land—with a coastline 800 km long—you’ll find yourself falling for its charms in no time. Blessed with rocky seashores, sun-bleached landscapes, white-sand beaches, blue seas and—even though Puglia is in Italy (where food is deeply nestled in the hearts of all)—incomparable food that borders on legendary. Better than nonna’s? Well, you be the judge.

Dream ~ what՛s your perfect trip?
Design ~ meet your personal trip designer
Decide ~ collaborate on your custom trip
Depart ~ start packing
The best time of year to visit Puglia is from April to October.

Trip Ideas

Family Biking

Where else will your family get the chance to cliff jump, excavate ancient Roman ruins and explore the largest cave in Europe? Combine this with fantastic food, incredible wine and a bottomless supply of memorable moments.

  • Take in the sights of Alberobello and its mysterious buildings and architecture.
  • Discover the underground world of stalactites at Grotte Castellana.
  • Take a refreshing dip in the sea experiencing the unique thermal springs dotting the coastline.

Inspired? Craft a similar Bespoke guided trip starting from $500-$1,000 per person per night.

Puglia Homebase

Unpack once and truly get to know a magical corner of this still undiscovered region. Base yourself from one property and bike, swim, boat, braid mozzarella, throw pizza…all key activities to dive into the culture and your sunny surroundings.

  • Roll up  your sleeves for a memorable lesson in fine art of the pizza toss.
  • Enjoy freshly caught sea urchins over lunch along the water’s edge in Savelletri.
  • Cycle through olive groves and on down to the beach club for a refreshing dip.

Inspired? Craft a similar Bespoke guided trip starting from $1,000-$2,000 per person per night.

Biking the Coast

Endless olive groves, whitewashed villages, friendly locals and mouthwatering food sampled against the stunning aquamarine Adriatic Sea-all play a part in this delightful trip through idyllic Puglia and its enchanting historic towns.

  • Enjoy a privately catered meal in a 12th C castle serenaded by traditional music.
  • Meander the winding alleys of Ostuni with a local historian and lunch at her remarkable home.
  • Sip apertivi on the rooftop terrace of the region’s finest hotel and dine under the stars.

Inspired? Craft a similar Bespoke guided trip starting from $2,000-$3,000 per person per night.

Puglia Bespoke

Feature Hotels

Masseria Panareo, Otranto

Set in a charming rural setting, Masseria Panereo offers guests a genuine stay in the Puglian Meditteranean. With a total of 18 rooms, all decorated in a classic rustic style and surrounded by majestic olive trees and ample gardens, this breathtaking accommodation offers guests comfort and serenity. View hotel website »

Masseria Torre Coccaro

This beautifully renovated masseria (fortified farmhouse) is an oasis among the olive groves, with its spacious rooms, tranquil pool and panoramic bar. Aside from the splendid common areas of the main masseria, an Aveda spa is available for those seeking extra pampering, while the hotel’s private beach club is only a short shuttle away. View hotel website »

Furni Russi Tenuta, Otranto

This newly opened estate is situated in the heart of the Grecìa Salentina and just a few km away from Otranto, the famous “Porta d’Oriente” (Eastern Gate). Tranquilly set in the countryside the hotel is surrounded by a 20-hectar fig plantation with more than 4500 trees. Composed of 26 Jr Suites, it incorporates contemporary design with styles from around the Mediterranean. View hotel website »

Our Trip Designers are a special breed. Part guru, part collaborator, part mind-reader, they have the full breadth of B&R resources at their fingertips. Extraordinarily well-travelled, they’ve been there, lived there, done it, planned it and eaten it, too. With a combined geographic knowledge that’s nothing short of staggering, they can save you literally years of research. Above all, they’re incredibly good at what they do.

Talk to our design team »


“B&R does it right in every way; from the hotels, routes, tours, variety and especially the guides! They even manage to find the hidden treasures and people unavailable to the typical tourist. You could never design a better trip for yourself, no matter what your budget, then the people at B&R can do for you.”

— Kristin Turner, Puglia Biking 2011

Puglia Bespoke

Notes from the Road

In Deep: A Brief History of Ostuni, “The White Pearl”

Featuring a walled acropolis and whitewashed buildings that stand as a testament to its Eastern influences, Ostuni is known as La Perla Bianca, "The White Pearl."
more »

In Deep: A Brief History of Lecce, “The Florence of the South”

With stunning baroque architecture, gorgeous views and an abundance of Puglia's famous wine and olive oil, Lecce is a work of art unto itself.
more »

My Ride Through Puglia

“One more push – you’re doing great!” urges my partner. My limbs are burning, small sacrifice for the euphoria I feel reaching the top and speeding downhill past carpeted fields of wildflowers and knotted olive trees, the warm salty air in my hair.
more »

More stories from our blog


Related Trips

Dolomites Bespoke

Join us to explore the rooftop of Europe in spectacular and scenic northern Italy.

Croatia Bespoke

Discover the playground of Roman Emperors, the tiny towns, picturesque islands and dramatic coastline of Croatia.

Tuscany & Umbria Bespoke

Sip classic vintages and explore the breathtaking countryside of Tuscany and Umbria.



Click below to start planning your custom trip.

Start Planning