A typically Apulian countryside, perfect for an unforgettable holiday surrounded by the peace and beauty of a natural landscape that reflects the long history of this place with a rich past. Located right in the centre of Valle d’Itria, “Verdeacqua Suite” enjoys a truly strategic position: on one side the Adriatic Sea with its amazing beaches, stunning cliffs and comfortable lidos where to enjoy the Mediterranean sun, on the other side the hills, long expanses of age-old olive trees and a vast number of possible itineraries to discover the treasures of the past and main highlights.
Locorotondo, a picturesque little town with a round layout and houses with gable roofs, the so-called “cummerse”, famous above all for being the city of wine.
Alberobello, the most important town of the trulli area, is known all over the world and acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most famous among these typical buildings is the Trullo Sovrano, built on two floors and located behind the Chiesa Madre, the Mother Church. The town’s old district is entirely made up of trulli clusters lining steep and winding narrow alleys, where you can savour the fascinating pleasure of simply getting lost.
Ostuni, also known as Città Bianca, the White City, is perched on a high hill. From the cluster of whitewashed houses rises in the middle the Cathedral, built in a mixture of Romanesque, Gothic and Venetian styles. Ostuni also offers a breath-taking view of the sea stretching behind and endless expanse of age-old olive trees.
Cisternino, a tiny ancient town among the prettiest of Italy was founded in Valle d’Itria by the Cistercian monks, after whom it was later called. It is very popular among tourists for its oven-roasted meat that can be tasted directly in the maze of alleys of the old town district.
Polignano a Mare. This small seaside town on the coast south of Bari was built on spectacular 20 metres high steep cliffs pierced by several large grottoes. This area is marked by a large number of human settlements dating from the Paleolithic onwards. These early settlers found shelter in the many caves of the coast, such as the Grotta dei Ladroni, the Cave of the Thieves, and the Grotta del Guardiano, the Cave of the Watchman. Especially in summer the town offers gorgeous views on the sea while walking through the alleys of the old district.
Driving further along Puglia’s west or east coast for about an hour, you will reach Lecce, the main town of Salento and Baroque capital and then move deeper into the boot’s heel. There you will discover such spellbound seaside towns as Otranto, Castro, Gallipoli, Santa Maria di Leuca and Porto Cesareo; driving in the opposite direction, you will get to Matera, the “Città dei Sassi”, namely the “City of the Stones”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built along the walls of a steep canyon originated from the erosion of a river.