Valle d’Itria

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14.8° C

Fringed by beautiful coastline, the rolling green hills of Puglia’s Valle d’Itria offer captivating towns, excellent cuisine and easy access to some of Italy’s best beaches.

Set on a fertile plain between the Ionian and Adriatic seas, the Valle d’Itria is not really a valley at all, but a karstic depression that runs through the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto. Its gentle countryside is criss-crossed by dry-stone walls and dotted with trulli – distinctive cone-shaped farm buildings, many now converted into luxurious places to stay. Rising above the olive groves and vineyards are whitewashed hill towns such as Ostuni, Locorotondo, Martina Franca and Cisternino, whose twisting alleyways hide ornate churches and top-quality restaurants. And you’re never far from the beach: head in either direction and you’ll soon find idyllic white sand lapped by azure water.

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Il Moretto, Savelletri di Fasano

Il Moretto, Savelletri di Fasano

Rental

Villa Eterea, Selva di Fasano

Villa Eterea, Selva di Fasano

Rental

Masseria Moroseta, Ostuni

Masseria Moroseta, Ostuni

Bed & Breakfast

Palazzo Bregante, Monopoli

Palazzo Bregante, Monopoli

Bed & Breakfast

Cielo Restaurant, Relais La Sommità

Cielo Restaurant, Relais La Sommità

Restaurant

Ristorante U Curdunn, Locorotondo

Ristorante U Curdunn, Locorotondo

Restaurant

Gelateria Caruso, Monopoli

Gelateria Caruso, Monopoli

Snacks

Cala Masciola, Savelletri di Fasano

Cala Masciola, Savelletri di Fasano

Snacks

Grotta Palazzese, Polignano a Mare

Grotta Palazzese, Polignano a Mare

Restaurant

Angelo Sabatelli, Putignano

Angelo Sabatelli, Putignano

Restaurant

Masseria Il Frantoio, Ostuni

Masseria Il Frantoio, Ostuni

Restaurant

Coccaro Beach Club, Savelletri di Fasano

Coccaro Beach Club, Savelletri di Fasano

Relax

Travel tips A-Z

Friday

14.8° C

Saturday

10.7° C

Sunday

8.6° C

Monday

9.3° C

Best time to go

The region experiences some 300 sunny days a year. It can get very hot in the summer, although you’re close to the coast for cooling breezes. Puglia is at its finest from May to June and in September, when the weather is balmy and you can avoid the crowds. July and August are very busy as Italians take their holidays during these months, but this is also prime time for local food and music festivals.

By air

Puglia’s two main airports, Bari and Brindisi, are easily accessible from larger Italian cities and other European destinations via Alitalia. Bari services the northern half of the region, while Brindisi is ideal for visiting the south.

By car

We recommend hiring a car, as you’ll need a vehicle to explore the region.