Destination guide

Discover another corner of Italy in Apulia

Apulia is the heel of the Italian boot. It sticks out into the Med in a patchwork of sun-baked plains and rolling vineyards, and it's the 2nd-largest wine-making region in the country, which accounts for the all those tasting rooms and cellar doors. It's also something of an off-the-beaten-track destination and proud of it. Without the same press as those in places like Tuscany and Sicily, Apulia vacation rentals are free to be lonely in the countryside. Dotting the white-cliff bays of Gargano and nestling around the vineyards and baroque wonders of Lecce, they promise an immersive, authentic Italian getaway.


Apulia's own dolce vita

Routines in Apulia have everything you might want from Italy. A stretch and a swim in a pearly blue sea could kick things off, if you've opted for one of the irresistible Apulia vacation rentals on the Gargano coast. A dip with sweeping views of undulating vineyards and olive farms awaits those who've chosen Apulia vacation rentals with pools. Then come long and languorous lunches under the sun – fine wines of the Ostuni DOC, creamy burrata, the best tomatoes you've ever tasted. Follow that with afternoon encounters with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and evening strolls through grand baroque towns.


Apulia gets really hot

Apulia is one of the southernmost regions of Italy. That means it gets pretty hot in the summer, which runs from June to August. If you plan on coming then, you might want to consider bagging yourself Apulia vacation rentals with a pool or proximity to the beaches north and south of Bari – and definitely bring the sun cream. Fall is usually considered a good alternative. It's when the vacationing crowd reduces as the mercury level drops, meaning it's a tad cooler and less busy in months like September and October.

Natural features

Blinding countryside in Apulia

Apulia sports the longest coastline of any mainland region of Italy. In the north, its shores are taken by the wonderful Gargano National Park. It dips in and out of the Adriatic with white-stone caves and coves, offering countless pebble beaches and clusters of lanky palms on the cliffs. Inland is the less-trodden Alta Murgia National Park, surrounded by swathes of olive farms and vineyards. It's got green hills and boulder-studded fields, all of which come to life in spring, with blooming poppies and clusters of wild herbs.

Where to stay around Puglia?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 13,753 vacation rentals near Puglia. From 4,067 Houses to 3,061 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Puglia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Puglia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Puglia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bari: 397 vacation rentals
  • Lecce: 1,365 vacation rentals
  • Ostuni: 2,890 vacation rentals
  • Monopoli: 1,812 vacation rentals
  • Polignano a mare: 1,066 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Puglia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Puglia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Puglia:

  • Bari: 397 rentals
  • Lecce: 1,365 rentals
  • Ostuni: 2,890 rentals
  • Monopoli: 1,812 rentals
  • Polignano a mare: 1,066 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Puglia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Puglia are:

  • Lecce (LCC-Galatina Air Base): 4,436 vacation rentals
  • Casale Airport (BDS): 1,011 vacation rentals
  • Bari Airport (BRI): 405 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Puglia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Puglia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • EuroSport Casalini 2001: 3,410 rentals
  • The Trulli of Alberobello: 2,908 rentals
  • Antiquarium of Cannae: 144 rentals
  • Otranto Waterfront: 2,015 rentals
  • Baia Verde Beach: 4,589 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Puglia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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