Puglia, Your Secret Summer Dream.

The Southern Italian region, Puglia, stretches all the way down to the peninsula that forms the heel of the Italian “boot”. Surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, this area offers authentic villages, an astonishing coastline and nature. Not many know of this holiday destination, but in our opinion that just makes it more exciting. We’ve checked, and are thrilled to say that if you haven’t yet booked your holiday for the summer, you’re in for a treat. Our favorite hotel in the area, have a few available rooms left.

The real charm of Puglia is in the iconic slow approach to everyday life of Southern-Italian people. In this region you´ll find centuries old farmland, as well as beautiful fishing villages and dark ancient forests in the inland. Not to forget the fine sandy beaches, combined with rugged cliffs and secret caves in picturesque coves.

Some of the best traditional Italian food has its origin in Puglia. The simple and delicious cuisine relies on fresh local produce. Everything from homegrown herbs, to the tomatoes and the olive oil is of exceptional quality due to the favorable soil. Besides, the wine and the fresh seafood of this area is worth the trip itself.

If you haven’t decided your summer holiday destination yet, let us inspire your choice. Our favourite hotel in Puglia is the majestic Palazzo Daniele. A newly refurnished property that combines the authentic and rustic italian atmosphere, with impeccable high-end luxury. Palazzo Daniele combines italian art, design, history and authenticity and is located where the Adriatic ́s rocky coastline meets the sandy beaches of Ionian Sea.

It features a series of courtyards with ink-black swimming pools, and nine suites with monastic beds and mosaic flooring.

Palazzo Daniele has been in the Petrucci family for five generations, but the style of the hotel is surprisingly modern and reflects the current owners passion for contemporary art.

Enormous dreamy beds take center stage in every suite, and gives you the opportunity to lay back and take in the beautiful original ceiling frescoes.

Originally constructed in 1861 the breathtaking hotel has a lush Mediterranean feeling, sparsely furnished with the perfect balance between modern design and traditional italian art.

If you fancy a calm and culture filled retreat, this is definitely a hotel to keep in mind.

Their restaurant offers local and seasonal cuisine, with a breakfast spread out of the ordinary. A big kitchen island makes a gatheringpoint, here you can sit, eat, drink and chat with the chef, Federica while she cooks with her handpicked fresh produce from local farmers.

This hotel was brought to life by Gabriele Salin and Francesco Petrucci`s close collaboration. The passion shared between the two friends, resulted in the hotels focus on Italian hospitality assembled with satisfaction of visual and physical senses.

Dreaming of Southern Italy?

Southern Italy is an underrated, and unknown destination. An area that has more to offer than you can imagine. If you haven't already booked you summer holiday you will be pleased to know that the Palazzo Daniele still have rooms available in July from (From 530 Euro per night).

Just reach out to Andrea.Rosso@Journeys.no and she will help you out.

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