1) Is it a good idea to rent a car?

Definitely yes. A car is the best way to visit Puglia and be free to discover the towns and their surroundings, get to know the countryside and its fascinating hamlets, wander along its panoramic coastal roads.

2) Where can I find the best nightlife?

For a vacation in Apulia marked by sheer amusement and bubbling nightlife we recommend the Salento. More specifically, the following seaside resorts: Gallipoli, Porto Cesareo, Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca.

3) Where are the hotels best suited to a family holiday with kids?

We suggest Otranto, Gallipoli, Ugento and Savelletri di Fasano for the best family hotels in Puglia. They offer several services for younger guests (baby and mini club, bottle preparation facilities, baby sitters on request) and if situated near the sea, the kids can play safely on the sandy beaches where the waters are shallow and not dangerous.

4) What is the quietest, least crowded area for a relaxing vacation in Puglia?

The splendid, unspoilt area of the Gargano; one of the lushest and most surprising nature areas. Set in the National Park of the Gargano and looking out over the Adriatic Sea, you will find Peschici and Rodi Garganico, two well-known bathing venues (awarded several times the Blue Flag) and less crowded than the Salento.

6) What is the weather like in Puglia – What are the mean temperatures?

Puglia’s climate is typically Mediterranean on the coasts and in the plains. Here you will find hot summers, dry and with recurrent winds, and mild rainy winters. The Subapennino Dauno, the Ala Murgia and the Gargano are on the other hand marked by cooler summers and have the heaviest snowfall in winter. Mean temperatures in Puglia. As a precaution, check on the weather sites before booking your vacation.
                           
January – 5°/12°
February – 5°/13°
March – 7°/15°
April – 8°/17°
May – 9°/ 18°
June – 13°/25°
July – 15°/29°
August – 13°/28°
September – 9°/24°
October – 7°/15°
November – 5°/13°
December – 5°/12°.

7) Hotels and tourist accommodation in Puglia with kitchenette

The following hotels in Puglia offer rooms or mini-apartments with a kitchenette allowing guests to cover their own catering needs.

Masseria Li Foggi: 7 apartments with lounge area and kitchenette (dishwasher included).
Masseria Salinola: a suite and some two-room apartments with kitchenette consisting of a small electric stove and sink.
Borgo Egnazia: some private villas and houses in the Borgo area are equipped with a small kitchen.   
Monteforte Resort: the Ponto Ciolo Suite has a kitchenette and electric kettle.

8) Hotels in Puglia with rooms with fireplaces

There are a number of hotels in Puglia with rooms equipped with romantic fireplaces, ideal for heating but also to create a soft intimate atmosphere.

Montefort Resort: rooms Seno del Caneto and Baia delle Zagare
Masseria Mozzone: the Trullo for five guests
Masseria Torre Coccaro: the Aranceto Suite and some Junior Suites and Deluxe Junior Suites
Masseria Torre Maizza: Junior Suite, Deluxe Junior Suite and Suite
Masseria Cimino: Standard, Massaro Suite and della Torre Suite
Relais Chateaux Il Melograno: Patio Master Suite and Suite
Villa Cenci: Suite
Masseria San Domenico: San Domenico Suite
Masseria Fumarola: Junior Suite, Suite and L Suite
Borgobianco Resort & Spa: Suite
Borgo Egnazia Hotel & Ville: rooms La Corte Magnifica and Egnazia Suite and the Villas Giardino, Giardino Pugliese, Splendida, Magnifica and Giardino Mediterraneo
Grotte della Civita: ‘Cave’ Executive Suite
Borgo San Marco: Suite
Don Ferrante Dimore di Charme: Don Ferrante Suite
Lama di Luna Bio Masseria: Standard, Standard Murgia, Family Suite and Benessere Suite
Masseria Gialli: Deluxe and Suite
 

9) Which are the most beautiful and popular beaches in Puglia?

Almost all Apulia’s provinces can boast beautiful beaches but there is no doubt that the Salento and the Tremiti Islands are the localities with beaches straight from Paradise – We list ten of the best:

Maldive del Salento: Marina di Pescoluse
Punta Pizzo: Spiaggia di Gallipoli
Isola dei Conigli and Punta Prosciutto: Porto Cesareo
Baia dei Turchi: Otranto
Polignano a Mare: Bari
Capitolo: Monopoli
Torre Pozzelle: Ostuni
Isole Tremiti: Cala Pietra di Fucile and Cala dei Pagliai
Baia delle Zagare: Mattinata
Cala San Felice: Vieste

10) No kids: hotels in Puglia which do not welcome kids

Here is a list of hotels in Puglia reserved for adult guests. In some hotels, the limit applies only to certain periods of the year, others welcome children aged from 12 or 16 years.

Masseria San Domenico
La Peschiera
Masseria Torre Maizza