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
, 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.
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
Torre Pozzelle: Ostuni
Isole Tremiti: Cala Pietra di Fucile and Cala dei Pagliai
Baia delle Zagare: Mattinata
Cala San Felice: Vieste