Often referred to as the heel of Italy, the pretty southern region of Puglia is a great place for fun-loving visitors to explore. This part of the country boasts a large number of vibrant cities for visitors to stay in such as Bari, Brindisi and Foggia. Located on the beautiful coast of the Puglia province of Italy, Bari offers interesting museums, hot nightspots and both exciting and relaxing beach activities. In the heart of the old city of Bari is the Basilica di San Nicola. Consecrated in 1197, this Norman Cathedral contains some of the finest stonework in Italy. The church houses the relics of San Nicola that were taken from the Byzantines during the Crusades. In addition to these relics, particularly remarkable are the 12th century altar canopy, the intricate mosaic tiling behind the altar and the episcopal throne beyond the mosaic. Bari also boasts a large number of luxury hotels, making it a great place to use as a base while exploring the region.
Read on to discover a selection of our favourite luxury hotels in Puglia.
Hotel Masseria San Domenico
This enchanting Masseria San Domenico dates back to the 15th century and provides a luxurious retreat surrounded by lush palm tree filled gardens. Guests are sure to enjoy wallowing in the large lagoon-style pool and indulging in a little pampering in the modern spa. The hotel can be found on the edge of the sleeping fishing town of Savelletri, while the ocean is just a 500-metre stroll away. There are forty spacious…
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