Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Thello night train from Paris to Rome?
  2. 2 Visa for one Schengen Country, and traveling with EU spouse and children
  3. 3 Trip Report Our week in Scotland—“againn san t-seachdain ann an Alba”
  4. 4 Holiday trip with kids - suggestions please!
  5. 5 Budapest Hotels
  6. 6 First time in France
  7. 7 14 days in Greece itinerary ???
  8. 8 When is Pope's schedule released for 2017?
  9. 9 Naples, Amalfi coast and Puglia - suggestions please.
  10. 10 Planning a self drive tour of the uk next april
  11. 11 Trip Report My trip to Cornwall, bookended by weekends in London
  12. 12 Portugal itinerary help
  13. 13 First Time Solo Travel info
  14. 14 Prague hotels
  15. 15 Trip Report The Princess Diaries: My Three Week Odyssey In Poland And Romania
  16. 16 Trip Report Trip Report: Krakow and Warsaw
  17. 17 Thoughts on an unusual itinerary for Northern Spain please
  18. 18 Trip Report Ger's Trip to Rome & Bologna
  19. 19 Trip Report Espagne, Olé! Ancient to modern, through Andalucia, Toledo and Madrid
  20. 20 Munich
  21. 21 What to wear visiting England and France during winter?
  22. 22 One month in southern Spain with little ones. Where to stay?
  23. 23 Britain's contactless public transport revolution moves to Oxford
  24. 24 2 Months around Europe and the Balkans. Need help with itinerary!
  25. 25 Trip Report Eiffel Tower Fireworks Photos July 14th
View next 25 » Back to the top

Calling Ekscrunchy and other pugliaphiles: Puglia itinerary in progress

Jump to last reply

My husband and I will be visiting Puglia in mid-September, and I'd love input on the itinerary I've got partly laid out.
Also, very interested in restaurant "musts". I'll definitely be using Ekscrunchy's trip reports for that.

First, our priorities: great food, pretty, not-too-touristy towns, sea views, nice hotel rooms, hotels in walking distance of restaurants (which is why we probably won't do a masseria, unless someone persuades me otherwise).

We will have a car, but enjoy being able to walk places from wherever we're staying, especially at night so my husband, who's the only decent driver, can get his drink on at dinner.

Having most trouble with my Salento choices, and with the masseria/ no masseria debate. Are we giving up something essential if we don't stay in one?

Now, the plans and choices so far:

Arrive in Bari Sept. 15th, spend 3 nights in Trani at Hotel Mare Resort

Sept 18-21: 3 nights in Ostuni at La Sommita, room with private terrace
3 nights in Fasano at Masseria Torre Maizza (tempting but probably not, since it requires driving to anywhere else)

Sept 21-24: 3 nights in Lecce? Or 3 in Gallipoli? Or split between them?

Lecce: Hotel Risorgimento

Gallipoli: Corte Palmieri

This part I'm having a tough time with. Don't want to do too many hotel changes. More fun to stay in Lecce and visit Otranto/ Gallipoli as day trips? Or vice versa?

The seafood in Gallipoli sounds amazing, and ditto for the sunsets. I'm a sucker for both.

Then again...nicer hotel in Lecce, I think. Would driving in and out of Lecce be a nightmare? Would we be bored by 3 nights there?

Sat Sept 24: Drive to Naples, spend 2 nights there (haven't picked a hotel yet) and fly home on Monday the 26th.

Thanks in advance for your input!

84 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.