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Puglia, Italy: Travel Itinerary for a Two Week Tour


Beginning of October 2011 we went on a two week roundtrip in Puglia, the region which forms “the heel of Italy’s boot”.

The focus during our trip was on bucolic landscapes, golf courses, typical italian food and stellar accomodation. Thanks to all those who gave us some good recommendations on what to see and where to go.

Two week roundtrip in Puglia, Italy

Puglia is not (yet) one of Italy’s traditional tourist destinations, but it is becoming more and more popular as travellers discover the beautiful landscape with its olive groves and vineyards, the picturesque baroque towns, the unique trulli and of course the wine and delicious cuisine.

We visited very characteristique places such as Ostuni, Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli, Martina Franca and of course we could not miss Alberobello, the hometown of the trulli.

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Hotels in Puglia

During our trip we stayed at the following hotels:
Many thanks to Arnaldo and Federica from Italy for their advice!

Puglia Golf Courses

Of course we couldn’t have a vacation without playing a round of golf. We played at the San Domenico Golf course near Savelletri and Fasano.


Another round was on Acaya Golf Resort near Lecce.

Acaya Golf Course: Green and Flag

Travel Route for a Two Week Roundtrip in Puglia

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Walter Schaerer’s extensive background in the travel industry, passionate enthusiasm for photography and a firm belief that luxury destinations can also be affordable; were some of the main factors that motivated him to create the travel blog In his day job Walter is an online marketing manager based out of Zurich, Switzerland.


  1. Gallipoli, Ristorante “Al Pescatore“: Frischer Fisch und dazu Grecco di Tuffo. Dieses Fischrestaurant hat die Absolution durch Rolf Bühler, mich und meinen Sohnemann (bei ihm für die Spaghetti Cozze). En Guete!

    • Oké, danke für den Tipp!
      Zuerst dachte ich, dass ich den Kinderteller wohl auslassen werde, aber die Spaghetti Cozze sollen dort unten tatsächlich speziell gut sein.

      Wahrscheinlich halte ich mich trotz allem an Rolf und Dich. Rolf’s Coniglio-Empfehlung in Genoa war schliesslich auch ein Volltreffer…

  2. Parlando di Puglia mi viene in mente un ristorante “speciale”, dove il cibo supera l’immaginazione, la fantasia regna sovrana e la bontà indescrivibile. Un posto dove durante l’estate si chiede ai grilli di non disturbare i propri clienti. Si chiama AL FORNELLO DA RICCI, contrada Montevicoli, Ceglie Messapica (Br). Tel +390831377104

    Salutoni e Buon appetito. Pierangelo

    • You can’t possibly visit Italy in one single tour and then Puglia is not a well known destination. Which makes it the more special, of course… It’s awesome and we may return shortly to report on more masserias, their lovely country houses now turned into luxury boutique hotels…

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