Historic Towns

Historic Towns
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Monopoli’s centerpiece is the 16th Century Charles V castle overlooking a delightful fishing harbour, another draw are the sweetly delicious patisseries and gelatos at the renowned Café Roma. Polignano perched on a cliff has spectacular views, especially for the high divers who fly off them in the world championships. Stop here for a morning café especiale, with a twist of lemon, a shot of liqueur and a swirl of cream.

 

The trulli of Alberobello with their conical roofs, are fascinating dry stone constructions with a keystone above the front door which when removed reduced the home to a pile of rubble, a feudal tax avoidance scheme. Today more than 1,600 more permanent trulli line the meandering streets with many owners welcoming visitors inside for nothing more than a pride in the history.

  • Apulian Cookery class

    Puglia’s passion is food, our chefs can teach you how to perfect a peppery pignata octopus, or focaccia pugliese.

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  • Apulian Wine Tastings

    Our sommelier and Official Taster for Italy will engage experts and beginners with the geography and history of Apulian wines, sampling local Fiano, Negroamaro or Primitivo.

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  • Cycling the Appian Way

    Relax at Il Melograno’s beach club, Tamerici, dine at chic sister hotel La Peschiera by the Adriatic, take a boat out from our marina for a sea view of Polignano a Mare’s cliffs.

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  • Cycle to Roman Ruins

    Bicycles can be delivered on request and the ruins of Egnazia are only a ten minute ride away.

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  • Fishing

    Chasing tuna or octopus fishing on a traditional polporella boat, in a cool and peaceful dawn.

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  • Vespa and Cinquecento tour

    Tour in Italian style with the breeze in your hair on a Vespa or in a cute cinquecento, country lanes will take you through olive groves, vineyards and historic towns.

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  • Olive Oil Tastings

    Visit our sister hotel Il Melograno, an authentic masseria, who produce their own superb Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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  • Helicopter panoramic tour

    Our sister hotel, Il Melograno, has a private helipad from where we offer a two or six hour sky perspective of Valle d'Itria and the Adriatic coast.

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  • Private yacht trip

    Light luxury on the sea, take a private boat out from our marina along the coast, enjoy beautiful views and lunch on board.

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