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Walk down to the beach in the silent dawn, where a fisherman with his polporella boat will be waiting. Gliding out a little way over the rocks you then begin to search the waters for an octopus. The traditional local boats, called gozzo, are made with low bottoms especially for this shallow work. Using a lamp to attract the creatures you then catch them by hand. Our chef will be delighted to prepare the octopus for a dish of crudo, you could work together to make the simple pignata octopus, a slow braised dish with cherry tomatoes, onions garlic and lots of fresh herbs, very typical.


We also have our own marina at sister hotel Cala Ponte and can arrange Tuna fishing expeditions, May to June is season. 

  • 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, Negroamara or Primitivo.

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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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  • Cycling the Appian Way

    Bicycles are delivered upon request for guests to meander by the Appian Way.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Historic Towns

    La Peschiera is surrounded by historic towns, Monopoli, Alberobello’s iconic trulli and clifftop Polignano a Mare.

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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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  • 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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