Overview of this Experience
Our Postcard Puglia experience is meant to provide a deep dive into a lesser-known region of Italy, Apulia, a.k.a. Puglia. Often referred to as “the heel of the boot,” Puglia is a small section of Italy with stunning scenery, gorgeous cities, quant villages, miles and miles of rugged Mediterranean coastline and vast agricultural lands rich in olive oil production accounting for, by some estimates, up to 40 percent of Italy’s overall output.
During this experience you’ll enjoy 7 nights at a private agriturismo owned and operated by an Italian-American woman named Giulia who can’t wait to welcome our group. Giulia oversees a unique property where she’s created an atmosphere of peaceful tranquility complete with a private chef who cooks only with locally-sourced, farm-to-table ingredients (we even have an included cooking class/demonstration while there).
There’ll also be an opportunity to schedule optional spa treatments and a yoga class right on the property (make appointments on arrival), as well as have access to a limited number of bikes provided free during your stay.
Lecce, Gallipoli, Santa Maria al Bagno & Alberobello
Other activities include visits to the nearby seaside at Santa Maria al Bagno and Gallipoli, a day trip to Alberobello with its ancient trulli, or unique stone huts with distinctive conical roofs. We’ll also visit the nearby town of Lecce, referred to as the “Florence of the South,” and you’ll see why.
There’ll be wine tasting, cheese sampling, a visit with a local sculptor named Renzo who is a real character, ample opportunities for moderate walking and short mostly level hikes, and simply time to enjoy the property’s facilities, including a large pool, several outdoor seating areas, an olive grove and other beautiful gardens. You can certainly spend your free time relaxing, reading a book, taking in the Apulian sun, having a coffee or a cocktail, sipping a glass of wine and more.
This customized experience was carefully designed by Ralph and Giulia with our Alla Campagna guests in mind, and it’s only open to a limited number of participants (single rooms may be strictly limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis only).
Join us in Postcard Puglia for the experience of a lifetime, one you won’t soon forget!