Finding the right place to stay is probably one of the most time-consuming factors when planning a vacation. There are so many platforms, different kind of places, locations, and prices. While the “perfect hotel stay” looks different for everybody, it is hard to decide between the endless variety of options. So why not to start from the uniqueness of the stay? There are a few accommodations in the southern-Italian region that will be hard to find anywhere else in the world.
Trulli houses became like the unofficial flagship of Apulia. They are often the cover of Travel guides and the header of articles about south-Italy. The dreamy white houses are exceptional and always spark the curiosity of travelers. The historical center of the small town Alberobello consists entirely out of these cone-shaped roof houses and small cobblestone paths. This part of the city is of such cultural and historical importance that it even became part of the UNESCO world heritage. Many of these houses were transformed into beautiful accommodations, with all modern commodities and yet unique historical flair.
Masserie are former farmhouses in the countryside often surrounded by plantations. These accommodations are typical for Apulia and spread throughout the entire region. They are built in the middle of nature and were renovated into luxurious and cozy vacation residences. Many Masserie also have pools and spectacular outdoor restaurants. When you stay at an Apulian Masserie, you can usually enjoy a delicious authentic breakfast in the Italian countryside.
The baroque sandstone town is a must-visit for every history-lover. Because of the richness in history, art, and imposing architecture, it is also called “The Florence of the South.” The old town of Lecce has already gained popularity among international visitors, and many building owners transformed the historical houses into B&Bs. A vast majority of the homes in the historical center have vaulted ceilings, sometimes with spectacular fresco art or beautiful light installations. The entire old town is made out of the "pietra leccese" (the stone of Lecce) a sandstone, turning it into a light, golden delight for the eyes.
Planning a vacation is always coupled with taking many decisions – but you surely don’t want to miss out on the opportunity of lodging in these unique places whenever you are in Apulia!
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