Superb beaches with crystal clear waters can be reached in just over 30 minutes in either direction. Just 15km northwest of Brindisi is a beautiful nature reserve and protected marine area known as Torre Guaceto. You’ll need a car to get here, but it’s a lovely spot for biking through maquis and olive groves, scuba diving over small reefs of coral and sea grass, or chilling out on our favourite sandy beach. Why not jump in the clear water from the cliffs at Polignano a Mare? It recently hosted the Red Bull Cliff Diving championships.
Pretty local towns
Less than a ten minute walk from the trullo is the beautiful forest Pineta Ulmo where you can enjoy wonderful walks through the pines. There are often summertime concerts and festivals held there.
Puglia is famous for its olive oil production. Visit some of the many olive oil producers found in the local area. We went on a guided tour of Masseria Brancati near Ostuni, where the olives were planted by the Romans. The tour includes the farm building where in the basement there are well preserved Messapian, Roman, and Medieval olive presses. At the end of the tour you get a olive oil tasting experience. Well worth a visit.
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The weather and climate in Puglia
Puglia boasts a wonderful Mediterranean climate that makes it an excellent holiday destination for most of the year.
The spring comes early and is generally warm and sunny, with temperatures rising to the early 20s by the end of April.
The summer is long, hot and dry and lasts from the end May through to the end of September. Temperatures typically reach the 30s in July and August, with the occasional hotter week here and there. The sea warms up wonderfully to the mid 20s, attracting holiday makers and locals alike.
The autumn, signalled by the arrival of October and November, remains generally warm with temperatures only really dropping out of the 20s towards the beginning of December.
The winter months can be a little rainy but are generally mild, with average temperatures around the 12-15 °C mark.