Destination Puglia

Italy's Southern Jewel

Italy has long been associated with romance, family, long summers, delicious food, superb wine and "la dolce vita".  The cities and lakes of Northern Italy have been the playground of the rich and famous for years but increasingly people are discovering the joys of the south and particularly Puglia.  Our region frequently appears high in lists of the trendiest places to visit in Europe / on the Mediterranean.

In recent years, Justin Timberlake & Jessica Beil, David Hasselhoff & Hayley Roberts, Maggie Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard and Willem Dafoe & Giada Colagrande have all chosen to "tie the knot" in Puglia.  Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Gerard Depardieu, Paul Weller, Mick Hucknall, Francis Ford Coppola and Mickey Rourke have bought property here and Madonna, the Beckhams, Sienna Miller & Jude Law and John Malkovich have all come to Puglia on holidays.

However, you don't need a multi-millionaire's budget to enjoy a fantastic destination wedding or special event.  Our amazing beaches, hill-top towns and medieval cities are packed with culture, history and tradition at a fraction of the cost of other Italian regions.  Puglia's "cucina povera"  is based on seasonal ingredients and is packed with flavour.  Our wines are rapidly gaining an international reputation for their big, fruity flavours that are perfect for a summer evening (or at any other time of year!).

Some of the main reasons for chosing Puglia for your special celebration are:

- The weather.  Our long, hot summers with warm evenings make Puglia ideal for an outdoor event.

- The light.  Our clear skies provide a great "golden hour" perfect for capturing stunning photographs.

- The food and wine.

- It is easy to get to.  We have two international airports at Bari and Brindisi with good connections to many European cities.

- The people.  The locals are incredibly friendly and keen to share their love of their region with visitors.

- The variety.  There is something to do for everyone. From fantastic beaches, to Roman ruins, to cave dwellings, to Alberobello's famous trullo district, to the Baroque magnicence of Lecce - you and your guests will be spoilt for choice.