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ith miles of grassy dunes and

silver-green olives, burning




intense turquoise-blue waters, Puglia still

remains remarkably unblemished by mass

tourism. Washed by the Adriatic on one

side and the Ionian Sea on the other, the

heel of Italy’s boot has many memorable

sights like wonderful Lecce, the so called

Florence of the South and the beehive-

roofed Trulli homes of Alberobello and

Locorotondo. Blessed by the sun, Puglia is

the garden of Italy, a place to enjoy locally

made pastas, cheeses, olive oils and every

kind of fruit.

Inspired by an Apulian village surrounded

by olive groves and made in stone,



is a “Nowhere Else” place

embodying the true essence of Puglia.

Open all year round, it features suites,

casette and villas, sports facilities,

restaurants, the renowned Vair Spa and is

adjacent to the San Domenico Golf course.

Live one of the resort’s “Nowhere Else”

experiences, like a bike tour with “chic” nic

among the centuries old olive groves or

visit Alberobello in a vintage car tour and

taste the local food with a home

restaurant experience.


Boutique Italy


owering cliffs, towns tumbling down into the

sea and views to die for... this is Italy at its

spectacular best.The Amalfi peninsula stretches

south from the Bay of Naples and the shadow of

Mount Versuvius presenting a winding “thrill ride” of

a road that reveals its treasures at each steep bend like

picture-perfect Positano and lofty Ravello, floating

1,000 feet up on a clifftop whilst glamorous Capri lies

glimmering offshore (see page 22).

Few places are more romantic than the



, a dazzling white wedding cake of a hotel

perched on the side of a cliff with a grandstand view of

Amalfi. Huge full-length windows in the hotel’s lounge

look out onto a spectacular terrace dripping with

bougainvillea, below which cliffs plunge dramatically

to the sea. Terraced gardens with tiers of orange groves,

tumble down to the saltwater pool far below.

Embellishing the appeal for honeymooners and die-

hard romantics why not push the boat out by reserving

one of the feature suites like the Folia Amalfitana,

complete with vast bed, private terrace with

uninterrupted views of the sea and a sunken jacuzzzi.

Sunshine on a Plate

Dazzling shades of the South on the heel of Italy

An Italian Cliff Hanger

The Romance of the Amalfi Peninsula