Where to Stay in Puglia

Masseria Montelauro

Inland from Otranto, this 19th-century building has been thoroughly modernized — inside it’s all whitewash, exposed stone and gleaming white furniture, while, outside, olive trees shade the pool. Doubles from $197. masseriamontelauro.it

Trulli Fioriti

Distinctive ‘hobbit house’ trullos Check. Ancient olive groves Check. ‘Hobbit town’ Alberobello on the doorstep Check. This is the classic Puglian rental, and with three bedrooms and two bathrooms plus a pool, it’s a good choice for families. From $1,900 a week. qualityvillas.com

Trullo Fico

A triple-cone trullo near Ostuni turned holiday palace for nine. Soak in the pool or hot tub, or take a turn around the orchard — lemons, limes, peaches and figs all grow here. From £1,450 per week. coolstays.com

Albergo Diffuso Monopoli

One of Puglia’s prettiest fishing towns plays host to this ‘aIbergo dijruso’ or ‘scattered hotel’ — rooms and suites dotted across town, converging round a central cafe. Doubles from $70.