New from Sunvil for 2016, is a series of blogs called ‘Notes from the field’. These articles will follow the Sunvil team as they explore our destinations in search of hidden gems and to hand-pick our holiday accommodation. Like people, a country develops and grows and with every trip we discover new attractions, breathtaking viewpoints and little-known places – often not found even in guidebooks.
Sunvil promise holidays that are tailored to your taste. It is only possible to achieve this through first hand and intimate knowledge of our destinations. Each resort and island has been visited by our reservation experts and they are on hand to advise, guide and answer any questions you may have. Five-minutes of honest, open conversation with our team will save you hours of online research and visits to review websites.
Our blog covers the region of Puglia on Italy’s heel. Rosanna and Angela have recently returned from the area, where they visited the Adriatic and Ionian coastlines, the scenic mountains, beech forests, ancient sites and quaint towns and villages. Their thoughts are below.
Details of your favourite property and why?
Angela: The 4-star Il Palmento in Locorotondo stood out. The property is a collection of traditional trulli houses (small white-washed buildings with cone-shaped roofs) surrounded by unspoiled countryside and with a nice pool area. It is the perfect property for a relaxing stay but is also only a short drive from the beach and the UNESCO World Heritage town of Alberobello.
Rosanna: My favourite properties are Il Palmento in Locorotondo – as these are the traditional trulli houses which look like hobbit houses – very sweet and have well-maintained gardens. I also really liked Borgo San Marco in Fasano – which again have beautiful gardens, have also added a mini spa since I saw it last and the rooms are spacious. They also offer free olive oil tastings from their own production.