The closest town is Cisternino - only 6,5 Kms.
Cisternino has many facilities for shopping whether for clothes, food or other supplies. It is your regular market town with a number of restaurants, bars etc. The market is on Monday each week.
Read more about Cisternino in the drop down menu Places.
Your nearest supermarket is in Cisternino - C7 Supermarket - 6,5 kms
40° 75' 18.20" N
17° 42' 48.52" E
Lido Bizzaro along the Adriatic Coast is the closest private beach (a 30 minute drive or 20 kms).
On leaving the property, take the main road to Cisternino, then follow signs for Fasano. Drive through the town of Speziale direction of Ostuni before joining the SP10. At the T junction turn left, drive under the bridge and the Lido is opposite. The Lido has restaurant & bar facilities. You can hire umbrellas and sunloungers. Parking is shaded and paid for on entry.
Bari - 95 Kms
Brindisi - 55 Kms
Things to do
Fun Activities for all the family - ask our staff for further information
Tree climbing, cable slides & rope ladders for young children to adults at the Indiana Adventure Park in Castellana Grotto;
Ahuge ocean pool of open sports, picnic areas and animated events at the largest Water Park in southern Italy - Aquapark Egnazia;
Visit the caves of Castellana – not just a tourist attraction but fascinating underground lakes, stalactites and stalagmites!
Tours, Itineraries and Experiences with our special guide Michele throughout the region and much more;
Polignano bike and boat excursions – explore the sea caves along the jagged coastline of the Adriatic or spot dolphins off the Taranto shores;
Visit olive oil mills, cheese production farms with a guide on foot or bike;
Bike hire with Vito - Planned excursion routes, logistic support, nature bike rides in the country passing Masseria and trulli - away from the traffic and noise of town life;
Rickshaws and Ape or Tuk Tuk are the fun way to travel and visit - let the rickshaw or ape do the hard work whilst you explore the local towns on three wheels;
No better way to appreciate the coastline than by a SUP – a standup paddle!
Full day eco-fishing trips – from sunrise to dusk
Wine Tasting at I Pastini - Complete with tour of the vineyard and the masseria
Our region holds a number of festivals ‘sagra’ during the year, mainly during the summer; celebrating religious anniversaries, customs, local food produce, crafts, wines and music. They offer huge amounts of evening entertainment with live music and usually fireworks to close the event. Each village opens its community doors offering their hospitality and locality to visitors. Be sure you enquire with us as to the nearest one to your holiday villa in Puglia to ensure you do not miss out on all the fun and festivities!
Exclusive for our Guests at Relax Puglia
Chef in Casa - Home-cooked food for travelers of the world; what better way to grasp the inner circle of local life than to have a local cook share with you their Puglia cuisine, as cooked in their homes. We are fortunate to have on board Lucrezia, who has been working with Relax Puglia for nearly ten years.
Lucrezia is warm and generous with a passion I can only envy for cooking; but looking after two growing boys has been her real inspiration; working magic with fresh and seasonal local ingredients. Enquire with us, we have set menus available to choose from or let us know what you’ve in mind.
Cooking Classes – If you are looking to entertain the family and also wish to experience real Pugliese country cooking then look no further. Hands-on cooking lessons where everyone gets to be involved making a full course meal, from anti-pasto to first and second courses and to complete it with a traditional sweet dish.
In-house Massages - Life is easier when you are relaxed so you may need to pamper yourself or someone else. Bring the Massage Therapist to your Puglia rental villa door and enjoy a delicious massage, a fusion of eastern and western techniques pointing you towards both relaxation and cure.
The best part about bringing the Massage Therapist to your door is, you don’t have to drive, you don’t have to deal with the outside world, you don't even have to get dressed although the Therapist would appreciate you wear a robe!
We loved our stay at Villa Perego - such a beautiful villa in a remote location; it was so peaceful and the views stunning. The grounds are well maintained with olive trees, rosemary and lavender bushes everywhere so the scent is divine.
The pool was fantastic and the perfect place to lie back and relax. The villa was sparkling clean and tastefully decorated with plenty of room for our family of 4. The welcome hamper, fridge filled with fresh ham, cheese, eggs and mozzarella plus wine was most welcome and the cupboards were stocked with plenty of ingredients like teabags, sugar and condiments.
You could start your holiday as soon as you entered the villa - everything we needed was there.
Location is excellent with Cisterno really close by and our favourite town of Martina Franca. Thank you Colleen for being so helpful and providing us with reassurance for our trip throughout the preceding months.
We adore Puglia and wish we could have our very own villa just like Perego!
(Feldmar Family July 2020)
"Hi Colleen. Just a quick note to say that we have had an absolutely wonderful time at Villa Perego and will be sorry to move on tomorrow. Many thanks to you and your colleagues for your kind welcome to both the Villa and also to this part of Italy, which we have absolutely fallen in love with and will definitely return. Also, I’d be grateful if you could please pass on our thanks to the owners of Villa Perego - we think it is absolutely delightful and has added to our enjoyment of our holiday immeasurably. What a wonderful place for some R&R and as a base for exploring the delights of Puglia.
By the way, I hadn’t realised that you were rather a celebrity in these parts. In my holiday reading downloads is a book called ‘Soul of the Heel’ by Scott Bergstein, in which it appears that you play a bit of a starring role!
Many thanks once again. I really hope that we will be back again soon!"
David C. - July 2019 (Through our partners James Villas)