[dropcap]P[/dropcap]ostcards from Italy. From Puglia to be correct. Following the memo “never stop exploring” we decided to travel to a part of Italy, where my sister and I have never been before. Puglia is a far lesser known Italian region located at the most southeastern part of the “boot”. The Pugliese people really live up to “dolce far niente”.
To make the most of our time we always like to switch hotels after a few days. This is a great way to explore more of a region when you have a limited amount of town. We stayed in 3 different hotels in total and therefore got to know three different locations and the surrounding towns and beaches.
For the first few days, we stayed at Masseria Muntibianci and used our stay to explore the old town of Otranto have lunch in one of the little alleys and enjoy the surrounding beaches. I have to admit that the first beach was also my favorite one. The whites sand and most turquoise water I have ever seen in Italy (it reminded me a bit of Formentera). We spent the day swimming in the warm Adriatic sea, sunbathing, sipping on some classic Italian Aperol Spritz and reading. This was actually the first time in a very long time that I actually read a book in finished it in a few days. I really want to make more of an effort now to get back into reading as I always really enjoy it.
I actually decided to not capture anything on Instagram stories on this trip as I just wanted to spend this precious time with my family and fully relax and unwind and rather share more snapshots with you here in this post.
I really enjoy traveling with my family. Not only of the actual time we get to spend together but also because we all share the same understanding of how a vacation “has to look like” or more specifically on how we want to spend our time. We also all share the same (and huge) passion for good food and wine. And we experienced and tried so many different locations and restaurants. From fine dining at top locations to little authentic Italian restaurants sitting on a plastic chair on a sidewalk.
My favorite town we visited was definitely Polignano a Mare. It is also one of Puglia’s most picturesque seaside towns, and you might have seen the picture of the famous restaurant „Grotta Palazzese“ all over Instagram. The luxury restaurant is located inside the rocks and you sit on a big terrace overlooking the amazing sea.
WHERE WE STAYED:
• MASSERIA MUNTIBIANCHI: SP277, 73028 Otranto LE, Italy – masseriamuntibianchi.it
• MASSERIA BAGNARA: SP125, 74020 Marina di Lizzano TA, Italy – masseriabagnara.com
• MASSERIA GRIECO: Contrada Grieco, 72017 Ostuni BR, Italy – masseriagrieco.com