Introducing Sicily: a fantastic new Villa Plus destination

Fascinating ancient ruins, beautiful beaches and awe-inspiring Mount Etna… Sicily has all the hallmarks of an unforgettable villa holiday. And that’s why we’ve just added it to our great range of destinations! To celebrate the launch, let’s take a look at what the largest Italian region and Mediterranean island has to offer. Ancient history and charming towns Italy has no […]

4 of the most photogenic spots in Puglia

The heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia is bursting with historical treasures, glorious beaches, natural wonders and pretty coastal towns. Here are four places in this fantastically scenic region that you and your camera won’t want to miss. Castel del Monte The striking medieval castle of Castel del Monte is one of Italy’s best-known cultural landmarks. Sitting atop a hill in […]

On the Gourmet Trail. Italy: Puglia

Taste a piece of Puglia at home with this delicious Orecchiette pasta with broccoli sauce. Ingredients 12 ounces broccoli florets- cut or broken into very small florets about equal size 8 ounces short pasta- orecchiette pasta, penne, rigatoni, etc 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 garlic cloves- rough chopped Generous pinch chili flakes Generous pinch salt and pepper 1–2 anchovy, chopped (optional) 2 cups veggie or chicken […]

Three places to stay in Puglia, Italy: the insider’s guide

Italy’s Puglia region is occasionally overshadowed by Tuscany and Campania, but with its gorgeous buildings, beautiful coastlines, fine cuisine and hilltop towns, holidays in the region are as memorable as they are enjoyable. To help get your trip on the go, here are a few of the best places to stay in Puglia, Italy. Noci Many people visiting Puglia will […]

How to Eat like a Local in Puglia

Travelling to foreign countries opens so many doors. You can experience exotic climates, uncover cultural attractions and – perhaps most importantly for the foodies out there – you can dine exciting foreign cuisine. Here at Villa Plus, we’ve started a new project – Eat Like a Local – which shows you how to do just that. We’ve partnered with a […]

Puglia: places to visit on a self-catering holiday

Rich in fine architecture, heavenly beaches and culinary delights, Puglia is the very definition of a dream destination. This Italian region forms the heel of the country’s boot-like shape. Naturally, it enjoys all the local flavours and ingredients that Italy is known for, and this makes it ideal for a self-catering holiday. With so much to see and do, you’ll […]

The best sandy beaches in Puglia and where to find them

Imagine a gorgeous cocktail of stretching coastlines, serene beaches and culture-rich towns and villages. You’ve just dreamed of Italy’s Puglia region. People come here in search of tranquil days spent lazing under the sun and often end up falling head over heels for the views, warm sands and lovable ambience that’s characteristic of the area. The best sandy beaches in […]