Puglia Experience


Welcoming in Winter

In winter, Puglia offers unique and original experiences. Iconic living cribs that blend the history of our rural communities in stunning masserias in Puglia. The unmistakable taste of our Christmas dessert, the “cartellata” dipped in creamy fig vincotto. The colours, masks and parade floats of the Carnival of Putignano, the oldest in Italy. A stroll in the old town of Bari, “Bari vecchia”, to experience the beauty of the ancient Church of San Nicola, “panzerotti” and tasty “sgagliozze”. Do not hesitate! Puglia in winter is full of life!

Charming in Spring

Puglia rediscovers its own special light in spring. The season of awakening, the first walks on the sandy golden beaches and the sea fruit to eat exactly there, where the sea breaks on the rocks. Spring is the season of culture. The best moment to visit the city of Lecce and its Baroque Art or to experience the evocative sacred representation on Good Friday in Taranto. Spring brings back its intense green, among the other colours, which embraces the gray of the dry-stone walls, kissed by a gracious warm sun.

Glowing in Summer

Puglia is summer. Its queen season. The season of the sea and its brackish water, the scorching stones beaten by the sun, the inebriating smell of roasted fish in the lanes of the white villages.

Summer is the season of “pizzica” and the traditional music, handed down thanks to the wisdom and love of the elderly. 

Sublime in Autumn

Autumn in Puglia has the scent of must and oil mills, the mushrooms picked in the woods of the whole Murgia area and the first “ragù”, a typical Italian meat sauce, that invades and refreshes our senses. Autumn is the period of the typical festivals, the so-called “sagre”, with young wine, roast chestnut, juicy “zampina” sausages and dry figs in glass jars. The prickly pears colour the Apulian countryside. Autumn is also the right moment for lighting up a fireplace to make the famous bruschetta, a roasted piece of bread seasoned with freshly pressed olive oil, cherry tomatoes and “ricotta forte” cheese.

Contact us to find out all the exclusive experiences in Puglia that Masseria della Croce can organize to suit your wishes.

Places of interest

Masseria della Croce is located in the heart of the Apulia region, a land
which offers unique experiences year round. Just a short way drive you
could easily reach the most beautiful beaches and some of the most
fascinating cultural and natural places.

Airport, port and train station

● Putignano Train Station: approximately 4 km
● Brindisi airport/train station/port: approximately 80 km
● Bari airport/train station/port: approximately 55 km
● Naples airport: approximately 300 km
● Rome Fiumicino (FCO) airport: approximately 515 km

Bari and surroundings

● Bari, the Capital: 45 km
● Trani and the Cathedral over the Adria Sea: 90 km
● Castel del Monte and Frederic II (UNESCO World Heritage): 97 km

Trulli, Caves and Itria Valley

● Alberobello, the Trulli Village (UNESCO World Heritage): 11 km
● Putignano, the Carnival Town: 2 km
● Grotte di Castellana, the White Cave Complex: 5 km
● Polignano, the breathing view on the Adria cost: 18 km
● Monopoli, Life on the coast: 20 km
● Locorotondo, the white wine village: 20 km
● Ostuni, the white town: 50 km
● Cisternino, the bombetta meat rolls’ capital: 30 km

The Magna Grecia area

● Taranto, the town of the Two Seas: 55 km
● Martina Franca, the little Baroque town: 25 km
● Grottaglie, the Capital of the ceramic pottery: 50 km

Salento area

● Lecce, the Florence of the south: 118 km
● Otranto with Punta Palascia Lighthouse: 167 km
● Gallipoli, the charming town: 155 km
● Santa Maria di Leuca, tip of the hill: 200km

Murgia area

● Matera, the stone city (Basilicata, UNESCO World Heritage): 56km
● Altamura, famous for his traditional bread and grain: 54 km
● Gravina di Puglia, acquedotto e ponte romano: 69 km

Best sea and natural spot, sports

● Savelletri (area of Fasano): 32 km
● Capitolo (area of Monopoli): 25 km
● The Torre Guaceto Natural Protected area: 65 km
● Alimini lakes: 160km
● Maruggio and Campomarino beaches: 85 km
● Castellaneta Marina beaches: 60 km
● Mottola with wild churches: 30 km
● The canyon of Gravina di Laterza: 47 km
● Golf Club area (close to Fasano): 19 km