The closest town is Ceglie Messapica - only 6 Kms by car.
Ceglie Messapica 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 Saturday each week.
Read more about Ceglie Messapica in the drop-down menu under Puglia - Towns and Cities.
The nearest beach is Bay View Beach in Villa Nova 30kms away. Or you could try Lido Morelli with the long white dunes. You can hire umbrellas and sunloungers. Parking is shaded and paid for on entry.
Alternatively there are a few small beach coves and plenty of parking.
There are a number of small and large market shops for food. We suggest you go to DOK as you can purchase most of your requirements.
40° 63' 80.14" N
17° 51' 51.86" E
Bari - 110 Kms
Brindisi - 35 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!
"A totally dreamy place! Family of four, two kids age 11 and 13. We had such a wonderful stay at Il Cammino. We loved the slightly remote feel with all the perks of Ceglie Messapica being just 10 mins down the road. The house is beautiful, beautiful olive trees in the big garden, fig ripening quicker than we could eat them. The swimming pool was the perfect size and we used it at night also. Heaven. This area of puglia is unspoilt and reasonably quiet with a slow feeling, great food and scenery. To anyone wishing to visit the area I would highly recommend Alain and Marit’s place. Thank you. :)"
Emma - September 2019 (Guest through Airbnb website)
"Fantastically located property to explore Southern Italy. The pool is absolutely essential with the amazing Puglian weather and we loved spending lazy days around it, and returning to it after an adventure. We were 3 adults and 2 kids, and all fitted comfortably. We love the house so much, and hope to return (again!) one day."
Versha J. - August 2019 (Owner repeat booking managed through Relax Puglia)
"A wonderful place to relax, everything is perfect there. The best house I ever stayed."
Silja P. - July 2019 (Guest through Airbnb website)