Walking Holidays in Italy - Italy - Puglia - Secrets of the Salento Coast


Puglia Trek

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We have personally stayed in or visited all of our accommodations. They have all been selected for their great locations, friendly atmosphere and traditional hospitality, as well as the warm welcome they offer to walkers. Below is a summary of our usual accommodations*.

On this trek, the accommodations are mostly small and family-run, all rooms have a private bathroom. We offer higher grade accommodations on 6 nights.


Night 1: Muro Leccese

Located in the heart of the historical town of Muro Leccese, enjoy excellent service at this small B&B with spacious terraces and a well-kept garden. Room are spacious and bright combining comfort with elegance and some enjoy magnificent views of the baroque churches.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, A/C, private bathroom with WC and shower, and hairdryer. 

Night 2: Otranto

This hotel has been operating since 1983 and is named after the majestic Albanian mountains which on a clear day are visible from the hotel terrace. Located in the centre of Otranto, it’s ideally situated for exploring the old town.

All 28 rooms are furnished with a simple yet bright style and include free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, A/C, private bathroom with WC and shower, minibar and safe. 


Night 3: Uggiano La Chiesa

This old farm has been transformed into a small elegant hotel from which you can appreciate the Salento countryside. Facilities include an outdoor pool and gardens and a beautiful restaurant with vaulted ceilings and open fireplace. Sample dishes from the land and sea representing the local cuisine.

All room are tastefully decorated and comfortable equipped with television, A/C, minibar and private bathroom with WC and shower. 


Night 4: Santa Cesarea Terme

This 4* family run hotel situated in the heart of Santa Cesarea Terme and is well positioned to enjoy fantastic views of the coast of Salento. This historic building, dating back to the late nineteenth century has certainly preserved its charm. Features include a sun terrace, spa and outdoor thermal swimming pool. Breakfast is served on the sea facing terrace.

All 76 rooms are equipped with television, telephone, A/C, minibar and private bathroom with WC, shower and hairdryer.  


Night 5: Castro

Located in the quaint square of Castro Marina and overlooking the marina, this 3* hotel has wonderful views over the bay. Relax in the garden or on the sea facing terrace.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, A/C and private bathroom with WC, shower and hairdryer.  


Night 6: Tricase

This small family run hotel comprises of 18 rooms and is within close proximity to the many sites of Tricase.  Relax in the large outdoor gardens and terrace. The onsite restaurant specialises in fresh fish and a good breakfast is served with homemade delicacies.  

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, television, A/C and private bathroom with WC, shower and hairdyer.  

Night 7: Lecce

Run by an Italian-English couple Roberto and Stephanie who provide an excellent service and can provide you with essential local information to ensure you make the most of your stay in Lecce. Located within the historic walls of the city, this small B&B is located within a historic building from the late nineteenth century with traditional vaulted ceilings and golden stone walls.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, A/C and private bathroom with WC and shower.  

Higher Grade 

Night 1: Muro Leccese

This 17th century palace invites you to escape. Like all ancient houses, the palace is built around the courtyard and all rooms overlook this space. Beyond the courtyard is a delightful garden and wellness area, where you can relax and enjoy your peaceful surroundings. Rooms are individually decorated, with beautiful vaulted ceilings and traditional décor.  Your hosts Anna and Enrico take care of every detail leaving you to enjoy your stay.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, A/C, minibar, large private bathroom with WC and shower or bath, complimentary toiletries and hairdryer.

Night 2: Otranto

Following a complete architectural restoration this 16th century farm has been returned to its former glory. The hotel has 19 rooms all of which have a small terrace at the front. A large breakfast room sits in the oldest part of the building featuring a beautiful barrel vault element. Facilities include a spa with hot tub and steam room and fitness centre.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, A/C, minibar and private bathroom with WC and shower.

Night 3: Uggiano La Chiesa

In the late 80s the D’Alba family renovated this old olive mill, converting the eight outbuildings each with seven rooms. Situated among olive trees and Mediterranean plants, it is the perfect retreat with facilities including a large outdoor pool, garden bar and restaurant.

All 56 rooms have verandas and an independent entrance from the garden with fully furnished patio. Features include telephone, television, A/C, minibar, desk and private bathroom with WC and shower.

Night 5: Castro

This welcoming 4* hotel is positioned overlooking the harbour of Castro Marina. Amenities include a restaurant with panoramic terrace, outdoor swimming pool and gardens.

All rooms feature balconies overlooking either the garden or the sea and are equipped with free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, A/C, minibar and private bathroom with WC and shower.

Night 6: Tricase

A modern 4* hotel with distinctive architecture which has been designed to capture natural sunlight and enhance the brightness of its internal spaces. Services include a roof terrace with solarium and spa.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, safe, minibar and private bathroom with WC, shower and hairdryer.

Night 7: Lecce

This B&B is arranged on the second floor of a large 1930’s building, with two main wings a large and bright breakfast room, tv room and a former chapel with a frescoed ceiling. On the third floor there is a terrace with solarium which overlooks the white roofs of the city. All 10 rooms are individually decorated to tell their own story and reflect the fine tastes of the owner, Lina.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, A/C and bathroom with WC and shower with hairdryer.

*Alternate Accommodation

We will always endeavour to use the accommodations detailed above. Occasionally, due to limited availability or refurbishments, we may have to accommodate you into alternative accommodations which are not listed in the above description. If those listed are unavailable, the alternative accommodation will be of the same or better standard than those described.

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