Q&A: Puglia travel, Monferrato homes and more; Italy Travel and Life

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Italy – Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato

Our experts are here to help with all your questions about Italy. This month they cover travelling in Puglia, buying property in a UNESCO-listed region, and the palio of Tarquinia…

Holidays in Puglia

Q I have visited Puglia before, staying in a beautiful countryside villa set in own grounds with private pool. I would like to rent a large bedroom villa for up to 12 people, with private pool and garden, to celebrate my 50th birthday but would like it to be within walking distance into town. 
Kate Moore, by email

A Italians generally prefer to live in town, close to their family and friends and with all local services at their front door, meaning that their homes are either in apartment blocks around communal courtyards or are terrace-type houses built close together with little space for pools.

This said, however, many Italians do also have holiday homes located in the countryside where they can escape to in August, the hottest month of the year, leaving them potentially free for holiday rental at other times.

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