Outdoor lovers rejoice. You’re on the edge of the Murgia National Park, home to a vast array of stunning flora and fauna, that you can hike, cycle and horse ride through. Strike out to World Heritage Site Castel del Monte, a 13th century castle and citadel. Go wine or cheese tasting; visit coastal towns Polignano and Trani.
You stay in what was once the farm workers’ dwellings, now transformed along sustainable principles into a five bedroom guesthouse. Your hosts live on the ground floor and the bedrooms spread out over the second and third floor. Bedrooms, although not huge, are neat and simple with sparkling en suites.
It’s an ode to outdoor living: breakfast (a big buffet laden with seasonal fresh fruits and cheeses) on the shaded terrace, a long table for guests to socialise in the evenings, quiet spots for reading and snoozing. You’re taken care of by charming, knowledgeable hosts who can help with trips and places to eat.