Puglia seaside villa with pool and tennis — Set amid splendid, manicured lawns in the Puglia region of Southern Italy, Palma Adriatica is a beautiful seaside villa with private tennis court, within a short walk of village shops, restaurants and a lively marina. Tastefully furnished in a Mediterranean style, this villa is spacious, light and airy offering the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday with plenty of outdoor space for playing; the large swimming pool is at the heart of two acres of grounds, surrounded by tall palm trees, maritime pines and the typical Mediterranean flora providing a pleasant shade during the hottest hours of the day. After a lazy day, you can work up an appetite with a game of tennis on the private court, then choose one of two delightful pergolas for an al fresco barbecue.
This villa offers the rare opportunity of a village location, a lovely sandy beach and promenade only a few hundred metres away. Leave the comfort of your private villa for a stroll among the few shops and restaurants of this lido to experience Italy's genuine beach lifestyle. A quick stop for breakfast with cappuccino and pasticiotti is a must, as you head to the beach, where well-equipped beach clubs await for a chance to swim in the crystal clear waters of San Cataldo. Within a five-minute drive is the WWF protected area of Le Cesine; a holiday destination for many celebrities, featuring two of the best beach clubs along the coast (namely Cesine beach and Ultima Spiaggia).
Today many fortified towers, originally built to defend the coast from pirates, identify some of the most renowned marinas, such as Torre Rinalda, Torre Specchia and Torre dell'Orso. A 15-minute drive will take you to the magnificent Baroque city of Lecce, offering trendy restaurants and elegant boutiques. Another gem along the southernmost strip of the Adriatic coast is the walled town of Otranto, historically known as the “gateway to the East” for its strongest links with the Greeks and the Byzantine Empire. Still off the beaten tracks of mass tourism, the old town with its winding lanes and quaint vaulted shops preserves much if its original charm. The Aragonese castle is at the heart of the town and its turrets and ramparts offer the best view of the beautiful marina. Many concerts and festivals animate the Apulian summer evenings throughout Salento; be sure not to miss local displays of pizzica and taranta folk dancing.
Shops & restaurant 300 metres (3 min walk). San Cataldo centre 5 min walk. Sandy beach & beach clubs 400 metres (7 min walk). Lecce 6 miles. Otranto 20 miles. Gallipoli 28 miles. Brindisi airport 30 miles. Bari airport 105 miles. Acaya Golf Club 2 miles. Tennis on site. Horse riding 1 mile. Surf and kite surf beaches 5 miles.