The small town of Fasano lies on the east coast of Italy’s “heel”, in a region known as Brindisi inPuglia. The region is sometimes referred to as the “Garden of Italy”. With a beautiful backdrop of hills covered in olive trees and Mediterranean vegetation, and an exquisite view of the Adriatic Sea, Fasano villas have become popular with tourists seeking out the long hours of Mediterranean sunshine during the cold British winter.
Whether you prefer soaking up the sun, shopping, sightseeing or doing something more active, there is no shortage of things to do in Fasano and the surrounding area. The coastline of Puglia has a variety of sandy beaches and secluded coves, which means there are plenty of water sports available.
If you love having long leisurely meals with good food and flowing wine, all at a reasonable price, then Fasano is definitely the place to be. It is a food and wine lover’s paradise. The restaurants, cafes, trattorias, pizzerias and bars are renowned for offering a fantastic Italian gastronomy experience at fantastic prices. There are dozens of great restaurants that are within walking distance from Fasano villas.
The town of Fasano is wonderful mix of new and old architecture from Baroque churches to contemporary houses. A great way to spend the morning is to take a leisurely walk through the town, exploring the local market, antique shops and souvenir shops. There is something for everyone in Fasano.
Italians are famous for their celebrations and Fasano is no different. There are dozens of festivals each year, celebrating everything from Saints, to music, to grapes. These events provide great outdoor entertainment for the family for free, and give you a little taste of authentic Puglia culture.
The Puglia coastline offers a variety of beaches in close proximity to Fasano accommodation, including Torre Canne beaches, which are long, sandy, shallow and safe for families with young children. Another great family day trip is Fasanolandia, a zoo safari and amusement park.
If golf is your sport of choice there are a number of golf courses in the region, the closest of which is San Domenica Golf resort and spa near Savelettri, only a 15 minute drive away.
A 90-minute drive from Fasano accommodation will take you to the small town of Matera. The town is home to 13th century cave-houses ('sassi') that were used in Mel Gibson’s film 'The Passion of The Christ'.
The astonishing whitewashed town of Ostuni and the ancient marvels of Ceglie Messapica are certainly worth exploring from Fasano accommodation too.
The region of Puglia is renowned for it’s long summer days. The area gets 300 days of sunshine each year. The hottest months are July and August, but cool sea breezes prevent the air from feeling too oppressive during the summer. Spring and autumn are warm and sunny and visitors during this time of year can enjoy a beautiful display of wild flowers in the surrounding countryside. Winters are mild, with cool, sunny days and cold evenings.
Ryanair and easyJet have made getting to Fasano easy. The airlines offer flights to the nearby airports of Bari (BRI) and Brindisi (BDS). From the airports guests of self-catering accommodation in Fasano can hire a car and drive 30 minutes to their holiday destination.