The best stop to view trulli is the tiny town of Alberobello in the Itria Valley, where the Rione Monti neighbourhood is home to around 1,000 of these structures.
After a day at Torre Guaceto, head to newly revived Brindisi for a walk along the port and dinner at one of the waterside restaurants or pizzerie.
Lecce has one of the most breathtaking luminarie displays for the Feast Days of Patron Saints Oronzo, Giusto, and Fortunato at the end of August.
Near the Grotta Zinzulusa, Santa Cesarea offers thermal baths where families can “take the waters” in the sulphur pool or simply spend time at the pretty beach.
After a day at ZooSafari, soothe yourself with a bit of culture in Ostuni’s main piazza, gazing upon the Cathedral’s gorgeous facade and sipping a nice aperitivo. Your kids can order non-alcoholic drinks (colourful juice concoctions) and snack on peanuts and chips while you all regroup.