The ancient centre of Ceglie Messapica is a man-made wonder. Located in the heart of Brindisi, Italy, Ceglie Messapica offers visitors a wonderful retreat in ‘real’ Italy. The town lies at the border between the Brindisi Plain and the Murge Highlands, surrounded by beautiful countryside that thrives with nature.
Ceglie Messapica has one of the oldest centres in the whole of Puglia, with a history dating back almost 15 centuries. Traces of Roman, Medieval and Renaissance eras can be found within the town, making for wonderful viewing. There is a huge amount to see in Ceglie Messapica, and when you first arrive, a leisurely stroll round the centre will set up your holiday perfectly.
Nestled among the villas, palaces and fortresses of the old town are some absolutely magnificent restaurants to eek out. Family run and serving the finest of Puglian cuisine, a leisurely lunch can last long into the afternoon, with fine wines accompanying mouth watering dishes. If you are staying in self catering Ceglie Messapica accommodation, visiting the Saturday market is almost essential, letting you try your hand at local dishes or simply indulge in the freshest and tastiest olives and citrus fruits you shall ever try.
The countryside surrounding Ceglie Messapica is rugged and wild, attracting walkers and cyclists from many countries. The olive trees, vineyards and spring meadows of Brindisi give the countryside a real splash of colour, and you are never far from the coast either. The Adriatic coastline is just fifteen minutes from a Ceglie Messapica, offering both incredible coastal walks and some of the nicest beaches in southern Italy. The other Puglian coast, on the Ionian Sea has a very different feel, with many secluded little bays and beaches, where scuba diving, swimming, sailing and deep sea fishing trips thrive.
The stunning town of Ostuni is well worth a visit from any of the self catering properties in Ceglie Messapica. The unique, whitewashed appearance of the town is hugely attractive, especially when the sun shines and the lush meadows of the surrounding countryside are in bloom.
The coastline of Puglia is a huge attraction during July and August as temperatures routinely reach the high 30’s (˚C), occasionally hitting the 40˚C mark. In fact, swimming in the sea is possible for much of the year, especially if you are hardy enough to swim in the sea back home during the summer months. What ever time of year you decide to take a holiday rental in Ceglie Messapica, you would be unlucky to experience temperatures of less than 10˚C during the day.
Accommodation in Ceglie Messapica can be reached in just 40 minutes from Brindisi Airport (BDS) which receives direct flights from the UK, provided by Ryanair. Taking a hire car from the airport is almost essential due to the remote nature of the area. A hire car will allow you to really explore all the treasures of Brindisi without limitation.