Deep in the countryside of the Brindisi region of Puglia, Italy, San Vito dei Normanni is a wonderfully traditional cultural centre, untouched by the hand of mass tourism. The rich folklore, mouth-watering local cuisine and fantastic traditional music makes taking a San Vito dei Normanni villa an absolute delight, where you can fully relax, basking in the warmth of the sun and enjoying the hospitality of the real Italian way of life.
San Vito dei Normanni is an ancient town, whose heritage is clearly visible as you walk through the streets. The Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria is well worth investigating, especially due to the art which adorns the three naves. The dominant medieval castle is visible for many miles around San Vito dei Normanni, whilst the most interesting site, the archaeological site at Castello d’Alceste, despite being well hidden, is an amazing discovery of Bronze Age fortifications. The San Biaggio Grotto cave sanctuaries are also well worth discovering from any self catering San Vito dei Normanni holiday rental accommodation.
A San Vito dei Normanni holiday home is just 9km from the Adriatic Coastline. There are endless sand beaches to choose from, with many miles of uninterrupted sand which remains free of crowds, even during the summer. Sailing and surfing are the two most popular water sports in the area, with great water sports centres in the town of Brindisi if you need to hire equipment or would like a lesson.
San Vito dei Normanni properties are a perfect base for food and wine tasting holidays. The traditional cuisine of the area, which focuses on ingredients including eggplant, fava beans and cakes, is absolutely fantastic, and when combined with the wines of the Brindisi vineyards, ‘foodies’ could not be more in their element!
The town of Ostuni is just a short drive from self catering San Vito dei Normanni holiday rental accommodation. Ostuni is a remarkably eye-catching town set in lush, rolling hills of the Brindisi countryside. Set back slightly from the coast, Ostuni is a great town to visit from a villa in San Vito dei Normanni, as it is filled with excellent little shops, fine restaurants and atmospheric cafes which look out across the sea.
No matter what time of year you decide to take a San Vito dei Normanni property for your holiday, you are very unlikely to experience temperatures of under 10°C. In the winter months, temperatures average over 15°C, meaning that conditions are perfectly suitable for having you evening meal outside, looking out over the Brindisi landscape. In summer, temperatures soar to monthly averages of over 30°C, which makes a San Vito dei Normanni villa with a pool a real asset.
Brindisi Airport (BDS) has made reaching a San Vito dei Normanni property really easy. Located just a few miles outside the town, Brindisi Airport receives direct flights from London Stansted (STN) on a regular basis. Ryanair provide the service, which is only 3 hours in the air.