Located in the southern region of Puglia, in Italy, is the ancient town of Galatone. A Galatone holiday is the ideal choice for those travellers who want to experience a taste of the traditional Italian way of life and be well away from the mass of tourists that flock to the region each year. Not only will a Galatone holiday rental villa give you some superb views of the surrounding countryside, you can be sure that it will come with all the amenities you need for a very pleasant stay.
Thanks to its rural location, Galatone is not swamped with tourists and there are only several select activities available in and around the town. This is mainly limited to swimming, walking, cycling, fishing, water skiing, windsurfing and horse riding. Visitors on a Galatone holiday will also be able to see a few important sights in the town including the 14th century castle, which was the seat of the Marquesses of Galatone, and the 17th century Santuario del Crocifisso della Pieta Baroque style church.
If you have the opportunity to go out sightseeing in other provinces in Italy whilst on your Galatone holiday, then it is worth travelling the 60 or so miles to the town of Ostuni. Situated in the neighbouring province of Brindisi, Ostuni is a prime example of a white-washed Italian town and is noted for its wonderful architecture. The town has its own historic citadel which is still surrounded by the ancient town walls. The main sights to see in Ostuni are its cathedral and the Bishop's Palace.
If you are undecided about whether to book a wonderful Galatone holiday rental villa, then the fact that the town is privy to a Mediterranean climate may help to sway your decision. The summer months of June, July and August tend to be the hottest as the daytime temperature can reach as high as 29 degrees Celsius at this time of year. The cooler months of December, January and February see maximum daytime temperatures of 13 around degrees Celsius. The annual rainfall amount for Galatone is 16 inches.
Beginning a marvellous Galatone holiday could not be easier. Travellers can arrive at Brindisi Airport (BDS), which is approximately 46 miles away from Galatone. There are several large air operators who offer frequent deals on flights to Brindisi including KLM, Alitalia, Ryanair, Air France and Aer Lingus. Passengers can depart UK shores from numerous airports including Glasgow (GLA), Manchester (MAN), Exeter (EXT), Liverpool (LPL) and Southampton(SOU).