Close to the hotel are several fabulous destinations to get under the skin of Pugliese culture and traditions. Unesco World Heritage Site Albero Bello is an astonishing warren of white-tipped trulli, some dating back to the 14th-century, offers an escapist chance to dine, drink and shop in these unique conical buildings. For what is called 'Puglia's prettiest town', explore Locorotondo where you can sample delicious local wine, famous throughout Italy, and soak up the atmosphere. Perching on the edge of the Adriatic coast is the frescoed Palmieri Palace and the baroque cathedral of Monopoli, all looking out onto the turquoise waters of the region. For a jolt of Apulian urban energy, visit Ostuni, the end of the trulli region, this is the place to wander among chic boutiques, effervescent wine bars and sparkling white architecture. Rising between the Ionian and Adriatic coastlines lies the idyllic Valle d'Itria, verdant vineyards, neatly stone-walled fields and fragrant almond and olive groves tumble together to create a mini salty-sprayed oasis.