Views don’t get much grander than the one of Fasano’s historical centre. A riot of colour in southern Italy’s Puglia region, here you’ll find a primrose-yellow church, grand neoclassical buildings, a central piazza tiled in polished stone and a dome that’s the colour of a ripe apricot. Away from the main tourist trail, the atmosphere here is unhurried – and the central square is an ideal spot to sip a chilled glass of locally made wine and watch the world go by.
Fasano holidays are a great way to immerse yourself in the real Puglia, to enjoy its slow pace of life and to explore some of the loveliest countryside in the Itria Valley. If beaches are more your thing, close by is the enticing Lido Santo Stefano, which is overlooked by a sandcastle-shaped tower. A rather unsung hero in Puglia with masses to offer, holidays to Fasano are sure to astonish.
Sip a drink in the square
Fasano’s handsome central piazza is a popular spot to people-watch. Order a coffee or cold drink at a pavement table and watch the world go by.
See a ‘trulli’ town
The extraordinary Alberobello is a town full of ‘trulli’ (Puglia’s traditional cone-roofed buildings). Located just 17 kilometres from Fasano, it’s a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Take a boat trip
The best way to explore the Adriatic Sea’s azure waters and dramatic caves is by boat. Operators offering tours gather at the nearby port of Savelletri, which is just a few kilometres away.