Villa Diana Holiday Apartments is our unique family run development in the countryside just 45 minutes drive from Brindisi airport, 10 minutes from Lecce and from the beach.
It was my mother Diana, who originally conceived of the whole project, more than 20 years ago, using local Puglian stone to build authentic apartments in a field surrounded by olive groves, with only native plants and trees (prickly pears, yucca, rocket, orange trees, blackberry bushes......) You can see her work in the pressed flowers and grasses in some of the kitchen cupboard doors, and the huge copper pots serving as extractors over the hobs in two stone houses. She also designed the swimming pool, and painted fish and turtles on the bottom, so its as if you are snorkelling in the sea.
Now that she has retired, my family and I are following in her footsteps, maintaining an unspoilt natural landscape, serving as a habitat for birds, butterflies, moths and other wildlife, whilst also adding new experiences such as the Glamping tent. As Joanna Lumley has pointed out, there is nothing quite like sleeping under the stars, with the sound of the cicadas, and we have included a hot tub.
Since we like our guests to discover what they would most enjoy in Puglia, I meet with all guests on or shortly after their arrival to find out what they are interested in and provide appropriate information for their individual preferences and the season. Its a pleasure to have so many friends and families returning each year. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any queries.