We have organised a range of guest services that are designed to help your guests get the most out of their stay here in Puglia and these are available at all properties where possible. We have a dedicated phone number and email address so that your guests can book either before their holiday starts or when they are already here. Wherever possible these services are available at all the properties that we manage, and we are happy for you to advertise these services on your own websites or social media to help you increase bookings and fill your vacancies.
There are times when you really don’t feel like going out in the evening to find a restaurant but really don’t want to spend your time cooking either so we an organise a chef to visit you and prepare you a restaurant quality meal in the comfort of your own holiday home.
Pizza making evening
At the properties that have their own pizza ovens we can arrange for a pizzaiolo to come to the house with ready prepared pasta (pizza dough) and ingredients so that you can make your own pizzas and cook them in the wood fired oven. He will light the oven and show you how to prepare the base and make your favourite flavours or you can come up with your own recipe and then you can have a go at getting it in and out of the oven. These evenings are very popular and we always get fantastic feedback from everyone that has booked them.
Olive oil tour and tasting
Puglia is famous for its olive oil so it would be a shame to visit the area and not visit one of the local frantoio (olive press) and try the different types of oil produced here. There are may presses around this area ranging from the traditional style press to state of the art, award winning presses such as Intini in Alberobello. If you visit us in late October and November then we may be able to organise a days olive harvesting and you can certainly see exactly how the oil production process works and taste the freshest oil possible.
While you are here why not have a go at making the local pasta orecchietta or “little ears” with one of our local experts. Many families continue to make their own pasta as well as growing their own tomatoes to make a years supply of sauce and growing their own vegetables. After having a go at making orecchietta you will have a wonderful meal prepared using your pasta with a variety of local ingredients and wines.
There are many quiet roads and cycle paths throughout Puglia so a great way of seeing hidden parts of the countryside as well as burning off the previous days pasta is to hire a bike. We can organise standard quality cycles or if you are a serious cyclist we can arrange a top quality racing of mountain bike for you.
Scooters are an essential form of transport here and are perfect for getting around those twisty narrow roads in the middle of the centro storico of the old towns. They are also a great way to get down to those little tucked away beaches and down the country lanes that you really don’t want to take your hire car down.
Up until recently it has been quite difficult to find taxi companies outside of the large cities but as the region has become more popular they have started to become more available. They are not available in every area but where ever we can book taxis for airport transfers, trips into local towns or several companies offer full day excursions.
Food packages and welcome packs
The majority of rental properties usually leave a small welcome pack so that you have small snack and drink on your arrival at the property however there are some companies that do not offer this. We are can provide an enhanced welcome pack or even a large delivery from the local store for the guests arrival which is particularly helpful if guests are arriving late at night or on a bank holiday when the shops are all closed.
We have a dedicated phone line for our guest services and information so there is always someone on hand to help out with any queries guests may have.
Most of the towns have local guides to show you around and help explain the history and the stories around their town. We have a list of the guides for each town and can help you decide where you would like to go and book the guides for you.
There are a host of other things that you can do ranging from helicopter rides along the coast to Dolphin watching or a days cruising with lunch on board. If there is anything that your guests would like to do then we will do our best to arrange it.
Cakes and flowers
If you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or are just feeling romantic we can arrange for cakes, flowers or anything that you would like to be delivered to the property. We have even arranged bouncy castles and clowns to help celebrate one of our younger guests birthdays.