Puglia enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers. As one of the hottest regions in Italy, it also has numerous bursts of lush greenery in the villages and surrounding villas. It must be the heat combined with the clean white and cream-colored stones under the bright sunlight that brings on a thirst for refreshment. Whatever the case, those splashes of greenery are simply a treat for the senses.
Enjoy a stroll through some of Puglia’s loveliest spots and find a little green refreshment for yourself.
Green flowering vines spread out over a large wall and stairway at Masseria Provenzani near Lecce.
Crunchy, juicy, and refreshing salads dotted with fresh green olives and tossed with local extra virgin olive oil are a summertime blessing.
Prickly Pear cactus line walkways and planters ready to blossom in vibrant yellow…
What could be more inviting, enchanting or even romantic than lush vines hanging down over an elegant brick arch? The white wall beyond it brings the greenery to life.
I love these large ceramic vases placed around the olive-hued shrubs and trees. The splash of green beyond the archway beckons me through.
Variegated green trees and flowering shrubs surround an old olive mill of stone…
Crisp striped cucumbers at the local market…
Lovely flowering plants outside the entrance to a home cast a shadow on the white wall behind it, One plant is growing up beside the quaint little balcony above. I really appreciate the effort that went into making this lovely and decorative display. It tells me that someone cares. This place is loved, it is special, and those who live here want to share it with the world.