Food, Restaurants & Shopping

If you are a lover of long leisurely lunches and relaxing dinners, where the wine flows, the food just keeps coming and the bill is surprisingly cheap, then you’ll be glad to know that the Restaurants, Trattoria’s, Osteria’s, Pizzeria’s, bars and cafes in Puglia are not only incredibly reasonable, but well renowned for their freshness and taste. The food, its preparation and consumption is the focal point of Italian life, so when you eat out in any establishment you will never feel like you’ve eaten merely to refuel but rather to experience a sensory delight. We can recommend some fantastic restaurants, some even within walking distance.

Whether you want the latest Gucci designs, antiques or just a good rummage around a local market, there is something for everyone in Puglia. Because of Villa Silvana’s prime location, strutting your stuff in Passegiata with the locals or being seen to be seen and enjoying the shops, is easy, as the apartments are near many of these small towns, that come alive at night.

There are many markets on in the surrounding villages that we can recommend.

There is a market in every town every week-  Cisternino is on Monday, Monopoli and Noci are on Tuesday, Fasano and Poligano al Mare are on Wednesday, Alberobello is on Thursday, Locorotondo is on Friday, Ostuni is on Saturday and Torre Canne and Savelletri are on Sunday.

In the summer months Martina Franca hosts the famous “Itria Valley Festival” with theatres, concerts and Opera attracting music lovers from all over the world and you can also find many traditional festivals and concerts in most villages, almost every week in the summer. Our own village has two summer festivals in August and many other religious festivals throughout the year.

Whether you want the latest Gucci designs, antiques or just a good rummage around a local market, there is something for everyone in Puglia.