The beautiful weather and coastline around Fasano have inspired the building of several pretty luxurious resorts. And some impressive golf courses. But some of the best places to stay in Fasano are still the medieval, fortified masserie. Many of these are still working olive oil producers, so they offer a sort of luxury agrotourism.
Rich, Mediterranean vegetation covers the gentle hills and valleys of the area around peaceful Fasano. The scent of olives groves mingles with the sea air off the coast. And the views are sun drenched and charming. Historic and pretty, with a lovely whitewashed old town, Fasano is also well connected with the other highlights of Puglia - so why is it not better known?
Fasano has a charming minaret, and several interesting churches, including a very early Christian church, but Fasano's main historic treasure is the Archaeological Park of Gnatia. Fasano is also heart of trulli country - conical stone buildings originally built so that they could be easy disassembled as a 16th Century tax dodge.
Fasano is just inland from the Adriatic coast and Savelletri, which is a hamlet known for its sandy coves, charming working harbour, and for its excellent beach resorts.
Fasano is also only 8kms from Torre Canne, a seaside resort famed for its rolling white dunes and legendary healing hot springs. Both Torre Canne and Savelletri also have colourful weekly markets.
Fasano is home to Europe's first safari zoo, the Zoo Safari Fasanolandia
Still not sure which to book? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Fasano, or call, or email, one of our gurus for advice. Alternatively have a look at our complete list of Puglia hotels.
Fasano Brindisi, Puglia
Ultra modern collection of ten studios in rural Puglia. White washed studios sleep between 3 and 5, all with kitchens and private terraces. A surprising collection in a former convent, ideal for families, groups and couples.
Simple yet stylish masseria on historic olive-growing estate. An ochre painted farmhouse with delightfully rustic rooms - bare stone, wood, wrought iron and earthy tones. The restaurant serves local produce and within the walled gardens sit citrus groves, a pool, hot tub and shady terraces.
Savelletri de Fasano, Puglia
Sophisticated, contemporary hotel with a young, hip vibe. Smart blue and white contemporary bedrooms, some with open fires and jacuzzis. Wonderful courtyard bar with Balinese sofas and excellent restaurant overlooking the pool. Small spa, golf course and private beach club.