Villa Flavia

Puglia , Italy

  • 6
  • 4
  • 3
  • Spacious contemporary villa
  • Panoramic sea view
  • Large lawned garden
  • Polignano a Mare beach 10-minute drive

Just a ten-minute drive from the centre of vibrant Polignano a Mare, and with some of Puglia’s most unique attractions nearby, few locations exceed expectations quite so memorably. However, Villa Flavia, a combination of pared-down Scandinavian minimalism and contemporary Italian flair, is more than a match for its location, with an expansive garden and beautiful free-form infinity pool, along with all the peace and quiet you could wish for.

Space and light are the essence of this contemporary villa, the owners’ ‘less is more’ vision, brought to life with the help of a dedicated team of architects and engineers. Large windows and floor-to-ceiling glass doors invite the sunshine in at every opportunity, so even if you choose to eat inside rather than out on the covered dining area, there’s not a dark corner in sight. High ceilings, pale tiled floors and natural wood, polished to a shine, only enhance the overall effect of lightness and brightness.

Outside, in addition to a generous terrace, the large lawned garden is a showcase of traditional Mediterranean plants and flowers, including fig, orange and olive trees. The swimming pool is gently shelving, perfect for laid-back relaxation when the view out to the blue horizon, a meeting of sky and sea, isn’t enough to soothe you. And for an extra indulgence during your stay, a number of additional services paid for locally are also available, from private chefs to in-villa massages. You can book them through our local concierge.

The local area

Villa Flavia offers you the perfect base from which to explore the Blue Flag beaches and beach clubs around Polignano a Mare. This coastal town, its picturesque Old Town perched on a cliff edge, is an artistic centre as well as a venue in the annual Red Bull Cliff Diving competition. Whilst your nearest restaurant is just a two-minute drive way for the villa, Polignano also offers a choice of excellent restaurants and plenty of history to tantalise those with a fondness for ancient churches and narrow winding streets. It’s one of many fascinating towns in the area. Another is Alberobello in the unspoilt Val d’Itria, home to the famous trulli village, the ancient conical buildings that are a hallmark of this fascinating destination.

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  • 4 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)

Ground floor

  • Open-plan dining/kitchen/living room, opens out to outdoor dining area
  • Kitchen includes gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • Bedroom 1 - Double (160 x 200cm) bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 2 - Single (120 x 190cm) bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 3 - Single (120 x 190cm) bedroom accessed via bedroom 2, opens onto garden

First floor (via internal spiral staircase or external stairs)

      Bedroom 4 - Double (160 x 200cm) bedroom with en-suite shower room, opens onto balcony


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Electric entrance gates
  • Air-conditioning in bedrooms only
  • Washing machine (in ground floor shower room)
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Barbecue
  • There are some open staircase and walls that are lower than 1m in height, so children should be supervised at all times
  • Private swimming pool 13m x 10m (depth 0.80m – 3m)
  • A daily tourist tax applies for the first two weeks of your stay only, which means that an average of €1.50 per person (12+ years) may be charged. This should be paid in cash to your villa owner during your stay.
  • Our Covid-19 pledge means your holiday is fully protected. However, there may be special conditions surrounding flexible booking at this property. For further details, please visit: /covid-pledge-flexible-booking.

Simpson family extras

  • Complimentary cot and highchair available
  • Car seats and booster seats can be provided at a supplement, subject to availability
  • To pre-book any of our family extras please call 020 8392 5747


  • All properties with wifi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Access times

  • Check in time – 4:00 - 8:00pm
  • Check out time – 10:00am


  • Triggianello (mini-market/bar/restaurant/bakery) 9min drive
  • Polignano a Mare beach 14min drive
  • Cala Susca beach 16min drive
  • Conversano (shops/supermarkets/restaurants) 16min drive
  • Monopoli (shops/supermarkets/restaurants) 20min drive
  • Spiaggia di Porto Ghiacciolo beach 25min drive
  • Alberobello 35min drive
  • Bari 40min drive
  • Ostuni 45min drive
  • Bari airport 45min drive
  • Brindisi airport 1hr drive


This property is priced on an accommodation-only basis. To view details of recommended flights please click here.

Car hire

We are happy to arrange your car hire in Italy; please click here to view options and prices.

Loved our family week here – amazing pool, garden and view. So easy to drive to pretty Puglian towns of Polignano a Mare, Monopoli, Alberobello and Conservano with some amazing food!

Lisa, Dave, Darcy, Miley and Georgie, September 2023

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your stunning villa. Our children (8 and 4) had the BEST time in the pool and we loved catching up with our friends.

India, August 2023

The pool and villa offered a wonderful setting for the much-needed rest we all needed! The perfect location for exploring southern Italy.

Jim, August 2023

Fantastic location close to Polignana a Mare which had fabulous restaurants to visit and bars. We were lucky to get to watch the World Cup series of the Cliff Diving competition. The villa's pool is fabulous and set within a beautiful garden with views to the sea in the distance. We visited a number of villages close to the Villa Ostuni, Matera and Alberobello.

Richard Kitching, July 2023

Fantastic pool and gardens. Great fun for all the family. Thank you for a lovely week.

Julie & Richard, July 2023

We have just returned from our first visit to Puglia, staying in Villa Flavia. The villa was simply wonderful with the most stunning swimming pool with views from the veranda over the pool to the Adriatic Sea, only interrupted by the swallows swooping down to drink from the pool in front of us as we sipped our ice cold drinks in the evening. We enjoyed lazy days at our new home, to days venturing out for sightseeing, sea bathing and gastronomic treats. Simpson delivered again, we have now been to three different countries, on 6 or 7 occasions (so many we are losing count) with them, and every time we returned happy, rested and already planning our next Simpson Travel holiday as we land back in the UK!

Jonathan Lucas, June 2023

Villa Flavia was stunning and we had the most wonderful, relaxing week exploring the area and making the most of the stunning pool. Francesco couldn’t have been more helpful, making excellent dinner recommendations, arranging a cake for my daughter’s birthday and being on hand for every silly question we had! Polignano was the most magical place and we loved exploring its streets and stopping for cocktails in the sun.

Victoria Watson, May 2023

Had a lovely week here! Enjoyed going out on day trips and coming home to the pool. Alberobello was worth a visit, as was Ostuni. Monopoli also a good place to visit.

Micky, Helen, Dave and Dawn, September 2022

We had a lovely stay here at Villa Flavia. Amazing setting. Nearby Polignano was great for eating and drinking. We had an amazing few weeks, thank you!

Simpson Travel guests, September 2022

Beautiful villa in good condition, pool was our favourite part. Lots of interesting towns in the local area with lovely restaurants. Thanks so much.Lydia, Gaby, Geoff, Alex and Kathryn.

A Simpson Traveller, July 2022

Simpsons yet again have facilitated our perfect holiday. Villa Flavia was breath taking. Ketty, our concierge ( our best ever)!. We came home yesterday and are booking our next Simpsons Villa tomorrow. What more can I say. Thank you to all at Simpson and in Puglia who delivered a class act yet again.

Karen Askwith, May 2022

Had a great few weeks in the villa and Puglia. Francesco was a brilliant rep with lots of excellent recommendations. Highlights were Ostuni (busy) and Locorotondo (as pretty with less people) plus wine tasking at I Portini and olive oil tour and tasking at Masseria Bracanti (the last tour the children enjoyed a surprising amount!!). Polignano also nice to wander around and have a drink or even to jump off the rocks if feeling brave! However, always hard not to keep coming back to the swimming pool.

The Cruise family, August 2019

We had a perfect week in Villa Flavia. First time in Italy and we will definitely be coming back! Francesco was an amazing rep and helped with book a boat and getting a birthday cake. The local town is lovely – most restaurants are all Mediterranean food – hard to find a restaurant if you don’t enjoy fish. Overall the weather and pool was brilliant.

The Manley family, July 2019

We’ve had a fantastic holiday. We so enjoyed the pool and garden and will take home great memories. A big thank you to Francesco for settling us in and always around if we needed him. A holiday to remember – love Italy.

The Kirbys, June 2019

Villa Flavia is beautiful, with an amazing pool and gardens. Full of flowers, bees, fruit! Our rep, Francesco, was extremely helpful and responsive. The villa is peaceful and charming – it is really difficult to leave the villa!

Mr & Mrs Edgar, June 2019

We had an amazing two week holiday in Villa Flavia. The pool is fabulous and we made the most of it with the gorgeous weather. The villa is wonderful too and we enjoyed it all. It really was a fabulous holiday and Francesco, the Simpson Travel representative, was superb throughout – booking dinners and events for us and always there when we needed him. All in all we had a wonderful holiday and came home with lots of happy memories.

The Stewart Clan, August 2018

Thank you for our holiday in beautiful Villa Flavia. We enjoyed every minute. Puglia is a gorgeous region and this villa is in the perfect location to explore the nearby towns, villages and countryside. Thank you also to Francesco, the Simpson Travel representative, who helped us settle in, gave us fantastic tips and booked us tables at lovely restaurants and beach clubs.

The Law-Keens, July 2018

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There’s a different side of Italy to discover on a holiday in Puglia – the land of the trulli, ancient olive groves and historic towns that take you on a journey from Byzantine to Baroque. And then there are the countless beaches and beach clubs that capture the diversity of this absorbing destination: unspoilt, unpretentious and full of creative flair, where the generosity of the locals is matched by the excellence of its cuisine.

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