Villa Flavia

Puglia, Italy

  • 6
  • 3
  • 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 with a hydro-massage zone to encourage relaxation – if the view out to the blue horizon, a meeting of sky and sea, wasn’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 representative.

The local area

For families and groups of couples travelling together, 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.



  • 3 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
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room

First floor (via internal spiral staircase or external stairs)

    Double bedroom with en-suite shower room, opens onto balcony


  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Electric entrance gates
  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • 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.


  • 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 – 4-8pm
  • Check out time – 10am


  • 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


Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange your flights for an extra charge of £25 per person, plus the cost of the flights themselves.

Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in Italy to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.


Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season


Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season

Car hire

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange car hire for you.

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are available:

  • 2 guests – 1 group B, Fiat Panda or similar*
  • 3 guests – 1 group C, Lancia Ypsilon or similar*
  • 4 guests – 1 group D, Volkswagen Golf or similar*
  • 5 guests – 1 group F, Volkswagen Golf AUT or similar*
  • 6 guests – 2 group C, Lancia Ypsilon or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage is not included in the cover.

Car specifications

Group B – 1.2 litre engine, 2 small suitcases*

Group C – 1.2 litre engine, 2 medium suitcases*

Group D – 1.6 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*

Group F – 1.6 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

Customer feedback

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.

To complete the picture, explore our collection of handpicked villas and our new Simpson Hotels.

Read more on our Puglia region page

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