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I have been visiting the region of Salento for the past 8 years. For those unfamiliar with this unspoilt part of Italy,  rich in history and tradition,  Salento is an area in the region of Puglia occupying the “heel” of Italy’s “boot”. Sun kissed for most part of the year, Salento is best known for its friendly welcome, Tramontana and Scirocco winds, white washed houses, baroque architecture,  wonderful sandy beaches, crystal clear sea, not to mention its cuisine. A truly Italian holiday destination, which has finally found a well deserved place in international

Passepartout Homes’ property portfolio showcases a very exclusive collection of unique luxury holiday retreats located in 18 countries on four continents across the globe. What’s unique about each of our exclusive holiday villas is that every one is a home which has been lovingly built, rebuilt or renovated by its proprietors who invested their hearts and souls into creating a unique and special atmosphere for their guests. In this interview series, we meet the property owners who tell us the stories behind their exclusive holiday homes. Puglia, (called Apulia in

As a Passepartout Homes member, we are sure you’ll want to refer us to your friends and family, so they can too become part of the Passepartout network of discerning guests and start enjoying the many holiday homes we have on offer. Christmas has come early to Passepartout Homes! During the months of October and November, we want to reward you with a special gift. For every new friend you refer to Passepartout Homes, you will enjoy a complimentary stay at one of our properties. How does it work? Spread

Have you ever tasted the delicious “Pitta di Patate Salentina” (Potato Pitta), a speciality from the Salento region in Puglia (Apulia)? We share the recipe with you as prepared by Giuseppe at Il Visitatore B&B in Maglie (LE). Ingredients: Potatoes 500 g Pecorino cheese or Parmisan cheese:100 g di formaggio 1 egg bread crumbs 2 peeled tomatoes onion capers black olives anchovies extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper baking paper How to prepare: Boil the potatoes, mash them until you obtain a potato puree. Add the grated parmesan, salt,

Haven’t you booked your summer holidays yet? Need some inspiration? Here are some popular Passepartout Homes destinations to tempt you. For more information or to make a booking visit or email [email protected]   LE CHARTREUSE DES MOULINS – between St. Emilion and Bordeaux, France. 5 bedrooms. Can accommodate up to 16. A charming former post house from 1870 with two towers (pigeonniers = pigeon houses), now a romantic holiday mansion amidst pure nature, tranquillity and exceptionally beautiful views. A “kids proof” villa for a perfect family holiday. SEASONAL OFFER: stay between

The Salento area of Apulia can quite possible claim the best beaches in the Mediterrenean. Situated at the very end of Italy’s famous heel of the boot, Salento is only now starting to be recognized by travellers and the press as a land of treasures and natural beauty. Rich in history, art and culture, this region has much to offer: crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, coves, caves, tiny “bleached-white” villages perched on rocky cliffs, delicious food, wine and extra virgin olive oil. Not to mention its warm hospitality and best

Sensational offers. A selection of handpicked villas and apartments around the world offering tempting offers to Passepartout Homes members. And why not let your friends know? Simply forward this newsletter by clicking on the link above or ask your friends to sign up to receive our updates: Time to book your holidays!!! Email: [email protected]   Villa Drakothea – Mykonos – Greece Drakothea is a one of a kind private villa, which combines traditional architecture (Mykonian country style) with the luxury of modern conveniences, elegance and comfort. A stunningly beautiful retreat

When Passepartout-Homes asked me to write a piece for their blog, I thought about what could be of interest to the readers and I’ve asked Passepartout Homes where the properties in the portfolio are located. Amongst all the beautiful and exotic locations, one popped up to my eye immediately, Otranto. Otranto is in Puglia (Apulia) in the southern part of Italy, right at the bottom of the heel and more importantly for me it is where my mum is from.   I know what you are going to say now,

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