The “gypset” aesthetic defines one of the best hotels in Puglia. At Masseria Torre Coccaro(www.masseriatorrecoccaro.com; from €284), festoon lights are slung over the courtyard and an Aveda spa is tucked into the corner of a forgotten orange grove. Torre Coccaro’s beach club (pictured), a five-minute drive away, combines Indian-teak loungers and hammocks with sun-seared Miami whites. Even late into September, this address is so popular that Coccaro’s owner, Vittorio Muolo, has launched a second beach club, White Beach(www.whitebeach.it), on the other side of nearby seaside town Savelletri di Fasano. This fashionable stretch of olive-tree-covered territory also has one of Italy’s best spas, Borgo Egnazia (www.borgoegnazia.it), which opened last August and has now settled into its swing. An hour with “Ortho-Bionomy” expert Stefano Battaglia – for a fluid treatment employing osteopathy techniques – is so effective, it puts many conventional therapies found elsewhere in the shade.