Palazzo Ducale Venturi – Luxury Hotel & Wellness *****L, Puglia is a 20 bedroomed luxury boutique hotel housed in an authentic 16th century palace. Located in the southern part of Apulia, Italy, the palace is just a 3-hour flight from the UK and a one-hour drive from Brindisi Airport. The palace’s room has been carefully restored to boast the original tall, vaulted ceilings and 16th century features. The palace is home to two outdoor spaces, the main garden, with a saltwater swimming pool and the secret citrus grove. The hotel is also home to a wellness area which includes an underground heated pool with jacuzzi, well-equipped gym, cryotherapy cabin and a massage room. Alongside enjoying the menu of local Apulian cuisine with a twist at the restaurant, guests can enjoy a vast range of activities and experiences such as whisky tasting, cooking masterclasses with the hotel’s ancient ovens, and bike tours. Palazzo Ducale Venturi has received the Green Key certification for the second year running and is one of the first hotels in Italy to ensure that it caters for any mobility or care needs.