Pop singer, Ebi, on a family holiday in Italy
Tenuta Uva Rosa, Puglia
Over on the other side of Puglia’s heel of Italy, the waters of the Ionian Sea are crystal clear, especially off the beaches either side of the ancient island port of Gallipoli, linked to the mainland by a 16th-century stone bridge. In summer, the town is usually a popular LGBT party destination, but a couple of kilometres inland is an idyllic hideaway, Tenuta Uva Rosa. Guests are made to feel part of the family by Emanuele Tricarico, who has built three elegant self-catering villas around lush gardens and ornamental ponds. Bikes are provided for reaching the beach or exploring the countryside. Uva Rosa is the name of a rare local grape Emanuele cultivates alongside olive oil, figs, strawberries and loquats.