Fasano is a small town located in Puglia that offers the best of the hills and the sea. The town has ancient roots, dating back to the Greco-Roman times, and has been the epicentre of historical victories. Despite this, Fasano continues to remain a hidden gem of Italy.
This medieval town is brimming with heritage, which is mostly found in its sparkling historical centre, where you will find a labyrinth of charming piazzas, narrow streets, and pretty stone archways. You can still see the ancient road, Via Appia, that Roman traders would take to travel between Rome to Brindisi.
To reach Fasano, you can fly into Brindisi Papola Casale Airport in Brindisi, located approximately 36 miles away, or into Bari Karol Wojtyla International Airport , located about 44 miles away.
Fasano is teeming with folklore and has a wonderful origin story that the local people remember within the town’s coats of arms: apparently the town formed after a large wild columbus dove drank from an open air pool or fogge.
Your holiday in Fasano promises to be a delightful rustic escape, with its gentle hills and valleys, scenic olive groves and fresh coastal air. There are plenty of beautiful Puglian farmhouses, villas and beachside hotels to discover for a relaxing stay in Fasano.
Handpicked Hotels in Fasano
Discover the real Fasano while staying in one of our carefully selected hotels
The Baroque Arco dei Cavalieri - or Arch of the Knights - is a vault that takes you into the fascinating court of Palazzo Baliale, which was restored in the 19th century. This is an ideal place to enjoy an evening stroll and some gelato.
Museum of Olive Oil of Sant'Angelo de 'Grecis Fasano
Fasano’s Museum of Olive Oil is one of Italy’s most reputed olive oil museums. Located in a 12th century masseria (fortified farmhouse) ane former Benedictine monastery, the museum is surrounded by olive groves and is home to some of Puglia’s finest extra virgin olive oils.
Discover Zoosafari, a huge zoo and marine park located less than a mile from Fasano, which makes for a great day out with its dolphin shows, carnival rides, and tranquil nature.
Savelletri di Fasano
Discover the seaside port town of Savelletri, home to pretty beaches, some wonderful seafood restaurants and weekly markets.
Archaeological Park of Gnatia
In Fasano’s environs, surrounded by age-old farms and olive groves, you will find Scavi D'Egnazia, an archaeological park that showcases fascinating artefacts from the ancient city of Gnathia
Flights to Puglia arrive into Bari (BRI) from London Gatwick and London Stansted or Brindisi (BDS) from London Gatwick, London Stansted and Manchester and take approximately 3 hours. Please call our Italy Experts in order to book flights to Brindisi.
At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.
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