A trip to the heel of the boot is most definitely a favorite. The vacation was based off of dance classes but a lot more such as the beaches of the Adriatic Sea (my favorite beaches in the whole world!!) & caves in Castellana Grotte were involved as well. Absolutely clear waters and old cobblestone streets- this place had my heart. We took cabs everywhere which were not costly. I would not suggest renting a car because they do drive a bit crazy here and that is coming from a New Yorker.
We stayed at the Semiramide Palace Hotel- amazing food, pool, location, and all. Because it is not a large city, it was not expensive here. An American sized bowl of pasta with a glass of wine for dinner every night is very affordable.
We visited a small town called Alberobello. It was filled with Trulli and the sweetest people you could meet. It was so stunning, I would move here!
Where to Stay: Semiramide Palace Hotel