This is Italy, but not as you know it. Agriculture, rather than architecture, is  the star here - it's all twisted olive groves, scorched red fields and fluorescent sunsets. The Borgo, a limestone masseria, is a temple of cool - Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel tied the knot here.

Foodies will want to book on to the 'Parafrisando' cooking course, covering everything from breadmaking to creating desserts.

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The Apulia region is ripe for gastronomes - just a short drive away are the you-have-to-try brasseries of Cisternino and award-winning restaurants of Ceglie. And take a sunset trip on a pimped-out fisherman's boat to eatery La Nazza at nearby San Domenico a Mare hotel.

Back at Borgo, Suite Egnazia is the ultimate honeymoon hideaway with a huge white canopied bed and roof terrace.

WOW FACTOR: The grand Roman-style baths where couples enjoy steam rooms and temperate baths before zoning out in  a flotation pool with piped birdsong.

GO: Chic Locations (www.chiclocations.com) offers four nights from £2,388 per couple, B&B. Includes flights and transfers.

FLIGHT TIME: 2 hours, 45 minutes.

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