IS THERE MAFIA IN PUGLIA?
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Some first-time travellers to Puglia might wonder whether there is mafia, the infamous Italian organised crime syndicate, in the area. After all, whether you are travelling alone, as a couple or with family, a holiday should be a time to relax and chill out, not a time to worry about your safety. This article will help you to learn a bit more about the issue and hopefully explain you why it is completely safe to rent a holiday villa in Puglia.
IS PUGLIA, ITALY A SAFE DESTINATION?
Of course, there are certain holiday destinations in the world that are deemed to be unsafe to holidaymakers but luckily Puglia, Italy isn’t one of them.
Heading off into the sun and renting a holiday villa in Puglia, Italy is a perfectly safe choice.
IS THERE MAFIA IN PUGLIA?
Yes the mafia does exist in Puglia but travellers and visitors aren’t likely to notice and are definitely not at risk. In fact, the kind of organised crime that the mafia in Puglia are a part of is rarely in the public eye and there are no public shootings or any form of organised crime on the streets.
Puglia’s mafia is called Sacra Corona Unita, it is separate to the infamous Cosa Nostra Sicilian mafia and Campania’s Camorra mafia. In short, though the mafia in Puglia does exist it isn’t something that needs to be a concern to holidaymakers.
WHAT IS SACRA CORONA UNITA, PUGLIA’S MAFIA?
Sacra Corona Unita is the mafia organisation in Puglia, Italy. Founded in the late 1970s by the leader of the Camorra, Sacra Corona Unita was designed to expand criminal organisations into the Puglian area of the country. The group’s influence and reign was at its highest in the 1990s, and now it has a lot less power.
The Sacra Corona Unita is made up of three main groups, around 50 clans and has over 2,000 members.
TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR A SAFE HOLIDAY IN PUGLIA
When heading to one of the luxury villas in Puglia, it is important to be cautious as you would in any other tourist destination. Though rare, pick-pocketing and robberies could happen in crowded spots, so keep your valuables secure wherever possible, especially on the beach if you are planning to go swimming.
This is similar to Barcelona, one of holidaymakers favourite Spanish destinations. As long as you pay attention and are wary of pick-pocketers you will find yourself free of any bother.
RENTING A VILLA IN PUGLIA WITH PEACE OF MIND
Whether you choose a large family villa in Puglia or one of the many villas in Puglia with a private pool, you won’t regret your choice.
Many of our villas for rent come with security cameras and alarm systems and a number of them are fully fenced in quiet areas, so you’ll feel safe at all times. To find out more about luxury villas to rent in Puglia take a look at the vast range on offer.
LET US FIND YOUR PERFECT VILLA
SUITABLE FOR SMALL GROUPS | UP TO 4 PEOPLE
Classic, neutral colours fill the interiors of this modern two-bedroom, two-bathroom Puglia villa.
The expansive patio nestles an old-fashioned wooden dining table, as well as a comfortable corner seating area couched with soft foam pillows.
A wooden pavement leads to an exclusive four-seater hot and cold Jacuzzi that offers chromotherapy.
SUITABLE FOR LARGE GROUPS | UP TO 7 PEOPLE
Trullo Tito is a luxurious new built trulli villa. The trulli is situated in the olive grove countryside close to Ostuni and the sandy beaches and nature reserve of Torre Guaceto.
The villa boasts 4 beautiful bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and is comprised of 1 main house and a separate 2-bedroom trulli guesthouse.
The outside dining area is covered with a beautiful canopy and overlooks the swimming pool. A fully fitted outside kitchen complete with hob, sink and mini-fridge works brilliantly for outside dining.