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After visiting Italy regularly over the past 35 years, we have at last discovered the little-known (by foreigners) region of Puglia. Two and three-star hotels in Lecce and Lucera have provided our accommodation but we would now like to take advantage of the wonderful local produce by cooking our own meals. What is a good source of information for self- catering accommodation?

John Turner-Knell

Sussex

The Travel Editor replies: Interhome (tel: 0181-891 1294) has a variety of self-catering properties in Puglia, including a property in Tricase, 60km south of Lecce, which sleeps up to six people. It costs pounds 489 per week in high season and pounds 294 per week in low season. The company also has a studio apartment in Ceglie Messapico, 35km north-west of Brindisi, which sleeps two and costs pounds 294 per week in high season and pounds 233 per week in low season. Vacanze in Italia (tel: 01798 869426) has seven traditional Italian houses in Puglia. One week's self-catering for up to four people in S.Vito dei Normani, 24km north west of Brindisi, costs pounds 784 in high season; pounds 426 in low season.

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