Puglia is renowned for its pale, magical daylight and the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic sea. Food is exceptional, mostly from the area and full of taste and sunlight.
In the Puglia region there are interesting historical villages and towns well worth a visit, such as Ostuni, Alberobello, Locorotondo and many more. Other highlights are the caves of Castellana, which offer a scenic 3 km walk underground, or the Baroque city of Lecce at about one and a half hour southwards by car, commonly nicknamed as the ‘ Florence of the south ‘ or ‘ the Athens of Puglia ‘. In the adjacent province Basilicata you can find Matera, with its ancient cave dwellings. The city has been a film location on numerous occasions and has been awarded the title ‘ European Capital of Culture 2019 ‘ in Italy.
More info about the Puglia region
- Information on the Puglia Region
- Museum and archaeological site of Egnatia, 15km
- Castellana Caves, the biggest and most spectacular carsick grottoes in Italy, 14 km
- Alberobello capital of the mysterious trulli, UNESCO patrimony, 18 km
- Locorotondo, Martina Franca e Cisternino, the Valle d’Itria, 30 km
- Ostuni , the “white city” with its white washed dwellings, 39km
- Otranto, the door to the Orient with its renowned cathedral, 150 km
- Lecce, superb example of Baroque architecture, 109 km
- Bari, the old city, the Romanesque cathedrals, the Norman – Swabian castle, 45 km
- Castel del Monte, unique masterpiece of the medieval architecture built by Frederick II, UNESCO patrimony, km 103
- Matera, in the neighbouring Basilicata, the underground churches and the “Sassi” the incredible urban dwelling excavated in the rock UNESCO patrimony. In 2003 it was the location of Mel Gibson’s the Passion of Christ, 73 km
- The National Park of the Gargano, 214 km