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  • Writer's pictureIL CAROSENO


Updated: Aug 4, 2023

Nestled in the sun-kissed heel of Italy's boot, Puglia, also known as Apulia, is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. It boasts a rich tapestry of history, stunning landscapes, and a vibrant cultural heritage that will leave any traveler enchanted. From ancient architecture to pristine coastlines, Puglia offers a diverse range of attractions that cater to every taste. Let's embark on a journey through the different areas of Puglia and discover its captivating highlights.

Casa Caroseno, Puglia.

OUR AREA (max 1h driving)

1. Bari and Surroundings: Start your Puglia adventure in the bustling city of Bari, the region's capital. Wander through the historic Old Town, where narrow alleys lead to charming piazzas and ornate churches like the Basilica of San Nicola. Just outside Bari, visit: Polignano a Mare, Monopoli, Castellana Grotte, Conversano, Giovinazzo...

2. Alberobello and the Itria Valley: No trip to Puglia is complete without visiting Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its trulli houses with conical roofs. Wander through the Trulli district and immerse yourself in a fairytale-like atmosphere. Continue your journey through the Itria Valley, dotted with picturesque villages like Locorotondo, Cisternino, Ostuni, Ceglie Messapica with breathtaking panoramas.

3. Matera (not in Puglia, but close): Although technically in the neighboring region of Basilicata, Matera is a must-visit destination just a short trip away from us. This ancient city is famous for its unique "Sassi" cave dwellings, which are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

SALENTO (2h driving)

1. Lecce and the Salento Peninsula: Lecce is famous for its exquisite Baroque architecture. Admire the intricately carved facades of buildings like the Basilica di Santa Croce and the Piazza del Duomo. Explore the Salento Peninsula's picturesque towns like Otranto, with its stunning Byzantine mosaic cathedral, and Gallipoli, a fishing village boasting charming streets and sandy beaches.

GARGANO (3h driving) Gargano National Park: Nature enthusiasts will find paradise in the Gargano National Park. This rugged peninsula offers diverse landscapes, from lush forests to amazing cliffs and secluded coves. Whether you're a history buff, a beach lover, or a nature enthusiast, Puglia offers a diverse array of experiences that will leave you captivated. Embrace the warmth of Southern Italian hospitality, savor the region's delectable cuisine, and immerse yourself in its rich cultural heritage. Puglia is a treasure trove of hidden wonders waiting to be explored. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable journey through our captivating landscapes!

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