• Puglia-Adriatico
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    Best things to do in Puglia

    Puglia is one of the most beautiful region in Italy and offers a huge choice of activities to do, places to visit and food to eat. With so many things to see and to do here in Puglia, here we give you a list of the best things to do, those things you can’t really miss if you are visiting our region. 1. Visit the Old town of Gallipoli Known as the pearl of the Ionian Sea, its name derives from the original Greek name ‘Kalé polis’ meaning ‘beautiful city’. The town is divided into two parts: the new and the old. Have a walk through the little alleys of…

  • Bari Land,  Beach & Coast,  Daunia Mountains,  Gargano,  Itineraries,  Itria Valley,  Salento,  Top 10 To See

    Places to visit in Puglia: Top 10 not to miss

    Puglia, also known as the heel of the Italian boot: such a splendid region offers charming towns and villages, marvellous architecture, tasty food, plenty of traditions and folklore. Here we want to present you with what we consider to be the top 10 places to visit in Puglia and among the most beautiful in Italy. Otranto Otranto is a town in the province of Lecce and is part the Salento area. It is located in a harbour along the east coast on the Adriatic Sea and is the easternmost town in Italy. Its small seaport is mostly used for fishing activity and tourism, especially for the ferry services to Greece.…

  • Beach & Coast,  Gargano,  Top 10 To See

    Tremiti Islands

    Tremiti Islands is an archipelago composed of five small islands and is located just 20 km from the Northern coast of Gargano. The five islands are: St. Nicholas (San Nicola), St. Domino, Capraia, Cretaccio and the farthest out, Pianosa; from an administrative point of view they belong to the Foggia Province and are also part of the Gargano National Park. The archipelago was originally named Insulae Diomedae in honor of Greek hero Diomede, which as the story goes, founded the archipelago and was buried on one of the islands. Tremiti Islands are accessible by boat from Rodi Garganico, Peschici, Vieste, Manfredonia and by helicopter from Foggia. Most boats arrive at…

  • Bari Land,  Itria Valley,  Top 10 To See

    Alberobello

    Alberobello is a small yet characteristic town located South East of Puglia in the province of Bari, (in the middle of The Itria Valley) with a population of about 10,000 people. Alberobello is situated on two hills; the new town is located on the eastern hill and is characterized by a modern architecture. The western part is occupied by the old town (trulli) and the whole area is divided into two districts: Monti and Aia Piccola, both National Monuments. Alberobello is without question one of the most characteristic towns in Italy and is famous for its traditionally built ancient stone houses called trulli, (which since 1996 have been named a…

  • Beach & Coast,  Salento,  Top 10 To See

    Otranto

    Otranto is a town in the province of Lecce and is part the Salento area. It is located in a harbor along the east coast on the Adriatic Sea and is the easternmost town in Italy. Its small seaport is mostly used for fishing activity and tourism, especially for the ferry services to Greece. The city also gave its name to the Strait of Otranto, which separates Italy from Albania. The old town of Otranto has been declared by UNESCO as “Heritage witness to a culture of peace”. Otranto is strategically located along the coast and is therefore always been considered a natural bridge between East and West. Especially during the Roman…

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    Gargano,  Top 10 To See

    San Giovanni Rotondo, Padre Pio

    San Giovanni Rotondo is a town in the province of Foggia and is also part of the Gargano National Park. Famous around the world as it houses the remains of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, a Capuchin friar who lived in the town. The city was founded in 1095 on the remains of an ancient village, which dated back to the 6th century BC, and is located on the road to the Monte Sant’Angelo (this village was founded around the cave where the Archangel Michael had appeared). The city has a charming historical center with small alleys and few traces of ancient civilizations such as the Swabians, Angevins, Spaniards and Bourbons. But…

  • Itria Valley,  Salento,  Top 10 To See

    Ostuni

    Ostuni is a town in the province of Brindisi which has a population of about 32,000 people, but during the summer months this mushrooms to a massive 100,000 proving that Ostuni is a must see to any visit in Southern Italy. Ostuni is also known as “White City” (Città bianca) because its historic center is entirely painted with white lime. It is a very popular tourist destination. The origins of the city can be placed in the Paleolithic period (approx 50.000 – 40.000 years ago). The area was originally occupied by hunters who built their huts in the caves that characterize the territory of Ostuni. Human presence in this area around that time was…

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    Salento,  Top 10 To See

    Lecce

    Lecce may be called the Florence of the Baroque. In this artistic tendency in Italy there is nothing that can be compared. This is how that the historian Gregorovius described Lecce. Lecce is the capital of the Lecce province and of the Salento sub-region. Located just 11 Km far from the Adriatic Sea and 23Km from the Ionian Sea, it lies in the middle of fertile plain, surrounded by attractive countryside, seashore and small towns. The city can easily be reached from Brindisi airport and it makes the perfect destination for a weekend break or a holiday as it’s a great base for exploring the Salento Peninsula. Lecce is the…