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    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,  Itineraries

    Best beaches in Puglia: top 10 most beautiful

    Puglia has gained a fantastic reputation among tourists and tour operators for the beauty and charm of its unspoiled beaches and the crystal clear water. Puglia offers approximately 800 km of coastline of unique natural beauty: its beaches are the ideal retreat for those looking for relaxation and wellness, as well as for all those that desire a bit more of adventure and swim and snorkel through rocky sea bottoms. Here we have listed the top 10 best beaches in Puglia that we believed every tourist should not miss while visiting the region and they have been chosen based on their uniqueness. 1. Tremiti Islands The Tremiti Islands, which are…

  • Beach & Coast,  Gargano,  Itineraries

    Beaches in Gargano: Top 10 most beautiful

    The Gargano has some of the most beautiful beaches of Puglia. With its 140 km of coastline, the promontory is characterized by the presence of sandy beaches, ancient forest (mainly pine woods), bays, limestone cliffs, dunes, calcareous caves, and the faraglioni, white rocks emerging from the sea. Famous and numerous are also the trabucchi, ancient wood-made structures built by fishermen from where they cast their nets. With its sparkling sea and cobalt blue water Gargano is the ideal destination for divers and water sports lovers. It’s highly recommended visiting the promontory by boat, to admire the entire coastline from Isola Varano to Mattinata, stopping in most remarkable places of the…

  • Beach & Coast,  Nature & Parks,  Salento

    Isola dei Conigli Puglia (Rabbits Island)

    About 1 km from the coastal village of Porto Cesareo there is the charming Rabbits Isle (Isola dei Conigli), a must-see if you’re in the area! The island runs parallel to the coast, it is about 2,5 km long and just over 400m wide. Photo Credits Fran Flickr Origin of its name! Also known on the sailing maps with the name of Isola Grande, it was renamed Rabbit Island due to a herd of cattle that was started on the island for the local population, particularly rabbits. The stretch of sea that separates the island from the coast reaches a maximum height of 40 feet, which is why a lot…

  • Beach & Coast,  Gargano

    Zagare Bay

    The Zagare Bay, one of the Top Ten beaches in Italy The Zagare Bay, also called Mergoli Bay, is located after the Pugnochiuso Bay, 15 Km far from Mattinata, in the Gargano Promontory. This beach can be reached by sea, through daily boat trips leaving from Mattinata, or by land through two hotels, the Baia delle Zagare Hotel and the Baia dei Faraglioni Hotel, going down straight to the beach with an elevator built into the rock. Considering that the access by land is private property of the hotels and the beach can only accommodate a maximum of 30 visitants per day to protect the site, if you wish to…

  • Beach & Coast,  Gargano

    Gargano, Gate of Peace

    Manfredonia and Gargano, Gate of Peace and Capitals of Solidarity Manfredonia and the Gargano have been elected Capitals of Solidarity, Peace and great popular music. This achievement is being celebrated this week with a big event, promoted by the Puglia Region, which is gathering thousands of ethno folk music lovers! The event kicked off yesterday, Friday 7th March, with a concert in Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII, where popular singers all across Italy lived up the stage: Nakaira from Sicily, Alla Bua from Salento, Mimmo Cavallaro of the Taranta Project, Cantodiscanto from Palestine, The Tratturo from Molise, Patrick Lopez form California, Baobab Percussion, Danzanova  from Gargano. And finally, as special guest,…

  • 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…