Apulia – Puglia?

Quite often I receive the question…How should I call your region? Puglia or Apulia? My quick answer would be Puglia. Let’s male some clarity! The name Apulia derives from the ancient population of Apuli which used to occupy the North part of the region. Many historians agree that the name comes from a-Pluvia, which means land without rain. Indeed the region is lacking in lakes and rivers.

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