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    How to Get to Puglia by Bus

    Travelling by bus can be a good and cheaper alternative to trains and a fantastic opportunity to see numerous places in once. Buses normally stop also to smaller cities and the local companies provide regular services within and from Puglia. If you want to get more information on routes, prices and timetables visit the bus services companies’ websites: Marozzi: www.marozzivt.it Routes to/from Naples, Rome, Florence, Pisa and Siena. Marino Bus: www.marinobus.it Routes to/from Milan, Verona, Vicenza, Florence, Siena, Livorno and Empoli. Miccolis: www.miccolis-spa.it Routes to/from Potenza, Salerno and Naples. Scoppio: www.autolineescoppio.it Routes to/from Catania and Palermo. Lentini Autolinee: lentini.autolinee.it Routes to/from Livorno, La Spezia, Genova and Savona. You may also…

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    Puglia Airport – How to Get to Puglia by Air

    If you are considering flying to our region, there are three main airports in Puglia. Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla and Salento Airport in Brindisi are the most efficient airports and run international flights regularly. International Airport of Bari “Karol Wojtyła”: Located 30min from Bari city centre, it is the main airport of the region. There are many airlines flying to Bari for both international and national traffic. Very cheap flights with low cost airlines are available through the year from the main European capitals. Buses from city centre leave every 20-30 mins. International Airport of Brindisi “Salento”: The new International Airport has been recently opened. There are many airlines flying to…

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    How to Get to Puglia by Train

    The national Railway service covers pretty well all the region therefore trains might be an easy way to get and move around Puglia. The Adriatic railway connects Bologna to Lecce and Taranto and also stops to Foggia and Bari. The railway between Rome and Taranto also stops in Bari and Naples. Additional information and timetables can be found on the official national Railway website www.trenitalia.com. Trenitalia normally provides great savings for those under 26 or over 60 years. Sometimes good deals are also available on their website. The main train stations are located in Foggia, Bari, Brindisi, Lecce and Taranto and are all within easy reach and close to city…

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    How to Get to Puglia by Car

    Travelling around the region could be a very exciting experience. The countryside and the coastline are lovely unspoiled areas that can probably be discovered only if travelling by car. Puglia has a good road network and clear international signs system. We recommend travelling on the Autostrada when available, which is the faster motorway, alternatively Superstrada and Strada Statale can be used. Autostrada and Superstrada are two lane highway, while Strada Statale is usually one lane. National motorways signs are indicated by the letter A followed by a number. Regional motorways signs are indicated by letters SP instead. There are also many European roads in Puglia, whose signs are indicated by…

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    Weather

    Any time is a good time to visit Puglia! The entire region is characterized by a typical Mediterranean climate. The coastal areas and valleys tend to have hot summers, mild winters and are mainly dry and ventilated. The hinterland has different climatic conditions, more typically continental, with greater changes in seasonal temperatures that can fall below 0°C and snowfall can make appearance. Rainfall is mainly concentrated during the autumn and winter. The temperature ranges between summer and winter are remarkable especially in the inner valleys: on the plateau (Tavoliere) temperature can go from over 40° C in summer to -2° C / -3° C in the winter mornings. How about…

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    Useful Information

    Here some information you may find useful. If you want to know more, don’t be shy, contact us! We’ll be happy to help! National Public Holidays and Bank Holidays in Italy January 1 – New Year’s Day January 6 – Epiphany April 25 – Liberation Day May 1 – Labor Day June 2 – Day of the Italian Republic, Giorno della Repubblica August 15 – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ferragosto November 1 – All Saints’ Day December 8 – Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary December 25 – Christmas Day December 26 – Saint Stephen’s Day, St. Stefano Emergency and Useful numbers These are the free numbers…

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    History Puglia

    Puglia has an ancient past, where several populations and traditions have left their mark during the centuries. Archaeological studies testify in fact a distant prehistory, confirming that the area of Salento was inhabited early in the Middle Palaeolithic, about 80,000 years ago. Other archaeological excavations have brought to light various evidences of human presence, such as the Man of Altamura (a form of Neanderthal man) and the skeleton of a woman who was pregnant at the time of death, found in the caves of Agnano, near Ostuni, and dated to be about 25,000 years old. A fossils of dinosaur footprints has also been found in the Park of Alta Murgia.…

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    About Puglia

    Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot, is a region of Southern Italy of over 4 million inhabitants and it borders Molise to the North and Campania and Basilicata to West.  Puglia is also called the land of two seas being washed by the Adriatic Sea to East and North and by the Ionian Sea to South. It is the easternmost region of Italy, in fact only 80 km separate it from the coasts of Albania. Behind the Name There are several theories regarding the meaning and the origin of the name Puglia. Some historians agree that it comes from a-Pluvia, which means land without rain. Indeed the region is lacking in lakes and…