The region of Apulia is also known as Puglia in Italian and it is located in the southern side of Italy. This region is special because of the two exits that is has, to the Adriatic Sea and to the Ionian Sea, but also due to the existence of the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Otranto in this region. The southern part of the region is known under the name of Salento or the heel of Italy’s boot.
Puglia plays an important role in Italy’s tourism, thanks to the ultramarine colours of the water, the magnificent cliffs and the hilltop houses that can be seen from a great distance, but also the traditional houses and the multitude of colours that can be encountered in this area. Being one of the wealthiest regions in the country from an archaeological point of view,
Puglia shows that its history goes far beyond the travellers’ imagination. The first to colonize this region were the Mycenaean Greeks, but the Romans played an important role in the development and the evolution of this area and its population. Today, there is an endless number of historical buildings, monuments and sites that prove history’s authenticity and the tourists who will visit these lands will feed their minds and souls with a great deal of energy and information from a past era.
The natural environment is also important in Puglia and it is the one that offers the possibility of reaching a higher state of mind, peace and serenity. Puglia’s main provinces are Bari, Barletta-Andria-Trani, Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce and Taranto. The most popular destinations in these provinces are Bari, Lecce, Galipoli, Ostuni, Taranto and Vieste.
Bari is a place of dreams, where the coastal areas offer relaxation and wellbeing and the many touristic attractions offer the visitors of these parts an inspiring journey and active vacations. The main attractions in Bari are Basilica di San Nicola, an architectural masterpiece, Trani, Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari which is a primary layer of history, Teatro Petruzzelli, Lungomare e Murat a Bari, Cattedrale di San Sabino, Castel del Monte, Gravina di Puglia and many more such sites that impress through their architecture, building materials and resistance but also through their stories. The outdoors of Bari are marvellous places that offer the tourists the opportunity to enjoy the sun, the beaches, the parks and the sound of nature everywhere they go.
The region of Puglia is a land of history where most of the buildings are covered in a white layer, the cliffs on the shores are also white and express the rawness of nature and the crystal clear waters are simply charming.
Those who want to spend a few days in Puglia will find that the accommodation services are following the highest standards and the restaurants serve the freshest traditional and international dishes. Some of the most popular hotels in the region of Puglia are Borgo Egnazia, Don Ferrante dimore di Charmein Monopoli, Masseria Torre Maizza in Savelletri, Risorgimento Resort in Lecce, Masseria Torre Cocaro in Savelletri, Furnirussi tenute in Serrano, etc.
Puglia welcomes all of the travellers to explore the major sights on this territory and take advantage of the holiday options that the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea offer.