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Puglia

Puglia

Puglia forms the heel of Italy’s “boot” and is known for its whitewashed hill towns, centuries old farmland and stretching Mediterranean coastline. Discover fishing ports and villages perched on steep coastal cliffs.






SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN PUGLIA



Bari BARI

Stroll through the old part of town to see ladies on their front door kneading pasta, Wander by cloisters, churches, craft shops and bakeries.

Molfetta MOLFETTA
 

Explore the narrow streets of the medieval centre overlooked by churches and monuments and set beside a port. There are sandy beaches and many seafood restaurants.

Polignano a Mare POLIGNANO A MARE
 

This medieval village is perched on a high, jagged coastline with a succession of narrow streets and typical white houses and terraces clinging to the cliff-edge pocked with caves.

Monopoli MONOPOLI
 

The small old town is well signed posted to lead you through a maze of alleys and along the harbourside, past Madonna della Madia Baroque-Romanesque cathedral and the solid castle built in 1552 by the Spanish rulers.

Itria Valley ITRIA VALLEY
 

The countryside is dotted with pointy-roofed trulli homes amidst the vineyards and olive groves, the beaches of the Adriatic Sea aren’t far away. Choose a couple of villages to explore. Alberobello, an unusual fantasyland of rustic whitewashed homes with conical teepee-like roofs; Locorotondo, whitewashed houses curling around the low hillside; Cisternino is full of fascinating alleyways with archways that wind through the narrow, bleached streets fronted by staircases; and Martina Franca where you can sit at an outdoor café in the graceful Piazza Maria Immacoltata.

Castellana Grotte CASTELLANA GROTTE

The town has medieval roots and in the small old centre you’ll discover churches and palaces, shops and restaurants in a tight grid. The caves opened in 1938 and are the reason thousands of people visit yearly. Three kilometres of winding paths in the tunnel network at a depth of 60 metres and filled with amazing stalactites and stalagmites.

Ostuni OSTUNI

This white-washed town sits on a large hill overlooking the countryside out to the sea. Walk through the narrow alleyways and discover flower filled old balconies, lots of historical buildings and a castle within the 16th century circular walls.
Matera MATERA

This European Capital of Culture for 2019, is a prehistoric troglodyte settlement which has developed over time but maintained an ancient feel. The Sassi are a complex of cave dwellings carved into the mountainside which have mostly been renovated into shops, restaurants and unique hotels. It’s tricky to reach without a car but well worth making the effort.



PUGLIA ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our favourite hotel and apartment-hotel options in Puglia.
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Her Majesty Bari
HER MAJESTY, BARI
★★★★
Great location at the entrance into Bari, the city centre is 5kms and the airport is 12 kms. With modern facilities including an indoor pool, fitness centre, restaurant and garden this is a good base to explore the region from.
La Teresina Holiday homes
LA TERESINA HOLIDAY HOMES, MATERA
★★★★
In the heart of the city of the Sassi, a few steps from the historic centre and the main places of interest, is this complex of three recently renovated holiday homes brought back to life with authenticity, independent accesses and every comfort.
Hotel Akropolis
HOTEL AKROPOLIS, TARANTO
★★★★
You’ll feel like you’re reliving centuries of history in this remodelled and restored patrician palace. Located in the heart of the old town and just a few feet away from the train station, with panoramic views from the terrace of the Mar Piccolo and Mar Grande.





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