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The Italian region of Puglia is quickly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy.

With a fantastic climate, delicious cuisine and miles upon miles of sandy beaches, it’s easy to see why. But where exactly is Puglia?

Pronounced Poo-lia, or Apulia in English, this region of Italy covers over 7,469 square miles and has over 4 million inhabitants. It’s located in the south of the country, and pretty much makes up the whole ‘heel’  and ‘spur’ of the boot. Whilst in Puglia, you can find the Adriatic sea to the east, the Ionian sea to the southeast, and the Gulf of Taranto in the south. In land, you can find the region of Molise to the north, Campania to the west and Basilicata to the southwest.

 

Puglia Beach Holidays

Puglia is the least mountainous region, and has a very dry climate. It’s also one of the richest archaeological regions in Italy and has a number of important sites. But what really draws people to this part of Italy, aside from the great weather and tasty food, is the opportunity to visit one of the fantastic beaches.

Puglia is made up of around 800 kilometres of coastline, with enormous stretches of sandy beach, so you really are spoilt for choice if you’re a beach lover!

The long coastline of Puglia offers a wide range of possibilities for beach and sun lovers, who can choose among sandy and rocky beaches, both in the mainland and in the wonderful islands such as the popular Tremiti.

Try the beaches of the Gargano sub-region in the north, or head further south to Salento for some great beach towns like Gallipoli or Otranto.

 

Cities and landscapes

But aside from the beaches and gorgeous landscape, what about some interesting towns and cities to visit too? The capital of this region is Bari, which is located in the most densely populated part of Puglia. There’s also Foggia in the north, Brindisi, which is a pleasant port town and of course, who could forget Lecce, which has been aptly named ‘the Florence of the south’. With its impressive Baroque structures made of Lecce stone, this laid back city is a true gem.

Other smaller, yet no less noteworthy locations are Ostuni, labelled as the ‘white city’, and Alberobello; a delightful old town with traditional circular stone houses with cone roofs (called ‘trulli’), which were built without using mortar, in order to avoid paying taxes. This area has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you can even stay in one of the trulli! 

If you want to discover more about the landscape of Puglia, you can visit the wonderful Caves and make an excursion at the Tavoliere (the Table of Apulias), considered “the granary of Italy”.

 

Apulian Food

And last but not least, what delicious dishes can you try while in Puglia? Well, this region is known for its simple and natural food, and these qualities are what make it so darn tasty! Puglia produces around 40% of the countries olive oil, and this is definitely best enjoyed drizzled over some local, homemade bread. As well as tasty pasta and sauces, roast meat and mozzarella, the people of Puglia love digging into some delicious dolce. Here, almonds, honey and ricotta are widely used in desserts, and let’s not forget the yummy gelato!

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Borgo Egnazia

Savelletri di Fasano (Brindisi) Puglia
From 220 € (per Room per Night)
 Every day of the year, in every season, Borgo Egnazia is like a breathing tale of Puglia, spoken by the ancient......

Vivosa Apulia Resort

Ugento (Lecce) Puglia
From 306 € (per Room per Night)
The Vivosa Apulia Resort is located in Marina di Ugento, a seaside destination which faces the Ionian Sea in Salento......

Vinilia Wine Resort

Manduria (Taranto) Puglia
From 153 € (per Room per Night)
 Surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, the Vinilia Wine Resort is located in Manduria, in the heart of the Salento......

Pietrablu Resort and SPA

Polignano a Mare (Bari) Puglia
From 200 € (per Room per Night)
The splendid coastal area of Polignano a Mare hosts the Pietrablu Resort & SPA, which is built right on the seashore,......

Grand Hotel Riviera

Nardò (Lecce) Puglia
From 120 € (per Room per Night)
 The picturesque village of Borgo di Santa Maria al Bagno, on the coast of Nardò, hosts the Grand Hotel Riviera, which......

Nicolaus Club Rosa Marina Resort

Ostuni (Brindisi) Puglia
From 103 € (per Room per Night)
Set in the international village of Rosa Marina, the resort is just a few paces from the sea, located amidst ancient......

Palazzo Ducale Venturi Luxury Relais and Wellness

Minervino di Lecce (Lecce) Puglia
From 245 € (per Room per Night)
Situated at Minervino di Lecce, in Salento, Palazzo Ducale Venturi is just 12 km from Otranto and 6 from the sea. Its......

San Michele Suite

Polignano a Mare (Bari) Puglia
From 250 € (per Room per Night)
Set in the historic centre of Polignano a Mare, San Michele Suites looks out over the sea from the heights of the......

Borgo Canonica Trulli di Charme

Cisternino (Brindisi) Puglia
From 180 € (per Room per Night)
Set in the countryside of Cisternino, just 11 km from Ostuni, Borgo Canonica Trulli di Charme is the perfect destination......

Masseria Palombara

Oria (Brindisi) Puglia
From 140 € (per Room per Night)
The silence of the countryside, the drystone walls and ancient olive trees are the backdrop to Masseria Palombara,......