Puglia is a region of southern Italy which borders the Adriatic Sea in the east and the Ionian Sea to the southeast. Salento forms the ‘heel’ of the ‘Boot of Italy’ and the region stretches as far north as Monte Gargano. The capital city of Puglia is Bari.
The region offers clear seas and a sunny climate year-round climate.
Low cost flights to Bari and Brindisi from major UK airports have opened up the Puglia area to tourists, and the countryside regions offer plenty of outdoor activities.
Foodies are spoilt for choice in Puglia. The cuisine is simple and delicious, based around the local orecchiette (ear-shaped) pasta and home-grown vegetables. Small, family run restaurants offer a wide choice of dishes to suit all tastes and budgets.
Alberobello and the surrounding Itria Valley are home to unique stone huts with conical roofs (called trulli), while the city of Lecce is known as “Florence of the South” for its numerous examples of baroque architecture.