Top 10 reasons to visit Puglia
The heel of Italy is called Puglia and it is officially one of the most beautiful places on earth, just as both National Geographic and Lonely Planet recognized. Here are 10 reasons why Puglia must be in your travel list:
Sleep in a trullo
Don’t miss the opportunity of sleeping in a Trullo, the typical conical-roofed structure famous all around the world which led Alberobello to become a unique UNESCO site.
Dine in a romantic cave
Dining in a cave will be one of the greatest experiences ever! You’ll be able to do that in Polignano a Mare by booking a romantic meal in Grotta Palazzese.
Dance the traditional Pizzica
The typical pugliese dance is called Pizzica, a dance which originates from popular habits and customs. Lose yourself to dance and sing with the locals!
Lecce, the Florence of South
Lecce is also known as the Florence of the South. When you make your way there, make sure you visit the cathedral of Santa Croce, with its fine examples of baroque mouldings.
Get lost in Ostuni’s alleys
Get lost in the small winding roads of Ostuni, the White City. This marvellous, whitewashed town will simply conquer your heart.
The outstanding Mosaics in Otranto
Otranto has a lot to offer but make sure you visit its Norman Cathedral, with its unique “tree of life” mosaic. Truly out standing.
Learn how to make Orecchiette
Orecchiette is the typical apulian pasta. This ear-shaped pasta is lovely with broccoli, anchovies, garlic and chilli. Why not learning how to make orecchiette? Watch here how to make orecchiette.
Castel del Monte, the eight-sided castle
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the 13th Century citadel Castel del Monte in the area of Andria. This stunning, eight-sided castle was built by Holy Roman Emperor Fredrick II.
Try the typical dishes
In Puglia there are plenty of traditional dishes which are worth tasting. From the famous orecchiette and burrata, to the unmissable taralli, friselle, focaccia and panzerotti. The pugliese bread is a delicacy too.
Visit the Tremiti Islands
Take a visit to the Tremiti Islands, part of the National Park of Gargano. Unspoilt nature and and crystalline waters are waiting for you. What more could you want?
Did we convince you? Take a look at our villa selection and enjoy your stay in Puglia.