Apulia has so much to offer that you can easily spend two weeks here and enjoy it thoroughly. The capital, Bari, is known as the city of a thousand facets. Here, you can marvel at the interesting blend of Western and Eastern influences, visit the San Nicola Basilica and the University Palace, or take a stroll along the beautiful waterfront.
In Lecce, the "Florence of the South," you'll be drawn to the spectacular cathedral and numerous museums with sculptures and archaeological remains from Roman times. Did you know that the architectural style in Lecce has its own name, "Leccese Baroque," due to its unique development? Here, you can find a selection of charming bed and breakfasts in Lecce.
You definitely shouldn't miss Otranto, the "Gateway to the East." The easternmost city in Italy captivates with a blend of Oriental and Occidental architecture. Stay in one of our handpicked boutique hotels in Otranto.
Don't miss out on Grotta della Poesia, a magnificent sea cave located close to the city of Lecce. Inside, sunlight illuminates greenish-blue waterways and beautiful rock formations.
While in Puglia, visit Porto Selvaggio, a beautiful natural reserve near Gallipoli. Beautiful cliffs, sparkling lakes, and gorgeous hiking trails across lush countryside await you here.
Hike along the Trulli Trail to properly enjoy the splendor of this location. Put on your walking shoes and enjoy this well-known path, which provides spectacular views of the countryside, antique trulli houses, and attractive villages. Here, you'll encounter the authentic world of trulli, cone-shaped stone huts that have stood for centuries and tell a story of the region's rich history and culture. These authentic accommodations have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996 and are simply part of the Apulian landscape, especially in the unofficial trulli capital, Alberobello, and in the Itria Valley.
Lastly, Puglia has some fantastic beaches to relax on. Enjoy the sun and unwind on the beautiful shores, such as Baia dei Turchi near Otranto, Punta Prosciutto near Porto Cesareo, and the peaceful sands of Torre Lapillo.
Puglia welcomes you to embrace its unique traditions and create amazing memories in this corner of Italy, whether you're drawn to its historic wonders’ culinary delicacies, or coastline splendors.