- Puglia is bordered by two seas, the Adriatic to the east and Ionian
to the south.
See the sanctuary dedicated to St Michael the Archangel (San Michele
Archangelo) at Monte San’ Angelo; the octagonal Castel del Monte
near Andria; and the extraordinary floor mosaic in Otranto’s
The Isole Tremiti, the Foresta Umbra on the Promontorio del Gargano
and the beautiful beaches of the Penisula Salentina are nice places
to visit. Foggia has to offer the visitor connections with San Giovanni
Rotondo and the forests and beaches of the Promontorio del Gargano.
Bari is the capital of Puglia and is the south’s most important
city after Naples. Bari is a port town and you can take ferry’s
The trulli are circular, conicalroofed whitewashed houses built of
stone without a single trowelful of mortar. The trulli area is the
Valle d’Itria, extending from Conversano and Gioia del Colle
in the west to Ostuni and Martina Franca in the east. The greatest
concentration of trulli is in and around Alberobello.
Brindisi is the major embarkation point for ferries between Italy
Lecce is a centre of learning; it is a university town with deep roots,
style, grace – and plenty of student cafès and bars.
Convenient for both the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, it makes a great
base for exploring the Penisola Salentina. The baroque architecture
in the city centre is known to Italians as barocco leccese (Lecce
Otranto is a summer resort town that is packed in summer and a pretty
location out of season.
Gallipoli is an island connected to the mainland and modern city by
a bridge and it’s an important fishing centre.
Taranto with La Spezia is Italy’s major naval base. The old
town is on a tiny island, lodged between the port and train station
to the northwest and the new city to the southeast.