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Travel Guide to Puglia, Italy

The region of Puglia is situated in the south-eastern part of Italy; almost the entire territory of the province is occupied by rich forests, olive groves and vineyards. Nature is truly impressive there. Tourists are attracted to these places with an abundance of natural attractions, extraordinary cuisine, numerous tour facilities and hospitality of the locals, who have kept good traditions and customs for centuries. Local customs were mentioned not by chance, as there are often folk festivals, carnivals and bright celebrations in Puglia; both locals and tourists from other countries gladly take part in festivities.
Best beaches and recreation places in Puglia
Puglia is ready to offer sea lovers a huge selection of beautiful beaches; there are parts of the coast for every taste. Monopoli is one of the most sought after holiday destinations. It has about 25...
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Beaches of the province are also worthy of the highest praise. The beautiful coast, clean water and great equipment make it possible not only to swim in the gentle sea, but also to enjoy water sports. The region is famous for typical houses of local residents - Trulli - which can be seen in every provincial town. Most of these buildings survived in Alberobello, so there are entire streets consisting of white dwarf buildings with conical roofs. Those are famous Trullo houses.
The town of Bari has remained a famous place of pilgrimage for many years. The local Basilica of St. Nicholas houses a precious religious artifact, the relics of St. Nicholas. Many ancient castles and fortresses erected by the Byzantines, the French and the Spaniards have survived in Puglia. Once there was a serious struggle for this valuable land. Ecotourism fans should visit Motolla and its surroundings; main attractions of these places are cave temples dating back more than ten centuries. Frescoes have preserved in some temples. Today, a part of caves is converted into museums.
Cuisine of Puglia for gourmet
The national cuisine of Puglia is very simple, but no less interesting and attractive. They produce one of the best olive oils in the world; it is an indispensable component of almost all national...
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Every town in the region regularly hosts interesting holidays and festivals, so its guests always have a chance to be in the heart of colorful celebrations. Typically, events are accompanied by fairs, folk festivals, musical and theatrical performances running directly on city squares. Fans of outdoor activities have to choose resorts located on the coast; those who want to have a break from the bustle of big cities would like towns in the hinterland.
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Travel guides to neighbouring cities of Puglia:


Bari - 43.3 km
Despite the fact Bari is quite a large modern city it has managed to keep its unique atmosphere of home comfort, which is usually true only for small towns. In this city ancient buildings and strict...
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Brindisi - 72.3 km
Brindisi is a small port town in the southern part of the country. This is a great destination for tourists who dream of trouble-free calm rest. Despite the fact this town has started developing as a...
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Agropoli - 185.5 km
The history of this attractive Italian town started in the 6th century, when Agropoli was run by the powerful local family. During its history, the town was several times ambushed by pirates who...
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