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Sightseeing in Apulia - what to see. Complete travel guide

Tour Emozionale 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.
1. The most comfortable and amazing way to explore the region is travelling by train. Routes pass through incredibly beautiful natural areas, so the usual trip can turn into a fascinating … Open
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. Copyright
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 … Open
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.
Chiesa di San Pio da Pietrelcina -  San Giovanni Rotondo One of the main advantages of Apulia is a long coastline. There are a lot of beautiful and comfortable resorts. Fans of beach recreation often choose the town of Vieste for recreation. At its coast, there are many peaceful grottoes and small calm coves. In this region, the coast was formed by limestone rocks. For thousands of years, the sea waters have flushed beautiful arches and grottoes out of the rocks. Tourists can admire them during exciting boat trips. Here, you can see one of the most beautiful karstic caves in the country. The coast of Apulia is very popular with fans of diving.
Every town of charming Puglia has amazing hotels and inns that will surprise guests not only with their good service, but also with their unique history. In the immediate vicinity of Fasano … Open
Those who prefer to vacation in a desert and calm atmosphere should visit Castrignano del Capo. The coastline here is framed with impregnable rocks. Travelers can reach some sites only by boat. The guests of the resort can combine beach recreation with walks along picturesque places. Hundreds of years ago, the rocky area became a safe shelter for Byzantium monks. There are several interesting religious sites.
Litoranea - From Gallipoli to Otranto via Santa Maria di leuca The travelers who prefer wellness resorts will be impressed by Margherita di Savoia. It is located in the south of the Adriatic coast. Healing thermal springs were found at this resort. Today, innovative balneological procedures are practiced here. The resort is suitable for classical beach recreation too.
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 … Open
Experienced divers should visit the coast of Porto Cesareo. There are over 50 underwater caves at this rocky coast. They are a home for rare corals and exotic fish. Tourists from all over the world come here to admire them. The most interesting diving sites are near the resort of Neretino. Even those who are just mastering the basics of diving can relax here with comfort.
Lecce Apulia is famous not only for its amazing beaches. It also attracts shopping enthusiasts. In Gallipoli, there is one of the largest and most famous antique markets in Italy where you can buy unique antique items. In Alberobello and Grumo Appula, there are wonderful craft markets. In Lecce, you can visit an incredibly beautiful flower market. There is an interesting antique market in Brindisi. It is located on Teresa Square.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Apulia and surroundings

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Apulia
♥   Castle 'Conversano Castle' Conversano, 19.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Santo Stefano Castle' Monopoli, 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello Normanno-Svevo' Sannicandro di Bari, 34.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Aragonese Castle' Taranto, 37.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Episcopio Castle' Grottaglie, 40.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Apulia
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’Alta Murgia' , 65.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’Appennino Lucano-Val d’Agri-Lagonegrese' , 113.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Pollino' , 125.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Gargano' , 151.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Apulia from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Le Grotte della Civita

From the series “Hotels Harmoniously Built into the Natural Landscape”
On the Hotel Territorium is the building of the old church, where today the cozy buffet is located. Guests can also visit the Albergo Sexantio restaurant and taste the most popular regional cuisine. At the entrance to the hotel is the excellent recreation zone - the stone terrace, on which the old wooden furniture are placed. You can also recommend the hotel to those tourists who can not stand the recovery in the hot summer. In the great caves of Le Grotte della Civita the pleasant coolness prevails even on the hottest summer day. … Read further

Grotta Palazzese Restaurant

From the series “The Most Exotic Restaurants in the World”
The lime cave, one of the most famous restaurants on the planet, is 25 meters above sea level, so you can admire the impressive coastal panorama. The restaurant's menu will appeal to the gourmets who like seafood. Here you can taste the delicious Thai-style squid, as well as the grilled shrimp with garlic. The prices in the restaurant Grotta Palazzese are quite high. The average price for a court is more than 100 US dollars. … Read further
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