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Italy – Puglia

The Heel of Italy’s Boot

About Puglia

Puglia is located in southern Italy, forming the heel of the boot, and it has a long and storied past. It offers great history, beautiful beaches, gorgeous towns, archaeological sites, and a warm climate. Clear ocean and magical sunshine make this region a fairytale destination. Puglia is a major tourist attraction for both Italians and foreigners.

Because it was conquered by a wealth of major powers (Roman, Greco, and Messapian ) throughout history, its landscapes show a mixture of influences, bringing history to life.

One of the most popular types of tourism is
Masseria Accommodation.
Masserie were the big houses at the centre of large agricultural estates: now they frequently offer comfortable rural accommodation, often with extras such as spas and cookery courses.

Must-see Cities in Puglia

Puglia is home to many old towns, balconies, doorways and arches that give you insight into these different civilisations.

Italian Paradise

Idyllic countryside and pristine coast. Baroque majesty and homey hospitality. A cuisine that is complex on the taste buds but simple in its preparation. Puglia has a bit of everything and you need to feel it.

Best Beaches in Puglia

This spit of land is larger than most people first imagine, and actually has the longest stretch of coastline of any destination in Italy, bordered by both the Ionian and the Adriatic Seas. Here are our picks for the best beaches in Puglia:

How to get to Puglia and the best way to travel within the region

Puglia is served by two international airports: Bari (Karol Wojtyla) in the north and Brindisi (Salento) in the south.

The easiest – and pretty much only – way to get to Puglia is to fly into Brindisi or Bari. Alitalia has regular flights from major Italian cities.

Puglia from NYC: Fly to Bari or Brindisi with Alitalia (either change in Rome or Milan).

Low-cost airlines are available from all major European hubs with connecting flights. There are daily flights to Bari and Brindisi on Ryanair.

Car rental is highly recommended. Having a car allows you to go to different beaches and visit artistic towns conveniently at your own pace.

Puglia Map