Puglia Holidays & Tours
Stretching 248 miles and forming the heel of Italy's 'boot', Puglia offers visitors the chance to explore centuries of history thanks to the various conquering dynasties that have all left their own architectural mark on its lands.
With ancient sites, whitewashed hill-towns and splendid churches in abundance, it's easy to find yourself immersed in days gone by here. Away from the region's historical sights, Puglia holidays provide the chance to enjoy delicious local dishes, glorious countryside and hundreds of miles of emerald waters along its coastline.
Explore the old town and atmospheric harbour of the region's capital city, Bari, or discover the Baroque masterpieces of Lecce, known as the “Florence of the South”. Pay a visit to the ancient hilltop town of Ostuni, sip locally-made wine in Locorotondo and wander through Castellana's famous cave network, another popular stop on most Puglia tours. Whether you're returning to this enigmatic region or visiting for the very first time, our Puglia escorted tours are designed to create treasured lifelong memories.
Things to do in Puglia
Take advantage of the part of Italy that boasts the longest coastline in all the country.
Pay a visit to the elegant town of Martina Franca and wander around its old quarter, which features rococo architecture, serene churches and former palaces among its narrow winding streets.
Explore the beautiful city of Lecce, where Roman ruins, including a grand amphitheatre, sit next to elegant Baroque churches and chic waterfront restaurants.
Take some time to refuel on a visit to the much-loved hill-town of Ostuni, and enjoy a slow lunch or aperitivo at a café lining one of the piazzas in the old quarter.
Things to see in Puglia
Puglia vacations offer delightful opportunities to eat fine foods and to unwind in the sunshine.
Food and Drink in Puglia
The most distinctive pasta is orecchiette, an ear-shaped variety
This is often served with ingredients such as meatballs, broccoli, and ricotta. Tasting the local varieties is a must-do, especially since the region produces 80% of Europe's pasta.
Those visiting Lecce on their Puglia holidays should be sure to try a pasticciotti. These delicious tarts are made with shortcrust pastry and filled with cream around a single cherry.
For local wine connoisseurs, a stop at the hill-town of Locorotondo is sure to delight. The vineyards here are renowned for their excellent white wines, and the good news is there are a number of cellars that offer tastings.
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