Puglia’s history is similar to that of other Mediterranean countries within the region. All of which have experienced invaders from foreign fields. Whether it is the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Normans, the Swabians, the Spanish Bourbons or...

Local History of Puglia

Local History of Puglia

Puglia’s history is similar to that of other Mediterranean countries within the region. All of which have experienced invaders from foreign fields. Whether it is the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Normans, the Swabians, the Spanish Bourbons or the Byzantines they have all left their cultural impression is some way, shape or form. Its southern position in Italy offered easy access to strategic routes around the Ionian Sea, Adriatic Sea and Mediterranean Sea. The area was first colon...

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Things To See And Do in Puglia

Things To See And Do in Puglia

Puglia has so much to offer all travellers, visitors and holiday makers who visit the region. Here is a short list of places of interest; Itria Valley In the centre of Puglia is the world famous Itria valley - a UNESCO world heritage site. The locals call it 'the valley'. It stretches from Putignano in the north, all the way to the town of Ostuni in the south. Its slopes are covered with amazing vineyards, endless olive groves and punctuated by the coned white roofs of the tru...

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Food & Wine in Puglia

Food & Wine in Puglia

Puglia is known as the breadbasket of Italy. It produces around 80 per cent of Europe’s pasta and supplies much of Italy’s fish. Puglia produces more wine than Germany and more olive oil than all the other regions of Italy combined. Puglia's olives are legendary and so are its almonds. Its dark juicy tomatoes, cime di rapa (turnip tops), fava beans, figs (fresh and dried), melons, grapes and green cauliflower are all truly amazing. The influence of Puglia’s former rulers...

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Restaurants & Eateries in Puglia

Restaurants & Eateries in Puglia

With over 10,000 restaurants and eateries in Puglia, where do you start? This means visitors to the region have an abundance of choice when it comes to food. Puglia strikes a great balance between Michelin star worthy restaurants right through to quick and easy great home-cooked food to buy whilst on the move. What you can be sure of is a wide selection to suit all budgets and requirements. Family meals are an essential part of Italian life so you will find many restaurants that can easily ca...

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Beaches & Natural Beauty in Puglia

Beaches & Natural Beauty in Puglia

With nearly 12 miles of natural coastline, Puglia has a variety of beaches and areas of natural beauty to be enjoyed by all. But don’t stick to the popular tourist areas, to see what this place really has to offer - be brave and venture of the beaten track. Here are some of our recommendations; Torre Guaceto nature reserve A wonderful area where time has stood still. Six kilometeres of protected beach wtih sand dunes, lagoons, trees and lots of nature to keep the children intere...

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