A land of sun, excellent cuisine, and hospitality, Apulia is in a strategic position on the heel of Italy, where the Adriatic and Ionian Seas meet. This meeting offers a varied coastline, which offers both jagged cliffs and sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, and seabeds rich in color and sea creatures. One of the most famous beaches, Pescoluse, has earned the nickname the "Maldives" of Salento.
The inland is magical as well, with historic villages, vineyards, and olive groves mixed with forests and spectacular Mediterranean canyons, the ravines.
Many past civilizations have lived in this land, which is still strewn with numerous archaeological sites and cities with traces of Baroque, Romanesque and medieval architecture such as Bari, the capital, or Lecce.
There are three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Apulia: the fortress of Castel del Monte in Andria, the trullos of Alberobello, and the Sanctuary of Monte Sant'Angelo.
Apulia can be visited all year, providing an extended swimming season or programs amidst folklore, crafts, food,-and-wine in the hinterland.
There are charming feasts and folk festivals dedicated to the patron saints or local products, such as the Feast of St. Nicholas in Bari or the Night of Taranta in Melpignano.
This is the region where Padre Pio of Pietrelcina lived, a destination for devotees and pilgrimages to the holy shrines.
Salento and Gargano enchant with sea and history, and nature lovers can dive into the clear waters of the Tremiti Islands. Apulia offers you the sea and more; nature, along the paths of the Gargano or Murgia parks.