Puglia Travel Guide

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  • Things to Do
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Puglia Highlights

  • Pro
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    MichaelFalk1969 says…

     weather, beaches, historic cities, friendly locals, gorgeous food, not overrun by tourists 

  • Con
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    hquittner says…

     Travel if not by car is a challenge 

  • In a nutshell
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    kia81 says…

     According to me, it's one of the most beautiful region of Italy 

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Bari

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129,322,56

Lecce

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66,198,83

Alberobello

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55,160,32

Brindisi

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17,37,34

Otranto

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32,84,30

Monopoli

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18,45,20

San Giovanni Rotondo

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1,8,45

Taranto

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24,66,20

Ostuni

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13,100,46

Trani

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19,49,6

Castellana Grotte

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5,7,12

Foggia

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11,14,17

Isola San Domino

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9,17,0

Gallipoli

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9,28,34

Isola Caprara

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1,5,0

Rignano Garganico

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1,1,0

Mola di Bari

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Bari

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Lecce

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  • Salento Cooking in a private house in...

    Lecce Off The Beaten Path

    I live in Lecce and I am passionate about cooking. Salentine cookery uses a lot of fresh ingredients, in particular vegetables. The recipes come from the peasant tradition of this land. In my home, in a typical Salentino building in Lecce, I make pasta almost everyday in many shapes: orecchiette, minchiareddhi, sagne torte, cavatelli, tria, with...

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  • Patria Palace Hotel

    Lecce Hotels

    I had dinner here one night with a big party. Including the Irish Ambassador and his wife. (They...

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  • Sweet and gadget

    Lecce Shopping

    Wandering around into narrow streets where you find the locality in the area. Some small shop selling souvenir, chocolate and some other stuffCaught me in my eye the chocolate store, I bought a small portion of the chocolate just to taste itI'm not fun of chocolate but I want to try if they are good like our chocolates we have in BelgiumHmm I'm...

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Alberobello

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  • Wandering at night

    Alberobello Things to Do

    Visiting during Christmas in Puglia is the best time to see the town of AlberobelloEspecially in the trulli zone areaSome of the conical roof has Christmas lights decoration it can be very cold strolling around at night but is a different views than in daytimeBesides, we are not alone. The city center is still very busy seems like an endless place...

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  • Hotel Airone

    Alberobello Hotels

    We have a pleasant stay in this hotel even though the owner or receptionist doesn't speak English...

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  • Stroll through streets

    Alberobello Things to Do

    A popular attraction in Puglia its trulli, unique houses with conical roofs. The town of Alberobello is full of them, and is the best place to stroll around Here are around 1500 trulli, which many of them are still inhabited. See the neoclassical cloister of the Basilica Minore and modern Trullo Sovrano with two floors and a fully furnished villa...

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Brindisi

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  • Rent a car

    Brindisi Transportation

    To have your own car in Southern Italy is necessary. This part of the country local transportation is not reliable in compare to other part of ItalyWe have book our car in advance through website. We started our journey in Rome where we pick up the car at theTerminiBooking in advance is necessary! To drop off our our car in Brindisi airportCheck...

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  • Hotel Masseria Torre Coccaro

    Brindisi Hotels

    this hotel has the most incompetent staff possible! if you are looking to have a detailed special...

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  • Ryanair

    Brindisi Transportation

    Ryanair is a low cost airline that flies to many places around Europe. The services are pretty good and a reliable airlineFlights are on time. But we have no choice, all flights are departs from Brussels South, a difficult airport to reach with local transfer and car parking at the airports are very expensive Starting year 2014 they start to fly...

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Otranto

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  • panoramic tours to salento

    Otranto Transportation

    reliable tour agent who take yuo around in nearer area of otranto by special motorbike taxi (lkie trishaws) or for logner distance by van or private carvaluable tour for its pricewe did one day tour by frewecia otranto tpo the southern part of salento otranot-leuca tour

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  • Hotel Palazzo Papaleo

    Otranto Hotels

    My stay was like a dream and I often feel the nostalgia not to be there. I arrived late but there...

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  • Beaches and coves

    Otranto Things to Do

    Otranto has a facinating history, but its main draw in summertime is its coastal location. The waters here are called the Strait of Otranto and you can find any number of spots to sunbathe and swim in the sea.The town itself has beaches right in the centre. The harbour is one of Otranto's focal points (the other being the castle) and is attractive...

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Monopoli

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  • Peroni Nastro Azzuro

    Monopoli Nightlife

    The first time I tried Nastro Azzuro beer the taste convinced me that this translated directly into "Nasty Azz" beer. I later found out this means "blue ribbon," but that doesn't make it taste any better. To give an idea of just how bad this beer is, it scores a 6 out of 100 on RateBeer.com, an almost unheard of score.The beer comes in a green...

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  • Masseria Fortificata Donnaloia

    Monopoli Hotels

    Contrada Lamandia 56, Capitolo di Monopoli, Monopoli, 70043, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Zoosafari!

    Monopoli Things to Do

    While in Italy, we visited a Zoosafari in Fasano, just a few kilometers from our temporary home in Capitolo. Like other zoos in the world, it has bears, lions, zebras, giraffes, kangaroos and various other animals from over the world. Unlike other zoos I have visited, the Fasano Zoosafari allows you to drive through the cages (hence the name...

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San Giovanni Rotondo

  • From Rome to San Giovanni Rotondo by...

    San Giovanni Rotondo Transportation

    Foggia is the closest train station to San Giovanni Rotondo, so you’ll want to take a train from Rome to Foggia. There are several trains a day, but if you’re planning a day trip (that will be a loooong day), the best solution appears to be a Eurostar in the morning. Takes 3.5 hours to get to Foggia.The one-way fare: 28.9 euros with the Amica fare...

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  • Leon

    San Giovanni Rotondo Hotels

    Via Tratturo delle Corse 14, San Giovanni Rotondo,

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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Taranto

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    Taranto Tourist Traps

    Be careful driving...the roads are full of hidden holes, it's easy to get a puncture.Parking is difficult...at the sea use a car park or risk a fine.In the city pay at the box on the road if you ever find a space! You may travel by bus.

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  • Histo S. Pietro sul Mar Piccolo Relais...

    Taranto Hotels

    This is an incredible Hotel on beautiful grounds. Our room is architecturally stunning. Interesting...

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  • Note To You =]

    Taranto Things to Do

    okay just to let you know, you should talk more about just the attracktions because when people like myself are doing projects for class and we need notes about attracktions then we should be able to find it in the comments about that place because we really need something good instead of just notes or comments about like a long time ago because...

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Ostuni

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  • San Francesco church

    Ostuni Things to Do

    This church is part of the Franciscan convent dating back to 1304The church was built in the Gothic style to the seventeenth century, when it was almost completely rebuilt and modifiedThe facade of the church was rebuilt in the late nineteenth century to make it more consistent with the townThe Church of St. Francis of Assisi has a single nave, a...

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  • Albergo Masseria L Ovile

    Ostuni Hotels

    Located in an old shepherds and animals shelter complex, nicely refurbished, this hotel is quiet and...

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  • Wander through a maze of small streets

    Ostuni Things to Do

    Take your time to explore the city. The area is famous for the Italian touristsWe were here on a Sunday morning, the city is already full with group Italian tourists with a local guideWandering through a maze small streets you'll find the beauty of this white townsImagine, inhabitants in this city is never been leave aloneEveryday, tourists coming...

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Trani

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  • Specialities of Puglia

    Trani Restaurants

    In this small bar and restaurant (only for 30 persons) of the historical center of Trani, you can taste all kind of regional specialities. The atmosphere is very traditional and friendly and you can eat and drink very well without spending too much money. Better book a table before going because it's very often crowded. Closed on Tuesday.***Last...

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  • Regia Hotel

    Trani Hotels

    Piazza Monsignor Reginaldo M. Addazi 2, Trani, 70059, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Cathedral by night

    Trani Things to Do

    You cannot miss a visit to the cathedral square by night.....The square is quite central, well lit and usually crowded with people, so no problem going to see the stunning show of the stones coloured by the artificial lights.The facede, like usual, is facing the sunset, so wonderful colours are lit at that time of the day, if you are lucky.

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Castellana Grotte

  • Trains to Castellana

    Castellana Grotte Transportation

    Ferrovie del Sud Est have a train line between Bari and Taranto, with several stops on the way, including Alberobello and Castellana Grotta. This link is to the websites timetable (pdf-file). The train runs frequently and almost hourly, but attention to this: Not on Sundays!! We went to the station of Alberobello and it was completely shot down,...

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  • Semiramide Palace Hotel

    Castellana Grotte Hotels

    via Conversano, 157, Castellana Grotte, 70013, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Grotte di Castellana

    Castellana Grotte Things to Do

    The limestone caves of Castellana are spectacular, they are like all limestone caves beautiful with all the stalactites and stalagmites, but it is truly great because the entrance cave has a big hole in the ”roof” that allows the daylight to enter. The rays of sunlight in this huge cave make it like standing in a church, with the glimmering in the...

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Foggia

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  • Lucera

    Foggia Favorites

    Lucera is an ancient city founded in Daunia, the centre of Dauni territory (in present day Apulia). Archeological excavations show the presence of a bronze age village inside the city boundaries. Lucera was probably named after either Lucius, a mythical Dauno king, or a temple dedicated to the goddess Lux Cereris. A third possibility is that the...

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  • Paradiso Selvaggio

    Foggia Hotels

    Localita Ruccucupari Vieste, Foggia, 71019, IT

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Lucera e Monti dauni

    Foggia Favorites

    Lucera is an ancient city founded in Daunia, the centre of Dauni territory (in present day Apulia). Archeological excavations show the presence of a bronze age village inside the city boundaries. Lucera was probably named after either Lucius, a mythical Dauno king, or a temple dedicated to the goddess Lux Cereris. A third possibility is that the...

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Isola San Domino

  • Beach Attire

    Isola San Domino What to Pack

    Pack:-swimsuits-shorts-t-shorts-sandals/flip flops-bring a light jacket for the evenings -sunscreen Don't forget your camera, there is a photo opt at every turn.

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  • Charter a Boat

    Isola San Domino Things to Do

    You can charter a small or larger boat to take you on an hour to hour and a half tour of the three islands that make up the Tremiti Isles. In my experience, it is best to charter one of the smaller boats as the tour guide tends to take his time explaining the local sites, also, as he did with us, he stopped for about 30 minutes for a few of us to...

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  • Boat trip around the islands / In barca

    Isola San Domino Things to Do

    Al porto, chiedete di fare un giro nei barconi che partono da lì per farvi vedere le isole. Attenzione al prezzo, che non vi freghino!At the harbour, ask for the boat - trip: they'll bring you in a big boat (20-30 persons) around the three islands. Just beware the high prices: in that case ask for a less price...

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Gallipoli

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Isola Caprara

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  • Tour Guide on the Tremiti Isles 2 more images

    by Kandise Updated Sep 24, 2006

    You can charter a small or larger boat to take you on an hour to hour and a half tour of the three islands that make up the Tremiti Isles. In my experience, it is best to charter one of the smaller boats as the tour guide tends to take his time explaining the local sites, also, as he did with us, he stopped for about 30 minutes for a few of us to jump overboard for a quick dip in the Adriatic Sea.

    Price: About $10.00 per person

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    • Diving and Snorkeling
    • Beaches

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