The heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia is the country’s most south-eastern region and is the perfect holiday destination. Between some of the loveliest beaches in Europe, a sublime climate, intriguing towns and food to die for, you’ll feel like you’ve reached luxury paradise on earth.
Got a penchant for seaside locales and beach bars? Then you’re definitely going to love everything Puglia has to offer. Boasting more than 490 miles of glorious coastline, you’ll be spending almost all your leisure time on the Adriatic shores, the Straits of Otranto or the sandy stretches of the Ionian Sea, so you’ll never be far from an idyllic spot. And the best bit? The warm Mediterranean climate is ideal for working up a tan.
If you want to do some cultural sightseeing and urban activities, there are plenty of lovely port towns to fascinate and beguile. The larger vicinities include Foggia, Bari and the regional capital, Brindisi, which medieval old centres and plenty of opportunities to indulge your shopping desires. The centre of Alberobello is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its stunning constructions. For small-town charm, why not head to the white buildings of Ostuni or the sea-facing Otranto? Each place offers a character of its own and are ideal for a Puglia culture adventure.
If all this wasn’t enough to convince you to call us up and book your tickets immediately, we know the food will. Some of the best of Italy’s classic foods come from Puglia, with many regional favourites originating in the gorgeous Salento. Its cuisine tends to be simple and delicious, relying on fresh and local produce for its phenomenal taste. The region is ample in sensational homegrown ingredients such as chickpeas, olives, olive oil, tomatoes and fresh seafood.
WINGED BOOTS WISDOM
Here in the sunny south, things tend to wind down at around noon as everyone settles in for a relaxing afternoon nap or sunbathe. With shops and restaurants not reopening until around four o’clock, we recommend planning your trips into town for either the early morning or evening.
Good to know
- Time difference: UTC +1
- Capital: Bari
- Currency: EUR
Flying time to destination:
3-hours from London
Best Time To Travel
|Jan: 10°c||Feb: 11°c||Mar: 13°c|
|Apr: 16°c||May: 19°c||Jun: 23°c|
|Jul: 25°c||Aug: 26°c||Sep: 21°c|
|Oct: 17°c||Nov: 13°c||Dec: 10°c|