Puglia, also known as Apulia, is the most southeastern region, occupying the 'heel' of the 'boot' of Italy. Across the Ionian Sea to the east lies Greece and across the Adriatic lies Albania.
Puglia is the least mountainous region of Italy, consisting of broad plains and low-lying hills. The only mountainous areas, the Gargano promontory and the Dauni mountains, do not exceed 1,150 metres and are in the north of the region. The Tremeti Islands, in the Adriatic, are also a part of Puglia.
Puglia lies between two beautiful coastlines There are miles and miles of unspoilt beaches, spectacular cliffs and rocky coves.
Bari (regional capital), Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce and Taranto, Barletta-Andria-Trani.
Lecce is often billed as the Florence of the south, thanks to an abundance of buildings constructed in a very florid style of Mediterranean Baroque.
The dramatic Castel del Monte is unquestionably one of Puglia's most important and mysterious buidlings, which commands panoramic views from the top of a hill, outside the town of Andria near Bari.
For a full immersion in history and tradition, Alberobello is a must. The town of the trulli is so unique that it has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Last but not least, the Tremiti Archipelago is a tiny paradise where history and nature merge perfectly and offer a wonderful landscape to explore. Its crystal-clear waters paint an incredible seascape, animated by coves, caves and deep seabeds, and populated by lush vegetation and many species of fish.
Puglia boasts a wonderful Mediterranean climate that makes it an excellent holiday destination for most of the year.
The spring comes early and is generally warm and sunny. The summer is long, hot and dry and lasts from the end May through to the end of September. This is the best time for visiting the beaches.
The autumn, remains generally warm – only the the winter months can be a little rainy but are generally mild.