Puglia, located south of Italy, forms the ‘tacco’ (“heel”) of Italy’s boot. Its capital is Bari. It consists of beautiful villages and towns. Where the Adriatic Sea meets the Ionian Sea, you’ll find beaches with crystal clear waters, alleys, plains, masserias that have been transformed into boutique hotels in nature, picturesque harbors and charming domes, different from those you are used to. Puglia looks like a fairy tale!
MY TOP 3 INSTAGRAM SPOTS
Polignano e Mare
Accommondation – At the beautiful, luscious Giovi Relais Hotel in Polignano e Mare. At the cosmopolitan hotel “the Don Ferrante” in Monopoli. In the fairy tale Masseria with conical domes, the Masseria Grieco in Ostuni. At the gorgeous boutique hotel, the Palazzo Scotto, a historic domed mansion in Alberobello.
Transportation – Walk through the small towns of Puglia to enjoy them. From one city to another you need to either rent a car or do it by train. It is very easy and affordable.
By Air: It’s just a flight to Bari.
Then take the train and in half an hour you will be in the first city worth a visit in Polignano e Mare.
By boat: There is daily ferry communication with Greece (between Patras or Igoumenitsa and Bari or Brindisi).
Puglia Travel Tips
Days needed: 6 days (depending on how many cities you want to visit)
Best Season: Autumn & Spring. Summer is hot and very crowded. Unless you want to be all the time at the beach.
Country: Italy (capital Rome)
Currency: Euro (in most places accept credit cards)