Puglia is Italy’s largest olive oil producing region
Puglia holidays provide the perfect opportunity to explore the southern area or ‘heel’ of Italy. This beautiful part of the country has been slightly ignored by British tourists in favour of more northern resorts, so now is an excellent time to visit this unspoilt, traditional part of the world.
Puglia is a major producer of olive oil and fine wine, with olive groves and vineyards covering vast parts of the sun baked countryside. Puglia’s history is colourful and fascinating with influences brought over with Norman, Saracen, Greek and Spanish invasions and there are many historic monuments left to symbolize these events.
Cathedrals and Castles show off the variety of architectural interests, while villages interpret the Greek and Spanish trends in their own characteristic ways. Late deals to Puglia would not be complete without a visit to a traditional trulli, these stone igloo shaped houses with conical roofs were built without mortar so they could easily be dismantled to fool the tax man, some are still lived in today, others have been transformed into quirky shops and restaurants, with a trip to Alberobello shows a very pretty street of terraced trulli.
Quick Puglia Tips
The currency needed for Puglia holidays is the Euro
Holders of a valid UK passport do not need a visa for holidays to Puglia
The flight time from the UK to Puglia is around 2 hours and 45 minutes
The airport most used on holidays to Puglia is Bari (BRI) however you can also fly into nearby Brindisi (BDS)
Try to make sure yo visit a trulli, or traditional Puglian home on your holiday to Puglia, it offers a fascinating insight into rural life in Itlay today
Puglia is also known as Apulia
Clear blue seas, luscious green countryside and wooded mountain slopes
While on Puglia holidays, try to take time to visit some of the traditional towns, Lecce has more than its fair share of churches, intertwined by narrow streets and quaint piazzas. Bari is home to some fascinating architecture with plenty of places to dine al fresco and enjoy a chilled glass of local wine.
Explore the surrounding countryside on foot or by bike, following winding trails and enjoying stunning scenery. The beautiful beach provides the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sizzling Italian sunshine, explore sandy coves and swim in the warm Adriatic waters. You can book fantastic holidays to Puglia at Latedeals.co.uk now and visit this little explored part of southern Italy before the rest of the world realises it is there.
Top Places To Visit
Castel del Monte
Built on the top of a hill near Bari, to strict mathematical and astronomical plans, the Castel del Monte is one of Europe's finest examples of medieval military architecture.
Grotte di Castellana
A stunning maze of underground caves carved over the centuries by underground streams eroding the rocks and molding them into fascinating formations.