Why choose Puglia ?
Puglia is a food and wine lover’s paradise.
One reason is that the fresh produce is of such high quality. Indeed, many of the basic elements of the Italian kitchen originate from Puglia.
A huge proportion of Italy’s fish is caught off the extensive Apulian coast, 75% of the country’s olive oil is produced here and the region provides 85% of Europe’s pasta.
Clean seas and reliable sunshine have made Puglia a popular region for second homes.
There's a geographical diversity to Puglia that is very attractive, though to get to the best from the province you either need your own transport.
The very southern tip, the Salentine peninsula, is rocky and dry, more Greek than Italian, while there's plenty of mountain scenery in the undulating plateau of Le Murge , in the centre of the province.
The best escape, though, is north to the mountains, forests and beaches of the Gargano promontory with some of the finest unpolluted sand and sea to be found anywhere on the Adriatic.
Getting around Puglia by public transport is fairly easy, at least as far as the main towns and cities go. Trains connect nearly all the major places, while small, private lines head into previously remote areas - in the Gargano and on the edges of Le Murge
Most other places can be reached by bus.