We have all seen images of that whitewashed hills and kilometers coastal ling line. Yes, we are talking about Puglia, which is located in Southern Italy.
It is considered as one of the calmest and stunningly beautiful places in Italy. Though this place is famous for its hills and peaceful atmosphere, there are many other places worth visiting. Today, we will tell you about the top 10 places in Puglia you can visit.
Since Puglia is also known for its centuries’ old farmland, it will be a surprise that the top 10 visiting places in Puglia do not involve such land. Gargano has plenty of farming land, whitewashed hills and narrow streets with peaceful ambiance and beautiful beaches.
The hill also has an old 13th-century castle which is breathtaking. Its beaches are not only attractive for tourism but also because they are maintained excellently. You can find all kind of fishing spots and cooked freshwater fish.
This part of Puglia is known for its Greyish stony olive groves. It stands out for its cuisines, traditions and of course, music. It has some of the most beautiful villages, such as Otranto, Presicce, and Specchia, which are award winners for their aesthetic maintenance and natural beauty. If you happen to be in Italy in the summers, then you must go and visit this place. The atmosphere is soothing; even the air holds the ancient traditions.
This place has a fairytale-like landscape. With villages formed at particular distances, they all contain the aroma of history and traditions.
Interestingly, this place is also known as Trulli valley because of its extraordinary landscape and cylindrical peasant houses. Now, for the promotion of tourism; separate rest houses are made which contain their summer pools.
This city is located so near to the coast of Adriatic that the distance is only 8 km. other than the impressive and outstanding sea view, the maze-like composition of houses on the whitewashed hill is another prominent feature you will notice right away.
You will find all sort of traditional coffee shops, traditional craftsman centers, and a lot of lovely restaurants. Whether you want a view of the sea or you are interested in living in a place where are resting in specially build and airy restrooms, then this place deserves a must-visit.
This place holds more importance as it is recognized by the UN for its peaceful history and traditions to provide support and safety to travelers. It has been involved in such work for centuries. There was a time when it was the main stop of the Indian Mail.
Though you will experience the lifestyle of daily routine to be slow and steady, it contains friendliness and warmth. You will never run out of fresh food restaurants.
Old Town of Bari
Situated in the capital region of Puglia, the modern and new city, is linked with the old town of Bari through a bridge. The old town has a strong stone wall to separate it from the sea.
The old streets are too narrow that when you go through them, you will feel like going through someone’s house or living rooms. Despite such little space, the streets are extremely alive. You will see that women would get in up in the morning and sit while working on the past. This place is very famous for its pasta and focaccia bread, one of the traditional foods you must never miss when visiting the old town of Bari.
Polignano A Mare
It is one of the most important places in Puglia because of its rich ancient settlements which also makes it one of the oldest places in Puglia. It has outstanding picturesque scenery and seacoast. The sea coast has caves which are beyond beauty.
The countryside has modern-textured houses. If you take a look, you will be surprised by the modern Italian houses with luxurious outdoor settings.
A valley which is recognized and saved by UNESCO; it has impressive Trulli houses which are cylindrical and have cones like structure on top. The buildings are whitewashed, and many of the restored parts of the valley have indoor summer pools.
Though this valley is now related to travelers, there are houses where original owners still reside. Rest of the houses have been converted into restaurants, rest houses, coffee shops, etc.
This place is rich with architecture which dates back from the 17th and 18th Century. The Baroque style buildings, the rush, and noise; it brings the modern touch with old traditional air. It is a perfect mixture of past and present.
It is also the largest city of Puglia as it has 40 churches and other noble buildings. Streets are alive just like any other place’s street. You will find that people would sit there and talk for hours while food will continue to be served most traditionally. This place deserves a visit.
Considered as the easternmost town of Italy, it is a perfect mixture of beauty, traditional history, architecture, and white beaches. The restaurants are well maintained, and the seafront gives the fishers a huge chance to get you fresh meat.
One of the prominent architectural building is the Cathedral whose history goes back from 1088 with a 12th-century mosaic floor. This place will give you chills, and you must visit if you are traveling Italy on vacations.