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Beautiful Places to Visit in Puglia, Italy

Prachi Dharap Jul 3, 2019
Puglia aka Apulia; is becoming a popular tourist destination. Rich history, extravagant architecture and abundance of olives and beaches makes Puglia a must visit place for a crowd-weary traveller.
Bari, the capital city of Puglia is a perfect blend of old and new. It is also known as ‘City of St. Nicholas’.

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Visit the fantasy town of Alberobello. It has over 1,000 ‘trullis’ which led it to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The trullis are peasant dwellings particular to this area. They have conical roofs made with stacked stones and are completely mortar-less. A must-visit for photography lovers!

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This cute seaside town of Polignano a Mare is famous for its beach and the ice-cream.

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You can't help fall in love with this pretty town of Locorotondo. Enjoy wandering around the tiny streets or relax with a glass of wine at the street- side restaurants.
You can take the Appian Way (Appia longarum: regina viarum) which starts from Rome and ends in the port city of Brindisi.

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Ostuni is well known for its beautiful vistas of the countryside and Adriatic coast along with the uniform white buildings in a medieval layout.

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Take a stroll through the magical streets of the most picturesque towns in Puglia. Cisternino is known for its white washed houses and elegant architecture.

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The charming town of Otranto is a delightful mix of history, architecture, and beautiful views. The imposing castle and the cathedral dating back to 1088 along with beautiful bauxite quarry lake, make the place a must visit.

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The old island town of Gallipoli still lives up-to its name, interpreted as ‘beautiful city’ in Greek. You should also visit the most famous landmark Castello Angioino di Gallipoli.

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Perfect little place for nature as well as history enthusiasts, Torre dell’ Orso is also famous for a natural swimming pool ‘Cave of Poetry’.

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The Castel Del Monte, commissioned by the Holy Roman Emperor Fredrick II was completed in 1240. It has a unique octagonal shape with 8 octagonal towers in 8 corners. It was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.

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Visit the Cattedrala di San Nicola Pellegrino in Trani for spectacular views of the shore.

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Visit the the bold historic monuments in Lucera: Amphitheater of Romano Augusto and the Fortress Svevo Angioina.