Puglia is a skinny region that’s fat with riches – architectural, geographical, gastronomical – all squeezed beautifully into a narrow strip of land in the country’s far south. There are ancient towns where shady alleys speak of the past. There are baroque cathedrals crowning hilltop cities; curious trulli homes with conical roofs; and proud traditional farmhouses presiding over mile after mile of olive grove and vineyard. There are beautiful beaches and seafront restaurants, exquisite regional foods, traditional crafts (papier-mâché is big in Lecce) and layers of culture laid down over the centuries. Yet, despite this embarrassment of riches, Puglia still feels pleasantly undiscovered.
Forming the vertiginous heel on Italy’s stylish boot, Puglia is a truly elevated destination – with hilltop towns, clifftop villages perched above the Adriatic and sweeping valleys.
A small group or tailor made tour, complete with passionate local guides in all the right places will help you extract every last drop from this delicious, multi-sensory region, ensuring you make the most of a week, or whatever time you have, in Puglia.