Puglia is a land kissed by the sun that always welcomes you with a smile, with a landscape that varies as soon as you turn the corner, as shown by the different stages of our tours: step by step, in fact, you will find yourself among paths and silent landscapes, cliffs overlooking colourful seabeds and golden beaches with crystal clear waters, vast plains and gentle hills, where olive groves and vineyards alternate with lush forests.
History and culture
A land where, over the centuries, many cultures and civilizations have left their footprints, creating the history and traditions of this region: from Daunians, Peucetians and Messapians, past ancient Greeks, Romans and Byzantines to Normans, Swabians and Angevins. Every day you will have the opportunity to discover their marks in archaeological excavations, artistic and architectural treasures such as dolmen and menhirs, rupestrian cave churches and medieval castles, Baroque and Romanesque cathedrals, palaces and historical houses, villages and cities of art, trulli (conic-roofed rural houses built using the dry-stone technique) and masserie (fortified farms). With three UNESCO sites in Puglia – of which you do not want to miss Alberobello, the “World Capital of the TrullI” – and Monte Sant’Angelo sanctuary, carved in the very rock.
Food and wine
You will discover Puglia also – perhaps above all – through its food and wine, a triumph of flavours, colours and aromas. During your daily stages you will discover the identity and the different traditions from the Itria Valley to the Gargano, through the excellence of the 0 km ingredients such as DOP extra virgin olive oil and fine DOC and IGT wines such as Negramaro, Nero di Troia and Primitivo. “Orecchiette”, grilled meat, fresh fish, focaccia, seasonal vegetables, dairy products, cheeses and much more will accompany you along your itinerary to regenerate yourself with every single meal, whether you’re omnivore, vegetarian or even vegan.
How to get there
Getting here is easy with direct flights from the European capitals to the “Papola Casale” airport in Brindisi and to the “Karol Wojtyla” airport in Bari-Palese, the main airport that is connected to the city centre through several shuttles and fast trains. Numerous connections by land (trains and buses) and sea (ferries) are also available.
Climate in Puglia
Held in a warm embrace between the Adriatic and the Ionian seas, Puglia is famous for its climate, which allows you to visit it practically all year round, both along the 800 kilometres of coastline and among the vast plains and gentle hills of the hinterland. Spring is warm and sunny, with temperatures around 20°C. Summer is hot and dry inland and more humid on the coast, with temperatures reaching 30°-35°C. Autumn boasts a mild climate, with peaks of up to 20°C and above. Winter is generally more rainy, with temperatures around 10°C and a slightly harsher climate, especially in the northern part of the region.
Things to do
All this explains the growing popularity of Puglia all over the world for those looking for not only culture, history and good food but also nature, thanks to the presence of national parks and natural reserve WWF Oasis sites; sport, with a wide range of activities such as trekking, but also cycling, horse riding, surfing and snorkelling; and those who want to relax and pamper themselves can do just that in one of the many wellness centres and spa’s in the area, perfect to recover after the many kilometres spent walking across Puglia.