Apulia: The Heel of Italy

The heel of Italy is Apulia, a region in southeastern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionin Sea to the southeast and the Strait of Òtranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south. Apulia, known as Puglia, is one of Italy’s treasure regions where it is becoming a major tourist destination all over the world for its nature, history and art.

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The region of Apulia is filled with exceptionally wonderful beaches and beautiful destination spots for whatever the season may be. Here are some tourist destinations to visit in Apulia:

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Alberobello is a small town in the province of Bari, Apulia and very famous for its unique Trulli constructions which become part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1996.

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The Old town in Bari features the massive castle of Federick II, and Bari’s labyrinth of tight streets, lanes, courtyards and arches is totally beautiful.

The Trani in Apulia is a great fishing harbour and stylish center. Good beaches await its visitors plus the opportunity to explore interesting buildings: the Palazzo Cacetta in Via Ognisanti, the cathedral, San Nicola the Pilgrim, and the Santa Maria church.

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Trani in ApuliaChiara Marra / Foter.com / CC BY-ND

The Castellana Caves are remarkable karst cave system situated in Castellana Grotte.

Monopoli is an old fishing village in the province of Bari. It offers several superb beaches perfect for water adventure. The town features Basilian underground churches and villages, the church of S. Domenico, and Charles V’s castle.

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Many people are unaware of how much Apulia has to offer, but if you’re planning a trip to Europe, the heel of Italy shouldn’t be missed!


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