Known as “the heel of Italy’s boot,” the charming region of Puglia, situated in heart of the Mediterranean, is a land rich in history, culture and traditions. It has been the bridge to the Orient since the dawn of time and was the crossroad to different cultures and civilizations.
This region is a fascinating mix of Greek, Norman, Arab, French and Spanish influences. Remains of these ancient civilizations are still visible in the Apulian countryside, while Renaissance and Baroque art is present in the cities and villages’ historical buildings and magnificent cathedrals as a representation of different artistic manifestation of faith. The ancient origins of this region are enhanced by its diverse and breathtaking landscapes.
The land of sun, sea and wind, Puglia is where the rural countryside is dotted by ancient olive trees and medieval towns are built on cliffs overlooking the sea. Puglia is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Alberobello, a fairytale town where its Trulli are a miracle of simple and ingenious architecture, and Castel del Monte, an impressive octagonal shaped castle enhanced by eight octagonal towers with spectacular views of the surroundings.