Puglia

Posts about the Puglia Region, or the ‘heel’ of Italy’s boot.

10 Days in Puglia in Southern Italy

The Puglia Region in Italy’s south is often described as the “real Italy” in a country that is inundated with millions of tourists each year. Puglia (or Apulia in English) is the heel of Italy’s ‘boot’. And while the region is very popular with...

How to Spend Two Days in Matera

An introduction to the unique town of Matera Matera is often described as ‘unique’, ‘memorable’ and a ‘must-see’. It has a kind of raw beauty that, at the risk of sounding cliché, must be seen to be believed. We spent two days in Matera and fell in love...

Polignano A mare

Two days in Polignano a Mare and Monopoli

Polignano a Mare is a picturesque town perched on the Adriatic coast in central Puglia. Located 40km southeast of Bari or 40 minutes by train, Polignano a Mare is an easy day trip. Better yet, why not make it a multi-day stopover. The coastal town is famous for its towering limestone...

Gallipoli and the West Coast of Salento

With only two days to explore the Salento region, we spent one day exploring the east coast and the other driving along the west cost. Based in Otranto on the east coast, we started our day by driving west along the SS16 to Gallipoli. The highlights of our short time in the west...

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