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

Polignano A mare

Polignano a Mare and Monopoli

For this part of Puglia, many people choose to stay in either Polignano a Mare or Monopoli. So how do you pick between the two? Polignano has a small and very quaint centro storico, beautiful views (including its very picturesque cliff-flanked beach) and is fairly easy to get around...

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...

Gallipoli and the West Coast of Salento

Gallipoli is a seaside town located on the west coast of Salento. This region, is also known as the ‘heel’ of Italy’s boot. We visited Gallipoli as part of two days exploring the Salento region. We split our time having one day on each coast. Based in Otranto on the east...

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