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This Southern region, known as the Italian peninsula's heel, has a lot of to offer.
From the mysterious grottoes of the Gargano, through the sunny fields of the Tavoliere, the Trulli, through olive groves and vineyards to the Salento coastline.
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Cities

-Bari- Bari is the capital and main center of Apulia. The old city includes a number of medieval monuments it's worth to see. The most important ones are: the Suabian castle and the many churches including the Cathedral (completed by 1060) and the Basilica of San Nicola (patron saint of Bari, completed by 1197). In the surroundings, Alberobello with its "Trulli" is not to be missed.

-Lecce- The main city of the Salento Peninsula, the actual bottom of Italy; in Lecce the Baroque is so abounding in churches and buildings, that was called "Florence of Baroque"

-Foggia- City in the heart of the plain of Tavoliere, predominantly modern; the bombing of World War II seriously damaged the historic part of the city.

-Main resorts in the Gargano- Vieste, Peschici, Rodi Garganico.

Natural sights

Gargano, a Promontory that offers charming beaches and attractive landscapes. The Umbrian Forest covers the promontory with immense beeches and shady pines, the narrow beaches and high rocks immersed in the Adriatic sea are the ingredients making up the fascinating landscape of Gargano.
The Tavoliere delle Puglie formed by an expansive plain turned into an immense grain producing belt (so called "grain basket of Italy").

Cultural, Gastronomic and more...

The "Trulli" of Alberobello are a must-to-visit.
Gourmet itineraries: The Gargano and the Murgia bread, the hard wheat pastas, the local grown vegetables, grapes and cherries, the extra virgin olive oil and almond sweets. Typical Apulia's dishes include: "orecchiette with rapi", "orecchiette with fresh tomato sauce and ricotta cheese", and sea food recipes such as "sea urchins" and "linguine with clams".








 


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