OVERVIEW OF OUR PUGLIA ROAD TRIP
From one Unesco World Heritage Site after another, the Stiletto heel of Italy dazzles with its mountain peaks, parks, dramatic coastlines, and olive groves beyond the eyes can see, not to mention its white-washed cities, tantalizing artisanal foods, and crystalline sea beds. It’s no wonder celebrities, and tourists alike choose Puglia as their vacation destination. This tour is designed to direct you to Puglia’s UNESCO listed enchanted lands, coastal towns and panoramic views that will instantly leave you at the mercy of nature.
WHAT YOU WILL SEE DURING OUR PUGLIA ROAD TRIP
In the enchanted land of Puglia, inspiration can be found right outside your car window. Your drive to the Itria Valley will unfold in a thousand shades of white, blue, green. The moment you arrive in its fairytale-like town of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you feel like you’ve stepped into the land of the Smurfs’ — a fantastic area with its traditional white-washed stone Trulli huts and conical rooftops. This trip will take you into the “Pear of the Adriatic” — Polignano a Mare the land of cliffs, crystalline water and sea-carved caves. The UNESCO city of Matera, known as “the Second Bethlehem,” famous for its vertically toppled cave houses and churches. Further south is Salento, with Lecce, the Salentine capital, home to the baroque Santa Croce basilica. The immense Piazza del Duomo is surrounded by the cathedral, shops, a bishop’s palace, and a five-storey campanile, followed by a visit to Otranto, the most eastern city of Italy, sitting on the Adriatic Sea overlooking the Balkans and Greece. The beautiful town of Gallipoli,” known as the “White City” with its enthralling Puglia landscape views of millennia-old olive groves and the Adriatic Sea. You’ll wrap up your Puglia experience in Bari, the capital of Puglia. A food lover’s paradise, Bari offers a tantalizing array of dishes that will inspire your culinary senses. Every hidden alley will surprise you – from sidewalk pasta makers to hidden restaurants, museums, boardwalk, Bari is a city that keeps on giving and will leave you wanting to return.