About Puglia (Apulia)

Puglia is an interesting historic region less well known than Tuscany but with an identity of its own. The terrain is flat and full of olive groves, vines and whitewashed houses.

It is known as the heel of Italy and is the home of lovely towns such as Galatone, Gallipoli, Lecce, Otranto and Ostuni and where many Italians holiday in their own country.

There are two airports at Bari and Brindisi on the eastern coast which is called the Strait of Otranto and this makes the region very accessible from the UK. The Adriatic coast is to the west and the Ionian to the east near to Greece with which it has a long shared history and where you will see some typical Greek houses.