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5 amazing things to do in Puglia

by Anna Nuttall

With the summer holiday season now here, many people will be looking where to get away from it all for a few weeks. Specialist Puglia travel consultants, Aria Luxury Apulia, are advising people to consider the sun-brushed southern region of Italy as their destination of choice. With hundreds of kilometres of stunning coastline, historic market and harbour towns and amazing dining experiences, undiscovered Puglia is the country’s best kept secret.

Known as the ‘heel to Italy’s boot’, the region looks much the same as it did hundreds of years ago. Providing holidaymakers with a range of traditional Pugliese experiences, the region is growing in popularity as foodies and wine aficionados discover the endless opportunities for culinary discovery. Specialist cooking classes are a must for those wanting to shake up the culinary juices. Orecchiette with meatballs is Puglia’s signature dish, and will make a welcome addition to Italian-themed nights. For those who wish to be waited on, the region boasts plenty of charismatic Italian eateries providing holidaymakers the chance to sample a taste of the continent. The charming Masseria il Frantoio hotel set in 16th and 19th-century farm buildings prides itself on its rustic dining courtyard serves a seasonal, traditional menu to guests.

Amaranto-Puglia-Villa

Chiara Tenuzzo, Director of Aria Luxury Apulia said, “Italy is the food capital of the world, with an array of delicious and authentic Mediterranean dishes. Pugliese cuisine has its own, rustic identity, different from anywhere else in the world. Providing those looking for a unique dining experience with something truly special, Puglia is fast becoming the favourite destination of food lovers from all around the world.”

Exploring the glorious landscape is at the top of many tourists’ wishlists. With hundreds of small towns located up and down the region, each provides a unique experience for visitors. The picturesque town of Alberobello is an important fixture on travel itineraries, providing a glorious backdrop to any holiday. Those looking to explore off the beaten track flock to the Zinzulusa Cave – a majestic opening in a sheer sea cliff near Castro. One of Salento’s most impressive karstic phenomena, it leaves visitors of all ages in awe. Likewise, the island of Sant’Andrea, near Gallipoli in the Ionian Sea, is an untouched wonder. Protected by the WWF, it is famous for its easy-to-climb cliffs, glorious clear water and for providing a lush haven for wildlife.

Chiara, continues, “Visiting Puglia is a truly unique experience. Providing an inspiring escape from the hustle and bustle of daily lives, the region is abounding with golden beaches, stunning hills adorned with lush greenery and a historic charm not spoilt by tourism.”

Lecce, piazza duomo

Ideal for families, groups of friends and couples, the region boasts a myriad of activities to suit all ages and interests. With museums depicting the unique history, a growing nightlife and a choice of waterparks, Puglia is definitely on the up.

Trulli di Alberobello, Puglia

For more information about Puglia and the luxury villas and bespoke holidays available in the region, visit http://www.arialuxuryapulia.com/

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16 comments

Annie Says 28th July 2016 - 8:31 am

I love this post! Italy is one of my fave countries and I’m really lucky to live so close to it, so it’s not a big stretch to visit it

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AdventureFaktory 28th July 2016 - 10:21 am

Oh my Puglia looks amazing, Need to get there asap! Thanks for the tips 🙂

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Kitty Limon 28th July 2016 - 10:32 am

I so desperately want to go to Italy and you’re helping add things to do and places to go for when I eventually tour it 🙂

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dreammua 28th July 2016 - 12:42 pm

This sounds fun. I haven’t been on a vacation in five years. I am way over do for an adventure.

-Emerald

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Sian 28th July 2016 - 3:43 pm

Puglia looks amazing! I’ve never been there, but I’m a big fan of Italy (in fact, I’ve just come back from Venice and spent a few days at Lake Garda earlier this year!) so I know I’d love it there. Your post is absolutely convincing me that I need to sort out a trip there…when I get more holiday at least as I’ve nearly used all mine up this year XD

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Elise 28th July 2016 - 6:30 pm

Those are all amazing! Now I must go too haha. Thanks for sharing!

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Shannon Ervin 28th July 2016 - 6:44 pm

This looks incredible! I’ll definitely have to add this to my travel list.

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Marie Cole 28th July 2016 - 8:29 pm

Puglia looks so beautiful and amazing! Thanks for the tips!

-Marie
http://www.thatdarlinmarie.com

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Channing 28th July 2016 - 9:29 pm

I always stay in northern Italy but would love to explore this area on my next trip!

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Jessica 29th July 2016 - 12:08 am

Puglia looks like gorgeous! Definitely adding it to the list of places we want to go!
xo Jessica
http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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Briana Nicole 29th July 2016 - 7:19 am

I would love to see this in real life!

Briana
http://www.beyoutifulbrunette.blogspot.com

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Hungry_Healthy_Happy 29th July 2016 - 8:54 am

This is high on my places to visit – the buildings are just stunning!

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Cristina Cristina 29th July 2016 - 2:06 pm

I almost went to Puglia one week ago. It didn’t work out, but I hope it will in the future. It looks great!

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Sher 31st July 2016 - 3:45 pm

wow puglia looks gorgeous! i haven’t been but am adding it to my list now!

Sher
http://www.shershegoes.com

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Rachel 9th August 2016 - 8:00 pm

Puglia does look like such an amazing place to visit, so pretty and picturesque x

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Louisa 23rd August 2016 - 2:08 pm

Italy is a dream destination! Puglia is now on my list. The luxury villas looks like a great place to stay at while there. Mediterranean cuisine and scenery. It can’t get any better than that!

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