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Top Areas to Travel to in Puglia and Why
Puglia is located in the southeastern region of Italy and is known for its stunning coastline, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and delicious Italian cuisine. Here are the top areas to travel to in Puglia.
Alberobello is famous for its unique trulli houses, which are circular stone buildings with cone-shaped roofs. Visitors can wander through the streets and admire the architecture or even stay in one of the trulli houses, which have been converted into guesthouses. Alberobello is also home to several restaurants serving local specialties such as orecchiette pasta and burrata cheese.
Known as the "Florence of the South," Lecce is a historic city with ornate baroque architecture and Roman ruins. Visitors can explore the city's main attractions, including the Basilica di Santa Croce and the ancient Roman amphitheater. Lecce is also home to several outdoor markets, where visitors can shop for fresh produce, olive oil, and other local products.
Ostuni is a stunning whitewashed city located on a hilltop overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Visitors can stroll through the narrow streets of the old town, which are lined with colorful flowers and painted doors. The city is also known for its seafood restaurants, which serve fresh fish and shellfish caught in the nearby sea.
Bari is the capital of Puglia and is a bustling city with a large port and a historic old town. Visitors can wander through the narrow alleys of the old town, which are filled with shops, cafes, and restaurants. Bari is also home to several museums, including the Archaeological Museum and the Pinacoteca Provinciale di Bari.
Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare is a charming seaside town located on the cliffs above the Adriatic Sea. Visitors can admire the stunning views of the sea from the town's narrow streets and terraces. The town is also home to several rocky beaches and sea caves, which can be explored by boat.
In conclusion, Puglia is a region of Italy with many beautiful towns and cities. From the unique trulli houses of Alberobello to the stunning seaside town of Polignano a Mare, there are many areas to explore and enjoy. Don't forget to try the local cuisine, which is known for its fresh seafood and delicious pasta dishes.