Discover the Top 10 Must-do in Puglia
The purpose of our previous Italy road trip was to reach the region of Puglia. It was quite a journey with an old camper, but we made it, and it was absolutely worth it. Because Puglia is delightful and beautiful. We couldn’t get enough of it and ended up staying in this region for weeks. From amazing food to the most charming cities and the most beautiful beaches, we love it all! Planning a trip to Puglia soon? Lucky you! Today, we’re sharing our top 10 tips for this region.
Visit Trulli amazing Alberobello
When you think of Puglia, you think of Alberobello, the capital of the trulli. These white houses with pointed roofs can only be found in the region of Puglia. A visit to Alberobello is a must. Tip: Stay in a trulli house to complete your visit to Alberobello.
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Explore the historic center of Matera
Matera is perhaps the most beautiful town in Italy. The city consists of a labyrinth of narrow alleys and ancient buildings. Matera is best known for its Sassi dwellings, ancient cave houses built centuries ago by monks. Once considered the shame of Italy, it is now a sought-after place to visit.
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Stroll through the old town of Gallipoli
Known as the Pearl of the Ionian Sea, Gallipoli is a beautiful city in the heel of Italy. The stunning city center is surrounded by ancient city walls and is the perfect place for hotspots. In the city, you’ll find numerous cute cafes and restaurants. It’s also the perfect base to explore Puglia.
Visit the Gargano Peninsula
The Gargano Peninsula is not officially part of the Puglia region, but it can be easily combined with the region. The Gargano Peninsula is relatively undiscovered but is a fantastic place to visit. We stayed overnight near the town of Peschici. On the peninsula, you’ll find beautiful beaches and stunning nature, such as the protected Foresta Umbra nature reserve.
Go beach hopping
The beaches of Puglia are beautiful, ranging from city beaches to hidden gems. Grab a car, camper, scooter, or bike and spend a day (or several) beach hopping! Some recommendations include:
- Spiaggia di pescoluse: the Maldives of Salerno
- Punta della Suina
- Porto Cesareo
- Punta prosciutto
- Beach of Purity
Take a cooking workshop
The food in Puglia is amazing, as expected from Italy. Want to bring a taste of Puglia home? Try a cooking workshop! It’s fun, useful, and, of course (depending on your cooking skills ;p), delicious.
Enjoy a beach picnic at sunset
With plenty of beaches in Puglia, we love having countless beach picnics at sunset. Grab a blanket, some goodies, and either bike, drive, or walk to the beach as the sun sets. The best part is, it doesn’t cost a thing!
Visit Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare is one of the most charming towns in Puglia. Take a leisurely stroll through its breathtaking medieval center or relax on the beach. It is definitely one of the most beautiful cities on the Adriatic coast of Puglia.
Cool off at Grotta della Poesia
The “Cave of Poetry” sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? Well, it definitely is. Grotta della Poesia is a stunning natural pool surrounded by beautiful rock formations. The water is crystal clear, making it
Visit the charming cities of Puglia
Have you already added Polignano a Mare, Alberobello, Gallipoli, and Matera to your travel bucket list? No worries! There are plenty of cities to discover in Puglia. How about Lecce, Monopoli, and Ostuni? There’s so much to see in Puglia. So what are you waiting for? Book those tickets!