The Compact Puglia Travel Guide

The Compact Puglia Travel Guide

Want to see all of Puglia and its beauty? Well, we’re here to help with this compact, easy to read guide. From tips on where to go, to the cuisine of the region; we’re going to go through some of the key things to consider when planning a trip to Puglia to ensure that you get the most out of your Italian getaways.

Where do you want to go?

There are so many wonderful locations here in Puglia, so why not take a look at some of the incredible places you could go during your holiday? There are simply so many options to choose from, with just a few examples being towns like:


One of the most well known towns of the region is Alberobello. Home to the iconic Puglian trulli huts, the whole area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and the town attracts countless tourists every year. The atmosphere here is quite magical, which only adds to the overall experience.


Often considered to be one of the most attractive towns in the south of Italy, Ostuni is a charming little whitewashed town in Valle d’Itria that you simply can’t miss out on visiting during your vacation. For a taste of the authentic Puglian lifestyle, there’s nowhere better!

Polignano a Mare

A picture-perfect coastal town, Polignano a Mare is a truly fantastic destination to go if you’re looking for amazing sights, a beautiful beach, classic Italian streets, and tasty gelato. With all this, it’s no wonder that this is one of the region’s most popular hot spots.


Not only is the architecture here in Lecce breathtaking, but there are also a number of amazing historic sites for you to check out. If you’re looking for a laid-back area to simply enjoy the scenery, this is the place to be.

Consider the historic beauty

If you didn’t already know, this region is full of architectural interest due to the fact that a number of ancient civilisations have left their mark here. You’ll feel the ancient beauty in almost any area you visit, and some of the sites are nothing short of incredible. So, if the thought of seeing some historic landmarks sounds good to you, it might be worth looking into some of the different ones located around the region.

Enjoy the food and wine

No matter what you plan to do during your trip, you simply can’t miss out on the chance to taste some of the delicious regional dishes available here in Puglia. If you’re a fan of wine, you may even want to visit some of the local wineries during your stay (Salento vineyards in particular are fantastic, and well worth paying a visit to).

Plan everything out before your trip

If you want to make the most of your Puglian adventure, it’s well worth taking the time to plan out your vacation beforehand.

There are quite a few different aspects to this. For example, it can be a good idea to have a better understanding of what it is you want from your trip. Do you like the idea of seeing ancient landmarks, or experiencing the best hiking Puglia Italy has to offer? Are you more interested in the culture and tradition, or relaxing by the beach?

Figure out details like transport and where to stay in Puglia, as well as smaller details like which landmarks you’d be interested in seeing. All of this is crucial to outline in advance – unless of course, you decide to go on guided tours of Puglia Italy instead.

Come on a tour with Travel Puglia

Our regional experts have put a lot of thought and effort into our carefully crafted itineraries to ensure that we can provide our guests with the best possible tours. Using the knowledge that we’ve gathered from years of experience in the industry, we’re confident that we’ll be able to offer you the trip of a lifetime.

Be sure to take a look at our small group tours of Puglia if you’re interested in finding out more. From immersing yourself in the beauty of iconic towns, to Salento wine tours; there’s so much to see and do when visiting Puglia in 2021 with us.

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