Top 5 Things to Do in Puglia 2021
Have you been putting off vacations in Puglia because of the pandemic? You’re not the only one, but now that the situation is improving, you might just find that the perfect Italian getaways are closer than ever. In fact, Puglia itself is classified as a ‘white zone’, which is the safest and least restrictive Covid category. Essentially, the chance to explore the region in all its glory is just waiting for you.
Thinking of booking a vacation to Puglia in 2021? Here are the top 5 things that you could do during your stay:
Pay a visit to a majestic site like Castel del Monte
Without a doubt, there are many incredible places that you could visit during your Puglian adventure, but when it comes to awe-inspiring medieval sites, they don’t tend to get much better than this. Castel del Monte is a 13th century fortress situated on top of a hill in Andria, and it’s been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1996.
There’s much more that makes this particular castle interesting, so if you’re hoping to do a little sight-seeing during your tours around Puglia, this is a landmark that you simply can’t miss.
Explore the iconic white city
Often called the white city for its beautiful, whitewashed homes; Ostuni is easily one of the region’s most beloved towns. If you decide to stop by, you’ll see why.
Not only is this a destination that’s absolutely stunning from a distance (as you may be able to tell from some of the fantastic photos that have been taken here over the years), but it’s also magnificent up close. During your visit, we’d advise you to try some of the local delicacies, visit a small craft shop, and the town’s beautiful cathedral.
If you’re hoping to visit different towns during your vacation, be sure to check out areas like Alberobello, Manduria, and Polignano a Mare, too.
Soak in the sun on one of the many beaches
While Italy is definitely popular for its culture and natural beauty, Puglia’s positioning gives it a long stretch of coast, and therefore plenty of excellent beaches for visitors to enjoy. Areas like Torre Lapillo beach are a great example of somewhere you could go to relax in the wonderful Mediterranean weather.
Try some wine at the Salento vineyards and wineries
While beach vacations aren’t always associated with Italy, wine tasting certainly is. If you consider yourself to be a fan of fine wines, you’d love a trip to Salento. The peninsula is home to some of the region’s best vineyards, so if you’re hoping to enjoy Italian wine tours during your visit to Puglia, this is the place to be.
There are also many other vineyards and wineries dotted all around the region, and countless different varieties of wines to try in almost every destination.
Immerse yourself in the Puglian lifestyle
One of the most beautiful things about Italy is the laid-back way of life – and it’s something that not everyone can experience during a vacation. The good news is that there are several things that you can do to get a taste of it; from trying local dishes, to wandering around the traditional towns and villages.
If you’re particularly interested in the flavors of Puglia, be sure to take a cooking class; you won’t regret it!
Keep safety precautions in mind
While the travel restrictions Italy has in place right now aren’t too drastic, it’s always best to be safe. While you’re visiting, it’s important to avoid catching the virus and take the necessary measures to help prevent it from spreading. After all, it will be much easier to enjoy a vacation in a beautiful destination full of history and culture when you’re well and don’t have to worry about your health.
Why not take a look at what our team here at Travel Puglia has to offer if you are interested in adding Italy to your holiday bucket list? For the best small group tours of Puglia, we’re one of the top picks in the industry and we’d just love to share the beauty of Italy with you on our next trip.