Puglia (or Apulia, in Italian) is a beautiful region – often overlooked by non-Italian tourists – which stretches over the “heel of the Italian boot” in southeastern Italy. Here you will find wild, rocky, untouched nature, a rugged coastline carved with gorges and caves, along with some of the friendliest, most welcoming, people in all of Italy. Language is no barrier to the smiles and warmth felt all throughout this region.
Puglia has a wealth of architectural gems, along with great food, wine and unique culinary traditions. Formerly destitute, but agriculturally rich, Puglia is known for its fruit-forward, ripe, red wines, spicy olive oils, fresh seafood, pickles, and orecchiette (ear shaped pasta) traditionally served “alle cime di rapa” (with turnip greens) . . . to name a few. The region boasts a series of Romanesque churches as well as beautiful Baroque facades.