PUGLIA: HISTORY OF LAND AND SEA
Stretched as a natural bridge towards the Eastern Mediterranean, the heal of Italy still holds the footprints of the many civilizations that crossed its history, enchanting today’s travellers with the sceneries and intense flavours of its land.
The two seas embracing Puglia have seen people travelling from all over Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, to harvest the fruits of its land, all contributing to build a heritage of rare variety and inestimable value. The ancient history of Puglia still shows in many significant archaeological sites and findings, such as those displayed in the Museum of Taranto, in the tombs of Canosa and the ancient settlements of Egnatia. Just as charming, Castel del Monte and the capillary network of castles developed over the centuries to defend the Apulian territory also deserve a visit, as much as Itria Valley and the timeless magic of its trulli, one of the most peculiar features of the region, the grand Romanesque Cathedrals and the multitude declinations of Baroque architecture in Salento.
Tourists love the locals’ welcoming, the authenticity of Apulian cuisine and the lively atmosphere of old towns where past and present blend in harmoniously. Through their religious devotion, Apulian people have preserved many atavistic traditions alive with ancient choreographic festivals and celebrations, while also showing outbursts of innovation in the proliferation of significant cultural events, involving little towns as much as large cities within the region.
CYCLING&TREKKING: Are you a bicycle fan?
The best way to visit the heel of Italy is pedalling along its gently rolling plains. Contact us for further info about guided cycling itineraries in Puglia.