What to do in Puglia?

While exploring Puglia, this uniquely charming region in Southern Italy, you’ll find a variety of quaint, typical villages with exceptional and authentic features. You will undoubtedly fall in love with this area, with its magnificent natural landscapes and historical monuments: from the little Trulli houses in Alberobello to the medieval monuments of Lecce, the Tremiti islands, or wandering the alleyways of Matera village. Puglia will surely captivate you! If you’re wondering what to do in Puglia, this list will give you ideas for the best things to see in the region. We start our list of “What to do in Puglia” with a visit to Bari: the capital of Puglia and its historic center “Bari Vecchia” which is worth the detour more than the modern city itself. Discover the Basilica of San Nicola, the Norman-Swabian castle, and stroll through the winding alleys of the old town, discovering magnificent churches and admiring the endless sea view.

The Castellana Caves are the largest cave network in Europe, located near Puglia and listed as a World Heritage site. They are 3 kilometers long, 70 meters deep, and formed about 90 million years ago. The caves have fascinating shapes with beautiful colors that you can see by visiting them - near Alberobello, Cisternino, and Polignano a Mare. Lecce, in the Puglia region, is renowned for its Baroque charm. Situated on the Salento peninsula, it is home to some of Italy’s most beautiful beaches! Nearby, you’ll find a remarkable number of monuments and churches, as well as artisan shops, bars, and restaurants. Monopoli is a hidden gem in Puglia. This authentic Italian town is exceptionally rich in culture and natural beauty. With a picturesque seafront promenade, Monopoli has remained relatively secret. The town’s historic center maintains its authentic charm and local characteristics.

Alberobello and the Trulli are a must-do on the list of “What to do in Puglia?” One of the most significant tourist attractions in Puglia. The town has 1,400 trulli, which are whitewashed stone houses with conical roofs! You can walk through the village and admire them from the outside. The Tremiti Islands should not be forgotten on the list of “What to do in Puglia?” An incredibly beautiful and fascinating site, to be discovered north of the Gargano natural park. Admire the crystal-clear waters of the Tremiti archipelago, consisting of 5 small islands that you can explore by renting a small boat and moving from one island to another. For diving enthusiasts, the archipelago offers a unique experience with its sea caves full of treasures.

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