Things to see in Puglia
If you imagine Italy as the shape of a boot then the Southern Italian region of Puglia (Apulia in English). is the area of the heel, ankle and some of the instep. Puglia shares a border with three other Italian regions: Basilicata and Campania to its west, as well as Molise to its north-west.
It's a largely coastal region blessed with some beautiful seaside towns on the Adriatic and Ionian seas, the sparkling Tremiti Islands with their crystal clear water, the world-famous Trulli Houses of Alberobello and another UNESCO site, the much revered Castel del Monte.
Puglia can also boast some beautiful and historic cities to explore such as the capital Bari and the Baroque city of Lecce in the heart of the Salento region which is also noted for its wonderful beaches and rocky coastline. Further up the Adriatic coast there are some beautiful fishing towns to discover such as Trani and Giovinazzo. Still further north there's the stunning Gargano Peninsula where you'll find the curious fishing huts called Trabocchi dotting its coastline and further inland another national park, the Alta Murgia.