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What are the 10 must-see places in Apulia?

Apulia is considered one of the most flowered regions in southern Italy. In fact, there are many things worth visiting and today we are going to present an unforgettable itinerary!

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What are the 10 must-see places in Apulia?

Apulia is considered one of the most flowered regions of southern Italy, in fact there are many things worth visiting for. This land can be visited at all times of the year, whether in summer or in the colder seasons, as it is always beautiful and fascinating, as well as being very interesting. But what are the 10 must-see places in Apulia? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”


Apulia is rich in cities, municipalities and natural places to visit. If you intend to plan your vacation in this splendid region, you will find many doubts about what to choose. What are the places to visit in this land of Apulia? In this article we will help you by presenting at least ten places in Apulia that you need to visit. Read also The ten best beaches in Apulia!

1) What are the 10 must-see places in Apulia? BARI

On the trip through Apulia, there is a mandatory stop in the region’s capital, Bari. Former Mediterranean crossroads, Bari has its origins in the nights of the times. Walking through its streets, it is noticed that the presence of civilization through the centuries, dominated its territory. Exploring further, you will be able to walk through the historic center, where you will see churches and other buildings of cultural interest, and finally the city castle. Contrary to what it may seem, observing the city plan, Bari can be visited quickly, as it is divided into two very distinct parts, the old and the new city, with a very evident demarcation line, which is the main street . What are the 20 most visited cities in Italy?

A little more about Bari

Naturally, the old part is the one that offers tourists a real dive into the past, with its ‘tangled’ streets, resembling a maze, with its sounds and colors that make this part of the city, very lovely. It is in this part that are the most beautiful pearls of architecture, such as old churches, palaces and temples. The ideal place to start the trip is certainly the Basilica of Saint Nicholas. TIPS ON BARI?

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2) What are the 10 must-see places in Apulia? OSTUNI

How not to visit the village called “white city”, known as Ostuni, for its typical characteristics of white houses located mainly in the historic center. At first you will have the impression of being in Greece, but we are still on Italian borders: we are talking about the beautiful “Bianca Signora” (White Lady, in free translation), the village of Ostuni.

A little more about Ostuni

This city was built on top of three hills and it is famous for its beautiful, almost blinding sunlight effect, which reflects on the walls    of its white-painted houses. Crossing the historic center, with its narrow streets, you can admire splendid examples of romantic pugliese style like the Cathedral. Before starting the walking route in the historic city center, it is advisable to stop at the old walls and take a panoramic photo. They call it ‘Southern Capri’, and the comparison is quite correct. Strolling the narrow streets, you can visit the numerous shops that surround them. TIPS ON OSTUNI?

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3) What are the 10 must-see places in Apulia? TARANTO

We are going towards Taranto. Located in the gulf of the same name, in the Ionian Sea, it is also known as “city of two seas”. It was founded by the Spartan settlers in 706 BC. For its enviable location, it was one of the most important cities in Magna Grecia. Today it is the headquarters of a large industrial and commercial port, and in recent years it has become the largest steel center in Europe.  Read too: Ten advices for your trip in Italy!

A little more about Taranto

Getting to know a city is always a fascinating adventure. In Taranto it is even more special, since history has been divided in this place of secular memories, which go beyond the roots of the night of time. The Hellenistic city planted traces and traces in which, afterwards, they were included in the civilizations that came afterwards, which retain the evident signs of that glorious past. TIPS ON TARANTO?

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4) What are the 10 must-see places in Apulia? POLIGNANO A MARE

Polignano a Mare is becoming one of the favorite spots of the Italian summer and it is not difficult to find out why. Located 36 km south of the capital of Puglia, Bari, the city is unparalleled in beauty! With its houses arranged on huge cliffs, surrounded by caves, blue sea and pleasant breeze, Polignano a Mare invites us, silently, to venture through its streets, beaches, traditions and beauty! Read also What are the 10 must-see places in Apulia?

It is a practically untouched region and lives mainly from fishing, olive oil and tourism. Its historic center is supported by rocks surrounded by the waters of the splendid Adriatic Sea. The white of the houses and shops in the historic center catch our eyes and blend flawlessly with each other! The beaches are small, charming and idyllic. In addition to the pristine and magical beaches, the city has good options for interesting places to visit. How about a 1.5 hour cave boat tour in Polignano a Mare? Click here to learn more!

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5) What are the 10 must-see places in Apulia? ALBEROBELLO

In the heart of the Valle d’Itria, an obligatory stage, between almond and olive trees, is the charming Alberobello. The small town owes its fame to special and unique buildings in the world. The trullos, which have been recognized as a UNESCO heritage site, make it impossible not to be impressed by this place. TIPS ON ALBEROBELLO?

A little more about Alberobello

The origin of these very special rooms is lost in the nights of the times. Alberobello’s constructions follow the same discourse, which applies to all puglieses. Some buildings, surprisingly, resemble a specific place in Turkey, the ancient Caran, which today is known as Harran.

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6) What are the 10 must-see places in Apulia? CISTERNINO

Still in the Valle d’Itria, there is the notable village of Cisternino. Small, beautiful and very active. It is a province of Brindisi and this small place has the ‘orange flag of the most beautiful village in Italy’, ‘Città Slow’ and ‘green flag city in agriculture’.

A little more about Cisterino

In short, it is a community and a territory with the most beautiful medals, which reward the environmental tourist quality, the authenticity of its places, the genuineness and variety of its typical products and its gastronomic traditions. A village that is committed to promoting agriculture and the recovery and enhancement of rural heritage. TIPS ON CISTERNINO?

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7) What are the 10 must-see places in Apulia? BRINDISI

At this point, we visited Brindisi, a city that offers a fascinating cultural and scenic route. Surely the tourist port, the 13th century Alfonsino Castle, the Svevo Castle and the large and fascinating column at the end of the old Appia Street are worth a visit. In addition to the countless churches, there is the ancient temple of Saint John, with its marble portal in the Sepulcher.

A little more about Brindisi

Brindisi is also a cultural center in the Mediterranean region, endowed with natural, artistic and archaeological, landscape and environmental resources of international value. Located in a natural harbor, within a cove, which penetrates the Adriatic coast of Apulia and it is an important center of Salento, in southern Italy, which has historically played a significant commercial and cultural role, thanks to its location to the East and to its natural port on the Adriatic Sea. TIPS ON BRINDISI?

The entire coast of Brindisi is covered by beautiful beaches, varied landscapes and rich in wonders to discover. Brindisi’s beaches, in fact, offer a suitable solution for everyone: from those who seek beaches to relax, without thoughts to those who want to get away from the crowd and find a corner of paradise, where they can forget all the stress.

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8) What are the 10 must-see places in Apulia? SALENTO

You need to visit the tip of the region, Salento, one of the most beautiful areas in Apulia and Italy, with a wonderful view, crystal clear sea and hospitality. Two seas that come together, the Ionian and the Adriatic Sea, two worlds that meet, the West and the East, and untouched nature, characterized by the blue of the sea and the green of the vegetation. All this and much more makes Salento a dreamland. Sometimes, you look for a paradise in distant places and without even knowing that you have one close to home.

A little more about Salento

Tourists, who in recent years have been visiting Salento, will certainly testify about what they found such as the architectural riches they were able to admire, the monuments and buildings that tell the history of a region. Beaches, olive oil, water, wine and music are some of the reasons to spend your holidays in Salento. Of course, there is also another aspect to consider when talking about Salento, it is the cultural aspect. In fact Salento “speaks” Greek, with the traces of its ancient past, and reflects in time what its special Baroque city of Lecce has to offer. TIPS ON SALENTO?

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9) What are the 10 must-see places in Apulia? OTRANTO

Once in Salento, another must-see is Otranto, a beautiful town on the Adriatic coast of Salento, known for its charming old town. The urban structure of the city, in fact, is original: a tangle of narrow streets, a maze of tight roads, sharp curves and dead-end roads. Walking through the streets of the old city, you can admire old buildings, dating from different periods.

A little more about Otranto

In the heart of the village, there is St. Peter’s Basilica and, at the top, there is the Cathedral and the Seminary. The Aragonese Castle is located towards the sea and is surrounded by a huge moat. In the center of Otranto, there are numerous typical food restaurants, pizzerias and others. TIPS ON OTRANTO?

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10) What are the 10 must-see places in Apulia? LECCE

The end of the trip is made to coincide with the splendid Baroque city, Lecce. An extraordinary city, called by many “the Baroque city”, for its monuments that date from the 17th and 18th centuries. Lecce is a city so unique in its beauty that it is very difficult to compare cities.

A little more about Lecce

Here, the name must refer, absolutely, to the architectural style of the monuments: the Baroque of Lecce. This is the main reason for visiting the city. However, there are so many others: such as paper mache crafts, the cuisine and the chance to walk in an old city, which leaves no room for you to be disappointed. Lecce has, in its rich architectural heritage, including many churches, a reputation for its Baroque style, which makes it be called “The Capital of the Baroque” or “Florence of the South”. The splendid churches are all located in the Historic Center. TIPS ON LECCE?

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What are the 10 must-see places in Apulia? Apulia is not just ‘sun and sea’. It is a complete region in all points of view, which can attract any tourist segment, business, for cultural development and, finally, for gastronomic and oenological tourism, being able to fully satisfy all types of tourist; you have jn         ust arrived in Apulia, which awaits you with open arms. After the visit, it will certainly remain as a great memory.

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