Central Apulia Introduction

Central Apulia Introduction

  • Central Apulia Introduction, Italy, Agni Travel
  • Central Apulia Introduction, Italy, Agni Travel
  • Central Apulia Introduction, Italy, Agni Travel

Overview of Apulia

Overview of Apulia, Central Apulia Introduction, Italy, Agni Travel

If you are looking for a peaceful holiday destination, away from the crowds, let us let you into a secret, Apulia. The most easterly region of the country, Apulia offers a fascinating and diverse landscape that includes one of the largest forests in Europe and some of the most arid areas in Italy. Unspoilt by mass tourism or over development, it is boasts around 800km of glorious coastline and clear blue seas that are some of the best in all Italy.
Mix with that some medieval hill villages, stunning cities whose origins date back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, and pretty fishing ports that seem untouched by time and technology and you have the ingredients for a refreshing and relaxing destination.
Its architecture is both abundant and diverse. Home of many baroque palaces and castles, the area even developed it's own style of architecture known as 'barocco leccese'. At the opposite end of the architectural scale, but no less amazing are 'trulli'. Found no where else in the world, these quite fairytale like little whitewashed, cone shaped, stone structures are built without mortar. Abundant in the olive groves and wheat fields of the picturesque Itria Valley, particularly in Alberobello and Locorotondo, thousands are used to this day as both barns and dwellings.

Overview of Apulia, Central Apulia Introduction, Italy, Agni Travel

Overview of Apulia, Central Apulia Introduction, Italy, Agni Travel

Flying to Apulia

Flying to Apulia, Central Apulia Introduction, Italy, Agni Travel

Flights into the Apulia area couldnt be easier, with two major airports in the region, based at Bari and Brindisi, both of which enjoy year round flights that originate from across the UK. The Italian railway system is a wonderful way to enjoy the spectacular and ever changing scenery. Flying into Rome, then taking a train to the south is another viable travel option, especially if you are considering a two centre holiday.

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Places to visit

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Ostuni

Ostuni is also known as the 'white city' and is built on three hills in the southern part of Central Apulian region, just 8 km from the sea. The main occupation in the area is agriculture and farming, providing excellent cheese, wine, oil and food from the traditional masserie (local farmhouses) well known all over Italy.
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Alberobello

Alberobello is a small village lying in the centre of Apulia dating back to the 16th century. The first inhabitants were farmers from the nearby area, employed also in the construction of the typical houses of this region, named Trulli, now forming a whole, magical part of this village.
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Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare is a coastal village that can be found 33 km south from Bari. What makes Polignano unique in the Apulia region is that the historical centre is built on a rock falling directly into the blue Adriatic sea.
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Castellana Caves

The caves of Castellana are by now the biggest complex of caves in Italy, and can be found in the Murgia Area. Formed during the last millennia thanks to the constant leakage of water through the limestone ground, these caves were opened to the public for the first time in 1939.
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The coast of Central Apulia

The coastline of Central Apulia is a popular holiday destination both for locals and for tourists coming from all over the world to explore this wonderful region.

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