Why Puglia Should be at the Top of Your Travel List

Why Puglia Should be at the Top of Your Travel List

2022 is the perfect year to get off the beaten track and explore new hidden gems.

A UN report suggests that in 2020, we have seen a drop of over 1 billion tourists. Over 100 million people lost their jobs in the tourism sector and lost around 1 trillion EUR!

Although major cities will see the highest number of jobs lost, they stand a chance of bouncing back. Smaller towns, airports, and B&Bs may or may not.

Now is our time to support them.

There are countless cities and regions across the world that need our support. So why should you choose to visit Puglia? There are plenty of reasons why you should. To help out the badly hit Italian tourism sector, to get off the beaten track, but mainly to experience its sheer beauty.

Puglia’s cityscapes are picture-perfect whitewashed hill towns. While its landscapes are a mix of bright greens and burnt browns. This colourful region is like an artist’s paint palette.

The coastline of Vieste in Puglia, Italy
Vieste Town in Puglia

Which Part of Puglia Should You Visit

Bari, Italy

Bari is a port city and the capital of the Puglia region. The city has a population of around 325,000, spread across 117 km² of land.

The city’s old town is called Bari Vecchia. This area is filled with narrow streets, historical alleyways, and winding streets lined with cosy stores and coffee houses. Many come here to witness the Basilica San Nicola, which dates from 1197.

Today, it’s a pilgrim destination for many Roman Catholics, while others come to admire its Romanesque architecture.

A side street in Bari, Italy
A side street in Bari

No matter what part of the city you venture into, you’ll discover a warm and welcoming atmosphere. This can be appreciated along The Lungomare Nazario Sauro.

This promenade stretches for almost 1 km along Italy’s Adriatic coast. It has many benches positioned outward to appreciate the miles of blue sky and the glimmering Mediterranean Sea.

If you want to soak up the sun, head to Lido San Francesco. This beach is located East of the Old Town and is very popular with the locals.

For more information on visiting Bari, click on the link down below.

Brindisi, Italy

Brindisi is another port city on the Adriatic Sea. It has a population of just 88,000 inhabitants.

This city lacks in size but more than makes up for it with its balmy personality.

Palm trees line the streets, mixing with the laid-back atmosphere that gives for a pleasant place to be. In the city centre, traditional Italian cafes are housed in lightly-coloured buildings. A perfect place to recharge while sightseeing.

The cathedral square in Italy
Cathedral Square in Brindisi

One of the city’s most popular sightseeing attractions is Castello Alfonsino. The castle was built in 1558 with a pale exterior. Inside, you can learn all about how this fortification came into existence.

Walking along the coast, you’re met with a refreshing gust of wind from the Adriatic Sea. This will wake you up and motivate you to explore more of this astonishing city with the likes of the Colonne Romane, the Swabian castle, and finally ending up at the bustling Brindisi Port.

For more information on visitng Brisndi, click on the link down below

Lecce, Italy

Lecce is located in the heel of Italy and is home to around 95,000 inhabitants. The city is famed for its historical buildings and Baroque architecture. Because of the city’s location, it receives nearly 109 hours of sunshine each year.

In the Summer months, you can expect to receive 12 hours of sun per day, with average highs of 32° Celsius.

A palace in Lecce, Italy
A palace in Lecce

The city is a blend of European style and African character. Evidence of this can be found at Piazza Del Duomo, where the Cattedrale di Lecce can be admired. Its exterior is brought to life by its Baroque architecture, while the rustic vibe gives it its identity.

The more you explore the city, the more you’ll see examples of this. History buffs will be delighted to explore as much as possible.

Along the way, you’ll stumble across ancient relics such as the Roman amphitheatre, Lecce Castle, and Porta Napoli, one of three entrances to the old city. Lecce itself is an open-air history museum.

For more information on visiting Lecce, click on the link down below.

Visit Puglia, Italy in 2022

If people are planning to travel this Summer, it’s time to get off the beaten track. Small hotels, shops, and tourist attractions in lesser-known areas of the world will appreciate your business more than ever! Help the struggling tourism sector, acquire a unique travel experience and visit Puglia! For more information on visiting this region, click the link below.


The Puglia coastline
The Puglia coastline

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