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Apulia is a charming region also known as "the “heel of Italy's boot" that is suspended among nature, history, tradition, tastes and spirituality. Apulia spreads lengthwise along the sea, with marvelous beaches that will delight every traveler.
Sea lovers have multiple options in Apulia, from Gallipoli, the “Gem of Salento,” to Polignano dotted with marvelous little coves sheer to the sea, up to Gargano, the “Italy's spur” which protrudes out into the clear sea, gazing the attractive Tremiti Islands.
Nature is the protagonist in the Murgia National Park, and in Gargano's wild Umbra forest.
Visit the marine reserve of Torre Guaceto, the deep ravines of Laterza, the wide dolines of Altamura, characterizing the hinterland of the region with their charming landscapes, and finally the majestic caves of Castellana, a natural scenography for the play of the Hell by Dante Alighieri. Travelling in Apulia means traveling through history: from Jurassic to Magna Graecia, from the Roman Empire to the Middle Ages, and finally from the Renaissance to the Baroque splendor of Lecce, the “Florence of South Italy”.
But the rural traditions are the real characters of this land, both in the architecture of its several villages, as the Trulli of Valle d'Itria, and in the amazing variety of eno-gastronomic specialties, which can be tasted and enjoyed in several fish, food and wine festivals that in summertime run throughout the region, offering also a glimpse of past atmospheres and folk music.


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