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Alberobello, Puglia

Visit Puglia, Italy

Alberobello, Puglia

Less visited and more rural than other parts of Italy, Puglia (the heel of Italy's boot) is a place where low hills are clad with olive groves (Puglia is Italy’s single biggest oil producer), and long, sandy beaches are lapped by clear water. Our Italy specialists can help you plan your trip to Puglia using their first-hand knowledge of the region. Whether you want to explore Alberobello's concentration of trulli — the conical stone houses known nearly only to Puglia — Lecce's own brand of Baroque architecture or the whitewashed hill town of Ostuni, they're there to guide you along the way.

The quality of hotels in Puglia is high, with many properties set in masseria (old farmhouses) surrounded by olive trees, each one of which is registered and protected. Vegetables overflow the stalls in local markets, and high-quality food and drink are simply a given part of everyday life. Puglia is also a place to enjoy leisurely walks or long cycle rides across the comfortably flat terrain. And, just across the border in the region of Basilicata is Matera with its unusual cave dwellings. Our specialists have explored the main sights and the lesser-known ones, and they’ll carefully plan your trip individually to match your preferences.

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Places to visit in Puglia

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Puglia, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itinerary featuring Puglia

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Puglia, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Puglia

Places & hotels on the map

    Places in and around Puglia

    Our expert guides to exploring Puglia

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Puglia, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Puglia at its best.

    • Introducing Puglia
      Sassi of Matera, Matera

      Introducing Puglia

      Introducing Puglia

      Roman ruins, a Baroque city, sunbaked beaches and olive groves — Puglia is where Italians go to relax, away from the cruise-ship crowds. Specialist Cara talks about the region’s highlights and why it’s worth getting to know this quieter corner of Italy.

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    Accommodation choices for Puglia

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Puglia. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    Ideas for experiencing Puglia

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Puglia, and which use the best local guides.

    • Puglian villages tour (Alberobello, Cisternino and Martina Franca)
      Alberobello, Puglia

      Puglian villages tour (Alberobello, Cisternino and Martina Franca)

      Puglian villages tour (Alberobello, Cisternino and Martina Franca)

      You can visit Puglia's most characterful villages on a full-day private guided tour of their historic streets, shady squares and medieval churches. See Alberobello's conical trulli, the whitewashed hilltop town of Cisternino, and the Baroque and Rococo buildings of Martina Franca.

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