Apulia and Salento
Apulia, The Italy you did not expect
If you are looking at Italy as a big boot, then Apulia is the heel of the Italian boot. This region is located in Southeast Italy on both the Adriatic and Ionian Seas and during its history, it was invaded frequently. However, Apulia had moments of glory during the Holy Roman Empire in the 13th Century, when the majestic Roman cathedrals and palaces were built, making this region traditionally remarkable. Apulia offers a lot, including:
Tours in Bari, Apulia
Bari is the most administrative center in Apulia but also the biggest city in Southern Italy. Its population is 325 thousand making it a modern city center and an old town worth seeing. Bari is spread alongside the beach of the Adriatic sea. The tours in Bari, Italy offer the exquisite taste of the Southern Italian spirit and a real image of a major Italian Adriatic port.
Tours in Lecce and the Salento area
Many tours to Salento include Lecce, the administrative capital of the region of Salento. It is also known as the Pearl of Puglia which is why Lecce is visited often by many tourists as a most popular destination in Italy. The cultural diversity of Lecce and its architecture which reflects various cultures and their influences are additional pluses in terms of why tours to Lecce are the most popular. The Roman amphitheater is one of the major and oldest structures in Lecce which dates back to the first century.
The tours to Salento, on the other side, offer the best beaches of the region. A special thing to mention is that the Salento peninsula is composed of limestone material with which it divides the Adriatic Sea from the Ionian Sea. The borders of this division are Taranto, Pilone and Santa Maria di Leuca.
Tours in Promontorio del Gargano (Gargano Promontory)
The Gargano Promontory is an amazing touristic destination. The tours in Gargano are delicate since the place is curvy and therefore extremely hard for driving however definitely worth seeing for its castles and breathtaking hillside views.
Tours in Foresta Umbra (Shady Forest)
The Foresta Umbra is a region of over 60,000 acres offering hundreds of animal and plant species associated with northern climes. The Sanctuary of Sant Michele and the Tomba di Rotary are the most popular medieval baptisteries, as well as the Castel del Monte, which is an eight-sided castle built in the 13th century.
Wine Tasting Tours In Apulia, Italy
If you love wine and specifically Italian wine, Apulia is the region you want to visit. Considered one of the best regions for Food and Wine Tours in Italy, Apulia also offers many other activities.
In fact, the carnival tours in Italy are the best of the experience of wine tours in Apulia. During this season, the central character of the Carnevale offers a variety of popular Italian local dishes. The food tasting tours in Apulia, Italy and the wine tasting activities are all parts of the many carnivals taking place in Southern Apulia, from the Dauno Carnival in Manfredonia (a city with a population of 100 thousand), the Putignano Carnival (a small town with population of 30 thousand) and many other local carnivals taking place in Apulia, Italy.
Some of the other places in Apulia worth visiting include:
- Tours to Alberobello and The Trulli, its iconic dry stone huts with conical roofs, which construction dates back to the rich history of Apulia, in which the Trulli were built as field shelters as well as places to store food. The town of Alberobello features a lot of trulli and a special spirit of the 19th century.
- Tours to Ostuni, regarded as one of the most beautiful towns in Southern Italy – a town which features lively public gigs as well as bars that hum with great night life. The tours to Ostuni in Apulia are divided into 2 major districts similar to the town itself, the older parts which are present for more than 2000 years and the newer parts which are the modernized form of Ostuni.
- Tours to Gallipoli, the historical place known for the Anzacs and the famous battle in the World War I on the stretch of the Gallipoli coastline
- Tours to Castellana Grotte, one of the oldest cave systems in the world located in the province of Bari which dte back to the upper Cretaceous time. The tours to the Castellana Grotte caves are nowadays a major touristic attraction diversified in two tours – one of 1km and one of 3km, both of them including an overview of the environment and imagination of the early explorers, and the most dazzling experiences of all – tours to the White Cave in Castellana Grotte.
In the end, the lively spirit of the Southern Italians will never fail to satisfy your needs. Similar to the traditional wine tasting tours in Tuscany, yet unique and different on its own, Apulia is known to be a marvelous destination for any types of tours to South Italy.