Puglia, named after the ancient Roman Apulia, is this region of the "heel of the Italian boot", with an area of nearly 20,000 km2, in the extreme southeast of the territory. Its 800 km of coastline with splendid coves and beaches - Adriatic Sea in the east and Ionian Sea in the south - as well as its mild climate make it a tourist destination of prime importance both nationally and internationally, so that in the summer the area is quickly saturated. The tourist guide of Puglia proposes to explore its six provinces - Bari, Foggia, Lecce, Brindisi, Taranto and Barletta-Andria-Trani - highlighting its various (and countless!) assets, starting with the natural parks of Gargano and Alta Murgia, but also the caves of Castellana and the marine reserves of the Tremiti and Torre Guaceto islands. It is impossible to visit Puglia without passing through its capital, Bari, a dynamic port city and student city with a breathtaking architectural heritage, a mosaic of Orthodox churches, basilicas and cathedrals, but also through Lecce, the "Florence of the South" with its impressive Baroque architecture. The trulli of Alberobello or Locorotondo, these stone houses with conical roofs inspired by Byzantine, Norman and Aragonese traditions so typical of the region, are also worth seeing. Popular traditions, simple and robust cuisine, a warm welcome and sumptuous landscapes enamelled with the eternal olive and oleander trees are all particularities of Puglia that will seduce the traveller. Benvenuto in Puglia!

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When to go to Apulia?

When to go to Puglia? If the most pleasant season to visit Italy is certainly summer, it also corresponds to the high tourist season, so that from June to early September, the beaches and roads are crowded, especially in July and August! It therefore seems much more sensible to avoid the hordes of tourists who invade the Peninsula in July and August, as Italians also take their holidays in August, especially around 15 August (Ferragosto). The best times to go to Puglia are suddenly spring and autumn, when the temperatures remain very pleasant and the tourist traffic is milder. In winter, the average temperatures in Bari remain quite suitable for visiting it. When to go to Puglia? From April to June and preferably in September-October.

How to go to Apulia? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Italy and Puglia are destinations that attract more visitors every year, both Italian and European as well as from the rest of the world. There are also many agencies specialising in travel organisation in this region of the Peninsula. It is up to you to see which of the offers offered are best suited to you, both in terms of duration and region visited. It should be noted that packages combining transport and accommodation are often financially attractive.

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To get to Puglia by your own means, you have several options, depending on the time you have and your starting point. If flying remains the fastest (and not necessarily the most expensive if you do it well in advance), with landing in Bari, you can also opt for a car trip (the roads are very beautiful as far as southern Italy), or the train. As far as accommodation is concerned, booking in advance is never a bad idea.

To get around, renting a vehicle naturally makes it easier to travel from one village to another, but it is important to be careful when making a reservation: ask for the amount of the deposit that will be charged/locked and the terms of the contract. If you use public transport, it is very cheap and diversified, with very explicit websites that allow you to plan your itinerary in advance. For punctuality, however, patience is a holiday!

Prepare for your trip Apulia

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Puglia? If the most pleasant season to visit Italy is certainly summer, it also corresponds to the high...
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Weather forecast

The weather in Puglia is very pleasant all year round, even if in the heart of summer the heat is strong and the suns...
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Budget

Since the changeover to the euro, prices have therefore risen sharply in Puglia, and the situation is obviously worse...
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Formalities

Citizens of the European Union and Swiss citizens. For a stay of less than three months, no visa is required t...
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Health

There are few risks - not even in France - of special contamination (water is drinkable in Puglia) or la...
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How to travel by yourself?

To get to Puglia by your own means, you have several options, depending on the time you have and your starting point....
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How to get organized?

Italy and Puglia are destinations that attract more visitors every year, both Italian and European as well as from th...
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Getting around

To get around, renting a vehicle naturally makes it easier to travel from one village to another, but it is important...
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