Grotte di Castellana
An evocative town located in the south-eastern Murge, Castellana Grotte holds a mysterious and fascinating world of extraordinary beauty underground. From the characteristic narrow streets of the historic center, dotted with small jewels of the Apulian Baroque, the visitor will be led into the heart of the Earth to discover the most famous karst complex in the world. The caves of Castellana are the result of the patient work of an ancient underground river that lasted 90 million years. The excursion (over 3 km) begins with the Grave, a gigantic abyss 60 meters deep and ends with the sparkling White Grotto, dotted with spectacular formations of very white alabaster.
The trulli of Alberobello, known throughout the world, are the emblem of the city. This is typical
conical constructions, in dry stone, which date back to the 17th century and have been recognized
by Unesco “world heritage of humanity”. Made of limestone, trulli are examples
extraordinary building techniques in dry stone slabs: a technique dating back to prehistoric times. Although the rural trulli are scattered throughout the Valle d'Itria, the maximum concentration of specimens is found right here in Alberobello, with more than 1500 structures. Alberobello has always attracted Italian and foreign celebrities, famous sportsmen, actors and singers with its charm.
The name Monopoli derives from the Greek words "monos" and "polis" and means: "unique city", today it is one of the pearls of Puglia, now well known throughout the world, visited every year by thousands of tourists. Monopoli is a village overlooking the Adriatic which has kept its marine charm intact due to its position, history, traditions and numerous sandy beaches.
Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare is a splendid village overlooking the sea, to be visited even in the evening for its intense nightlife. This magnificent Italian village in the province of Bari won first place in the "Traveller Review Award 2023", acquiring the title of "most welcoming city in the world". Built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Polignano with its unique beauty makes you fall in love at first sight.
Ostuni is a white village that stands on the last offshoots of the Murgia., also known as the "White City", due to its characteristic historical center which was once entirely painted with white lime, is one of the most famous places in the Salento peninsula. Renowned seaside resort with a coast that stretches for 17 kilometres. For an excursion around Ostuni we recommend a visit to the picturesque town of Cisternino.
This corner of Puglia is unique in the world. Also known as the "spur of Italy", the Gargano offers breathtaking views, enchanting beaches and bays, pure nature, forests, pine forests and original villages. Among the most fascinating and renowned locations, Peschici, Rodi Garganico, Vieste, Mattinata and Manfredonia stand out. The entire territory of the Gargano up to the Tremiti Islands, are part of the Gargano National Park which boasts a great variety of scenarios ranging from over 200 kilometers of coastline, to mountains from 1,000 meters above sea level, up to the lush Umbra Forest.
Located in the heel of Italy, in the southern part of Puglia called Salento, of which it is the historical and cultural capital. Lecce is a magnificent Baroque city, famous for the surprising architectural richness of its noble palaces, set like gems in the maze of streets of the ancient centre. Thanks to this original urban fabric, it has earned the nickname "Florence of the South".
The fairytale landscapes that characterize Salento make this land of ancient and suggestive traditions a tourist destination not to be missed. This is the area of peninsular Italy that more than any other has been affected by classical Greek culture, made up of many small villages that hold rich treasures inside, from Baroque palaces to frescoed churches, with enchanted and immaculate sceneries. There may be almost infinite ways to travel through this enchanted territory, which is able to surprise the traveler at any time.
Famous Apulian seaside resort located in the easternmost point of the Italian peninsula, in the Province of Lecce. Otranto is an important tourist center declared a world cultural heritage by Unesco. Its sea is considered among the cleanest and most transparent in Italy. Many attractions and itineraries for visitors, in the shops of the historic village you can find among the numerous objects the famous rush baskets and precious mosaics. Otranto is rightfully included in the list of the "most beautiful villages in Italy".
Matera is a city located on a rocky outcrop in Basilicata, in Southern Italy. It includes the area of the Sassi, a complex of cave houses dug into the mountain. Evacuated in 1952 due to poor living conditions, the Sassi now house museums such as the Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, with period furniture and handcrafted tools. One of the nearby rock churches is Santa Lucia alle Malve, with 13th-century frescoes
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