"Puglia & Basilicata" Top 5 Page for this destination Puglia by MichaelFalk1969

Puglia Travel Guide: 555 reviews and 1,680 photos

I just LOVE Puglia

What did I like best in Puglia ? Hard to say: The clean beaches - the great food - the relaxed, friendly Puglians - the fantastic historic cities like Lecce, Otranto, Alberobello - the funny mushroom-like, cone-shaped "trullis", the dominating house type in central Puglia - and finally the fact that it is not (yet) overcrowded with tourists, even in peak season.

We saw a lot during our Puglian holiday but still there is much to discover: Bari (Old Town), Trani and Castel del Monte are still on our travel whishlist.

A short detour to the neighbouring region Basilicata was also extremely worthwhile. Matera, city of the "sassi" (cave dwellings) and film location for "The Passion of Christ" by Mel Gibson.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:weather, beaches, historic cities, friendly locals, gorgeous food, not overrun by tourists
  • Cons:English is not so common, but you`ll get through; industrial outskirts of Taranto and Bari
  • In a nutshell:I miss the great food !
  • Last visit to Puglia: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2010 at 4:21 AM

    Hello, Michael! It's nice to read your travel pages! Vielen Dank!

  • Marietje's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Thanks very much for the interesting comments .As we are leaving for Ostuni next week, your tips will be a great help!

  • MikeBird's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    The trulli sound and look like a great place to stay. WE'd go in August. Others say Puglia is crowded then. Is that correct? Thanks, Mike

  • Apr 10, 2008 at 11:07 PM

    Nice page, but Puglia is overcrouded in july and August! u can take 2 hours to go at the beach near Otranto or in Salento area, now is update between italians! sept is the best!

  • Beausoleil's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2007 at 2:24 PM

    Great tips. Can't wait to try some of the restaurants . . . or all of them. Thank you.

  • Sep 30, 2007 at 12:57 PM

    I read your tips one more time...thanks for talking about me on your transportation tip!!!:D And I agree with you: Alitalia is the worst airline in Europe!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2007 at 4:51 PM

    Great tips and great to see your pics as these are places been wanting to visit - esp the trulli!Turkish air and ryanair are my all time worst airlines...and a big Happy Birthday to you too!all the best.


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