Puglia Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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Basilica Di Santa Croce

The glories of Puglia’s lovely town of Lecce came into being in the 16th and 17th centuries, when peace in the region enabled religious orders and wealthy ...  Read more

Lecce Roman Amphitheatre

In addition to its present-day Baroque beauty, Lecce has a long history stretching way back over 2,500 years. Nowhere is this legacy better seen than in the ...  Read more

Swabian Castle (Castello Normanno-Svevo)

Bari is the main city of Puglia in southern Italy, with an ancient heart dominated by several grand churches – including the pilgrimage Basilica di San Nicola ...  Read more

Lecce Cathedral (Duomo di Lecce)

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Lecce’s main church is the Duomo, or the Lecce Cathedral, which sits on the aptly-named Piazza del Duomo. The first cathedral on was built in the mid-12th ...  Read more

Bari Cruise Port

Bari is the main city of southern Italy and a major ferry port. From here people travel to Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania. The old ...  Read more

Basilica di San Nicola

Bari is the capital city of Puglia in southern Italy and over its years as the most important port on the Adriatic it acquired a rich and varied architectural ...  Read more

Castel del Monte

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Castel del Monte was built in the latter half of the 12th century by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II. At this time his realm ...  Read more


The Puglia region of Italy extends along the southeastern coast, including the heel of the country's boot. The town of Foggia is in the northwestern part of ...  Read more

Gargano National Park (Parco Nazionale del Gargano)

Puglia’s Gargano National Park is one of the largest in Italy, covering more than 467 square miles (1,211 square km) of the promontory in Puglia that looks ...  Read more

San Giovanni Rotondo

The town of San Giovanni Rotondo is in the northern part of Puglia, on the Gargano Peninsula that sticks out into the Adriatic Sea like the spur on Italy's ...  Read more

Zoosafari Fasanolandia

Zoosafari Fasanolandia is a zoo and safari theme park in Fasano in the Puglia region of southern Italy. There are three different sections of the park: ...  Read more

Church of St Irene (Chiesa di Sant'Irene)

Lecce’s Church of St. Irene was built between 1591 and 1639 for the Theatines and dedicated to the city’s patron saint. The church is not far from the Duomo ...  Read more

Gravina Di Puglia

Gravina di Puglia is a town in inland Puglia, known mainly for some pretty historic buildings and one of Europe's oldest fairs. The town was originally ...  Read more

Museo Faggiano

The history of the postcard-pretty town of Lecce stretches right back to the Greek empire, when it was known as Messapi. Later, it was an important trading ...  Read more

Piazza del Ferrarese

Piazza del Ferrarese is a public square in the historic part of Bari, not far from the city's waterfront. There are two large squares in Bari's Old Town, ...  Read more

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