Popular Accommodations in Apulia
- Pilgrims Church in San Giovanni Rotondo
- UNESCO World Heritage Stone Houses in Alberobello
- 13th century Castel del Monte
- Tremit archipelago for nature lovers
- Guided tour through the famous stalactite cave Grotte di Castellana
- Wine and citrus fruits from the region
Most popular in Apulia
Prices and availability
Apartments in Apulia
In the region of Apulia, which stretches from the "Spore" to the "heel" of the Italian "boot", you will find countless holiday accommodations where you can really relax. The stone cottages inside provide a refreshing coolness on hot summer days and offer you the perfect place to relax with a shaded terrace in the Mediterranean garden. Apartments and apartments are offered especially near the beaches and in the cities, where you will find many shops and restaurants.Enjoy the seclusion in the midst of a unique natural landscape
Apulia is the ideal place if you want to relax far away from the hustle and bustle of tourists. Because many vacation rentals are in a secluded location, surrounded by olive groves and a wide landscape. From here you can also enjoy the wide view of the sea. Often there is an own staircase to the next small beach bay at the accommodations at the sea, where you can enjoy the nature completely alone.
Holiday in Apulia
Location and orientation
Apulia is a region in the southeast of Italy. The capital of the region, which lies on the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, is Bari. In the south the peninsula Salento occupies the entire "boot heel" of the Italian mainland. The Punta Palascìa near Otranto is the easternmost point of Italy and about 80 kilometres away from the coast of Albania.Explore landscapes, provinces and cities
Apulia's landscape is characterized by wide plains, hills and to a small extent by mountains. The region includes the mountainous peninsula and province of Gargano, the offshore Tremiti Islands and the provinces of Foggia, Brindisi, Bari, Lecce, Taranto and Barletta-Andria-Trani. In addition to the capital Bari, the port cities Brindisi and Gallipoli are also important places in Apulia. The Monti della Daunia mountain range is located on the border with Campania.
Travelers and Activities
Apulia stretches along more than 700 kilometres of coastline. Here you will find picturesque beaches, sometimes kilometres long and sometimes hidden in small bays. Often there is a real Caribbean flair with snow-white sandy beaches. The most beautiful beaches can be found on the Gargano Peninsula, which is part of the Gargano National Park. Here, wooded areas and unique stretches of coastline await you to explore.Exploring Puglia by bike
Many accommodation providers provide their guests with bicycles for hire. With these you can discover the charming surroundings in an uncomplicated way. There are signposted cycle paths in the province of Lecce. Otherwise you can use the normal roads, paths and paths. By the way, there are guided mountain bike tours through the Salento.
Things to know
In Apulia, olives, almonds, prickly pears, grapes and citrus fruits thrive due to the perfect climate. You should definitely get these fruits fresh from the market and let them melt on your tongue. In addition, Apulia is an important wine region, where mainly red wines of the grape varieties Negroamaro, Primitivo and Nero di Troia are cultivated.
Trulli' is the name given to the old stone houses of the farmers, which today often serve as holiday accommodation.
Top 5 tips for holidays on the Adriatic coast
1 A special destination in Puglia is the town of San Giovanni Rotondo. Father Pio spent his life here and pilgrims from all over the world can visit the Pilgrims' Church. Not only for believers this is an ideal destination in Puglia to get an insight into the culture and tradition.
If you want to learn more about the history and tradition of this area, visit Alberobello. This is the home of the trulli. These are ancient stone houses built without mortar with a conical roof. Because of their uniqueness, they were even included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1996.
3 Another World Heritage Site is located in Puglia: Castel del Monte Castle, near Andria. It was built in the 13th century under Frederick II of Hohenstaufen and is a true masterpiece of medieval architecture. The eight halls on the ground floor and the first floor, which are arranged in an octagon, are particularly noteworthy for their octagonal layout. Above the walls there are also eight octagonal towers - the number eight therefore played a special role in the construction.
A dream destination in Puglia are the five islands of the Tremit archipelago. The group consists of San Domino, San Nicola, Capraia, Cretaccio and Pianosa. This small paradise is the ideal combination of the history and nature of Puglia and invites you to discover them in this wonderful place.
5 A highlight of Puglia is also the Grotte di Castellana. A cave system discovered in the 18th century. This unique, beautiful stalactite cave with vaults up to 60 meters high can even be admired during a guided tour. The temperature is constant at 15°C all year round.