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Puglia, a region to discover

Puglia is one of the most fascinating regions of Italy both from the cultural an naturalistic point of vieuw. It is famous for its hill villages with a characteristic white plaster, for the countryside with an ancient flavor and for the hundreds of kilometres of Mediterranean coast. The capital Bari is a lively port and university city. Lecce is known as ‘the Florence of the South’ because of its baroque architecture. Alberobello and the Valle d’Itria are the homeland of the trulli, the traditional stone buildings with a characteristic conical roof.

Swabian Castle

0,4 Km
Medieval Castle of Frederick II of Swabia
The castle was built by the Normans in XII century and restored by the will of Frederick between 1233 and 1240. The castle, situated in the central area of Bari, is a spectacular testimony of medieval building that offers tourists the chance to visit one of the most interesting fortifications of the region. To admire the stone bridge through wich you access the castle, the angular bastions used for defense of the fortification and the numerous towers.

Basilica of Saint Nicholas

1,2 Km
Historic town center of Bari
The historic town centre of Bari, with its maze of lanes, courts and historic buildings, consists of marvelous buildings such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the romanic Basilica of Saint Gregory, the Cathedral of Saint Sabin and the Norman Swabian Castle built on the orders of Frederick II. Not to be missed are, moreover, Piazza Mercantile and the Colonna Infame (the Column Infamous) that in the past was used as pillory for the insolvent debtors and the Library of Saint Theresa of Males.

Polignano a mare

26 Km
The town of balconies
Polignano a Mare is the hometown of the italian singer Domenico Modugno. It is located about 30 kilometres from the Apulian regional capital. Given the strategic location of its inhabitated centre dropping sheer to the sea, it has always been considered as a gateway to the Mediterranean and to the Orient. It represents an important thoroughfare for trade and a meeting point among different cultures.

The Castellana Caves

45 Km
Castellana Grotte
Castellana is located in the Barese province hinterland at 290 meters above sea level, on the margin of a close karst cavity. Castellana, characterised by a type of economy having a mainly agricultural and industrial purpose, owes its tourist vocation to the caves, a speleological complex of recognised international stature, a few steps from the town centre. The historical sources attest the presence of the residential compound as early as in X century, under the name of ‘Castellano’, abandoned for the actual one since 1310.

Alberobello

57 Km
The town of the trulli
The most ancient and characteristic Alberobello areas are the districts ‘Monti’ and ‘Aia Piccola’. In the district ‘Monti’ made up of more than a thousand trulli with original construction characteristics, we can find the ‘Siamese trulli’ with coverage characterised by two connected cones, the low fireplace, no windows. The district ‘Aia Piccola’ is characterised by picturesque narrow and tortuos streets in an excellent state of preservation.

Castel del Monte

57 Km
The fortification of Frederick II
With its solid octagonal structure the castle, built by Frederick II of Swabia in XIII century, dominates the little area of the western Murge situated 18 km from Andria. Universally considerated an ingenious example of mediaeval architecture, Castel del Monte brings together different stylistic elements, from Romanesque to Gothic, from the classical art to the delicate islamic refinements of its mosaics.