From the tip of Italy’s heel to the ravines at the instep, from towns on the Adriatic Sea to a port in the Gulf of Taranto, 9 towns in Puglia for archaeology and history.
Puglia stretches from the spur to the heel of the Italian boot, or from the Gargano promontory to the Salento peninsular. With its strategic location on the Adriatic and Ionian Seas the area has seen many people come and go. And for this reason it is perhaps not surprising some suggest this is the most archaeologically and historically diverse region in Italy. A diversity that can be encountered at sites and attractions in many of the towns and cities today.
For anyone considering a trip with a particular interest in the history and culture of the region, these are the nine towns at the top of my list of places to visit in Puglia. In alphabetical order.
My choice of top towns to visit in Puglia is certainly subjective, and draws only on places I have actually visited myself.