As the country's largest producer of olive oil and wine, Apulia ensures its
economic health. Unlike the rest of the country, the region is nearly all
flat and highly fertile. Its big cities, Lecce, Bari, and Taranto are lively
commercial centers yet glorious architecture can be found throughout.
Because of its location, Apulia still carries a strong Greek influence.
Today, Brindisi is the main port for Greece. The spectacular Gargano
Peninsula provides Apulia with a beautiful beaches and coastline.
lecce: the florence of the south
The historic center of Lecce is why the town is called �Florence of the South�. Filled with churches constructed in Baroque style, it�s easy to lose yourself and your way in the labyrinth of narrow streets.
Wouldn�t it be great to be able to brush up on your Italian language skills for a few hours and spend the rest of the day sunning at the beach? I had the chance to do just that at the Apulia Domus school in Lecce.
big italian welcome
When a New Yorker arrives in Bitetto with her two cousins, the kisses fly
fast and furious! What family surprises await?
gifts & a shortcut
Saying goodbye turns into a race to the airport, with some interesting stops along the way.
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know about Apulia!
Pugliese cuisine is based on olive oil, one of the great products of the
region. In any given year, Apulia produces as much as two-thirds of all the
olive oil in Italy. Cooks in Apulia even deep-fry with extra virgin oil!
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