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apulia - puglia
(visit more italian regions)

apulia books

Italian Country Cooking : Recipes from Umbria & Apulia

Castel Del Monte : Geometric Marvel of the Middle Ages

Red-Figured Vases of Apulia

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apulia music

Puglia the Salento

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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.

immersion learning
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.

what do you know about apulia?
Match your wits with our travel editor and find out how much you really know about Apulia!

pugliese cook
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!

your  experience in Apulia
Tell us about your Pugliese experience or read what others had to say in the travelling to italy forum.

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Egn�zia and Fasano
Manfredonia and Siponto
Martina Franca
Le Murge (High)
Le Murge (Low)
Tremiti Islands
Coast to Bari
Gargano Promontory
Salentine Peninsula
Southern Cape
Western Peninsula

art & culture
Cathedrals and Churches
About Trulli
Il Teatro Petruzzelli*


wine & food
Apulia Wine Situation
The recipes of Apulia
Farm Holidays

travel & tourisim
Castellana Grotte
La Foresta Umbra*
The Gargano
Italian Tourist Web Guide

Invest in Brindisi
Mediterranean Games
Padre Pio
University of Bari

* Site written in Italian


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