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Alberobello resembles an architectural fantasy land.
Lecce is a city that will surprise you.
Bustling Bari is the south's seaport city and center of commerce.
The city of Gallipoli- Greek for 'Beautiful City'- is a pearl in the blue waters of the Ionian Sea.
Lovely Locorotondo is cradled between the Puglia plains of the Murgia and the green Valle d'Itria, between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas.
In the low hills of Puglia, Martina Franca is a gleaming jewel.
Monopoli's name belies its Greek origins - "monos polis" meaning unique city.
Ostuni gleams like a beacon on its prominent hilltop overlooking the olive groves of the trulli country and the azure sea where the Salento region begins.
The cape of Otranto is the eastern-most point of Italy, which made the city of the same name a gateway to Orient.
Placed a plateau above the sea, Polignano a Mare lies south of Puglia's capital city of Bari along the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea.
Porto Cesareo sits on a prestigious part of the Ionian coast, enjoying a long stretch of beach and sparkling clean seas.
An overlooked gem on Puglia's Adriatic Coast is Trani, a beautiful place worth visiting.
Vieste is called the Pearl of the Gargano, a beautiful seaside town on the little-known Puglian promontory.
Fasano sits where the low hills and grotto-pocked plains of Puglia lead to the Adriatic Sea.
A sleeping beauty in the middle of Puglia that will surprise you with its upscale historic center and beautiful buildings.
In Puglia's Salento, the city of Manduria is an intriguing warren of lanes jumbled with cream-colored homes and palaces.
Resting on a hill in the northern Salento area of Puglia, Oria is a delight.
This small city south of Bari offers some unexpected charms and treasures.
Alezio is a town in the Salento of Puglia, just a few minutes from Gallipoli and the Ionian Sea.
Brindisi has always been a gateway city.
This town's history goes back very far, to prehistoric shelters and Greek settlers.
The town of Castellana Grotte is not to be confused with the "grotte di Castellana" which is the main attraction here.
Castro rests on the rocky shore of the Adriatic, on the stunning Salento coast.
A beguiling historic town near Ostuni, Ceglie Messapica is often overlooked by those bee-lining for the beaches.
Located in the Salento sun of Puglia's south, Cerfignano sits just inland from the Adriatic Sea.
The white-washed city of Cisternino sits on the undulating plains of Puglia.
Cutrofiano sits in the middle of Puglia's Salento area, in the heel of the boot.
Diso sits just inland from the Adriatic Sea, and was a place of refuge for local populations during times of coastal attacks.
A surprisingly upscalehistoric center characterizes Galatone, a town with a rural past.
In the Puglia plains known as the "murgia" Ginosa sits on a rocky ledge with ravines cutting through the landscape.
The beach town of Ginosa Marina strings along the Ionian Coast with miles of wide-open beach.
Amidst the low hills and limestone ravines of northern Puglia, Grottaglie stands out for its dedication to its historic craft - ceramics.
With an ideal location just a few miles from the gorgeous Baroque city of Lecce, Lizzanello is a small town respite in reach of the Salento's best attractions.
Melissano is a agrarian town in southern Puglia, just inland a few miles from the Ionian Sea.
Molfetta suns itself on the Adriatic Sea in Puglia, midway between Trani and Bari.
On a hilltop of Puglia's Gargano peninsula, the town of Monte Sant'Angelo was a Norman stronghold that became a popular pilgrimage destination.
Morciano is located on the Cape of Leuca, in the heel of Puglia.
Nardo's ancient roots are overshadowed by the boisterous Baroque.
Puglia's Salento is famous for its beaches and vineyards, so Patù, in the center of the Cape of Leuca, is in an ideal position.
In Puglia's sunny Salento region, Presicce is a tranquil town with an air of elegance.
The town of Racale is in Puglia's Salento region, just six kilometers from the Ionian Sea and yet overlooked by many travelers, which is a shame.
Located in the Salento region of Puglia, Salve is near the Ionian Sea, set in the countryside amidst olive groves and native Mediterranean scrub.
In the tip of Puglia's heel, Sannicola is a small town amidst miles of olive groves.
On the Adriatic coast where low green-forested hills end in white cliffs at the water's edge, Santa Cesarea Terme stills like a glittering white gem.
What seems like an ordinary seaside town actually holds some impressive history along with its beautiful waterfront setting.
Santa Maria di Leuca is the point of the peninsula's stiletto heel.
Sitting in south central Puglia, Scorrano is sleepy town that holds some beautiful monuments.
Sitting in the middle of the sunny Salento of Puglia, Soleto has roots going back many millennia.
Located among the olive groves of Puglia's Salento, Spongano retains its rural character while being just a few minutes to the Adriatic Sea.
The city of Taranto sits on the sea and retains relics of its rich and glorious past as a maritime power.
Situated in Puglia's sun-drenched Salento, Taviano is a town of 12,300 people near Gallipoli.
A summer seaside resort that is noted for its wide beaches, Torre Pali is named for the old watch tower that still stands at its shoreline.
Near the southern tip of Puglia, Torre Vado is a seaside town with alluring beaches.
A town of about 5,000 people near Gallipoli, Tuglie gives a glimpse of small-town Salento life among its piazzas and streets.
Turi sits where the Puglia limestone plain, called the Murgia, starts to give way to the Valle d'Itria.
Located along the Gulf of Taranto, Ugento is a referred to as a "citta' di arte," -city of art.
Alessano may look like a remote outpost on the map, but up close you'll find imposing palaces and decorated churches that show it was once an important center in the southern Salento area.
In Puglia's sun-washed Salento just a couple of miles from the sea, Alliste basks becomingly on a rise.
Capilungo is a seaside hamlet that is part of Alliste (the section of Marina di Alliste).
Located in the upper Salento of Puglia where it meets the popular Valle d'Itria, Carovigno is a white-washed city that fans out from its caramel-colored castle.
Near Ugento, the compact and friendly Casarano has a unique atmosphere and some surprising gems tucked around its narrow streets.
Situated in southern Puglia near the tip and sitting between two seas, the town of Castrignano del Capo is actually an extensive territory that also takes in Santa Maria di Leuca, too.
Located in the low hills known as the "murge," about 30 kilometers from Bari, the charming town of Conversano retains its Old World appeal.
With an inland location for protection and an agriculture-based economy, the sleepy town of Corsano is near the sea but retains its Puglia close-to-the-land roots.
A town of low buildings built on a "high" spot above the sea, Gagliano del Capo provided protection from coastal raids.
In the fertile plains of Puglia's Salento, Leverano sits amidst vines and olive trees, ten kilometers from the Ionian Sea.
Sitting on an expanse of extensive coastline, the resort of Lido Marini provides an almost exotic and unspoiled feel.
The seaside hamlet that is part of Alliste, there isn't an actual boat marina but pristine water and less crowded coast.
Marina di Felloniche is a laid-back beach-centered resort at the southern tip of Puglia.
The beach resort for Taviano offers a couple of kilometers of coastline along Puglia's Ionian Sea.
Marina di Marittima is the seaside hamlet that is part of Diso.
Along Puglia's southly Adriatic coast, the rocky reefs highlight the intense blue of the water at Marina di Novaglie.
In the sunny Salento of southern Puglia, Marina di San Gregorio sits near Torre Vado and Santa Maria di Leuca, washed by the clear Ionian Sea.
In the middle of the Salento in southern Puglia, Parabita is a lovely small town just 13 kilometers from the Ionian Sea but with its own charms.
Marina di Pescoluse is a seaside hamlet on Puglia's Ionian Coast, renowned as one of the best beach destinations in the region.
In the sun-drenched Salento zone of Puglia, Poggiardo rests about halfway between Lecce and Santa Maria di Leuca at the tip of the heel.
In Puglia's sunny Salento zone, the charming town of San Michele Salentino sits in reach of the region's best cities and sights.
In Puglia's sunny Salento, just a half-hour from the city of Brindisi, San Vito dei Normanni sits amidst the olive groves and grape vines only a few minutes from the Adriatic Sea.
Sant'Isidoro is a seaside resort in Puglia's sun-drenched Salento area.
A seaside frazione of Fasano, Savelletri is a pretty port town with beaches and great dining options.
Selva di Fasano is called "the Italian balcony on the Orient" and the name seems appropriate.
In southern Puglia's Salento zone, the town of Tiggiano is in the territory of Santa Maria di Leuca, at the "land's end" of the heel.
Torre Canne is a beach resort that is officially part of Fasano.
Torre Santa Sabina is a small Puglia seaside resort with a piece of history.
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