Puglia is known for its typical conical buildings, the trulli. The hundreds of kilometres of beautiful Mediterranean coastline and its superb beaches and crystal clear waters are also among the most beautiful landscapes in Italy. It is a land of castles, archaeological sites, baroque architecture, Romanesque cathedrals and olive groves. The Salento region, in the south of the boot, and particularly the towns of Gallipoli, Otranto, Lecce and Santa Maria di Leuca, are a must-see. The traditional cuisine of the region is the best and the local products and wines are delicious! Puglia is a feast for the eyes and the mouth, the risk is to want to settle there! A tremendous destination in Italy!
Strategically situated, the region was conquered and colonized by many different invaders with each group leaving their legacy: the Romans their agricultural projects; the Saracens their Moorish architectural vibe in the towns; the Normans superb cathedrals; the town of Martina Franca, its Spanish influences; the Swabian Frederick II, his transformation of Puglia into a land of splendid castles with 39 such royal residences.