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The main street in Ostuni is lined with boutiques and souvenir shops selling local olive oil and Salentino sandals, but the best way to experience the town is by diving down the narrow side streets and like the invaders once did, getting lost.
If your travel itinerary this summer includes Brindisi, Lecce, Bari or the Gargano National Park, then book an Apulia private tour and say buongiorno to southeastern Italy. Bounded on three sides by the sea and populated by successive waves of Greeks, Romans, Goths and Byzantines, Apulia is a region that rewards the inquisitive traveler.
Discover the highlights of Puglia. After a walking history tour of Bari’s old town, head inland to the medieval village of Aberobello, known for its distinctive prehistoric-style Trulli dwellings. Visit the ancient cave city at the Sassi of Matera, where homes and churches are carved directly to the rock in a complex stone labyrinth, and admire the World Heritage-listed Castel del Monte tucked into the Puglian hills.
Puglia – the “spur” and “heel” of the Italian boot – is one of Europe’s great agricultural areas, its immense plains and rolling hills producing much of Italy’s wine and olive oil, vast quantities of its fruit and vegetables, and most of the hard durum wheat used to make its pasta.