Italy
Castel del Monte
Castel del Monte
Enjoy your antipasti surrounded by wide horizons, bold colours, olive groves and the imposing Castel del Monte—a World Heritage Site which dominates the countryside overlooking the Adriatic Sea. The Castle's architecture seems to follow the evolution of the sun with the signs of the zodiac. When the sun rises and sets during the winter and summer solstice, it marks a rectangle on the perimeter of the Castle.
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Bari
Bari
Bari is characterized by ribbons of golden sand, fishing ports and towns perched on the steep coastline. Walking through the old part of town, from the Basilica to the Cathedral of San Sabino, you'll wander past a series of cloisters, convents, churches, craft shops and bakeries. In the evening, the heart of the nightlife surrounds the piazzas close to the sea walls.
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Taranto
Taranto
If you love pesce crudo and cozze, Taranto is the place to be. Explore the fascinating museums of both the Old Town and the New Town—especially the MarTA Museum with its outstanding collection of goldsmithing, Ori di Taranto.
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Marina di Leporano
Marina di Leporano
Marina di Leporano, boasts a rocky coastline with scenic sandy coves, lapped by the Ionian Sea. Take advantage of the lovely public beaches here with sugar-fine sand and crystal-clear waters
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Punta Palascia
Punta Palascia
The place where the Adriatic meets the Ionian Sea at the easternmost point in Italy. It's especially pretty at sunrise to see the dawn break over the sea and cast its hue across the mainland. A popular place for New Year's Eve, for those who want to be the first to welcome the new year as it arrives in Italy!
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Minervino Murge
Minervino Murge
Imagine savouring this hearty dish on 'the balcony of Puglia' with a spectacular view in the undisputed centre of the Cardoncello mushroom. Cime di rapa especially is a typical ingredient from this area. Take a walk in the old Scesciola labyrinth and a stroll to the Grotta of San Michele—a place of worship for over a thousand years and a place of extraordinary natural beauty.
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Canne della Battaglia
Canne della Battaglia
Halfway between Canosa and Barletta lies the largest Bronze Age archaeological site—the famous battlefield from the victory of the Carthaginians by Hannibal over the Romans in 216 BC. Here, you can admire the remains of an ancient Tiberian domus with mosaic floors and frescoed walls. Visit the ruins of St. Mercurius bats and the lovely village of Canne.
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Canosa
Canosa
Nicknamed Little Rome because of its seven hills, Canosa is full of important historical finds. Start your tour on the path from Cathedral of San Sabino dating back to 1080 AD. to via Gen Cadorna to visit the three Hypogeum Lagrasta—the largest has nine rooms decorated and painted with frescoes.
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Monti Dauni
Monti Dauni
Forget time and indulge in a little-known route journey through Monti Dauni. Around you are sun-baked hills, lush forests and gardens of lost flavors. You'll come across a lovely city with a glorious past named Lucera, continuing to one of the most beautiful villages in Italy known as Bovino and stunning cathedrals such as the one of Troia
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Orsara di Puglia
Orsara di Puglia
The 1st of November is the date of an ancient tradition related to celebration for the dead. As a sign of purification, a fires lit and the streets are illuminated with pumpkins shaped and hollowed out.
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Bovino
Bovino
The beautiful town of Bovino is surrounded by woods and home to about 800 stone doorways of houses and noble palaces. The Castello Ducale is impressive with its Norman tower and the adjoining Museo Diocesano. Each year, the town hosts the Cavalcata Storica—an historic ride which features riders on splendid horses, bridesmaids and soldiers in ancient uniform.
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Deliceto
Deliceto
It's a lovely little town dominated by an imposing medieval castle, built by the Normans in the 12th century AD. It is also famous because in the 18th century, Saint Alphonse Liguori spent a long period of his life here where he composed the popular Christmas carol "Tu scendi dalle stelle".
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Mattinata
Mattinata
Have a walk on the seaside and admire the magnificent views of the sea, surrounded by Aleppo pines, almond and carob trees. You'll also come upon the Bronze Age necropolis if Monte Saraceno with over 500 rock-cut tombs whose You'll also come upon the Bronze Age necropolis if Monte Saraceno with over 500 rock-cut tombs whose funeral objects and sculpted heads date back 3,000 years.
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Gargano (Trabucchi)
Gargano (Trabucchi)
Along the coast, from Vieste to Peschici, you'll find giant structures submerged on the sea—these are ancient 'trabucchi'—extraordinary fishing systems. Some of them today have become restaurants on the sea.
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Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare overlooks the sea and features unexpected streets, and elegant palaces. It’s also the birthplace of Domenico Modugno and the sculptor Pino Pascali to whom the Museum of Contemporary Art is dedicated. The coastline is dotted with caves and dramatic cliffs.
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Monopoli
Monopoli
The historic centre of Bari is a maze of narrow streets that wind between buildings and tower houses. Visit the Castle of Carlo V, whose rooms house exhibitions, concerts and shows. The city is famous for its long beach of Capitolo where you can relax in beach bars and dine with views of the sea.
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Altamura
Altamura
Journey back in time to see the dinosaur footprints in the 300,000-year-old Pontrelli quarry. You'll also see the skeleton of a hominid who lived about 250,000 years ago. After your ragù, enjoy a leisurely horseback ride through the forest of Mercadante.
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Gravine
Gravine
While you enjoy your feast, you'll feel like you're in an American canyon in Gravine. The town overlooks a ravine and is home to Alta Murgia National Park. Among the many churches of rock here, be sure to visit the one of San Michele.
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Martina Franca
Martina Franca
This quaint photogenic town's jewel is its lovely historic centre, a memorable maze of winding alleys, where whitewashed simplicity sits side by side with baroque extravagance. The main entrance to the old town centre (centro storico) is through a grand historic gateway, Porto Santo Stefano (also called the Arco di Sant' Antonio), and the town centre is absolutely charming with ornate balconies and archways along with fancy baroque windows, and cherubs.
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Locorotondo
Locorotondo
Locorotondo, which takes its name from the circular plan of the town, is among the most beautiful in all of Italy. Among the picturesque streets, surrounded by the white walls of houses, you’ll see the cummerse—ancient rectangular stone buildings with slanted roofs. Some of these buildings have been turned into hotels.
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Alberobello
Alberobello
The scenery here is magical, especially in Alberobello—a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its 1,400 trulli made with overlapping stones and cone-shaped roofs. Wander through narrow, winding streets and visit the museums to admire the exhibits, tools and examples of local traditions, including wine and oil.
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Valle d'Itria
Valle d'Itria
Work off your dessert in this picturesque valley. It's a magical place with a labyrinth of caves and chasms known as the Castellana Caves—and the most beautiful speleological complex in Italy. Go down a stairway to see the giant Cyclops stalagmite and the Sala delle Grandi Cortine with its red drapery of alabaster. Outside, you can gaze at the planets and stars at the Astronomical Observatory.
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Lecce
Lecce
Discover the ineffable world of Baroque with its cloisters, palaces, papier-mâché shops, the beautiful Santa Croce Basilica and Piazza Duomo. Don't miss visiting the City of Lecce Historical Museum inside the former Monastery of Santa Chiara. It has striking interior spaces devoted to different historical periods.
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Galatina
Galatina
A sleeping beauty in the middle of Puglia that will surprise you with its upscale historic center and beautiful buildings. The town is really a pretty place to meander and enjoy the atmosphere. There are restaurants and cafes and shops, but the real attraction is wandering around the lanes and finding the alleys, lanes and courtyards tucked around town.
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