Alberobello & Puglia
Experience the delights of the Puglia known as the heel of Italy’s boot, is replete with idyllic coastal towns, whitewashed houses, historic villages, gorgeous beaches, Baroque architecture and delicious cuisine, trulli houses in Alberobello and gorgeous beaches of Salento.
When to visit
Puglia has a temperate Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers and averaging more than 300 sunny days a year making this a destination for all seasons.
Apr–Jun Spring brings the pure produce on which Puglia's famous cucina is built, strawberries and peaches will be ripening!
Jul & Aug Puglia's beaches come into their own, temperatures soar, busy with food festivals, concerts and other spectacular music events. You may even learn the local dance such as the tarantella or pizzica!
Sep & Oct The crowds have gone, the warmth lingers, best time to visit Lecce!
The main Airport in Puglia are Bari Airport (called Palese Airport) and the international airport of Brindisi, called Brindisi Casale. These are connected by bus to the centre of town and from Brindisi Airport there is also a fast coach service to Lecce, which runs several times a day and stops just outside the centre of Lecce.
Most visitors hire cars to make it easy to travel around Puglia and visit smaller destinations. Take a good road map and ask directions when in doubt.
Some of the more remote sights, particularly beaches, are not connected by public transport; bus services are scanty and it can be difficult to find information about public transport.
The little railway lines run by FSE (Ferrovie Sud Est) are one of the most scenic ways to view the countryside, and link together some of Puglia's top tourist towns including Alberobello, Lecce and Otranto. There is another private railway line to the north of Bari, and one crossing the border into Basilicata, connecting Bari with the cave-town of Matera. In addition there are national FS train services which connect most of the major towns with the rest of the Italy.
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Some popular Alberobello & Puglia Packages
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Explore the real Sicily through its ancient Greek and Roman ruins, magnificent architecture, medieval villages and sumptuous cuisine during this exciting, 8-day escorted tour.
This small-group tour is a real feast for the senses. Soak in the magnificent scenery of Amalfi Coast and learn how to cook authentic Italian dishes during this enthralling, 8-day cooking holiday.
Say boungiorno and learn the beautiful Italian language during this insightful, 8-day language holiday in Tuscany. Stay in a beautiful villa in the Tuscan countryside, receive daily Italian language lessons from a native speaker and explore the lush region or enjoy shopping at leisure.
Savour the best of Piedmont, from the capital city brimming with elegant palaces and square to the lush sloping hills where world-class wines are produced.
Revel in the unparalleled beauty of Italy’s most beautiful coastline through this self-guided walking tour of the Cinque Terre.
Discover the rich cuisine and beautiful landscape of Puglia, the heel of Italy’s “boot” on this week-long cooking class. Learn how to cook local specialities such as orecchiete pasta and explore the coastal towns of Santa Maria di Leuca, Otranto and Gallipoli.