Puglia was always on my mind whenever I thought of visiting Italy. There were more reasons than one to be fascinated by this quiet region in Southern Italy.

The vintage alleyways, back streets and the cobbled paths

Most of the towns in Puglia have mesmeric alleyways, back streets and cobbled paths that make you feel like you have slipped into another era. 

The whitewashed town of Ostuni

It feels surreal ambling through the streets. It is known to have been rebuilt by the Greeks after being ruined by Hannibal during the Punic Wars. 

Azure waters of the Sea

Puglia is surrounded by the sea from three sides, which makes it alluring for beach lovers. The gorgeous azure sea looks amazing. You just want to sit still and gaze at the shades of blue in the sea. 

Delectable culinary

Since Puglia is an agricultural land, you can savour fresh and delicious local produce on your platter. It’s an excellent excuse to indulge in wines and olives.  

The cute Trulli of Alberobello

Alberobello is a lovely little town of Puglia, which is a UNESCO recognised world heritage site for its cone-shaped huts known as Trulli. These hut houses look unique and cute, and people actually live in them! 

Beguiling historic sites

Lecce, a city renowned as the ‘Florence of the South’, will enchant you with its elaborate baroque architecture and some intriguing excavated sites – Basilica di Santa Croce and Piazza del Duomo, Museo Faggiano and Roman Amphitheatre to name a few.