Apulia

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Apulia is a region of Italy in Southern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the south-east, and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south. Its southernmost portion, known as Salento peninsula,… [Read more]

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Alberobello (1)
Alberobello (1)

Alberobello

Coordinates: 40° 46′ 55″ N, 17° 14′ 13″ E

Alberobello is a small town in the province of Bari, in Puglia. It is famous for its unique trulli constructions. The Trulli of Alberobello are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list since 1996.

Castel del Monte (1)
Castel del Monte (1)

Castel del Monte

Coordinates: 41° 5′ 3″ N, 16° 16′ 16″ E

Castel del Monte is a 13th century castle situated in Andria in the Apulia region of south-east Italy. It was built by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II some time between 1240 and 1250. It has neither a moat nor a drawbridge and might… [Read more]

Giovinazzo (1)
Giovinazzo (1)

Giovinazzo

Coordinates: 41° 11′ 19″ N, 16° 40′ 20″ E

Giovinazzo, a port situated on the Adriatic Coast in the region of Apulia, lies 18 km of the provincial capital of Bari, and is adjacent to the city of Molfetta.

Lecce (1)
Lecce (1)

Lecce

Coordinates: 40° 21′ 7″ N, 18° 10′ 9″ E

Lecce is a historic city in southern Italy (on the Greek site of Messapi) and was an important centre of the Roman Empire. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel of the Italian Peninsula and is over… [Read more]

Loccorotondo (1)
Loccorotondo (1)

Loccorotondo

Coordinates: 40° 45′ 11″ N, 17° 19′ 46″ E

Locorotondo, in the Province of Bari, is known for its wines and for its round historical centre, from which derives its name, meaning “Round place”. It is located in south-east Murgia, deep in the Itria Valley, dotted with white trulli[Read more]

Monte Sant’Angelo (1)
Monte Sant’Angelo (1)

Monte Sant’Angelo

Coordinates: 41° 42′ 21″ N, 15° 57′ 19″ E

Monte Sant’Angelo is a town in Puglia, about 15 km north of Manfredonia, on the southern slopes of Monte Gargano. Between 1081 and 1103, Monte Sant’Angelo was the capital of a large Norman dominion under the control of Count Henry, who… [Read more]

Oria (1)
Oria (1)

Oria

Coordinates: 40° 29′ 53″ N, 17° 38′ 30″ E

Oria, a town in the Apulia region, was founded by the Messapians sometime after the abortive siege of the Sicanian city Camicus. Between 217 and 84 BC the city was minting its own coins. The coins often feature Iapagus, the Iapygian national hero.

Ostuni (5)
Ostuni (5)

Ostuni

Coordinates: 40° 44′ 3″ N, 17° 34′ 42″ E

Ostuni, with its citadel build on the top of a hill, is still fortified with the ancient walls. It is reputed as an architectural jewel, and is commonly referred to “The White Town” (“La Città Bianca”, in Italian) for its white walls… [Read more]

Peschici (1)
Peschici (1)

Peschici

Coordinates: 41° 56′ 52″ N, 16° 0′ 46″ E

Peschici is a village in the region Puglia and is part of the Parco Nazionale del Gargano.

Polignano a Mare (1)
Polignano a Mare (1)

Polignano a Mare

Coordinates: 40° 59′ 49″ N, 17° 13′ 3″ E

Polignano a Mare is an Italian town in the Apulia, located on the Adriatic Sea. The area was settled since prehistoric times, as shown by archaeological excavations in the locality of Santa Barbara. It is believed that it is the site of… [Read more]

Putignano (1)
Putignano (1)

Putignano

Coordinates: 40° 50′ 58″ N, 17° 7′ 22″ E

Putignano is a town and municipality in the province of Bari well known for its carnival (See also Carnevale di Venezia 2007 and Carnevale di Venezia 2011).

Ruvo di Puglia (1)
Ruvo di Puglia (1)

Ruvo di Puglia

Coordinates: 41° 7′ 1″ N, 16° 29′ 10″ E

Ruvo di Puglia is a town in the province of Bari, Puglia, essentially devoted to agriculture, wine and olive growing. The Co-Cathedral is an example of Apulian Romanesque architecture. The façade has three portals and numerous… [Read more]

Trani (1)
Trani (1)

Trani

Coordinates: 41° 16′ 56″ N, 16° 25′ 2″ E

Trani is a seaport of Apulia, southern Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, in the new Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, and 40 km West-Northwest of Bari. Trani has lost its old city walls and bastions, but the 13th century fort has been… [Read more]

Vico del Gargano (1)
Vico del Gargano (1)

Vico del Gargano

Coordinates: 41° 53′ 47″ N, 15° 57′ 18″ E

Vico del Gargano is a village in the region Puglia and is part of the Parco Nazionale del Gargano. Vico del Gargano is also famous for the number of churches and chapels. There are about thirteen of them in total. Many are very simple… [Read more]

Vieste (1)
Vieste (1)

Vieste

Coordinates: 41° 52′ 56″ N, 16° 10′ 57″ E

Vieste is a village in the region Puglia and is part of the Parco Nazionale del Gargano. The town is bordered by Mattinata, Monte Sant’Angelo, Peschici and Vico del Gargano.

Description

Apulia is a region of Italy in Southern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the south-east, and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south. Its southernmost portion, known as Salento peninsula, forms a high heel on the “boot” of Italy. The region comprises 19,345 km², and its population is about 4.1 million. It is bordered by the other Italian regions of Molise to the north, Campania to the west, and Basilicata to the south-west. It neighbours Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, and Montenegro, across the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, respectively. The region extends as far north as Monte Gargano. Its capital city is Bari.

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