Apulia

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Alberobello
Alberobello (154)

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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Alberobello

Alberobello
Alberobello (1)
40° 46′ 55″ N, 17° 14′ 13″ E

Alberobello (literally “beautiful tree”) 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. A first…

Lecce

Lecce
Lecce (1)
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 2,000 years…

Loccorotondo

Loccorotondo
Loccorotondo (1)
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. The site…

Monte Sant’Angelo

Monte Sant’Angelo
Monte Sant’Angelo (1)
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 was a…

Oria

Oria
Oria (1)
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

Ostuni
Ostuni (5)
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 and its…

Peschici

Peschici
Peschici (1)
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. Peschici is situated on the north-eastern coast of Gargano promontory, 9 km east of San Menaio, 14 km from Rodi Garganico, and 19 km west of Vieste. The…

Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare (1)
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 the…

Ruvo di Puglia

Ruvo di Puglia
Ruvo di Puglia (1)
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 decorations,…

Trani

Trani
Trani (1)
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 extensively…

Vico del Gargano

Vico del Gargano
Vico del Gargano (1)
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 in design…

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