10 little known places to see in Puglia all year round

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Lluis Enric Mayans

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Puglia is one of the most popular regions of Italy. Every summer a myriad of tourists decide to visit the heel of the boot pointing to the beaches of the Gargano, the coast of southern Bari, the small villages of the Itria Valley or the suggestive Salento.
Yet Puglia is not a purely summer destination and is not reduced only to the most famous destinations that we all know. So here it is 10 wonderful and unusual Apulian places to see all year round.


  1. Sannicandro di Bari
  2. San Vito fraction of Polignano
  3. Vico del Gargano
  4. Santa Maria di Pulsano del Gargano
  5. Meat
  6. Grottaglie
  7. The third
  8. walnuts
  9. locorotondo
  10. Felline
  11. User questions and comments

1 - Sannicandro di Bari

Very close to the Apulian capital, Sannicandro worth a visit for his Norman-Swabian Castle, a majestic building that dominates the historic center and can be visited inside.

2 - San Vito fraction of Polignano

Everyone knows Polignano a Mare, one of the most popular Apulian destinations, but few go as far as San Vito.
San Vito is the picturesque fraction of Polignano which houses a splendid Abbey facing the sea.

3 - Vico del Gargano

Small and very intimate, Vico del Gargano is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Its historic center, with its languid and decadent charm, is a real gem.
Also try the local gastronomy, first of all the Viking paposcia.

4 - Santa Maria di Pulsano del Gargano

Immersed in the most hostile and wild nature, Santa Maria di Pulsano it is the ideal destination for those seeking peace and serenity. A place out of this world from which you can see the ancient hermitages built overlooking the rocks.

5 - Cattle

Il village of Bovino, in the province of Foggia, is counted among the most beautiful in Italy for its noble palaces, its churches and the Gothic style. It rises in the beautiful area of ​​the Monti Dauni, an area still underrated and to be explored.

6 - Grottaglie

A perfect destination for all ages, a Grottaglie you can go into the characteristic pottery district, but you can also admire the street art that explodes on the walls of the historic center. In short, in Grottaglie art is present in all its forms.

7 - Laterza

The third is a town in the province of Taranto, absolutely fascinating. Not to be missed for the old town that smells of laundry and for its ravine, a true wonder of nature to which you must dedicate at least half a day.

8 - Nuts

Famous for the festival "Bacchus in the gnostre", an institution for wine lovers, walnuts is a pretty town belonging to the "Terra dei Trulli", which deserves a visit for its historic center and its gastronomic tradition. Obviously the best time for a visit is the month of November, when the wine festival is held.

9 - Locorotondo

«Do you know what is the beauty of Locorotondo? That when you go away in the people, in the plants, in the earth there is something of yours that remains there waiting for you "
(Giuseppe Giacovazzo) The white, the cummerse and the balconies in bloom. These are the three main characteristics of locorotondo, a delightful village in the Valle d'Itria, little known but particularly fascinating.

10 - Felline

In the alleys of Felline time seems to have stopped. The Old Town it is quiet and cared for in every detail. It seems to do A jump into the past, in the Salento of the past. The Salento of pizzica and the most ancient traditions.

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