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Holidays in Puglia, Italy’s heel

Puglia is located at the southern Italian peninsula and forms the heel of the popular boot. With its 1.4% of mountainous territory it holds the record for less mountainous region of Italy. Its territory is divided inside, in fact, almost equally between plains (53.3%) and hills (45.3%).
 
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The Tavoliere constitutes most of the flat land while hilly areas are divided between Murge and Salento. This conformation has encouraged the grain cultivation, giving the Puglia and in particular the Tavoliere the definition of "granary of Italy".

A look inward
The inside area is very varied and gives a wide choice to those who want to plan their holidays in Puglia.

Some examples are the beautiful National Park of Gargano, located inside the promontory, which contains a environment variety unique in the region, the salt mines of Santa Margherita di Savoia , the canyons of Castellaneta and the protected oasis of Alimini lakes.

During your holidays in Puglia you can’t miss visiting the several caves, as the beautiful Castellana Caves, Zinzilusa Cave,  and Palazzese Cave, which is housed on the homonymous hotel.

The long coastline of Puglia
A beach holiday in this region involves a preliminary assessment of its coasts. Puglia has a coastline of more than 800 km, the longest coastal extension after the main islands, Sardinia and Sicily. In the easternmost point of Italy, Capo d'Otranto in the homonymus city  the sea changes name changes from Adriatic to Ionian.
 
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Puglia offers a wide variety of costs for different types of holidays ....
The choice of the location that suits you for your next vacation in the sea of Puglia has to take account of the fact that coastal development varies from area to area. The coast of the Gargano area  is indeed rocky, while from Manfredonia down to Barletta  the coast is low and sandy.

The territory of Bari  alternates low rocks and sand, with the exception of Polignano a Mare that has the features cliff rocks. In Monopoli and down to Otranto the coast is mostly sandy, while in Salento are predominantly the rocky areas .

The Ionian coast bordering Basilicata is characterized by white sand beaches  and in the Gulf of Taranto is surrounded by beautiful pine forests .
 
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Islands of Puglia
For your holidays, you can also choose to visit any of the beautiful islands of Puglia, among which we particularly recall Tremiti Islands , and the particular Sant'Andrea Island, which houses the famous Aragonese Castle.


A region rich in history and culture
Natural bridge to the east, Apulia was a land of conquest and domination as evidenced by the numerous castles, architectural masterpieces, the suburbs (Cisternino, Brindisi) and squares, symbols of power that in turn dominated the territory. But the history of Puglia is much older: the first human settlement dates back to about 250,000 years ago. For those who during their holidays want to discover the region we suggest to visit the ancient archaeological Egnazia park and the famous Trulli, old conical dry stone buildings dating back to proto, such as those in Alberobello.  
 
 
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