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Tourist Guide of Apulia

Apulia
Colours and emotions
Tourist Guide of Apulia

An amazing journey that explores the Puglia in every corner fascinates many tourists eager to discover the beauty of the varied and distinctive area. The colors are the protagonists of Puglia. First of all, the deep blue of the sea, whose clear and warm waters lapping the coast a bit dark for the rocks, a bit blonde for the sand. In the landscapes are imposed forcefully the white houses and the dark green of the olives, but also fragrant spots of orange groves and almond blossom. All of this is the result of the embrace of the sun that shines cloudless in Puglia for most of the year.

The territory of Puglia, sometimes lush, sometimes barren and wild, can be divided in the Gargano Promontory and tables (Foggia), in the Murge (Bari and Brindisi), in the Ionian coast (Taranto) and Salento(Lecce). The area Gargano is in the province of Foggia. The promontory of Gargano is said the "spur of the boot of Italy" and is characterized by gentle rolling landscape that slowly descend to the sea, to the beautiful city of Rhodes Garganico looking towards the Tremiti Islands of Peschici, Vieste and Mattinata. San Giovanni Rotondo, the birthplace of Padre Pio, is one of the most visited pilgrimage destination in Europe. In the midst of the endless plain of Tavoliere rises Foggia, an ancient and modern city.

The plateau of the Murge includes the provinces of Bari and Brindisi and is known as the area of the trulli and grottoes. Alberobello is the best known center of the trulli, featuring cone homes, while the Castellana caves offer the visitors one of the most spectacular scene of the region. In this area there are numerous castles and cathedrals: the Cathedral and the Basilica of San Nicola in Bari, the Duomo of Molfetta, the cathedrals of Trani and Bitonto, the spectacular Castel del Monte built by Frederick II.

Taranto is the Queen City of the Ionian Coast. Divided into Old Town, full of history and monuments and New Town, full of life, Taranto is one of the leaders of the industrial triangle of Puglia and proudly hosts the most important Archaeological Museum of Magna Grecia.

Here, finally, the Salento, the southernmost tip of Puglia, washed by the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea. Lecce is its capital, an elegant city, the baroque capital of Puglia, preserving monuments of ancient splendor and nobility. Very impressive and beautiful the white town of Gallipoli.
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