Apulia Travel Guide

In Puglia (or Apulia) you will find platinum beaches, silver olive groves, picturesque seascapes, and some of the most beautiful cities in Italy, such as Lecce and Ostuni.
olive trees in a field
Olive trees - Antonio Trogu via Flickr

Puglia (or Apuglia) is situated at the south-eastern tip of the Italian peninsula, bordering the Adriatic and Ionian Sea. It is characterized by highly various landscapes. Curios to find out what you can find in this Region? Read our green travel guides and discover the eco-friendly accommodations:

Bari

Barletta - Andria - Trani

Brindisi

Foggia

Lecce

Taranto

What to see in Puglia

It is a lush, largely flat farming region (where they are growing more and more organic farming), skirted by a long coast that alternates between glittering limestone precipices and long sandy beaches. 

olive trees growing in the grass
Murgia - Manila B via Flickr

The undulating landscape of the region is perfect for walking and cycling, and its little resorts and long sandy bays offer many opportunities for water sports as well as just swimming and sunbathing.

The heel of Italy juts into the Adriatic and Ionian Seas and the waters of both are stunningly beautiful, veering between translucent emerald-green and dusky powder blue.

the coast: blue sea, white sand and rocks
Gargano - Roberto Ferrari via Flickr

Its extensive coastline bears the marks of many conquering invaders: the Normans, the Spanish, the Turks, the Swabians and the Greeks. Yet, despite its diverse influences, Puglia has its own distinct and authentic identity.

a white rocky column emrging from the sea
Zagare, Gargano - photolupi via flickr

Tasty food...

In a land where the cuisine is all-important, Puglia's cucina povera (peasant cooking) is legendary. Olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, eggplants, artichokes, peppers, mushrooms, olives, bread (taralli, tarallini, ecc.) and fresh seafood strain its table.

 

a plate of typical round pasta with vegetables
Orecchiette - Caspar Diederik via Fickr

Eco-friendly accommodations in Puglia

Although boasting some of Italy's best food and wines, in some places it's rare to hear a foreign voice. But in July and August Puglia becomes a huge party, with sagre (festivals, usually involving food), concerts and events, and thousands of Italian tourists heading down here for their annual break.

Have a look at some of the best ecofriendly accommodations in Puglia:

Find your Eco Accommodation in Puglia  

                 Ostuni, white city, ph. by Marisa Ficorella, via flickr

 

If you are looking for other suggestions for your trip to Puglia, you can read the following articles: 

If Lecce in Apulia si the city, white is the colour!

The Wonders of National Park in Gargano

Bread and the magic of Apuia for Easter holidays 

 

Author: Anita Cason

Cover image: Dorli Photography via flickr

Eco-friendly accommodations

B&B Masseria Uccio

Specchia (Puglia)

Starting from 69,00 €
Agriturismo Biologico Piccapane

Cutrofiano (Puglia)

Starting from 50,00 €
B&B Spigolatrice

Sapri (Campania)

Starting from 50,00 €
Agriturismo Residenza Gemma

Porto Cesareo (Lecce)

Starting from 90,00 €
L'Albero di Eliana b&b nei Sassi

Matera (Basilicata)

Starting from 50,00 €
Villa Patrizia Salento

Porto Cesareo (Puglia)

Starting from 110,00 €
Eco-Residence Villa Andrea

Marina di Camerota (Campania)

Starting from 55,00 €
Masseria Torricella

Alberobello (Puglia)

Starting from 70,00 €
Lama di Luna

Andria (Puglia)

Starting from 170,00 €
piccola masseria vivere ostuni

Ostuni (puglia)

Starting from 60,00 €
Agriturismo biologico Salos

Otranto (Puglia)

Starting from 50,00 €
La Stradella Casa Vacanze

Ostuni (Apulia)

Starting from 55,00 €
La Casa nella Grotta – Mater Domini

Laterza (Puglia)

Starting from 45,00 €
Cala Molinella

Vieste (Apulia)

Starting from 65,00 €
Agriturismo Masseria Galatea

Alessano (Puglia)

Starting from 100,00 €