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Puglia places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Puglia region. See also our Puglia travel guide.

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Alberobello

Alberobello is a beautiful little town full of incredible buildings called trulli with cone-shaped roofs
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Alberona

Alberona is a beautiful village in the Puglia region of Italy
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Altamura

Altamura is a historical town with a fine cathedral and reputedly the beast bread in Italy.
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Bari

Bari is a coastal city with an interesting historic centre.
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Barletta

Barletta is a historic town with the largest bronze statue dating from Ancient Roman times.
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Bitonto

Bitonto is a pretty town with some important museums and archaeological sites.
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Cagnano Varano

Cagnano Varano is a pretty hilltop village close to Lake Varano.
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Carpino

Carpino is a pretty village with fine views.
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Castel del Monte

Castel del Monte is an unusual octagonal shaped castle in southern Italy.
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Galatina

Galatina centre has some fine Baroque buildings.
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Gallipoli

A popular seaside resort, Gallipoli's old centre is on an island accessed by a bridge.
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Ischitella

Ischitella is a popular resort with a pretty old town of narrow alleys and colourful houses.
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Isole Tremiti

Isole Tremiti is a beautiful group of Islands in the Adriatic sea near Italy. They are very popular for summer holidays.
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Lecce

Lecce has an abundance of rich Baroque architecture
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Lesina

A town on the edge of a lake, Lesina is popular for water-sports and nature-lovers.
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Locorotondo

Not to be missed! Locorotondo is famous for its quaint cottages called 'trulli'.
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Lucera

Lucera has a Roman amphitheatre and a Medieval castle amongst other historic buildings.
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Manfredonia

Manfredonia castle can be visited and is now the home of a National Archaeological museum.
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Mattinata

Mattinata has both a nice beach resort and an attractive village a little inland.
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Monte Sant'Angelo

The Sanctuary of Monte Sant'Angelo along with its sacred cave is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Ostuni

Ostuni is known as the 'White City' for its lovely white-washed buildings.
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Otranto

Otranto is a lovely seaside town on the Adriatic sea of Italy
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Peschici

Visit Peschici which is one of the prettiest resorts on the Gargano Peninsula.
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Rignano Garganico

Visit the well preserved old town of Rignano Garganico and admire the views from its hilltop position.
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Rodi Garganico

Visit Rodi Garganico whose pretty white houses rise up from its large sandy beach.
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Ruvo di Puglia

Ruvo di Puglia has an attractive old centre and and attractive Romanesque cathedral.
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San Giovanni Rotondo

San Giovanni Rotondo is the second most visited pilgrim site in the world with visitors visiting the tomb of Padre Pio.
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San Marco in Lamis

The Monastery at San Marco in Lamis is a popular pilgrim destination.
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San Nicandro

San Nicandro has a medieval centre surrounded by defensive walls and dominated by its castle.
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Specchia

Beautiful village in the 'heel' of Italy.
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Taranto

Sitting on the edge of the sea, Taranto's impressive castle dominates the old town.
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Trani

Trani is a delightful seaside port with an elegant town centre.
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Troia

Visit Troia for its beautiful cathedral.
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Vieste

Vieste is a beautiful fishing village set dramatically on top of a rocky promontory. It has some great beaches.
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